US Elections 2020: Joe Biden to become 46th President of America; Donald Trump promises legal challenges
Washington (USA) | Jagran News Desk: Democratic candidate Joe Biden was declared the winner of the US President Elections 2020 on Saturday, reported CNN, noting that he has crossed the majority mark with a victory in Pennsylvania. He will become the 46th President of the United States of America while Indian-origin Kamala Harris will be his deputy.
According to major US media outlets -- Associated Press, CNN, NBC News -- Biden has flipped the tale in key states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to become the next president of the US. Meanwhile, Trump is the first incumbent President since George HW Bush in 1992 to lose reelection.
Notably, Biden, 77, had also served as the Vice President of the US from 2008 to 2016 in the Barack Obama government. He is also Delaware's longest-serving senator.
Following his historic win, Biden said "he is honoured that Americans have chosen him to lead the 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," he tweeted while sharing a video.
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/moA9qhmjn8
Meanwhile, Kamala Harris, who will be the next Vice President of America, said, "this election is about so much more than Joe Biden 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".
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.pic.twitter.com/Bb9JZpggLN— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
Trump says 'election is far from over'
Donald Trump, meanwhile, has said that his campaign would begin challenging US election results in court next week, noting that "this election is far from over".
"We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don't want the truth to be exposed," he said in a statement.
However, none of Trump's lawsuits have gained traction or demonstrated that the results of the election can be overturned.
Prior to the election, Trump had refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost to Biden - and he stuck to that approach. He falsely declared victory long before counting was complete.
Before Biden's victory projection and with Trump's re-election chances fading as more votes were counted, the president launched an extraordinary assault on the country's democratic process from the White House on Thursday, falsely claiming the election was being stolen from him.
Offering no evidence, Trump assailed election workers and alleged fraud in the states where results from a dwindling set of uncounted votes pushed Biden nearer to victory.
"This is a case where they're trying to steal an election," Trump had said.
(With agency inputs)
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma