With the most vote counts won by any US presidential candidate ever, Joe Biden has won the US presidential election and officially become the 46th President of the United States.
The 2020 presidential race was shrouded with uncertainty as each of Joe Biden and his rival Donald Trump was affirming his guaranteed win.
Nonetheless, Biden did have the edge in the race to reach the 270 Electoral College votes needed to secure the presidency, and he maintained his momentum, finally surpassing the 270 votes after winning the state of Pennsylvania.
Earlier this week, Trump said that he would take matters to the Supreme Court after announcing that he had won the re-election.
Later, he accused Democrats of “shenanigans” and trying to rig the election when the mail-in voting counts began to affect the election’s momentum in Biden’s favor.
And as the election progressed, Trump’s campaign announced on several occasions that the Republican candidate would request recounts and file lawsuits in several states, and he did so in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and others.
The votes, however, failed to affect significant-enough numbers of votes to change the course of the election.
Bob Bauer, the senior legal adviser in Biden’s campaign, had said that there were no grounds for Trump to invalidate lawful ballots.
On a side note, Trump will technically be able to run for president again in 2024, and several of Trump’s former advisors have suggested that he might do so.