Joe Biden Elected Next President of the United States

US President-elect Joe Biden (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected president of the United States, winning 50.6 percent of the votes and securing more than 270 electoral college votes, according to AP News.

Biden’s victory comes after a tight race that saw incumbent republican President Donald J. Trump win a number of key swing states, including Florida and Ohio, amassing 70,591,531 votes (47.7 percent of the total votes).

The historic race saw President-elect Biden win more votes than any other presidential candidate in US history, breaking former US President Barack Obama’s 2008 record. The historic victory also sets another important precedent, making Vice President-elect Kamal Harris, Biden’s running mate, the first woman to ever hold this position in US history.