Biden has won the 2020 presidential election

The United States Presidential Election and all they have been through in the last few days.

Krystien Meyers
November 7, 2020 10:11 PM

The president and vice president of the United States are formally elected through an electoral college. Members of this electoral college are chosen through the popular vote in each state, and to be elected president a candidate must receive a majority of the electoral votes.

If no candidate receives a majority, the president is elected by the House of Representatives, which may choose among the three candidates with the most electoral votes. So essentially, as much as every vote counts, the deciding factor is in the hands of the electors. Much like how Hillary Clinton lost to Trump in 2016 even though her popular vote was much higher in numbers. 

The US has voted in record numbers this year - with over 100 million votes cast during early voting - reflecting intense interest in the battle between the two candidates — Democrat Joe Biden and current US President Republican Donald Trump. Biden and Trump will need 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. 

Earlier today, Trump prematurely declared victory in the election. He said: “We are going to the United States Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop”. Which was rebutted by a strong reaction from Ms Dillon, the leader of the Biden for President campaign, who described Mr Trump’s statement as “a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens”.  

“Nearly 100m people cast their ballot before Election Day in the belief — and with the assurances from their state election officials — that their ballot would be counted. Now Donald Trump is trying to invalidate the ballot of every voter who relied on these assurances.”

Now officially The White House is a small reach away for a candidate who's been trying to be President for 30 years, We project Joe Biden has secured enough electoral votes to become the 46th president of the United States, defeating President Trump and capturing the White House after a bitter campaign that exposed deep divides in the country.

“My fellow Americans, we don’t have a final declaration of victory yet, but the numbers tell a clear and convincing story,” Biden said at the end of a day during which he overtook President Donald Trump in both Pennsylvania and Georgia.

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