LIVE: Joe Biden Projected To Win Presidency. Live Coverage & Analysis

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    Joe Biden has defeated Donald Trump to become the 46th U.S. president, unseating the incumbent with a pledge to unify and mend a nation reeling from a worsening pandemic, faltering economy and deep political divisions. Biden’s victory came after the Associated Press, CNN and NBC showed him winning Pennsylvania and gaining more than the 270 Electoral College votes needed to secure the presidency. https://bloom.bg/2IcbkZG Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg Politics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloombergPolitics?sub_confirmation=1 And subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube for the latest business news: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg Politics is the destination for smart, non-partisan political coverage, offering breaking news and analysis, exclusive interviews, and more: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/ Connect with us on… Twitter: https://twitter.com/bpolitics/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BloombergPolitics/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bpolitics/

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