Biden Defeats Trump

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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaking on the State House lawn on Nov. 8, 2019.

Democrat Joe Biden was elected 46th president of the United States Saturday, beating incumbent Republican President Donald Trump in a down-to-the wire vote count in key states.

The Washington Post reported Biden had 273 electoral votes to Trump’s 214, with 270 needed for victory.

In New Hampshire, Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris won 424,937 votes to Trump’s and Vice President Mike Pence’s 365,660.

Harris became the first woman, and the first woman of color, to become vice president.

NBC News reported that Trump was golfing when he heard the news and released a statement vowing to fight the results Monday in court.

Congresswoman Ann Kuster, D-NH, said: “The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is a reflection of the hard work, perseverance, and hope of millions across our nation.” 

“We have pushed through four long years of division, and it is time for us to come together as Americans to rebuild our nation and pave a better path forward. I know that there will be those out there who are disappointed in this result, but I urge all Americans to focus on what unites us. Regardless of who you voted for, we must face our shared challenges as one people,” Kuster said.

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