The Associated Press (AP) has projected that former Vice President Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States.
The announcement came Saturday after Biden took a .5% lead in Pennsylvania. Although in-person ballots had put President Trump ahead on election night, subsequent mail-in ballots have tilted heavily in favor of the democratic candidate.
Votes continue to trickle in from the battlegrounds states of Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada, where Biden maintains a lead.
The number of electoral votes Biden has won is not yet official. The AP has already called Arizona in favor of Biden, although Trump has closed the gap in this state, shrinking the former Vice President’s lead. Other news outlets, like CNN, have yet to call Arizona, while Fox News has called Arizona, Nevada, and Pennsylvania in favor of Biden.
With Biden’s projected win, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is also projected to become the country’s first female Vice President, as well as the first Black Vice President and person of Asian descent to hold the office.