US Election Result Updates: Joe Biden captured the US presidency on Saturday.
US President-elect Joe Biden said that voters had given him a "convincing" victory after he was projected to have defeated Donald Trump. "Folks, the people of this nation have spoken. They've delivered us a clear victory, a convincing victory," an ebullient Biden told a victory rally in his home state of Delaware.
US Democrat Joe Biden captured the US presidency on Saturday as voters narrowly rebuffed Republican incumbent Donald Trump's tumultuous leadership and embraced Biden's promise to fight the coronavirus pandemic and fix the economy in a divided nation.
Winning the battleground state of Pennsylvania's 20 Electoral College votes gave the former vice president more than the 270 he needed to triumph, prompting all major TV networks to declare him victor came after four days of nail-biting suspense following Tuesday's election.
"I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect (Kamala) Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted," Biden said on Twitter. "With the campaign over, it's time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation. It's time for America to unite. And to heal."
Trump, who has made repeated claims of electoral fraud without providing evidence, immediately accused Biden of "rushing to falsely pose as the winner."
Here are the LIVE updates on US Presidential Elections 2020 Result:
Joe Biden vows to unite America after "convincing" victory
US President-elect Joe Biden promised to unite Americans and seek to heal divisions after what he called a "convincing" victory over Donald Trump.
Joe Biden to name "leading scientists" on Monday to Covid task force
US President-elect Joe Biden vowed Saturday to name a group top scientists to his coronavirus task force as early as Monday. "On Monday I will name a group of leading scientists and experts as transition advisors to help take the Biden-Harris plan and convert it into an actual blueprint that will start on January 20, 2021," he told supporters.
The pledge came in Biden's first speech since being projected as the winner of the presidential election, signaling that he plans to prioritize the pandemic from the outset.
Joe Biden says: "With full hearts and steady hands, with faith in America and in each other, with a love of country - and a thirst for justice - let us be the nation that we know we can be."
Whole world is watching: Joe Biden
"I believe that this is part of the mandate from the American people. They want us to cooperate. That's the choice I'll make. And I call on the Congress - Democrats and Republicans alike - to make that choice with me," says Joe Biden.
"Tonight, the whole world is watching America. I believe at our best America is a beacon for the globe. And we lead not by the example of our power, but by the power of our example," he adds.
This is the time to heal in America: Joe Biden
"The Bible tells us that to everything there is a season - a time to build, a time to reap, a time to sow. And a time to heal. This is the time to heal in America," Joe Biden says.
"We cannot repair the economy, restore our vitality, or relish life's most precious moments - hugging a grandchild, birthdays, weddings, graduations, all the moments that matter most to us - until we get this virus under control."
Stop treating opponents as "enemies," says Joe Biden
"Stop treating our opponents as our enemies.. they are not our enemies, they are Americans."
Will work with all my heart: Joe Biden
"I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn't see Red and Blue states, but a United States. And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people," says Joe Biden.
Joe Biden hails "convincing victory" in US presidential race
US democrat says: "The people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory. A victory for 'We the People.'"
Jill (Biden) is going to make a first great lady, adds Joe Biden.
I pledged to be a president who does not seek to divide, but to unite: Joe Biden
Joe Biden now addressing his supporters
For four years, you marched and organized for equality and justice, for our lives, and for our planet. And then, you voted.
You voted for hope, unity, decency, science, and truth when you chose
Joe Biden as the next President of the United States of America.
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.
"We have the power to decide our future," says Kamala Harris
Voters ushered in "new day for America", says Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris starts speaking after victory in US election
You chose Joe Biden as the next President of the US, Kamala Harris says.
Fate of US Senate to be settled in two Georgia runoffs
Control of the US Senate and prospects for united rule in Congress for incoming president Joe Biden will boil down to two runoff elections in Georgia, with Democrats and Republicans positioning for an epic political battle. Party leaders and the candidates themselves on Saturday presented the southern state as the new ground zero in a war to either clear a congressional path to help Biden implement many of his proposed reforms, or put a check on President Donald Trump's White House successor.
