Nov 07, 2020 19:00 UTC

Crowds gathered outside the White House after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are projected to win the election.

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has been named winner of the 2020 presidential election, defeating Trump after a long, bitterly contested count.

The 77-year-old Biden surpassed the 270 electoral vote threshold to take the White House after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed the processing of some ballots.

He becomes the oldest president-elect and brings with him a history-making vice president-elect in Kamala Harris, the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to serve in the nation's second-highest office.