The US election has now been called by various news outlets for Democrat candidate Joe Biden, making Mr Biden the 46th President of the United States. With a win for Mr Biden, incumbent President Donald Trump will not have won a second term as President in this election.
Mr Biden has won the vote in Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin, states which voted for Mr Trump in 2016.
Days after the election was held on November 3, Mr Biden is now projected to win the states of Pennsylvania and Nevada, taking Mr Biden above the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the Presidency.
Joe Biden said it was time for “America to unite” as news of his election victory was announced.
Mr Biden said: “I am honoured and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris.
- Donald Trump ‘will never give up fighting’ for Presidency
“In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.
“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.”
Mr Trump has signalled he will file lawsuits in several states, having repeatedly made unsubstantiated claims about mail-in ballot fraud during this election.
He said: “We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over.
“Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.
“In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.”
Mr Trump added: “Beginning (on) Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.
“The American people are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots and not counting any illegal ballots.
“This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election.
“It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured or cast by ineligible or deceased voters.
“Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room – and then fight in court to block their access.
“So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American people have the honest vote count they deserve and that democracy demands.”
When does Donald Trump leave the White House?
Inauguration Day will be held in the US on January 20, 2021.
On Inauguration Day President-Elect Joe Biden will be sworn in and take office as the incumbent President.
Mr Biden will be President for a four-year term, and his running mate Kamala Harris will be Vice President.
This date will officially mark the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, and the start of Joe Biden’s.
Mr Biden will be expected to visit Mr Trump in the White House prior to his inauguration.
Mr Trump will also be expected to attend Mr Biden’s inauguration ceremony in Washington.
A departure ceremony for Mr Trump and his family will then be held afterwards.