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Biden elected president, AP reports

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, seen here in March, has been elected president, according to the Associated Press. DBT FILE PHOTO

WILMINGTON – Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has won the presidency after surpassing 270 electoral votes with the addition of Pennsylvania, according to the Associated Press.

Biden defeated President Donald Trump in a nail-biter election that depended upon days of waiting for millions of mail-in votes to be counted. The AP called the race around 11:30 a.m. Saturday along with all of the major TV networks, despite the president’s insistence in voter fraud and a vow to fight the result in courts.

Biden’s election will mean that Democrats will hold the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives, but the balance of the U.S. Senate remains in question with a pair of runoff elections in Georgia.

He becomes the first Delawarean to win the presidency and is also the oldest president ever elected. His running mate, U.S. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), is also the first woman ever elected to the vice presidency.

Biden and Harris were scheduled to address the nation from the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington at 8 p.m. Saturday. The speeches will be broadcast on all national TV channels and livestreamed online.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

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