The American people have spoken and chosen Democrat Joe Biden as their 46th president. Biden, will address the nation later Saturday, said he was "honored and humbled" by the trust the American people have placed in him. "We are the United States of America and there's nothing we can't do, if we do it together."
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
History has been made with his running mate, Kamala Harris, as the first woman Vice President of Black and South Asian heritage. She congratulated Biden on his win and spoke proudly that they accomplished what they set out to do.
After four years of a consistent political circus rampant with a lack of integrity in the White House and ridden with bullying Biden said he was running to restore the character of the nation and bring dignity back to the White House. BC Premier John Horgan also gave his best wishes to Biden and Harris.
Prime Minsiter Justin Trudeau congratulated Biden on his win.
Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 7, 2020
Former Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton who lost to Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election also shared a post on Twitter on Biden's win.
The voters have spoken, and they have chosen @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to be our next president and vice president.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 7, 2020
It's a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Onward, together. pic.twitter.com/YlDY9TJONs
Indian Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi also gave his heartiest congratulations to Biden over Twitter.
Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory! As the VP, your contribution to strengthening Indo-US relations was critical and invaluable. I look forward to working closely together once again to take India-US relations to greater heights. pic.twitter.com/yAOCEcs9bN— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 7, 2020
Trump who has been defeated by Biden tweeted an hour before Biden was declared winner that he had won.
I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2020
Biden shared a thank you vdieo message via Twitter as well tweeted about a new America that has a vision of unity. He also thanked the African American community for their support.
From the bottom of my heart: thank you. pic.twitter.com/s76oHFkr66— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 8, 2020
A nation united.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 8, 2020
A nation strengthened.
A nation healed.
The United States of America.
Especially for those moments when this campaign was at its lowest — the African American community stood up again for me. They always have my back, and I’ll have yours.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 8, 2020
Tonight, the whole world is watching America. I believe at our best America is a beacon for the globe.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 8, 2020
And we lead not by the example of our power, but by the power of our example.
Trump late evening tweeted that the election was rigged.
THE OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. I WON THE ELECTION, GOT 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2020
270 electoral college votes are needed to win the election and Biden won with a healthy lead of 294 votes while Trump's standing at the time of victory was at 214. Biden will be 78 at the end of the month and will become the oldest president when he is officially in office in January.
Jubliant celebrations are in full swing with supporters spilling onto the streets to celebrate the President-elect's victory. The election took place at an unprecedented time of a global health crisis.
Photo courtesy of Time Magazine.