Joe Biden was elected President of the United States on Saturday against Donald Trump after nearly five tense days, full of suspense . The « bonus to the outgoing president » was not enough for the billionaire to be re-elected as head of the country for a second term, according to a CNN projection unveiled on Saturday .
The ballot was finally played in Pennsylvania, this Swing State in the east of the country, where Joe Biden caught up with a significant delay several hours ago. Counting for 20 major voters, the state allows the Democrat to reach the necessary 270 elected representatives. The count in Nevada, Georgia and Arizona, where the former Delaware senator still leads, is underway. That means Joe Biden could get more than the 273 delegates gathered this Saturday, which already secures him the presidency.
Importance of postal voting
While some 100 million Americans had voted early, including 64 million by mail, voters were physically called to the polls on Tuesday. This election was marked by a very strong turnout : nearly 160 million members of the electorate would have come, according to the estimates of the Electproject site data Wednesday, carried out by an American political scientist, against 137.1 million in 2016. A participation, if this figure is confirmed, which would translate into a rate of 66.9%. The postal vote would have greatly benefited Joe Biden .
77-year-old Joe Biden served as Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017, during Barack Obama’s two terms.