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CBS: Biden projected to become 46th president of United States

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 12:30:51-05

CBS News is projecting that Joe Biden, former vice president of the United States, has won the 2020 presidential election.

Votes are still being tallied, but Biden is projected to win in Pennsylvania, putting him over the 270 electoral votes needed to claim victory. He is also projected to win in Nevada, which is still tallying votes.

With this, his running mate Kamala Harris becomes the first female Vice President-Elect in history, as well as the first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent.

Current President Donald Trump put out the following statement after CBS News' projection:

"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.

"Beginning 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."

The Trump campaign said it will not concede, and votes are still being challenged across the nation.

This is a developing story.