Democrats were aiming to flip the upper chamber of Congress on Election Day by ousting at least three Republicans, a result that would present Biden with an incoming president's dream: both the Senate and House of Representatives under his party's control.
Mexican president says too soon to congratulate Joe Biden
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Saturday that it was too soon to congratulate Joe Biden and he would wait for "all legal issues" in the US election to be resolved.
"We don't want to be imprudent. We don't want to act lightly and we want to respect people's self-determination and rights," Lopez Obrador, who has had good relations with Trump, said.
Iran hopes for a change in "destructive US policies" after Joe Biden win
Iran's first vice president said he hoped for a change in "destructive US policies" after Democrat Joe Biden captured the US presidency on Saturday, adding that the era of Donald Trump and his "adventurous and belligerent" administration was over.
"I hope we will see a change in the destructive policies of the United States... finally... the era of Trump and his adventurous and belligerent team is over," Eshaq Jahangiri tweeted.
Relations between Iran and the United States have taken a turn for the worse since 2018, when Trump pulled out of Tehran's nuclear deal with six powers and reimposed crippling sanctions.
Protesting Trump supporters reject results, allege conspiracy
While the streets of many American cities erupted in joy Saturday at the news of Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election, hardcore Donald Trump supporters refused to accept the result, alleging fraud and conspiracy. In cities including Phoenix, Philadelphia and Atlanta, the outgoing president's loyalists gathered under the slogan of #StopTheSteal, repeating Trump's unfounded allegations that Biden's win was based on cheating.
They wore red Trump hats, held signs reading "Stop The Steal" and waved American flags or Trump banners bearing the slogan: "Keep America Great."
Japan PM congratulates Joe Biden on election win
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday congratulated Joe Biden on winning the White House, pledging to work with the Democrat to further strengthen the nations' ties. "Warm congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I look forward to working with you to further strengthen the Japan-US Alliance and ensure peace, freedom, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond," he wrote on Twitter.
Can Donald Trump Challenge US Election Verdict?
Minutes after US media declared Democrat Joe Biden victor in the tight race for the US presidency on Saturday, President Donald Trump rejected that conclusion, saying he will prove in court that he was the winner.
"71,000,000 Legal Votes": Donald Trump
Donald Trump says the "observers were not allowed into the counting rooms..."
Donald Trump arrives back at White House, following news of his defeat
US President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Saturday after playing golf on the morning that news came through of his election defeat by Joe Biden. The presidential motorcade drove close to the Black Lives Matter Plaza, opposite the White House, where a large crowd was celebrating Trump's defeat.
The Republican, who is claiming without providing evidence that he actually won the election, spent the morning at a golf club he owns in Virginia.
Washington reacts with joy to Joe Biden win
Joyous celebrations erupted in Washington after Joe Biden was declared winner of the US presidency, as several people poured into the streets of the US capital -- some of them chanting, cheering and singing in front of the White House. Its occupant, President Donald Trump, was far from the cacophony in the early afternoon, playing golf in neighboring Virginia after tweeting inflammatory and unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud. That did nothing however to dampen enthusiasm in the city, where drivers honked their horns, residents banged pots and pans, and people hooted and hollered in parks and on hiking trails -- scenes seen in other Democratic-leaning cities across the country, from New York to Los Angeles.
Ready to get to work on behalf of the American people: Kamala Harris
Sonia Gandhi congratulates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris
Congress president Sonia Gandhi congratulated Joe Biden for winning the US presidential election, saying India looked forward to a close partnership beneficial to peace and development.
In a statement late in the night, Ms Gandhi also extended warm greetings to vice president-elect Kamala Harris.
Under the "wise and mature" leadership of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Ms Gandhi said "India looks forward to a close partnership that will be beneficial to peace and development in our region and around the world"
EU chiefs congratulate Joe Biden, urge closer US ties
European Union leaders Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen hailed Joe Biden's election as president of the United States on Saturday and called for stronger trans-Atlantic ties.
