The results came more than 48 hours after polls closed on Election Day denying Donald Trump a second term, after a deeply divisive presidency.

Biden, 77, is set to become America’s oldest president — a veteran of Washington who has spent more than 50 years in public life and twice ran unsuccessfully for president.

The elder statesman seeks to restore civility to the nation rocked by the Covid-19 pandemic, economic turmoil, and social unrest.

Biden edged President Trump to win the presidency by taking the electoral votes to 284, surpassing the 270 needed to win the White House, after days of painstaking vote counting, with record turnout across the country.