US Election: Biden thanks Americans for the “honour” to lead
NEWSMAN – US President-elect, Joe Biden has thanked Americans for the honour to “lead our great country”.
An excited Biden tweeted on Saturday evening (Nigerian time), saying he will be president for all Americans.
Major international and US-based TV networks such as CNN, NBC News, CBS News, BBC and Al Jazeera, amongst others, projected on Saturday that the Democrat has won the US presidency over Donald Trump, a victory sealed after the Democrat claimed several key battleground states won by the Republican incumbent in 2016.
The race was in Biden’s favour, after he had won the decisive state of Pennsylvania.
The media platforms reported that Biden beat Trump with a projected 284 electoral college votes to emerge the 46th president of the United States, PUNCH reported.
Biden, 77, is the oldest candidate ever elected to the White House. Trump, 74, has made as yet unsubstantiated claims of massive voter fraud, and his campaign has launched legal challenges in several states.
Biden spent eight years as vice president to Barack Obama. His victory comes in his third run for the nation’s highest office.