Democrat wins Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes, surpassing 270 needed to win White House
Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States, CNN projects, after a victory in Pennsylvania puts the Scranton-born Democrat over 270 .
The call came after a new batch of ballots came in from Pennsylvania, pushing Biden’s lead in the state over 30,000 votes.
Some outlets, including CNN, have not yet called Arizona, so they currently show Biden’s electoral college vote count as 273.
But with or without Arizona, Biden has surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
With Joe Biden’s victory, Kamala Harris will be the first woman and the first person of color to become vice president.
Harris is the fourth woman to be on a major party’s presidential ticket — after Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, Sarah Palin in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Harris is the first woman to be on a successful ticket. She will be sworn in as vice president in January.