America has chosen Democrat Joe Biden as its 46th president after voters resoundingly rejected President Donald Trump’s chaotic and deeply polarizing first term.
Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, made history by becoming the nation’s first female, Black, and Indian American vice president.
Biden surpassed the 270 electoral votes required to win the White House by flipping the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, according to projections by MSNBC. Georgia, North Carolina, and Nevada are continuing to count ballots in their tight races.
Biden won over 4 million more votes than Trump as of Saturday, a lead that’s likely to grow as states finalize their results in the coming days and weeks.
With Biden’s victory, Trump becomes the 13th president to lose reelection and just the fourth to do so since the end of World War II.
Fox News, CNN and The New York Times have also projected Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
"Donald Trump … will be denied a second term." — Here's the moment that Fox News projected Joe Biden has been elected to become the next President of the United States pic.twitter.com/JAM6gA8GM9
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 7, 2020
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 7, 2020
Americans began celebrating the news in the streets with honking, cheering and singing:
— Ivy Dupler 🌱 (@ivydupler) November 7, 2020
Celebrations are breaking out in the streets here in Washington DC. People are honking horns, screaming, clapping at the news Trump has lost. pic.twitter.com/KcGMXjs7q6
— Ben Riley-Smith (@benrileysmith) November 7, 2020
Jubilation in the streets of New York. We defeated fascism. On to Georgia. God Bless America. pic.twitter.com/rfePbQIKMZ
— Tom Morton (@tommorton) November 7, 2020
NYC IS SINGING IN THE STREETS
TRUMP UR FIRED BABY!!! pic.twitter.com/Khzwsy355q
— matt (@mattjbernstein) November 7, 2020