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Joe Biden Tweets To Say He's 'Honoured' After Winning US Election

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Joe Biden Tweets To Say He's 'Honoured' After Winning US Election

Joe Biden has shared his first tweet since it was announced he was to become the 46th US President.

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Democratic candidate Biden took on and won Donald Trump and has now taken to Twitter to say he's 'honoured' to have been voted in.

Posting on Twitter the President-elect wrote: "America, I'm honoured that you have chosen me to lead our great country.

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"The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans - whether you voted for me or not.

"I will keep the faith that you have placed in me."

Biden was declared the winner as the vote counting continued into its fifth day - after he was given a lead of more than 30,000 votes in Pennsylvania around 4pm UK time.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris will be both the first woman and person of colour to be elected Vice President.

In a tweet, sharing the same video as Biden, she wrote: "This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me.

"It's about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let's get started."

As the counting went on (and on and on) Trump made unfounded allegations of 'fraud' and claimed there was 'shenanigans' involving illegal votes.

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Meanwhile, Biden, who had already been tipped to win, urged his supporters to show patience and allow the process to unfold.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He said: "Democracy is sometimes messy. it sometimes requires a little patience as well.

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"But that patience has been rewarded for almost 240 years with a system of governance which is the envy of the world."

Adding: "Everybody stay calm, the process is working."

And then again, last night, he reassured his backers: "Democracy works. Your vote will be counted, I don't care how they try to stop it, I won't let it happen."

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Topics: US News, Politics

Claire Reid
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