WASHINGTON: Joe Biden has been elected as the United States new President, CNN and other US media reported on Sunday.
Earlier projections of victory was made when Biden crossed the 270 votes count but several media held back but now he has gained past 290 votes, making him the clear winner against Republican Donald Trump, almost all media organisations here said.
Trump however has yet to concede and is reported to have said the race is not over. According to AFP, the Democrat wrested the White House from Donald Trump with a victory in Pennsylvania that put him past the magic number of 270 electoral votes.
Before Saturday, Biden had at least 253 electoral votes, meaning the win in the Keystone State put him at 273. He later claimed victory in Nevada, boosting his total to 279.
Biden has captured 24 states including his home state Delaware and big prizes California and New York, as well as the US capital.
The former vice president has flipped four states won by Trump in 2016 — Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and, according to two news organizations, Arizona.
There are three states still left uncalled — Alaska, Georgia and North Carolina. But Biden’s lead is now insurmountable.