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Washington, Nov 7 (Canadian-Media): The US Democrat Joe Biden has defeated his Republican rival, Donald Trump and has been declared Nov 7 46th President of the United States on Saturday, US media said.
Joe Biden. Image credit: Twitter handle
According to the US Media, Biden has crossed the 270 electoral votes-mark, while the vote counting in Pennsylvania was still in progress.
President Donald Trump was reported to have no immediate reaction to the news.
After the win, Biden 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."
Kamala Harris, a senator and former California attorney general, to become the first Black and South Asian Vice-President and also the first woman to hold the post congratulated Biden for their victory.
The 56-year-old Harris wrote on her Twitter handle soon after the declaration, "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."
Biden alongside Harris would address the nation at 8 p.m. ET in Wilmington, Del, USA.