Even though some House races remain undecided, CNN can make this projection based on statistical models tracking races that Democrats already have won and an analysis of races where they are leading significantly right now.
1:26 p.m. ET, November 7, 2020
Former President Jimmy Carter congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
From CNN's Polson Kanneth
Former President Jimmy Carter released a statement congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. He said he looks forward to the "positive change" they will bring.
Here's the full statement:
"Rosalynn joins me in congratulating our friends President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We are proud of their well-run campaign and look forward to seeing the positive change they bring to our nation."
1:19 p.m. ET, November 7, 2020
Biden and Harris change their Twitter bios
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have changed their Twitter bios.
1:12 p.m. ET, November 7, 2020
Biden has to listen to Republicans who feel forgotten, former GOP governor says
From CNN's Adrienne Vogt
John Kasich, former Republican governor of Ohio who has spoken in support of Biden, says that President-elect Joe Biden will work to unify the country — but he will need to listen to Republicans’ concerns, particularly around the economy.
“Now is the time for Democrats — and I believe Joe Biden will do this — to begin to listen to what the other half of the country has had to say. I think that the other half of the country, in many respects, has felt as though they have not been listened to. They feel stuck economically, and it's going to be up to the Democrats to listen,” Kasich said during CNN's special coverage.
“If all sides can begin to really listen and think, this country can be healed, in my opinion,” Kasich added.
Kasich said he predicts Biden will govern as a moderate. He said that he believes Congress can get deals done on climate change, tax policy and infrastructure, but it should be focused on helping middle-to-lower income Americans.
“The far left can push him as hard as they want. And frankly, the Democrats have to make it clear to the far left that they almost cost him this election. That people in this country are basically center, center right, center left. They're not far left and they're also not far right. We've got to hope the far right will act responsibly now that this election is over,” Kasich added.
1:10 p.m. ET, November 7, 2020
Obama: "I could not be prouder to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden"
Former President Barack Obama has issued a statement congratulating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
"I could not be prouder to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden, and our next First Lady, Jill Biden," Obama writes.
“We’re fortunate that Joe’s got what it takes to be President and already carries himself that way. Because when he walks into the White House in January, he’ll face a series of extraordinary challenges no incoming President ever has – a raging pandemic, an unequal economy and justice system, a democracy at risk, and a climate in peril,” he continued.
See his full statement:
1:12 p.m. ET, November 7, 2020
Multiple advisers say Trump's handling of Covid-19 doomed his reelection
From CNN's Jim Acosta
Three advisers to the President said Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic was a massive factor in his election loss. A senior adviser said Trump's dismissive attitude and misinformation about the virus alienated senior voters who rejected the President's performance on Covid-19.
The adviser said Trump could never understand elderly voters were the most at-risk for contracting and succumbing to the virus, making them fearful of how the President was responding to the pandemic.
A separate adviser said Trump chose to reopen the economy rather than get the virus under control and suffered the consequences on Election Day.
1:15 p.m. ET, November 7, 2020
New York governor: "After the darkness, division and hate of the past 4 years, America has spoken"
From CNN’s Rebekah Riess
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo congratulated President-elect Joe Biden today following his victory over President Trump.
"This is a historic day. After the darkness, division and hate of the past four years, America has spoken and rejected more of the same. Congratulations to my good friend President-elect Joe Biden and to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Today we go forward in hope and progress," the governor said in a statement.
1:05 p.m. ET, November 7, 2020
One of the Republicans who ran against Trump in 2016 tweets congratulations to Biden
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination against Donald Trump in 2016, tweeted congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden.
"I have prayed for our President most of my adult life. I will be praying for you and your success," he wrote.
Here's his full message:
12:59 p.m. ET, November 7, 2020
California governor: "This was truly the victory America needed"
From CNN's Melissa Alonso
California Gov. Gavin Newsom congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and his "dear friend, and now Madame Vice President-elect," in a series of tweets today.
"This was truly the victory America needed, to be the America we know we can be. From America’s largest state: Congratulations to the next President and Vice-President of these United States, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris," Newsom tweeted.