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.
The 77 year-old Democratic candidate won the decisive battleground state of Pennsylvania on Saturday. He thus clinched 273 electoral college votes, three more than he needed to win the presidency.
Biden is the oldest American to be elected President.
Making history with him is his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, an African Asian American, who has become the first woman of colour to be elected as vice-president.
n defeating President Donald Trump, the fourth candidate to defeat an incumbent, Biden is positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.
Biden, who has received more than a record 74 million votes, the most in history, had previously declared:
“I will govern as an American president. There will be no red states and blue states when we win. Just the United States of America.”