Editor's pick Joseph R. Biden JR. elected as 46th President of...

Joseph R. Biden JR. elected as 46th President of the United States of America

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Dheeksha@NFC

After a long wait, which actually seemed like since November 3rd, 2020, Joseph Robinette Biden JR, from the Democratic party won the Presidential elections in the United States of America.

Since the end of the general elections on November 3rd, the entire world waited anxiously for the results. Finally, the election results from the state of Pennsylvania, birthplace of Joe Biden, sealed his victory to be the 46th President of the United States of America.

Joe Biden won 284 electoral votes out of 538, with Donald Trump gaining 214 votes. To win, the candidate needed 270 votes.

Joe Biden won a record number of votes of 7,48,56,818. In 2008 Presidential elections, Barack Obama had won 6,94,98,516, the most ever and now, Joe Biden surpassed Barack Obama votes.

As he won the elections Joe Biden tweeted – “America, I’m honoured 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.”

Kamala Harris is elected as the Vice-President of the United States of America. She made history by becoming the first woman and woman of colour to be elected as the Vice-President of America.

Kamala Harris, daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, tweeted – This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started.

What next?

On December 14, the electoral college will elect formally the President and Vice-President of America. On January 20, the new President and Vice-President will be Inaugurated. For more details about the electoral college click here.


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