Democrat nominee Joe Biden has won the race to become the next US president – narrowly defeating Donald Trump.
News agencies, including Associated Press, CNN and BBC called the election after Mr Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania continued to grow.
The projected win of Pennsylvania, where its 20 Electoral College votes, would push Mr Biden over the threshold of 270 electoral college votes to win the White House.
It comes as it was revealed he has received more than of 74 million votes – more votes than any other candidate in history. While the 2020 election has resulted in the highest voter turnout in over 100 years, with record numbers coming from young Americans.
Both candidates this year fiercely fought for the states in a long and butter campaign for the presidency.
Mr Trump prematurely declared a victory on Wednesday after holding a 675,000-vote lead – which was ultimately quashed before the votes continued to fall in favour of Biden.
After the victories in Michigan and Wisconsin, Biden only needed one more win in an undecided state (with the exception of Alaska) to oust Trump.
Both Biden and Trump remained neck and neck throughout the vote count for swing state Pennsylvania, which eventually saw the Democrat narrowly edge towards victory as the counts continued.
The former Vice President has already made a raft of promises for his first 100 days in the White House, but has said his main priority would be tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
He has also said he will attempt to turn back the clock as much as possible back to when he and Barack Obama left the office in 2017.
This includes overturning orders implemented by Mr Trump – with a priority in improving international relations and halting the federal case launched by Trump against Obamacare, thus saving The Affordable Care Act.
However the switch in the White House may not be plain sailing as Mr Trump has already refused to agree to a peaceful transition of power, claiming the election is “rigged”. Biden has prepared an army of legal experts in anticipation of court battles as Trump tries to hold on to the presidency. in a cliff-hanger vote count.