Washington DC, November 08: Defeating President Trump in the 2020 presidential election Democratic nominee Joe Biden elected as the 46th president of America after a long and excruciating battle.
Biden won the presidency by clinching Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes, after several days of painstaking vote-counting following record turnout across the country. The win in Pennsylvania gave the former vice president enough Electoral College votes to surpass the 270 needed to enter the White House. Biden has also won the popular vote, winning 50.6% of the votes – amassing 7,48,47,834 ballots.
As the news of his victory in the 2020 US elections came, Biden took to Twitter to announce and thank the people of America on his victory. He tweeted, ‘America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans – whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.’
Biden, 77, will become the oldest president-elect in U.S. history and the first to oust a sitting commander-in-chief after one term since Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush in 1992.
The result also provided a history-making moment for Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris of California, who will become the first woman to serve as vice president. Along with being the first woman to hold the office, Senator Kamala Harris is also projected to be the nation’s first Black and Indian- American vice president-elect in history.
Moreover, Prime Minister Narendra congratulated Joe Biden. He tweeted, “Heartiest congratulations @KalamaHarris! Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans. I am confident that the vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger with your support and leadership.”
Source: News Bharati