Joe Biden Wins
Monitoring Desk :
The Democrat candidate Joe Biden has won the elections and elected as the 46th President of the United States of America. Joe Biden was spending the morning with his family at his home in Delaware when he saw the news that he was projected the winner of his native Pennsylvania and will be the 46th president of the United States. CNN reported the President-elect heard the news with patience. Biden is 78 years old and the oldest president of the US in history age-wise. Kamal Harris has been elected as the Vice-President of the United States of America.
A line from Biden’s speech last night will be a theme of his remarks: “Never forget: the tallies aren’t just numbers. They represent votes and voters, men and women who exercise the fundamental right to have their voice heard.”
Donald Trump, the outgoing President is yet to make a formal statement regarding the elections. He has however objected to the transparency of the elections and asked for what he called stop counting and fake votes.
Earlier: Joe Biden is nearing 270 electoral votes to become the President of the United States of America. Four states remain too close to call. Joe Biden urged upon supporters to be patient. However, his rival Donald Trump has tweeted ‘Fraud” and said, “Stop Counting”.
The key battleground of Pennsylvania warned they may not have their final tally today. Biden needs only 6 votes to become the President while having the upper hand over his competitor Donald Trump.
Decisive counting of votes underway in key American states during the ongoing US elections. Voting in the remaining nine states will ensure the victory of the presidential candidate. Just a while ago, Joe Biden won in Wisconsin that appeared to be a major blow to Donald Trump. The key battleground of Pennsylvania warned they may not have their final tally today.
According to the CNN tally of the votes, Joe Biden got 248 and Donald Trump’s votes are 214. Results are still to come from various states.
There were several voting issues reported to nonpartisan voting rights groups in Pennsylvania but people turned out and were able to cast their ballot, despite “significant obstacles” to do so, according to Suzanne Almeida, interim executive director for Common Cause Pennsylvania.
Among the issues reported to nonpartisan groups were several instances of voters feeling intimidated by armed constables wearing Kevlar vests and “carrying guns on their person in a way that made voters feel…really really uncomfortable,” Salewa Ogunmefun, Civic Engagement and Political Manager at the Center for Popular Democracy, said.
“An election is successful when every single eligible voter is able to cast their ballot and have equal access to a positive experience at the polling place. We did not see that yesterday, so that being said, we also did not see a disaster,” Almeida said at a Pennsylvania Election Protection Coalition news briefing.
There were also “language access issues” reported in York, Berks and Lehigh Counties where volunteers assisted in interpreting for voters, Ogunmefun said. There were some voting victories, said Witold Walczak, legal director of ACLU of Pennsylvania.
This is the first general election following one of the biggest election reforms in the state, Act 77, which, among other things, shortened the period between the registration deadline and Election Day, Walczak said.