Joe Biden won the 2020 U.S. presidential election defeating former president Donald Trump.
He is now the 46th president of the United States of America with 290 electoral college votes. A candidate needs only 270 electoral college votes (50% plus one) to win the election. Biden’s victory has shown how important independent, fact-based journalism is to a functioning democracy.
The president and vice president of the United States are formally elected through an electoral college. Members (“electors”) of this electoral college are chosen through the popular vote in each state, and to be elected president a candidate must receive a majority of the electoral votes. If no candidate receives a majority, the president is elected by the House of Representatives, which may choose among the three candidates with the most electoral votes. (britannica.com)
Biden made his first address as the elected president saying, “I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn’t see Red and Blue states, but the United States.”
America’s allies and adversaries celebrate the prospect of their new leader after four years of President Trump as well as popular celebrities like Miley Cyrus, LeBron James, and Beyonce for Joe Biden’s triumph to the White House.
Here is the electoral map of the presidential results: