Democrat candidate , Joe Biden , has won the US presidency over Donald Trump, major international and US – based TV networks reported on Saturday , a victory sealed after the Democrat claimed several key battleground states won by the Republican incumbent in 2016 .

CNN , NBC News , CBS News , BBC and Al Jazeera , amongst others, called the race in Biden ’s favour , after projecting he had won the decisive state of Pennsylvania.

The media platforms reported that Biden beat Trump with a projected 284 electoral college votes to emerge the 46 th president of the United States.

Biden , 77 , is the oldest candidate ever elected to the White House.

Trump, 74 , has made as yet unsubstantiated claims of massive voter fraud, and his campaign has launched legal challenges in several states.

Biden spent eight years as vice president to Barack Obama . His victory comes in his third run for the nation ’s highest office

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