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Trump hasn’t conceded
The News-Courier staff—
It took until Saturday morning for Joe Biden to be projected to become the 46th president of the United States over incumbent Donald Trump.
Biden crossed the projected 270-vote threshold in the Electoral College after most media outlets called Pennsylvania for him. In addition, he was able to capture Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona, states that Trump carried in 2016, for a 290-214 edge. Other states remained too close to call.
The Trump campaign has filed multiple lawsuits to contest the legitimacy of certain ballots and Trump has not conceded yet.
As of noon Saturday, Biden had received 74,926,044 votes as compared to 70,787,512 for Trump in the popular vote. Votes are still being counted. Each state has to confirm the vote totals and the Electoral College makes its final count known on Dec. 14.
“I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in vice president-elect Harris,” Biden said in a statement. “In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America. With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation, “It’s time for America to unite. And to heal. We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together.”
Celebrations broke out all over the country, but there were also many pro-Trump rallies held, including one in Knox County.