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Biden Clinches Win in Tight US Presidential Race as Trump Resists

By Kyodo News 8 November 2020

Democrat Joe Biden on Saturday declared victory in the race for the White House, setting the stage for an end to Republican Donald Trump’s four years in office, which have roiled the country and the world through his unilateral “America First” policy and divisive rhetoric.

The tight presidential contest took days to call after polls closed Tuesday night, with the vote-counting process complicated by massive numbers of ballots cast by mail amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 74-year-old incumbent, alleging fraud, has refused to concede in the race.

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