There is jubilation in Washington DC and other parts of the United States after news networks called a victory for Joe Biden, democratic candidate in the US presidential election.
Biden, who will become the 46th President of the United States of America Biden and the oldest ever sworn into the office, secured the needed 270 votes from the Electoral College after Pennsylvania was called for him, though the race was far closer than many Democrats, Republicans and pollsters had expected.
Kamala Harris will become the first female and black person to become Vice President.
In New York, jubilant Americans ran into the streets, screaming and cheering as soon as the news of his election was announced. In Washington DC, SaharaReporters gathered that cars are honking in celebration while many others are currently heading to the White House for celebratory parades.
Biden won by clinching Pennsylvania, a battleground state.
Biden had been neck to neck with incumbent President Donald Trump in what is being considered the tightest race in American history.
Biden entered the race for the Democratic nomination as a frontrunner, having served in the Obama Administration that was most popular with the American people.
Biden had suffered early setbacks in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary but seized control of the contest with a string of successes on Super Tuesday when 14 states voted on the nomination.
Throughout his campaign, Biden preferred socially distant events as part of his efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, which was the focal point of his race.
He criticized Trump for hosting packed rallies which he described as “Super Spreader” events which violated every Coronavirus safety guideline.
Biden’s core messaging focused on the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, equality, race relations, climate change and taxing the rich.