JOE Biden was named President-Elect of the United States on November 7, 2020.
His running mate Kamala Harris is the nation's Vice President-Elect as a result of the Electoral College vote.
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Who is the US president?
Joe Biden dramatically sealed election victory on November 7 after finally taking Pennsylvania to end Donald Trump's four years in the White House.
Victory in the swing state put Biden firmly over the magical 270 electoral college vote mark after days of suspense in one of the most nail-biting races in US political history.
Biden fought back a deficit in several battleground states riding a huge wave in mail-in ballots which Trump branded “fraudulent” and repeatedly demanded counting be stopped.
The Republican firebrand accused his opponent of trying to “steal the election” after declaring victory prematurely on election night.
The New York Times confirmed that Trump has no plans to deliver a customary concession speech and claimed in a statement that Biden was trying to “falsely pose” as the winner. “The simple fact is this election is far from over,” the president said, according to the Times.
He continued: “Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.”
When will Joe Biden become president?
On January 20, 2021, Inauguration Day will see Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris sworn in as president and vice president at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C.
The Architect of the Capitol is currently busy constructing the inaugural platform from scratch.
The platform traditionally holds more than 1,600 people, including the president and vice president, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and the outgoing president and vice president.
Bleachers above the platform hold 1,000 further visitors.
The view from the West Front stretches the length of the National Mall, where Americans from around the country gather to catch a glimpse of history.
President Donald Trump fumed that he would not attend “phony president” Joe Biden’s inauguration in January as White House staff lit candles to calm the mood, reports said on Saturday.
What can Donald Trump do until Joe Biden becomes president?
Donald Trump could keep battling his defeat for months until Joe Biden is sworn into office.
Trump said his campaign will take to the courts to “ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.”
But experts say Trump has little chance of reversing Biden's win, without having provided the evidence of widespread voter fraud needed to overturn results in several states.
Richard Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California, Irvine, said: “Trump's litigation strategy is going nowhere.
“It is not going to make a difference to the election outcome.”
Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said alleged voting irregularities will be investigated.
A staunch ally of Mr Trump, he said he had received a sworn affidavit from a Pennsylvanian postal worker claiming fraud.
He said: “It is imperative that all credible allegations of voting irregularities and misconduct be investigated to ensure the integrity of the 2020 elections.
If his legal bid to challenge the results fails, the raging president, 74, will be just the tenth in US history to exit the White House after one four-year term – and the first since George HW Bush in 1992.
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