"I warmly congratulate Mr Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election and look forward to meeting him at the earliest possible opportunity," European Commission president von der Leyen said. "The European Union and the United States are friends and allies, our citizens share the deepest of links," she said.
Michel, who as president of the European Council represents the leaders of EU member states -- not all of whom have acknowledged Biden's victory -- also tweeted "congratulations" but was more cautious. "We take note of the latest development in the electoral process," he said, after US news networks reported a Biden victory and the Democratic Party candidate and former vice president claimed the win.
UK's Boris Johnson congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden "on his election" as US president and Biden's running mate Kamala Harris "on her historic achievement".
Top Republican Senator Romney congratulates "President-elect" Joe Biden
US Republican Senator Mitt Romney has congratulated Joe Biden on his election victory, becoming the first prominent current lawmaker in President Donald Trump's party to acknowledge the Democratic challenger's win.
"Ann (his wife) and I extend our congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character," Romney, the Republican presidential nominee who lost to Barack Obama in 2012, said on Twitter.
German Chancellor calls transatlantic ties "irreplaceable" after Joe Biden wins
German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and said trans-atlantic ties were "irreplaceable", alluding to tensions during Donald Trump's leadership.
"Congratulations!" Merkel said. "I wish luck and success from the bottom of my heart.
"Our trans-atlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we want to overcome the great challenges of our times," she said in a tweet issued by a government spokesman.
NATO Chief Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg congratulates President-elect Joe Biden, reported news agency AFP.
"Matter Of Immense Pride Not Just For Your Chittis...": PM Modi Congratulates Kamala Harris
PM Modi Congratulates President-Elect Biden On "Spectacular Victory"
France's Macron Congratulates Biden, Says Ready To "Work Together"
France's Emmanuel Macron congratulates Biden, says ready to "work together", reported news agency AFP.
Obama Hails Joe Biden's "Historic And Decisive" Win
Obama hails Joe Biden's 'historic and decisive' win, reported news agency AFP.
US Election 2020: In One Of The First Tasks After Winning, Joe Biden Changes Twitter Bio
One of the first tasks Joe Biden completed after defeating Donald Trump in a cliffhanger election was to change his Twitter bio - from a Democrat who ran for President to President-elect. Joe Biden, 77, defeated Donald Trump, 74, to become the 46th US president after unseating the incumbent at a time when the US is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, political polarisation and weakening economy.
"Makes Us Proud": Rahul Gandhi Congratulates Kamala Harris
President-Elect Biden To Address Nation
US President-elect Biden to address nation at 8:00 pm (0100 GMT Sunday), reported news agency AFP.
Ireland Hails Biden Amid Brexit Fears, As President-Elect's Irish Relatives Rejoice
Ireland hailed Democrat Joe Biden as "president-elect" of the United States and a staunch friend of his ancestral homeland who would support peace in Northern Ireland, as Britain leaves the EU, reported news agency AFP. Prime minister Micheal Martin was among the very first foreign leaders to react and relatives of the Irish-American Biden also rejoiced, after US networks declared him the winner of the bitter White House race over President Donald Trump. "Ireland takes pride in Joe Biden's election, just as we are proud of all the generations of Irish women and Irish men and their ancestors whose toil and genius have enriched the diversity that powers America," Martin said in a statement.
Look Forward To Working With President-Elect Biden: Canada PM Justin Trudeau
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Joe Biden on winning the White House, shortly after US media called the race for the Democrat over Donald Trump, reported news agency AFP. "I look forward to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect (Kamala) Harris, their administration, and the United States Congress as we tackle the world's greatest challenges together," Trudeau said in a statement.
Biden Changes Twitter Bio To "President-Elect" After Historic Win
Democrat Joe Biden changes Twitter bio to include "President-Elect" after historic win.
