A few days after the November 3 election, many have declared Joe Biden to be the winner. So will Biden be the next president of the United States? We don’t know yet. Not all the votes have been counted and the Trump campaign is challenging the results in several states.
After winning 51.5% of the popular vote and 279 Electoral College votes so far, Joe Biden has been declared the winner by many newspapers and television networks. Still, President Trump’s challenges will go to court and they might even change the result of the election.
Biden and Harris Declare Victory
On Saturday, November 7, Joe Biden gave his acceptance speech in Delaware. He talked about restoring the soul of America and how America is a beacon for the rest of the world. His running mate, Kamala Harris, also spoke. She paid tribute to her mother, and Indian immigrant, and talked about being the first woman of color to serve as vice president.
The Reality – Results Not Yet Settled
So, if Biden and Harris are the winners, what’s the problem? In reality, the results of the election have not been officially announced, and the count has not been completed.
Despite all the declarations that Biden and Harris won, only election officials actually have the power
The final winner probably won’t be officially announced for a few weeks. Trump’s campaign has already started taking legal action in several states, and there are likely to be recounts in Wisconsin and Georgia.
Will these legal disputes change the result of the election? Nobody knows yet.
Some World Leaders Congratulate Biden and Some Wait
As well as the news media, leaders around the world have started congratulating Biden and Harris, even though their victory is not official. The leaders of nations including France, South Korea, Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Britain, and Ireland quickly sent Biden their congratulations.
However, not all countries have been so quick to send their well wishes. “We consider it proper to wait for the official results,” said Russia, which has refused to congratulate anybody on winning the election until the final result is settled.