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Biden Declares Victory, Says He Is ‘Honored And Humbled’ To Be Elected President

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President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday declared victory after a long and hostile campaign between him and President Trump, saying that he is “honored and humbled” to be chosen by the American people as their 46th president.

The Fox News Decision Desk has projected that Biden surpassed 270 electoral votes, the number needed to win the presidency. Projections Saturday morning for Biden victories in Pennsylvania and Nevada put him over the top.

Joe Biden, who has spent almost a half-century in Washington, D. C., joins rarified air in a group of men who have been both the vice president and the president, which includes Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush.

“I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris,” Biden said in a statement. “In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.”

Biden added: “With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation. It’s time for America to unite. And to heal. We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together.”

“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country,” Biden said. “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 fa… (Read more)

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