Crowds Converge On Washington To Celebrate After Biden Declared President
As news emerged that Joe Biden had won the US presidential election, crowds poured onto the streets of Washington and other cities in exuberant celebration, reported news agency AFP. In the capital, the sound of car horns filled the streets, with hundreds gathering downtown -- whooping, laughing and clapping, in Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House. Across the city, people came out onto porches, toasting the Biden victory with champagne and tequila, many of them glued to their phones as they shared the news. People poured into the streets of New York as well, yelling and clapping from balconies and banging on pans.
"This Election Is Far From Over": Trump As Biden Clinches US Vote
President Donald Trump said on Saturday his campaign would begin challenging US election results in court next week after media outlets called the race for Democrat Joe Biden, saying "this election is far from over", reported news agency Reuters. "We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don't want the truth to be exposed," he said in a statement. "The simple fact is this election is far from over." Trump has repeatedly made unfounded claims of fraud in the election.
"Let's Get Started," Tweets VP-Elect Kamala Harris After Historic Win
"America, I’m Honored," Tweets Biden After US Media Network Projection
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Biden "Rushing To Falsely Pose" As Winner, After Network Projections: Trump
Trump says Biden "rushing to falsely pose" as US election winner, after network projections, reported news agency AFP.
Joe Biden To Be Next US President After Winning Key Battleground State Pennsylvania: US Media
Joe Biden to be the next US President after winning key battleground state Pennsylvania: US media
Trump Leaves White House, Arrives At Golf Club As Vote Count Drags On
US President Donald Trump left the White House Saturday for the first time since Election Day, heading to his golf club in suburban Virginia as the vote count dragged on with Joe Biden leading the Republican incumbent in decisive states, reported news agency AFP. After appearing twice at the White House in recent days to address the nation, Trump left the presidential residence for the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. Biden stands on the verge of winning the White House -- a victory in battleground state Pennsylvania, where he is leading, would give him enough votes in the Electoral College, which determines the presidency. Trump however has claimed: "I won this election, by a lot!" -- a claim that was flagged by Twitter.
Trump Announces He Has "Won This Election, By A Lot"
Trump Announces "Big Press Conference" Tonight
People Screaming Stop The Count, We Demand Transparency: Trump
Tens Of Thousands Of Votes Illegally Received After 8 PM On Nov 3: Trump
Biden Vows Virus Action On "Day One" If Victorious
The United States reported record new coronavirus cases for the third day in a row, as Joe Biden vowed to act against the pandemic on "day one" if he wins the presidential election in the world's worst-hit nation, reported news agency AFP. Global infections have surged past 49 million and Europe has become the new pandemic epicenter in recent weeks with more than 300,000 deaths -- nearly a quarter of the global total. More than 127,000 new infections were reported in the US on Friday, the third straight day of record cases, as votes from the bitterly fought election were still being counted. No winner has been declared but Biden promised he would not waste time in addressing the pandemic if he is victorious. "I want everyone, everyone to know on day one we're going to put our plan to control this virus into action," the Democrat said.
"We're Going To Win This Race," Says Biden As Lead Over Trump Grows
Democrat Joe Biden said he was going to win the US presidency as his lead grew over President Donald Trump in battleground states, although television networks held off from declaring him the victor as vote-counting continued, reported news agency Reuters. "The numbers tell us it's a clear and convincing story: We're going to win this race," Biden said today, adding that he and his running mate Kamala Harris were already meeting with experts as they prepare for the White House. Trump, 74, has been defiant as his chances of re-election fade. He has repeatedly made unfounded claims of fraud and his campaign is pursuing a series of lawsuits that legal experts say are unlikely to alter the election outcome. Americans have been waiting longer than in any presidential election since 2000 to learn the winner, with counting slowed by a record number of mail-in ballots. Biden, 77, has a 253-to-214 lead in the state-by-state Electoral College vote that determines the winner, according to Edison Research.
Republicans have for months been fighting a state decision to accept mail-in ballots postmarked by November 3 and arriving by Friday. Previously the deadline for acceptance was Election Day itself, news agency AFP reported.
