Biden: 'We the people have the power to build a better future'

4 November 2020, 07:33 | Updated: 8 November 2020, 02:14

Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States.

Mr Biden's victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of postal votes that delayed the processing of some ballots. Mr Biden crossed 270 electoral college votes with a win in Pennsylvania.

Mr Trump refused to concede, threatening further legal action on ballot counting.

Key moments so far:

+ Joe Biden has won the election with 279 votes to Donald Trump's 214

+ Donald Trump pledges to contest the result in the courts from Monday

+ Kamala Harris becomes first woman vice-president

+ Biden victories in Pennsylvania and Nevada take him to 279 electoral college votes

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