US election results: President-elect Joe Biden attends church on his first day of business

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America's new soon-to-be president Joe Biden has started his first day of business by going to church.

Wearing a light blue mask, he arrived at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic church near his home in Wilmington, Delaware, accompanied by daughter Ashley and teenage grandson Robert "Hunter" Biden II - the son of the politician's late son, Beau.

When the family came back out, they visited the graves of Beau - who died with brain cancer in 2015 - as well as Mr Biden's first wife Neilia, who was killed in a car crash in 1972 with their one-year-old daughter Naomi.

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Meanwhile Donald Trump has been back on the golf course at one of his clubs in Sterling, Virginia.

He has not yet made a speech since the 2020 US election finally came to a close on Saturday.

Former Republican president George W Bush described Mr Biden as a "good man" who had "won his opportunity to lead and unify our country", adding the election was "fundamentally fair" and the outcome "clear".

Mr Trump is continuing to allege voting irregularities without providing any proof, but Mr Bush said the fact that "so many of our fellow citizens participated in this election is a positive sign of the health of our democracy".

Mr Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have been projected as the winners to clinch the White House.

The pair made victory speeches on Saturday night, and will officially take office after being inaugurated on 20 January.

Earlier, their team announced the work of moving into power has begun, with the launch of an official transition website and social media channels as well as a mission statement on tackling coronavirus.

Mr Biden has also named a former surgeon general, Dr Vivek Murthy, and a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, David Kessler, as co-chairs of a coronavirus working group, with other members expected to be announced on Monday.

The campaign has spent months making the arrangements and on their website, BuildBackBetter.com, outlined a "seven-point plan to beat COVID-19".

A statement explained: "We aren't just going to rebuild what has worked in the past. This is our opportunity to build back better than ever."

And Mr Biden's team added: "The crises we are facing are severe - from a global pandemic to an economic recession to racial injustice to the climate crisis. Our work continues full speed today."

Vote counting continues in four remaining undeclared states, with Mr Biden ahead in Georgia and Arizona, and Mr Trump leading in North Carolina and Alaska.

Despite trailing in the popular vote by four million and failing to win the Electoral College, the outgoing president is refusing to concede and has kept up his unsubstantiated attacks on the fairness of the election.

The move breaks with all tradition of ensuring a peaceful transfer of power.

Mr Trump is likely to go further and begin fresh legal challenges from Monday and possibly even take his fight to the Supreme Court.

The 74-year-old is the first incumbent president not to be re-elected since fellow Republican George H W Bush in 1992.

Mr Biden, 77, will be the oldest sitting president to take office.