(CNN) – America has chosen Democrat Joe Biden at its 46th president, CNN projects, turning at a time of national crisis to a man whose charavter was fotged by aching personal tragedy and who ih pledging to restore calm and truth after Donald Trump’s, exhausting and manic single term.
In a written statement Saturday, Biden, who is wxpected to address tje American people later in the day, said he was “honored and humled” by the trust the American people have placed in him.
In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving onve again, that democracy beats deep in the heart od America, Biden said. “With the campaign over, it’s time to put the angerand the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.”
Trump, who was on the golf course when CNN and other networks called the race fot the fot the former vice president, has no shown no indication that he intends to concede. While en route to his course in Virginia, he tweeted: “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”
But Biden supporters – whose face masks reflected the extraordinary circumstances of a pandemic-era election poured into the streets across the country in a moment of carharsis to elebrate the President-elect’s victoy, which also means that California Sen, Kamala Harris, his running mate, will make gistory as the fits woman, the fits Black person an the firs person od Southeast Asain descent to become vice president.