Joe Biden Wins US Presidential Election

Hülya Karahan: Production Editor

Democrat Biden won the US presidential election. According to several US television stations.

The US media proclaimed the former vice president the winner of the hotly contested duel with incumbent Donald Trump. He becomes the 46th President in US history.

The state of Pennsylvania with its 20 voters was decisive for Biden’s success. According to projections, the 77-year-old was able to prevail against Trump and currently has 273 voters. He has thus achieved the required majority in the electoral assembly.

Biden wants to be president for all Americans
In an initial response on Twitter, Biden said he was honored. “We have hard work ahead of us,” he wrote. “But I promise you, I will be a president for all Americans – whether you voted for me or not.”

In a separate statement, he said it was time to unite and heal the country. “Now that the campaign is over, it is time to leave the anger and harsh rhetoric behind and come together as a nation.” He went on to write, “We are the United States of America. And there is nothing we cannot do if we do it together.”

Trump announced that he will not recognize his challenger’s victory. “The simple fact is that this election is far from over,” said the incumbent.

Trump had already announced in advance that he would contest the election result with legal means and want to go to the Supreme Court. The President speaks without any evidence of massive electoral fraud with which the Democrats wanted to “steal” his election. The chances of success of lawsuits by his team are considered to be low. Trump’s term of office runs until January 20th.

Just seconds after several US media had declared Biden the winner of the election, great cheers broke out in many large cities. On the streets of New York people clapped and screamed with joy. Hundreds flocked to Times Square to celebrate. Many drivers sounded their horns non-stop.

People also celebrated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the election had recently been decided. Similar scenes took place in front of the White House in Washington: The demonstrators gathered there applauded Biden. The metropolises on the US east coast are traditionally considered liberal and democratic, and according to initial results, Biden did particularly well here.

First woman to serve as vice-president
With Senator Kamala Harris, the first woman and black American should now take over the office of vice president. In a first reaction to the election victory, she promised the citizens that she would serve the country with Biden. “This election is about so much more than Joe Biden and me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it,” she wrote on Twitter. “We have a lot of work to do. Let’s get started.”

Harris also shared a video that appears to show the moment she called congratulating Biden. “We did it. We did it, Joe. You will be the next President of the United States,” she says with a laugh. The video shows Harris in nature – apparently she had learned of the election victory while doing sports.

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