HILLARY Clinton has celebrated Donald Trump's loss in the US presidential election, saying voters rejected him in what she called a "new page for America".

She shared a message on Twitter to congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election as the next president and vice president of the United States.

Mr Biden was called as the 46th president of the US after winning in Pennsylvania – meaning he has an insurmountable lead in the race for the White House.

Hillary Clinton, who ran as the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2016 US election but lost to Trump, tweeted: "The voters have spoken, and they have chosen @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to be our next president and vice president.

"It's a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America.

"Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Onward, together."

Mr Biden said he is "honoured" that America has "chosen me to lead our great country", adding that it is time for the US to "unite" and "heal".


He said on Twitter: "America, I'm honoured that you have chosen me to lead our great country.

"The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans – whether you voted for me or not.

"I will keep the faith that you have placed in me."

In a statement, Mr Biden said: "I am honoured and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris.

"In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.

"With the campaign over, it's time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.

"It's time for America to unite. And to heal.

"We are the United States of America. And there's nothing we can't do, if we do it together."

Kamala Harris has made history with her election as Joe Biden's vice president, becoming the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to win the second highest US office.

She served as San Francisco's first female district attorney and was California's first woman of color to be elected attorney general.

Her background in criminal justice could help a Biden administration tackle the issues of racial equality and policing after the country was swept by protests this year.

She is expected to be a top adviser on judicial nominations.

Supporters of Trump and Harris have taken to the street to celebrate their victory in the US election – with some banging pots, honking heir car horns and setting off fireworks across cities.

Shouts, cheers and fireworks sounded in the Atlanta's Democratic stronghold East Atlanta Village neighborhood as word spread that Biden was named the winner.

Emmi Braselton, 37, a freelance graphic designer of Atlanta, was walking her two-year-old daughter Sylvie, who asked "What's all that Mommy?," Braselton said.

"I told her, the good guy won. And also, now there'll be a woman as vice president. And she told me, 'I want to be president.'" 

A campaign aide said Biden will address the nation rom his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, after 8pm on Saturday night.

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