Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S presidency, with 284 electoral college votes. Photo: Gage Skidmore

UNITED STATES — After a long few days of waiting on the counting of mail-in ballots, the results are in and Joe Biden has been named the next President of the United States of America. Kamala Harris will be the new Vice President.

Both candidates waited to hear the results after Election Day on Tuesday, November 3 as election officials scrambled to count ballots in key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina. As compared to past years and driven by the global pandemic, states were dealing with a large number of mail-in ballots. In some cases, state law prohibited the count from starting before Election Day.

Despite losing in Wyoming, former-VP Biden was able to surpass 270 electoral votes to secure the seat as President. He will be joined by Kamala Harris, who is the first female Vice President in US history.