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US Presidential Election 2020: Joe Biden Wins

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US Presidential Election 2020: Joe Biden Wins

Joe Biden is poised to emerge as winner of the US Presidential election 2020.

Democratic candidate Biden eventually passed the 270 Electoral College votes needed to remove Donald Trump from the White House with the declaration of the results from Pennsylvania.

However, despite Biden now claiming the necessary number of votes from states, this election is far from over, given the nature of the response from the Republican Trump campaign.

In one of the closest races in recent memory, Trump outperformed most polls' predictions; but a record turnout in postal votes saw 77-year-old Biden break the record for most votes for any presidential candidate in history.

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Both candidates had claimed victory early on in the race, with Trump, 74, vowing to legally challenge vote counts in key states as his lead narrowed - prompting accusations of being a 'sore loser'.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden addresses the nation on election night (Credit: PA)
Democratic candidate Joe Biden addresses the nation on election night (Credit: PA)

As of 2pm Friday (GMT) Trump had 214 electoral college votes to Biden's 253 (270 out of 538 are needed to win the presidency).

The final result may yet take days, or even weeks, to become clear thanks to a massive surge in postal ballots (100 million early votes were recorded this year, with the overall turnout predicted to be the highest in 120 years).

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Biden is set to become the 46th President of the United States of America.

According to Reuters, the economy was among the most important issues for voters this year, followed by racial inequality and the coronavirus pandemic.

President Trump addresses supporters in Washington DC in the early hours of Wednesday morning (Credit: PA)
President Trump addresses supporters in Washington DC in the early hours of Wednesday morning (Credit: PA)

More to follow.

Topics: joe biden, News, Donald Trump, USA, US

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