Biden secures the 270 electoral votes needed to win Presidency

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Pending the results of any legal challenges from the Trump campaign, Democrat and former Vice President Joe Biden has secured enough electoral votes to become the next President of the United States, according to NPR and according to NBC.

The contentious election, made more complicated by record numbers of mail-in ballots due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, has seen President Donald Trump’s leads in several states slip away or be reversed as the extra ballots – which could not be counted in many states until after the polls closed, per election law – were counted. The majority of mail-in ballots seemed to go to Biden; Trump had discouraged his followers from using mail-in voting, saying it was vulnerable to fraud.

Biden addressed the nation Friday night, before officially passing the 270 mark by securing the electors from Pennsylvania, to call for unity moving forward.

“We may be opponents, but we’re not enemies,” Biden said to the nation. “We’re Americans.”

As the counting dragged on for days in multiple battleground states, Trump took to the airwaves to declare the election was being “stolen” by “illegal” votes. Some Republicans distanced themselves from his comments.

The President has also issued a series of legal challenges, with more expected, saying there were issues with poll watchers and the counting of ballots that Trump and his supporters say were cast illegally.

Locally, Trump easily won Indiana and Ohio in Tuesday’s General Election.

Should Biden’s victory stand up to Trump’s legal challenges, he will become the 46th President of the United States, while California Senator Kamala Harris will become both the nation’s first Black Vice President and its first female Vice President.

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david November 7, 2020 at 3:45 pm

lyin’biden and commieharass will NEVER be my President and vp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

H November 7, 2020 at 4:33 pm

Fuck Biden

Rick November 7, 2020 at 7:54 pm

Shame on you 95 Your starting to be just as bad as the fake news he has not secured 270 . 3 of them states Are still up for debate with massive fraud. He shouldn’t be awarded those

Lewis November 8, 2020 at 4:31 pm

Quite possibly the most fraudulent election ever. President Trump has built up too much support to let this go to waste. The math of what happened at 1:00 Wednesday morning does not add up and the truth will be found. This election is nowhere near over. Frankly, the news media knows the truth and they will have to live with it once Biden’s supporters realize they were let down. Blago himself spilled his guts about the way the Democrat machine works. This same type of fraud will be found in the way those four states handled it.

Rick November 9, 2020 at 9:29 am

Wow! Why are all the “So called News stations” calling him the winner? OH that right because you are all loser! Even FOX News is bad!!!
I am going to Newsmax for my real news from now on.

Charles U Farley November 9, 2020 at 3:44 pm

The media doesn’t declare a winner in elections, and the people who do have not declared Biden.

There is a long court process that will play out first.


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