Former US Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the electoral votes needed to be declared the 46th president of the United States, narrowly defeating President Trump after a bitter campaign that exposed deep divides in a country.
Edison Research and the major US television networks on Saturday projected Biden's victory over the Republican Trump.
Soon after Democrat Joe Biden projected to win for Pennsylvania as he reached 273 electoral college votes, the world media called it a clear win, pending the outcome of any legal challenges.
Moments later Joe Biden was projected to become the first candidate in a quarter century to defeat an incumbent president, the Biden campaign issued a statement.
"I am honoured and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice-President-elect Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America. With the campaign over, it's time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation. It's time for America to unite. And to heal. We are the United States of America. And there's nothing we can't do, if we do it together."
Home pages of US media outlets are all splashed with the news that Joe Biden is projected to win the election.
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News of Joe Biden's projected win reached all corners of the world almost instantaneously after his victory was called by US networks thanks to Twitter and a global audience that has been holding its breath.
From the Chinese state media organ People's Daily to Brazil's Folha de Sao Paolo newspaper, headlines have rolled in calling Biden the next White House occupant