The Associated Press has called the race: Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States of America. At the time of this article, The AP is reporting Joe Biden with 290 Electoral College votes (50.7% of the popular vote) and President Trump with 214 Electoral College votes (47.7% of the popular vote).
During his acceptance speech to supporters in Delaware, Biden pledged to be a president who “seeks not to divide, but unify”. He went on to thank everyone who supported him, and added that “when this campaign was at its lowest ebb, the African American community stood up again for me. You’ve always had my back, and I’ll have yours.”
He took a moment to welcome Vice-President elect Kamala Harris to his family, and congratulated her on “mak[ing] history as the first woman, first black woman, first woman from South Asian descent, first daughter of immigrants, ever elected to this country. Don’t tell me it’s not possible in the United States! It’s long overdue!”
He told Trump supporters that he’s lost a couple times before also; however, this is the time to “give each other a chance… [and] see each other again.” He said it is a time to heal. He went on to say that he intends to name a group of scientists and experts on Monday, as a transition advisory board, as a part of his plan to “turn around” the Covid-19 Pandemic because the economy cannot be fixed until Covid is under control.
His message was one of unity. “We can do it, I know we can!” He said that America has the opportunity to not only lead by the “example of our power, but by the power of our example.” In closing, he admonished his supporters to “spread the faith”.