US Election 2020: Joe Biden wins Presidency over Donald Trump

Joe Biden has won the US presidency over Donald Trump, TV networks projected Saturday -- a victory sealed after the Democrat claimed several key battleground states won by the Republican incumbent in 2016. CNN, NBC News and CBS News called the race in his favor, after projecting he had won the decisive state of Pennsylvania.

The BBC's projection of Mr. Biden's victory is based on the unofficial results from states that have already finished counting their votes, and the expected results from states like Wisconsin where the count is continuing.

The election has seen the highest turnout since 1900. Mr. Biden has won more than 73 million votes so far, the most ever for a US presidential candidate. Mr. Trump has drawn almost 70 million, the second-highest tally in history.

On the fourth day of vote counting, Joe Biden had a 253 to 214 lead in the state-by-state Electoral College vote that determines the winner, according to Edison Research. Securing Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes would put Biden over the 270 he needs to win the presidency after a political career stretching back nearly five decades.

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