Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, The Associated Press reported
His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed the processing of some ballots. Biden crossed 270 Electoral College votes with a win in Pennsylvania.
Biden’s first reaction to his win was a quick tweet thanking [the people of] America.
“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country,” he tweeted.
“The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not,” the tweet added.
“I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.”