Joe Biden on Saturday morning was declared the winner of the presidential race.
By the end of the day, he was in Wilmington, Delaware, speaking to supporters honking from their cars at an outdoor rally. Mr. Biden called for national unity and an age of cooperation among people with differences on the issues. “Your opponents are not your enemies.”
Earlier in the day, national media outlets reported that the former Democratic vice president had more than the 270 Electoral College votes needed.
CBS, which (along with Reuters) has been more cautious than others in reporting the numbers, put Mr. Biden’s number at 279. The Associated Press said the number is 290.
AP reported Republican President Donald Trump had 214 votes.
Mr. Biden’s supporters were thrilled with this morning’s numbers, and celebrations were reported across the nation.
President Trump, meanwhile, refused to concede, and his legal challenges are continuing.
The election has historical significance. As vice president, Sen. Kamala Harris, the former California attorney general, will be the first woman and the first person of color to be vice president. She also spoke during the Saturday night rally, which was complete with music and fireworks.
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President Donald Trump isn’t conceding, and his legal challenges are continuing.