AP reports Biden as projected winner of presidential election

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The Associated Press says Democrat Joe Biden is the projected winner to become the 46th president of the United States.

The AP called the Pennsylvania race for Biden this morning, who held a 34,243-vote lead, after AP determined that the remaining ballots left to be counted would not allow President Trump to catch up. The news agency has already declared Biden the winner in both Michigan and Wisconsin.

Biden today Tweeted, “America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. 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.”

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Rudy Giuliani, attorney for President Trump, spoke in Philadelphia shortly after Biden became the projected winner. Giuliani’s team is preparing several legal challenges. He was joined by some poll watchers, who he says will testify that they were “uniformly deprived of their right to inspect any part of the mail-in ballots.” He says mail-in ballots were a source of skepticism – and prone to fraud. Giuliani spoke of some other issues his team will be legally challenging.