Joe Biden becomes the new president of the United States. In the nerve-racking battle for the White House, the Democrat wins in the main state of Pennsylvania. The results are not yet official, but according to various major media outlets, incumbent President Donald Trump can no longer track Biden. He immediately said that Trump did not accept this result.
Biden turned a rift with Trump into the lead. With the victory in Pennsylvania, the Democrat now had 273 voters, enough to be elected the 46th President of the United States. Trump is still stuck with 214 electoral votes.
Biden wrote in his initial response on Twitter: “America, I am honored that you chose me to lead our great country.” The work ahead will be difficult. But I promise you this: I will be the president of all Americans. Whether you vote for me or not.
Fox News and the Associated Press reported that Biden also won in Arizona and Nevada, bringing the number of voters to 290. Only Georgia, North Carolina and Alaska have no preliminary results yet.
Biden’s win comes first. His running mate, Kamala Harris, will soon be the first black woman in American history to become vice president. The 56-year-old Harris is also of Asian descent. She is the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants.
“We did that, Joe!” Harris said emotionally on the phone call to Biden. “You will be the next president of the United States!”
Harris is a symbol of the multicultural society in the United States, where Americans of color often do not manage to reach the center of power in Washington. The fact that she is now the highest-ranking woman in government is also a boost for American women, for whom the agonizing defeat of Hillary Clinton in the previous election in 2016 still lives on in their minds.
Meanwhile, Trump is refusing to admit defeat. And he wrote in his first statement that the presidential elections have not ended yet. We all know why Joe Biden is so quick to falsely declare himself the winner, and why the media is trying so hard to help him. They don’t want the truth to come out.
It is the temporary climax in an unprecedented tense battle. A few days ago, Biden appeared to be falling behind Trump. But when the votes were counted in the last six major states – Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada and Alaska – Trump’s lead quickly diminished.
In the pivoting swing state of Pennsylvania, many subsequent votes were counted from urban predominantly Democratic, squandering Trump’s lead. Biden also wins in Arizona and Nevada.
Last night, Biden had already predicted victory in a speech he gave. “The numbers are clear,” he said from his hometown of Wilmington. “We will win this race.”
Biden received a record number of over 74.5 million votes, more than 4 million votes from Trump. Biden: We are heading towards 300 electoral votes and we will win a clear majority. ”
The election exposed growing divisions in the United States. In recent days, the Republican camp tried in every way to discredit Biden’s imminent victory. Republicans, led by Trump, accuse Democrats of “rigging” and “stolen elections” in the census, without providing concrete examples.
Major US media outlets cut live broadcasts of Trump’s speech on Thursday evening as soon as it began about the fraud. MSNBC Presenter Brian Williams explained to viewers, “Once again, we are in an unusual position not only to boycott the President of the United States, but also to correct him.” As far as we know, there are no illegal votes and no victory for Trump. ”
Trump’s comments – along with the support – earned him a lot of criticism in his own circle. “That’s really crazy,” said Adam Kinzinger, a Republican congressman from Illinois.
Senator Mitt Romney describes the allegations as harmful to the country. He should not say that the elections are rigged, corrupt and stolen. ”
Romney warns that Trump is damaging US institutions and stoking “ destructive and dangerous emotions ” in people.
While the count was still underway, the Trump campaign team announced that it would go to court to stop (postal) vote-counting in some states until there are Republican observers or to demand a recount. The judges have so far rejected these demands.
He said earlier that Trump would not admit his loss. On Friday, he wrote on Twitter that Biden should not claim victory without justification. I can also claim the presidency. Legal proceedings just started! ”
Moments later, the President indicated it was suspicious that Biden was now in the lead. … it made great progress in all of these states until late on election night. Then I watched that bullet miraculously evaporate over time. Perhaps my introduction will return when our legal proceedings begin. ”