Joe Biden has secured enough electoral votes to become the 46th president of the United States, defeating President Trump and capturing the White House after a bitter campaign that exposed deep divides in the country.
The president-elect in Pennsylvania marked the third rusty belt state of victory in 2016, which in turn supported Biden in 2020, and Michigan and Ohio won the championship together. Biden also held leadership positions in Nevada, Arizona and Georgia, and Trump won Biden in 2016.
Mr. Trump refuses to recognize the validity of legal votes counted from election day. But Biden took an unsurpassable lead in Pennsylvania on Saturday morning, ending the president’s re-election.
The Trump campaign has initiated lawsuits in several key states in an attempt to delay the count of votes it considers controversial, but the lawsuit has so far been unsuccessful.
Biden’s victory is historic because his running mate Kamala Harris (Kamala Harris) will become the first woman to serve as vice president and the first black and Asian American.