On Saturday, Nov. 7, in the year of our Lord 2020, Joseph R. Biden Jr. is projected to defeat incumbent President Donald Trump and become the 46th president of the United States. He will be the fifth vice president in U.S. history to be elected president.
News outlets around the world called the race with a projected victory for President-elect Joe Biden after the state of Pennsylvania was reported in his favor. Several news outlets also declared Biden the winner in Nevada, shortly after Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes and Nevada’s six put Biden at 279 electoral votes, passing the 270-vote threshold for victory. Biden is also favored to win Arizona and Georgia, potentially putting the final electoral count over 300.
With the projected victory, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will become not only the first female vice president but also the first Black woman and first Asian-American elected to the office.
Pending final results, Trump will become the first incumbent president to lose reelection in almost 30 years. It is important to note that as of now Trump has refused to concede the election, citing unsubstantiated fraud in various states and plans to fight the results in court.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to remove any ambiguity regarding Biden as the current projected winner of the 2020 presidential election.