US Election Result 2020: What Joe Biden Plans To Do For Economic Recovery
Public health and economy are two areas that will remain under focus if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are elected to office, the White House challenger said today. "While we're waiting for the final results, I want people to know we are not waiting to get to work," Biden said in an address to the nation from the campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware late on Friday night.
"More than 20 million people are on unemployment. Millions are worried about making rent and putting food on the table. Our economic plan will put a focus on a path to a strong recovery," he said. The US central bank chief Jerome Powell on Friday said a full economic recovery is unlikely until people are confident that it's safe to resume their normal activities, news agency PTI reported.
US Elections 2020: Amid Counting, Protests Continue
Supporters and critics of Trump are protesting as votes are counted.
US Election 2020: Joe Biden Expands Lead In Pennsylvania
Joe Biden's lead grew inexorably in Pennsylvania, which would hand him the keys to the White House if he secures its 20 votes in the Electoral College that determines presidential races. By late Friday he had an advantage of almost 29,000 votes over Trump, although that was still within the narrow margin that would likely trigger a recount, news agency AFP reported.
"My responsibility as president will be to represent the whole nation," Joe Biden said, drawing a stark contrast with Trump's nearly four years of rule by provocation, news agency AFP reported.
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US Election Result 2020: As Trump Keeps Up Attack, Joe Biden Says "Need To Be Calm, Patient"
As Trump keeps up attack, alleging that elections are rigged, Joe Biden, in his address to the nation, today said: "Look, we both know tensions are high. It can be high, especially after a tough election, like the one that we just had. But we have to remember that we have to remain calm and patient. Let the process work out, as we count all the votes. know, we will be proving again as we have for 244 years in this country, that democracy works, your vote will be counted."
"I don't care how hard people try to stop it, I will not let it happen. People will be hurt, but our journey is for the more perfect union, and it keeps moving on," he said.
"In America we hold strong views and have strong disagreements, and that is okay," the White House challenged said in his brief address.
"Strong disagreements are inevitable in a democracy. Strong disagreements are healthy as it is a sign of a vigourous debate of deeply-held views. We must remember that the purpose of our politics isn't to total unrelenting, unending warfare... No, the purpose of our politics and the work of the nation isn't to fan the flames of conflict, but to solve problems, to guarantee justice, to give everybody a fair shot, and to improve the lives of our people. We may be opponents, but we are not enemies, we are Americans," he added.
"We may not agree on a lot of issues, but at least we can agree to be civil with one another. Let us put the anger and the demonisation behind us. It is time for us to come together as a nation to heal. It's not going to be easy, but we have to try. My responsibility as President will be to represent the whole nation. And I want you all to know that I will work as hard for those who voted against me, as those who voted for me. That is the job. It is called the duty of care for all Americans," Mr Biden asserted.
While Trump has been criticised massively for his handling of pandemic, Joe Biden today said: "On day one, we're going to put our plan to control this virus into action."
US Election 2020: "First Democrats To Win....": Joe Biden Counts Achievements In Address To Nation
In a tweet, Joe Biden, after his address to the nation, wrote: "We are going to be the first Democrats to win Arizona in 24 years. We are going to be the first Democrats to win Georgia in 28 years. And we re-built the Blue Wall in the middle of the country that crumbled just four years ago."
US Elections 2020: Joe Biden Says- "Numbers Tell A Convincing Story"
US Election 2020: Joe Biden Addresses Nation, Says "We're Going To Win This Race"
US Election Result 2020: Here's The State-Wise Tally
According to news agency Reuters, here's the state-wise tally:
- In Georgia, Joe Biden led by a mere 3,962 votes
- In Pennsylvania, Biden's lead jumped to 27,130 votes with 96% of the vote tallied, Edison Research said
- His margin in Nevada jumped to 22,657 with 93% of the tally completed
US Election Result 2020: Joe Biden Readies For A Speech
Joe Biden had planned a victory speech for Friday night, anticipating that the race would be called in his favor, according to staffers, news agency Reuters reported. However, with the vote counting dragging on, staffers and allies said he would give a scaled-back speech
"You will likely hear an update on the race in which he'll convey his confidence in the system, his optimism about the ultimate outcome and his determination to lead a responsible path forward rather than some pronouncement that might make all of us feel better and allow us to go to sleep sooner," said Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, a Biden ally.
