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Biden declares 'clear victory' in close U.S. presidential race

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris and Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden greet supporters at an election rally, after news media announced that Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 7, 2020. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Joe Biden declared victory Saturday as the 46th president of the United States after voters narrowly rebuffed Republican incumbent Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership in favor of the former Democratic vice president.

“The people of this nation have spoken. They’ve delivered us a clear victory, a convincing victory,” Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware after he was declared the winner by all major U.S. TV networks after four days of nail-biting suspense following Tuesday’s election.

Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt; Writing by David Shepardson; Editing by Daniel Wallis