Joe Biden has broken his silence and promised to be a “President for all Americans” in his first public statement since becoming the US President-elect.
Mr Biden wrote on Twitter: “America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.
“The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.
“I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.”
Kamala Harris, soon to be the first woman and person of colour to serve as Vice President of the USA, has also tweeted following her victory.
“This election is about so much more than Joe Biden or me,” she wrote.
“It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started.”
However, a sulking Donald Trump has refused to admit defeat, claiming the election is “far from over” and repeated his baseless claims about voter fraud.
Trump’s lawyers were poised to hold a press conference outside a landscape gardening firm and it was expected the President’s team would again repeat the unfounded allegations.
Earlier on Saturday, those claims were totally dismissed by the Federal Election Commission, which declared there is ‘no evidence of voter fraud’.