Posted by Peter M. Allan on 07 Nov 2020, 18:12:11 in World News
Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the US after victory in the battleground state of Pennsylvania propelled him past the 270-vote electoral college threshold, ending Donald Trump’s hopes of re-election.
Biden, a 77-year-old son of working-class Scranton, Pennsylvania, became the oldest candidate elected to the presidency. Having served for nearly four decades in the US Senate and eight years as Barack Obama’s vice-president, Biden promised to unify the nation after the tumult of the Trump years.
His running mate, Kamala Harris, will be the first African-American woman and first person of Indian descent to serve as vice-president.
Despite Biden’s victory, Trump has signalled he will not readily concede the race.
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