Joe Biden projected the winner in the race for president

Joe Biden projected to win race for president

Joe Biden has been projected the winner of the 2020 election and will become the 46th president of the U.S. The Associated Press declared.

Biden won Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes to surpass the necessary 270 threshold to take the White House.

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Biden earned victories in Arizona, Wisconsin and Michigan, flipping states that President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Biden will be the oldest president. The victory also makes Kamala Harris the first Black woman elected vice president. Harris is also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the position.

The win comes after three days of counting votes as elections officials sorted through an unprecedented number of ballots.

They will be sworn in as president and vice president Jan. 20.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.