Joe Biden Becomes the 46th President of the United States
Democrat Joe Biden won the elections becoming the 46th President of the United States.
"In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America," Biden said. "We are the United States of America. And there's nothing we can't do, if we do it together."
Biden, who turns 78 at the end of this month, will become the oldest president when he is inaugurated in January in the midst of the worst public health emergency in 100 years, the deepest economic slump since the 1930s and a national reckoning on racism and police brutality that is still unresolved.
Supporters poured into the streets across the country in a moment of catharsis to celebrate the President-elect's victory, that also means that California Sen.
Kamala Harris, his running mate, made history as the first woman, the first Black person and the first person of Southeast Asian descent to become vice president.
Trump had held a wide lead over Biden on the night of the election, but as election officials counted hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots, the race shifted dramatically in Biden's favor, infuriating Trump and his allies, who knew the President's path to the White House was over without the commonwealth.