The Democratic nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election, Decision Desk HQ projected shortly before 9 a.m. ET on Friday, November 6.
Biden surpassed the 270 electoral votes required to win the White House by flipping the battleground states of Wisconsin,
Michigan, and Pennsylvania, according to projections by Decision Desk HQ.
His vice presidential running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, made history by becoming the nation’s first female,
Black, and Indian American vice president.
Biden edged President Trump, who in the days since voting ended has falsely claimed a premature victory and baselessly said
Democrats were trying to steal the election.
The Trump campaign is still contesting the process in several states, and said in a statement on Saturday:
“This election is far from over.”
Despite the president’s rhetoric, Biden’s team projected confidence as ballots were tabulated, knowing that large chunks of the vote still to be counted
were in diverse Democratic strongholds like Milwaukee, Detroit, and Philadelphia.
“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country,” Biden tweeted on Saturday.
“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.”