Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has won the US election, wrestling power away from Donald Trump, according to major news media outlets.

Days after polls closed, Biden has now won more than the 270 he needs to secure the presidency.

The former vice president’s projected win in Pennsylvania takes him to 273 electoral votes, and he had now been projected to win Nevada as well.

Biden has said he is honoured that Americans have chosen him to lead the country.

He said on Twitter that the work ahead is hard, but he promises to be a president for all Americans.

At the age of 77, Joe Biden will be the oldest president in American history. His running mate, Kamala Harris, will be the first ever female vice-president.

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