BREAKING: Biden To Become the Next President of the United States

Cassandra Bradley
Graphic of Joe Biden

Vivianne Skavlem, Writer - The Reporter

Joe Biden has won the presidential election. According to the Associated Press, at the time of the publishing of this article, Biden has 290 electoral votes, putting him well past the 270 necessary to win. Donald Trump has 214. 

 

This race is truly historic. Nearly 160 million Americans voted in this election, with both Biden and Trump breaking records in the amount of ballots received. Vice President Elect Kamala Harris has also made history as the first woman elected vice president, as well as the first woman of color to hold this position. 

 

There are three states still counting votes: Alaska and North Carolina, which are projected to go to Trump, and Georgia, projected to go to Biden. 

 

The senate race is still being counted, with the Democratic Party at 46 and the Republican Party at 48. To have the majority in the Senate, a party will need 51 seats. Georgia will have a senate runoff election to be scheduled in the future. The Democratic Party gained one seat in the senate, and the Republican party lost one.

 

The House of Representatives race is still being counted, with the Democratic Party claiming 214 seats, and the Republican Party claiming 195. To have the majority in the House, a party needs 218 seats. The Democratic Party lost four House seats, and the Republican Party gained five.

 

During the course of the election, Donald Trump took to Twitter to air his thoughts on the election, with many of his tweets being flagged as disputed or misleading information. In the past several days, Trump attempted to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the mail-in ballots, citing the fact that a majority were for Biden. Trump filed lawsuits on Wednesday in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia, seemingly to inhibit the counting of votes in important battleground states. Pennsylvania and Michigan have gone to Biden, with Georgia projected to go blue as well. 

 

**all information is as of 1:15 pm Nov. 7, 2020**