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Joe Biden is the next U.S. president

Christian Fernsby |
Joe Biden got the battle for Pennsylvania giving him enough electoral votes to become the next president of the United States.

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Topics: BIDEN    U.S.   

Moments after being elected the 46th president of the United States Joe Biden said he was "honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me" and reiterated his message of unity saying he will "be a President for all Americans".

With the Pennsylvania victory, Biden now got 284 electoral votes, well above the 270 needed to get the presidency.

Joe Biden will address the nation from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware tonight, his campaign has announced.

The campaign said the president-elect will be joined by his wife, Jill Biden, vice president-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff.

The speech is expected to take place at 8pm Eastern Time, although timing is "tentative", according to the campaign.

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