US President Joe Biden said it was time for America to “unite and heal.”
“With the campaign over, it is time to put the anger and harsh rhetoric behind us and unite as a nation,” he said.
The Democratic candidate has won the election to become the next president of the United States of America, beating Donald Trump in the wake of an impressive vote count after Tuesday’s election.
The BBC says Biden won the main battlefield in Pennsylvania, which pushed him to surpass 270 electoral votes, the number required to win the White House.
Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has indicated that their candidate has no intention of conceding.
This result makes Trump the first president to hold a single term since the 1990s and the days of George HW Bush.
The BBC’s predictions that Biden will win are based on unofficial results from states that have already completed their vote count, and expected results from states such as Wisconsin where the count continues.
And lead to his expected victory in the state of Pennsylvania to obtain 273 votes, from the electoral college votes.
The elections saw the highest turnout since 1900.
Biden has garnered more than 73 million votes so far, the largest number ever for an American presidential candidate, while Trump received nearly 70 million, the second-highest tally in history.
Trump declared himself a winner in the election, when the vote count was still incomplete. Since then, he has alleged irregularities in the count, but has not presented any evidence of fraud.
And his campaign raised a torrent of lawsuits in different states, and on Friday, when Biden appeared on the verge of winning, he said: “This election is not over yet.”
The elections took place in light of the continued high incidence and deaths due to the Corona virus throughout the United States, as Trump said that the Biden presidency would lead to closures and economic recession.
Biden had accused Trump of failing to impose sufficient measures to control the spread of Covid 19 disease.
Joe Biden is now due to return to the White House, where he served eight years as former Vice President Barack Obama.
At the age of 78, Biden will be the oldest president in American history, a record previously held by the man now defeated, 74-year-old Donald Trump.