Biden wins presidency, defeating President Trump

By Staff Report, News Desk

After three days of uncertainty following the election, former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the projected winner of the 2020 Presidential race.

Biden secured 290 electoral votes at time of publication while Trump trailed behind at 214. The election was decided by key swing states Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada and Arizona where Biden maintained a razor thin edge.

America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country,” Biden Tweeted after winning. “The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.”

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Trump has repeatedly tried to undermine the results of the election and has filed lawsuits challenging the accuracy of the vote counts and process.

At time of publication, Trump’s most recent Tweet said, “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!” 

Trump addressed the nation around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, prematurely declaring victory and threatening to take the results of the election to the supreme court.

On Friday evening around 6:00 p.m. Trump again held a press conference to declare victory and challenge the legitimacy of the counting process and mail-in ballots, which saw an increase this election due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Recounts will take place in Wisconsin and Georgia.

(See more: 2020 Election: Which states could go to a recount in the 2020 election and here’s how it would work).

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