WILMINGTON, Del. – Joe Biden, the former vice president and longtime fixture of American politics, won a bitterly fought contest for president Saturday after vowing to usher in a more robust response to the pandemic and a more civil form of politics.
Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump puts the nation on a sharply different course just four years after voters selected one of the most unconventional leaders in American history to shake up establishment politics.
Biden said in a statement he was "honored and humbled" by the win and that it was time for the country to unite and heal.
"With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation," he said.