Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden has won the race to the White House by clinching Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes.

Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States.

With the win in Pennsylvania, Biden has surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Biden's electoral vote count now stands at 284.

Before becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, Biden served as vice president under former President Barack Obama. 

He is the second US president who is a Catholic.

The election of Joe Biden will make Kamala Harris will be the first woman and the first Indian origin person to become vice president.

In her first response, Harris said: "This election is about so much more than Joe Biden or me. 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."

Trump is the first incumbent president to lose reelection since Republican George H.W. Bush in 1992.

President-elect Biden thanks Americans 

President-elect Joe Biden has released a statement, thanking the American people for their support.

Biden said: "I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris."

"In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America."

"With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation." 

"It’s time for America to unite. And to heal. We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together."