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Making US election history: Biden beats Trump as US voters take rare step in removing incumbent president

7th November 2020

With America as divided as ever, this has been one of the closes races in the history of US elections

US Democratic candidate Joe Biden has beaten incumbent president Donald Trump, the first time a sitting president has lost out to a rival since 1992. Biden will be the 46th president of the United States after he secured a victory in his home-state of Pennsylvania.

Polls closed on Tuesday night, while votes continued to be counted across the nation as volunteers were overwhelmed with the highest turnout ever and the highest number of mail-in ballots ever submitted.

Biden’s running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, made history by becoming the nation’s first female, Black and South Asian vice president.

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Biden surpassed the 270 electoral votes required to win the White House by flipping states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

While Biden’s election can be seen as a rebuke of Trump’s presidency, the razor thin margins of victory in some states expose how divided the American people are as a nation.

The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania in an effort to halt the states’ vote counts, while also calling for a recount in Wisconsin. He has called the election a fraud, making accusations of wide-spread voter fraud.


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Making US election history: Biden beats Trump as US voters take rare step in removing incumbent president