‘Let us be the nation we know we can be’: Biden speaks after defeating Trump – US election 2020 live updates

‘Let us be the nation we know we can be’: Biden speaks after defeating Trump – US election 2020 live updates

November 8, 2020

  • Joe Biden wins US election after four tumultuous years of Trump
  • President-elect says ‘This is the time to heal’ in victory speech
  • Trump refuses to concede defeat as recriminations begin
  • How do you feel? Share your reaction to the US election
  • Biden’s win marks the end of Trump’s war on democracy and truth
  • Trump v Biden – full 2020 results as they come in

The next 11 weeks could be the most dangerous in US history, some analysts believe, with a vengeful and fearful lame duck incumbent president. Richard Luscombe in Miami reports for us on the damage Trump could do while still president until January.

Some of the mayhem that will follow Donald Trump losing the presidential election is already known. The US exited the Paris climate agreement on Wednesday regardless. The coronavirus pandemic that has already claimed almost a quarter of a million lives in America will worsen. Trump has hinted he will attempt to fire Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert in infectious diseases.

Related: Wrecking ball: the damage Trump could do while still president until January

Although the election has been ‘called’ for Joe Biden, vote counts continue. Biden leads in Pennsylvania by 41,233 and in Nevada by 27,530. Those states count for 26 electoral college votes between them.

It is much tighter in Georgia, which has already announced that it would be holding a recount. There, Biden has the edge by 10,195 votes.

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