Washington (Web Desk): The Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has won race to become 46th US president.
With Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, Biden now has a total of 273 electoral votes.
Throughout his campaign, Biden has argued that the “soul of the nation” is at stake, and has promised that he would seek to heal a country fractured by Trump's presidency.
Pennsylvania-born Joseph Robinette Biden has spent most of his adult life in elected office.
At the age of 29, he won a seat representing the state of Delaware in the US Senate as one of the youngest ever elected to the chamber.
Before that, Biden had worked as a lawyer and served for two years on a county council in Delaware, where his Irish-Catholic family had relocated when he was a child.
The son of a car salesman, Biden’s career in the chamber earned him a reputation as a straight-talking moderate, willing to work with the opposing party to get legislation passed.
However, with a three-decade-long congressional career, and a Democratic Party that has moved farther left in recent years, Biden’s record in the chamber has come under increased scrutiny.