Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump for the presidency

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Joe Biden has broken the record for the most number of votes cast for any presidential candidate. Credit: Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has clinched enough states to win the 270 electoral votes needed to become president, The Associated Press declared on Saturday, a day after Decision Desk HQ also called the race for Biden. His victory was cemented after Pennsylvania was called for the two-term former vice president under Barack Obama.

Various news outlets report that Biden is also ahead of President Donald Trump in Georgia and Arizona, two states that voted in Trump’s favor in 2016. (Georgia’s secretary of state says the state is headed to a recount.) With several states still counting ballots, Biden leads Trump by about 4 million votes nationwide as of Saturday morning.

Trump has refused to concede. Shortly after Decision Desk HQ called the election in Biden’s favor Friday morning, Matt Morgan, the Trump 2020 campaign general counsel, released a statement claiming the election is “not over.”