Breaking News – Joe Biden lesz az Egyesült Államok 46. elnöke


5Perc Angol | 2020. 11. 07.
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Pennsylvania eldönthette a nagyon szoros véghajrát így Joe Biden lesz az Egyesült Államok 46. elnöke. 

Joe Biden has won the race to become the next US president, defeating Donald Trump following a cliff-hanger vote count after Tuesday’s election.

The BBC projects that Mr Biden has won the key battleground of Pennsylvania, propelling him over the 270 electoral college vote threshold required to clinch the White House.

The Trump campaign has indicated their candidate does not plan to concede.

The result makes Mr Trump the first one-term president since the 1990s.

The BBC’s projection of Mr Biden’s victory is based on the unofficial results from states that have already finished counting their votes, and the expected results from states like Wisconsin where the count is continuing.

His projected win in Pennsylvania takes him to 273 electoral college votes.

The election has seen the highest turnout since 1900. Mr Biden has won more than 73 million votes so far, the most ever for a US presidential candidate. Mr Trump has drawn almost 70 million, the second-highest tally in history.

President Trump had falsely declared himself the winner of the election when vote counting was unfinished. He has since alleged irregularities in counting, but has not presented any evidence of election fraud.

His campaign has filed a barrage of lawsuits in various states and on Friday, as Mr Biden appeared on the cusp of victory, said: “This election is not over.”

The election was fought as coronavirus cases and deaths continued to rise across the United States, with President Trump arguing a Biden presidency would result in lockdowns and economic gloom. Joe Biden accused the president of failing to impose sufficient measures to control the spread of Covid-19.

Joe Biden is now set to return to the White House, where he served for eight years as President Barack Obama’s deputy. At the age of 78, he will be the oldest president in American history, a record previously held by the man he has now defeated, Donald Trump, who is 74.

source: BBC News

Vocabulary

to defeat

legyőzni

cliff-hanger

bizonytalan/
drámai helyzetű

vote count

szavazat számlálás

to project

előre vetíteni

key battleground

kulcsfontosságú csatatér/
állam (itt)

to propel

előre mozgatni/
előre tolni

vote threshold

szavazati küszöb

to clinch

megszerezni

to concede

elveszíteni/
átengedni

expected

remélt/
várható

turnout

részvétel (választási)

to declare

kihirdetni/
bejelenteni

to allege

állítani

irregularities

szabálytalanságok

evidence

bizonyíték

election fraud

választási csalás

to file lawsuit

keresetet indítani

a barrage of

össztűznyi
(rengeteg mennyiségű)

on the cusp of victory

a győzelem küszöbén

to argue

érvelni

economic gloom

borús gazdaság

to accuse sy of
doing sg

vádolni valakit
valamivel

to fail to

elmulasztani valami
megtételét

to impose
sufficient measures

megfelelő intézkedéseket
megtenni

deputy

helyettes

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