Joe Biden speaks on US Election night after ballots close and votes are being unveiled 041120 CREDIT pool footage
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Joe Biden Wins US Election

The candidate from the Democratic Party has secured more than 270 electoral college votes.

Joe Biden speaks on US Election night after ballots close and votes are being unveiled 041120 CREDIT pool footage

Joe Biden has topped the 270 electoral college votes needed for victory over Donald Trump in the US presidential race.

The former Vice President was called as the winner of Pennsylvania, meaning he has an insurmountable lead in the race for the White House.

Winning the vote in Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona, three states which voted for Mr Trump in 2016, opened up a number of pathways to the presidency for the democratic candidate.

President Donald Trump made a series of unsubstantiated allegations to claim he is being cheated out of re-election, while Mr Biden had called for calm as votes in key battleground states were counted well past 3 November.

Mr Trump posted a number of tweets on Saturday, alleging that “bad things” happened, referring to votes being “illegally received” and insisting he has won “by a lot”.

Federal Election Commission commissioner Ellen Weintraub said there has been no evidence of voter fraud.

Cover image: Joe Biden speaking on election night.