Celebrations have broken out across America with pedestrians dancing in the streets, motorists honking their horns and cheers filling the air as Joe Biden is named the next president of the United States.
Biden was called the next president at 11.25 a.m. Saturday morning by television networks and the Associated Press, while Donald Trump played golf.
CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, the AP and USA Today all made the call as votes in Philadelphia pushed his margin in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania over the edge taking him to 273 electoral votes.
Kamala Harris, his running mate, becomes the first female vice president, and the first black and Asian-American vice president.
WASHINGTON: Celebrations have broken out across America with pedestrians dancing in the streets, motorists honking their horns and cheers filling the air as Joe Biden is named the next president of the United States
PHILADELPHIA: People celebrate Saturday in Philadelphia, after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become 46th president of the United StateS
PHILADELPHIA: Celebrations erupted across the city as news broke of the result
WASHINGTON: People react as media announce that Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden has won
As the news broke – ending an agonizing four-day wait since election day – cheers of celebration, clapping and car horns filled the air across New York City.
Manhattan erupted in celebration as people banged pots and cheered on hearing the result and, in Central Park, people threw their arms in the air in celebration.
Footage on social media revealed the moment many New Yorkers learned Biden would become the 46th president of the United States as many people flocked to their balconies to join in the celebrations in the streets below.
Over in Philadelphia – where the latest votes pushed Biden to victory – people cried and embraced in the streets.
People in Washington, choked back tears of relief and hugged.
PHILADELPHIA: Someone wearing a ‘Black Voters Matter’ t-shirt celebrates Saturday
NEW YORK CITY: Someone holds up a sign telling Trump he is fired as news broke
NEW YORK CITY: People at Central Park in Manhattan react to the news and celebrate Biden’s win
NEW YORK CITY: Votes in Philadelphia pushed his margin in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania over the edge taking him to 273 electoral votes
NEW YORK CITY: People come out onto their balconies and fire escapes in Alphabet City in Manhattan to celebrate
PHILADELPHIA: People celebrate outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where votes had been counted
PHILADELPHIA: A person dances outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center to celebrate after Biden’s win
PHILADELPHIA: People hug in the street outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center as the agonizing wait for an election outcome is finally over
NEW YORK CITY: A New Yorker punches the air in celebration as the street erupts in cheers at the news