…Trump rejects result
Joe Biden has been confirmed as America’s president-elect after amassing 284 electoral votes.
The President-elect moments after the victory said it is time to unite the country which has suffered misrule under Donald Trump
“I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris,” Biden said.
“In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.”
Echoing the themes of his campaign, Biden called on Americans to unite in this time of crisis.
“With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,” Biden said.
“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.”
Trump however rejected the result opting not to honorably concede defeat.
“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over,” Trump said.
Trump said his legal team would head to the courts to contest Biden’s victory.