US Election Result 2020: Joe Biden Expands Lead Over Trump
White House challenger Joe Biden moved closer to victory as he expanded his lead over President Donald Trump in battleground states, but television networks held off from declaring him the victor as officials continued to count votes, news agency Reuters reported.
About 40,000 ballots were delivered nationwide on Thursday, a lawyer said Friday on behalf of the US Postal Service (USPS) as it continues to conduct court-ordered twice-daily sweeps before various state deadlines to receive ballots, news agency Reuters reported.
US Election Result 2020: Supreme Court Turns Down Republicans' Request To Stop Pennsylvania Count
The Republicans' request to immediately halt the counting of ballots arriving after Election Day in Pennsylvania has been turned down by the Supreme Court. US Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito, referring the challenge to the full court for a ruling on Saturday, ordered Pennsylvania in the meantime to continue keeping the late-arriving ballots separate, affirming a decision already made by the state's top elections official, news agency AFP reported.
US Elections 2020: "We Need An Explanation...," Trump Tweets, Keep Up His Attack
Donald Trump kept up his attack as counting for the US elections entered the fourth day, quoting an American lawyer - Matthew Whitaker - in a tweet. "We need an explanation as to how these numbers have been running up for the last two or three days." Matthew Whitaker"- the tweet read
US Election Result: Coronavirus To Be Key Challenge For Next President
Coronavirus will remain a key challenge for the next president of the United States. The United States has set a third straight daily record for new Covid-19 infections, notching more than 127,000 cases, John Hopkins University reported Friday, news agency AFP reported.As of Friday evening, the US -- the worst hit country in the world in terms of deaths and total cases -- had more than 236,000 coronavirus-related fatalities and 9.7 million known infections.
US Election Result 2020: Why's Pennsylvania So Important
Securing Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes would put Biden over the 270 he needs to win the presidency after a political career stretching back nearly five decades.
As Biden's lead grew in Pennsylvania, hundreds of Democrats gathered outside Philadelphia's downtown vote-counting site, wearing yellow shirts reading "Count Every Vote", news agency Reuters reported. Two men were charged with gun offenses after being arrested near the center, which has become a focal point for protests
US Election Result 2020: Republican Leader Mitt Romney Slams Trump Over "Rigged" Election Claim
Republican leader Mitt Romney blasted out at Trump over the claim that elections are "rigged". In a post on social media, he wrote: "The President is within his rights to request recounts, to call for investigation of alleged voting irregularities where evidence exists, and to exhaust legal remedies-doing these things is consistent with our election process. He is wrong to say that the election was rigged, corrupt and stolen-doing so damages the cause of freedom here and around the world, weakens the institutions that lie at the foundation of the Republic, and recklessly inflames destructive and dangerous passions."
US Election 2020: Joe Biden's Lead Grows In Pennsylvania
In the big prize of Pennsylvania, Joe Biden's lead inexorably grew as final batches of ballots were added up. By late Friday he had an advantage of almost 20,000 votes over Trump, although that was still within the narrow margin that would likely require a recount.
Should Biden, 77, be confirmed to have won Pennsylvania, he will automatically cross the threshold for winning the presidency.
Trump says Biden "should not wrongfully claim" presidency
US President Donald Trump told challenger Joe Biden not to "wrongfully claim" the White House as incomplete returns from the presidential election showed the Democrat close to an insurmountable lead.
"Joe Biden should not wrongfully claim the office of the President. I could make that claim also. Legal proceedings are just now beginning!" Trump tweeted.
Trump himself has repeatedly claimed that he won Tuesday's election, despite vote counts pointing strongly to him being made a one-term president.