Biden defeats Trump to win 2020 presidential election

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Owen McAdams, Staff Writer

Four days after election day,  democratic nominee Joe Biden was declared the victor of the 2020 presidential election by the Associated Press. President elect-Biden clinched the 270 electoral votes needed to win the race after securing his home state of Pennsylvania  and thus gaining 20 electoral votes, giving him the win over incumbent Donald Trump to become the forty sixth President of the United States of America.  

“I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris.” Biden continued, “In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of American.”

Biden’s win comes off the back of a prolonged vote count across multiple vital swing states, which eventually swayed in his favor after the counting of mail-in ballots had been started. Biden won most of the swing states, including grueling victories in Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. 

Biden, as of Wednesday, has won a record breaking 79.02 million votes nationally. Trump won 73.3 million votes, resulting in a staggering voter turnout of over 65 percent of the eligible voting-age population in the U.S. 

Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris makes history as the United States’ first black woman to become Vice President 

“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities,” Harris said in a statement.  

“In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted, proving once again that democracy beats deep in the heart of America,” Biden said following his declared win.