The Associated Press announced on Nov. 7 that former Vice President Joe Biden won Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes and has been elected the 46th President of the United States.
Biden, a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, defeated incumbent Republican President Donald Trump.
Biden is leading Trump in the Keystone State by over 30,000 votes, and the win in Pennsylvania put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
Biden defeated Trump in Northampton County by about 700 votes after both Pennsylvania and Northampton County voted for Trump back in 2016.
Biden now stands at 284 electoral votes with some state races still pending, according to The Associated Press.
“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country,” Biden said in a tweet. “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’s running mate Sen. Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first female, first Black and first Asian American vice president-elect.
“This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me,” Harris said in a tweet. “It’s about the soul of American and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started.”