#USA #Politics: @JoeBiden Wins Presidency, Defeating Donald Trump

Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States, beating President Trump with a campaign that focused on healing the country's divisions and defeating the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden's win was narrower than most observers predicted, and Republicans appear in a strong position to retain control of the Senate. But Biden was able to flip back three key states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that Trump had won four years ago, giving him the margin needed to win the Electoral College. Biden also seems in good position to pad his lead, possibly winning Arizona, Nevada and Georgia, where votes are still being counted.

Trump has refused thus far to concede, and has raised baseless claims of election fraud. But the Associated Press has concluded that Biden has reached the 270-vote threshold needed for victory. Unlike Trump in 2016, Biden also won the popular vote and was holding a majority of the votes cast.

Biden called his campaign a “battle for the soul of the nation,” and rooted it in a bid to win back the trust of working-class white voters. The former vice president presented himself as a unifier who would turn down the … Gene Maddaus/@Variety

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