US election LIVE updates: Donald Trump yet to offer concession speech as Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States

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Summary

  • Millions of Americans are waking up after a night of celebrations following Joe Biden’s election victory. Both Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris have given rousing victory speeches.
  • Donald Trump is still refusing to concede. 
  • Biden is preparing to sign executive orders to reverse Trump’s withdrawals from the Paris Climate Agreement and the World Health Organisation once he is inaugurated.

Saturday Night Live mocks Trump's refusal to concede

Alec Baldwin has revived his impersonation of Donald Trump for Saturday Night Live.

Jim Carrey plays Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph plays Kamala Harris.

Not surprisingly, there is much gloating!

Biden's victory night in pictures

Recapping Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' victory speeches in pictures.

President-elect Joe Biden is greeted on stage by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris before he speaks in Wilmington, Delaware.Credit:AP

US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.Credit:Bloomberg

What a testament it is to Joe’s character that he had the audacity to break one of the most substantial barriers that exists in our country and select a woman as his VP.

President-elect Joe Biden makes his victory speech.Credit:Andrew Harnik

But once again, America has bent the arc of the moral universe more toward justice.

Team Biden down to work

It's straight to work for Team Biden.

While he won't be inaugurated until January, Joe Biden is planning a string of executive orders to reverse some of Donald Trump's biggest policies.

Biden has promised to once again commit the US to the Paris Climate Agreement and rejoin the World Health Organisation, which Trump quit after claiming it was biased in favour of China.

Read more: Biden plans urgent flurry of executive orders to reverse Trump policies

The morning after

Hello, this is Latika Bourke continuing our rolling coverage of Joe Biden's election to the US presidency.

Americans are waking up after a night of celebrations across the country after Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris gave their victory speeches vowing to unite the country and restore America's reputation abroad.

Read more from US correspondent Matthew Knott: Joe Biden vows to ‘make America respected’ again after claiming victory



Donald Trump has still not conceded defeat. He issued two new tweets before Biden's speech, but has not made any comment since – either on Twitter or through his official campaign.

Read more from reporter Damien Nowicki: Trump tweets stamped with warnings as President can’t accept result

You can recap how the decisive day unfolded here: As it happened: Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump, elected 46th president of the United States, Kamala Harris first woman elected vice-resident

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