Joe Biden changes Twitter bio to President-Elect within minutes of declared victory

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Nov 07, 2020, 10:52 PM(IST)

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The counting of votes is still going on in many states in the US but as per projections by CNN, NBC News and CBS News and AP, Biden has crossed the finish line

Within minutes of news networks declaring Joe Biden victorious in US Presidential election 2020, Biden changed his Twitter bio to mention 'President-Elect'. On Saturday evening, Associated Press declared Joe Biden to be the victor in his race against incumbent President Donald Trump in US Presidential Election 2020.

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The counting of votes is still going on in many states in the US but as per projections by CNN, NBC News and CBS News and AP, Biden has crossed the finish line and has secured 270 electoral votes.

Soon after news networks declared Biden the winner, he took to Twitter to express his gratitude to fellow Americans.

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There were no signs in the immediate aftermath of Joe Biden's victory that Donald Trump was ready to concede. Earlier on Saturday evening (Indian Time) Donald Trump took to Twitter to claim again that there was widespread fraud in US Election 2020. He claimed that he had won without offering any evidence. Twitter immediately put a disclaimer on the tweet saying 'official sources may not have called the race when this was tweeted'.

 

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Two hours before the tweet above, Trump fired a series of tweets suggesting there was a fraud in elections. 

Twitter stuck a disclaimer to each and every one of these tweets

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'Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.' it read.

In these tweets, Trump has gone on to specifically mention the state of Pennsylvania (the undecided state with maximum number of electoral college votes) and claimed that 'tens of thousands' of votes were illegally brought in on election day. Apparently he suggested that these votes favoured Biden.

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