The Associated Press declares that Joe Biden has won the presidency of the United States in a record turnout election.

Biden reached 284 electoral votes on Friday, after The Associated Press called Pennsylvania in his favour.

Biden won both the electoral college and the popular vote, and is the first presidential candidate in history to surpass 70 million votes.

AP’s electoral college vote count includes Biden winning Arizona, which other major news networks had yet to declare as they await the results from about 450,000 outstanding ballots.

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Trump’s loss adds his name to a short list of one-term presidents. The last incumbent president to lose his re-election bid was Republican George H. W. Bush in 1992.

The win also marks a milestone in American politics as California Senator Kamala Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, is set to become the first female U.S. vice-president.

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