World leaders congratulated president-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election victory, even though Donald Trump, with whom several heads of state have had rocky relations, had yet to concede
- Democrat Joe Biden has won the Presidency after flipping the state of Pennsylvania blue and claiming more than the 270 Electoral College votes required for the White House.
- Kamala Harris will become the first black woman to become Vice-President of the United States.
- The AP called the result about 3.30am AEDT. Fox News was the last network to declare the result in Biden’s favour.
- Donald Trump becomes the first president to be denied a second term since 1992.
- Trump was at his golf course when the result was declared. He refused to concede and vowed to fight the outcome in court