Joe Biden has won the US election: What happens now?

An election result may have finally been called for Joe Biden, but with morethan two months to go until the president-elect is officially sworn in, theelectoral process has only just begun. In a typical election cycle, the newpresident would only have to face the wait for the electoral college andinauguration, but 2020 also brings recounts, legal actions, and the riskDonald Trump will fail to concede.

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JOE BIDEN: The people of this nation have spoken. They've delivered us a clear victory, a convincing victory, a victory for we the people. We've won with the most votes ever cast on presidential ticket.

DONALD TRUMP: If you count the legal votes, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us. If you count the votes that came in late, we're looking at them very strongly, but a lot of votes came in late.

RUDY GIULIANI: Officials-- Democrat officials here in the city that's been Democrat for 60 years, and has a very long history of voter fraud-- documented history of voter fraud-- instead of going to a high degree of care to allow inspections of mail-in ballots, there was no inspection of a single mail-in ballot.

JOE BIDEN: We've won with the most votes ever cast on presidential ticket in the history of the nation-- 74 million. I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but unify, who doesn't see red states and blue states, only sees the United States.