Democratic nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has won the US Presidential election, defeating his arch rival and the Republican nominee, President Donald Trump after scoring three votes ahead of 270 electoral college mark totalling 273 votes.
In what is seen as the most divisive election in the history of the United States of America many attempts were made by President Trump to stall the election during the Supreme Court.
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Senate tally includes 65 seats not up for election.
CNN on Saturday morning became the first television network to project that Joseph R. Biden Jr. will become America’s next president.
“After four long tense days, we’ve reached a historic moment in this election,” the anchor Wolf Blitzer announced at 11:24 a.m. “We can now project the winner of the presidential race.”
Shortly after CNN made the projection, other networks followed, including NBC, ABC and CBS. Fox News made the call at 11:40 a.m.
CNN’s projection came after Philadelphia officials provided results that were heavily skewed in Mr. Biden’s favor.
“We’re able to make this projection because CNN projects Biden wins Pennsylvania,” Mr. Blitzer said.
Throughout the morning, CNN had indicated a call could be coming. “We do think that there will be some resolution today,” Jake Tapper said about an hour before CNN made the call. “We do think there will be some indication of what the future will bring for the United States.”
Also that morning, CNN’s John King acknowledged that some viewers were frustrated that the call had not yet been made.
“We completely get the frustration and the anticipation out there,” he said, standing in front of an interactive map that showed Mr. Biden with a half a point lead over Mr. Trump in Pennsylvania. “It’s just important to have rules and not bend them, especially at a time the integrity of the system is being unfairly attacked by a candidate who, if he loses this state, is a one-term president.”
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