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Biden wins 2020 presidency

Written by on November 7, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden at TSU. Photo by SSWalker

By KTSU2 News Wire

Joe Biden has been elected president of the U.S., several media organizations reported on Saturday after a grueling competition and four days after polls closed.

CNN’s Wolfe Blizter called Biden’s win a “historic moment” in this election.  He said they made the call because Biden had enough votes to win the state of Pennsylvania.

Winning Pennsylvania brought Biden’s Electoral College votes to 273; 270 votes are required to win the presidential contest.  There are a total of 538 electors in the Electoral College system.

The Associated Press said it called Pennsylvania for Biden because he held a 34, 243 vote lead over President Trump and the remaining ballots would not allow Trump to catch up.

The New York Times reported that by winning Pennsylvania Biden secured “enough electoral votes to win the presidency.”

This election has been one of the most unbridled in American history as voters faced a pandemic and barrage of negative election campaign ads.

Biden would become the 46th president of the of the U.S. and would be sworn into office on January 20, 2021.

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