It’s just been confirmed by a number of news outlets including the BBC, CNN and The Guardian that Joe Biden has beaten Donald Trump to become American President.
While counting is still ongoing, the BBC has projected that Biden has won the key battleground state of Pennsylvania. Which means he now has more than 270 votes to take the presidency.
The BBC are one of the last mainstream news outlets to confirm the news and follow a more stringent voting projection system than many others.
So far in this campaign, Joe Biden has pulled in more than 73 million votes, the most ever for a presidential candidate.
The result comes after four days of vote-counting. Trump has so far refused to go quietly, contesting the result and launching law suits. And as we posted several days ago, he even lied and said he’d won the election before many states had confirmed their results.
He even took to Twitter just an hour ago to announce that he’d won. Sadly, according to pretty much everyone else in the world, you haven’t. Sorry Donald and congratulations Joe Biden!
The election has seen the highest turn out in 30 years. Mr Trump meanwhile becomes the first one-term president for over 20 years.
While we can safely say that Biden has beaten Trump, the next few hours, days and weeks are likely to be highly turbulent. Trump is unlikely to go quietly and has an army of lawyers ready.
There will be recounts and there will be questions. But for now Joe Biden has won.