American cities celebrate with dancing, honking and cheering as Joe Biden is named the next President of the United States
- Joe Biden was named the next President of the United States by television stations at 11:25 a.m. on Saturday morning
- Voices in Philadelphia pushed his lead in the decisive swing state of Pennsylvania over the edge
- This brings him to 273 votes that put him on his way to the White House
- Kamala Harris becomes the first female vice president and the first black and Asian American female vice president
- American cities celebrated when the news of Biden's victory came
- In New York City, celebrations, claps and car horns filled the air in New York City
- People danced in the streets outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center
- Tears of relief rolled down the faces of people in Washington as others gasped in excitement
Celebrations have broken out in American cities, pedestrians dance in the streets, motorists honk and cheer as Joe Biden is named the next President of the United States.
Biden was named the next president by television stations and the Associated Press at 11:25 a.m. on Saturday morning while Donald Trump played golf.
CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, AP, and USA Today all made the call, and Fox News followed 10 minutes later as the Philadelphia voices pushed its lead in crucial swing state of Pennsylvania over the edge.
This brought him to 273 votes – over the 270 it took to win the White House race.
Kamala Harris, his runner-up, becomes the first female vice president and the first black and Asian American vice president in history.
Cities across the country erupted in celebration when the news broke, ending a torturous four-day wait since election day for the new president to be announced.
Meanwhile, Trump refused to take the call, claiming Biden tried falsely to impersonate the winner and promised to maintain challenging results tomorrow.
NEW YORK CITY: New Yorkers held banners reading "Hallelujah" in Times Square to celebrate the news that Joe Biden is the new President of the United States
WASHINGTON: Celebrations have broken out across America, pedestrians dancing in the streets, motorists honking and cheering as Joe Biden is named the next President of the United States
PHILADELPHIA: People celebrate Saturday in Philadelphia after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th President of the United States
PHILADELPHIA: Celebrations broke out across town as the result became known
WASHINGTON: People react when the media announces that Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden has won
NEW YORK CITY: People gathered on their escape fire in Alphabet City to celebrate Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election
In New York City, celebrations, claps and car horns filled the air seconds after Biden's victory.
Cheers could be heard across Manhattan as hikers stopped in Central Park and solemnly threw their arms in the air.
Many people flocked to their balconies to partake in the celebrations in the streets below.
Social media footage captured the moment many New Yorkers learned that Biden would become the 46th President of the United States.
In the Alphabet City neighborhood, Biden supporters could be heard from their apartment blocks with excitement, and revelers gathered on their fire escape with bubbling bottles.
People flocked to the Upper East Side sidewalks to clap and cheer as cars honked past them.
Over in Philadelphia – where the last voices drove Biden to victory – people cried and hugged in the streets outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Some Biden supporters danced in the street, unable to hold back their emotions about the Democrat's victory.
The people of Washington suppressed tears of relief and hugged.
PHILADELPHIA: Someone wearing a Black Voters Matter t-shirt is celebrating Saturday
NEW YORK CITY: Someone holds up a sign telling Trump that he has been fired when the news broke
NEW YORK CITY: People in Central Park in Manhattan respond to the news and celebrate Biden's victory
NEW YORK CITY: Votes in Philadelphia have pushed its lead in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania over the edge, bringing it to 273 votes
NEW YORK CITY: In Alphabet City, Manhattan, people come to their balconies and fire escapes to celebrate
PHILADELPHIA: People celebrate outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where the votes were counted
PHILADELPHIA: A person dances in front of the Pennsylvania Convention Center to celebrate after Biden's victory
Hundreds gathered outside the White House in Washington DC, holding up Biden campaign signs and shouting, "He's gone."
Shortly after the winner was announced, Biden tweeted, “I will be president for all Americans – whether you voted for me or not. I'll keep the faith you put in me & # 39;
PHILADELPHIA: People embrace on the street outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center as the excruciating wait for an election result is finally over
NEW YORK CITY: A New Yorker solemnly pounds the air as the news breaks out on the street