US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump

The moment is finally here for Joe Biden!

Democratic Party US Presidential candidate Joe Biden is all set to become the 46th US President as he crosses the 270-mark.

The 77-year-old former US vice president will become the 46th president of the United States after a victory in Pennsylvania, the state where he was born put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to win.

With Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes, Biden now has a total of 273 electoral votes.

Biden, ahead of his victory, said "America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me."

Kamala Harris, Biden's running mate and Vice President-Elect, tweeted a video of her call with Biden. She can be heard saying, "We did it, Joe. You are going to be the next President of US."

Meanwhile, Trump refuses to admit his defeat.

Trump on Saturday repeated his allegations of electoral fraud by claiming without evidence that "bad things happened" inside the counting rooms and tens of thousands of votes were illegally received in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania.

"Bad things took place during those hours where LEGAL TRANSPARENCY was viciously & crudely not allowed. Tractors blocked doors & windows were covered with thick cardboard so that observers could not see into the count rooms. BAD THINGS HAPPENED INSIDE. BIG CHANGES TOOK PLACE!" he said in a tweet.

In a separate tweet, Trump claimed in all-caps: "I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!"

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