Newspaper Review: How US media reported Joe Biden's defeat of Donald Trump

Newspaper Review: How US media reported Joe Biden's defeat of Donald Trump

The projected victory of Joe Biden, the candidate of the Democratic Party in the US presidential election, occupied the front pages of the newspapers published in the country on Sunday, November 8.

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Though Biden has not been officially certified as the winner of the election as vote counting is still ongoing in a few states, major news organisations such as CNN and The Associated Press have already projected him as the winner.

President Donald Trump is also filing lawsuits in some states where he claimed there were electoral malpractices.

On its front page, New York Post indicates that the US election saw an unprecedented massive voter turn-out as over 144 million Americans and still counting cast their ballots.

At the time of filing this piece, Biden has secured over 75 million votes, the most ever secured by a presidential candidate in the history of the US.

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Trump has also secured over 71 million votes, the most recorded by a sitting president.

Newspaper Review: How US media reported Joe Biden's defeat of Donald Trump

The front page of New York Post published on Sunday, November 8. Photo credit: @nypost
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In its own reporting of the Biden victory, The Philadelphia Inquirer focused on the victory of the Democrats' candidate in Pennsylvania where he hails from.

With 20 electoral votes, Pennsylvania gave Biden a remarkable edge over President Trump.

Another key editorial angle which the newspaper focused on is the history-making emergence of Kamala Harris, Biden's running mate, as the first woman to become a vice president-elect in the US.

Newspaper Review: How US media reported Joe Biden's defeat of Donald Trump

The front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer published on Sunday, November 8 Photo credit: @PhillyInquirer
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The New York Times' front page captures Biden's victory, President Trump's "chaotic" tenure and his defeat, which is unusual, being an incumbent, in the US politics.

The news media also noted that Harris will become the first female vice president of the US. The record massive turn-out of voters in the election is equally not left out by The New York Times.

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The headline reads:

"Biden beats Trump: Race is finally called after record turnout; chaotic term ends with rare incumbent loss."
Newspaper Review: How US media reported Joe Biden's defeat of Donald Trump

The front page of The New York Times published on Sunday, November 8 Photo credit: @nytimes
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Houston Chronicle reported on its front page that though Biden has been projected as the winner, President Trump has said he will not concede defeat.

However, the quote standing conspicuously on the front page of the newspaper, "Time to heal", is that of Biden who has repeatedly said his administration's focus is to unite America again.

Newspaper Review: How US media reported Joe Biden's defeat of Donald Trump

The front page of Houston Chronicle published on Sunday, November 8. Photo credit: @HoustonChron
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Sunday Free Press in its own reportage emphasised how long it is taking the poll workers in the US to finish the counting of votes. The US election was conducted on Tuesday, November 3.

The news media stated that "after days of counting", Biden has been elected to replace President Trump.

Sunday Free Press also highlighted the fact that Biden's victory means that the US will now have the first black woman to be the vice president.

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Newspaper Review: How US media reported Joe Biden's defeat of Donald Trump

Newspaper Review: The front page of Sunday Free press published on Sunday, November 8. Photo credit: @freep
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Meanwhile, the political intrigues surrounding the US presidential election has persisted as a number of Republican lawmakers have also refused to admit that President Trump lost the election.

A Republican lawmaker, Senator Lindsey Graham, told Trump not to concede the presidential election to Biden.

Graham who made the statement during an interview on Fox News claimed Trump has not lost the US election and urged him to fight hard.

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