Biden reaffirms his belief in American democracy
Trump Campaign Warns Biden Will Undermine American Democracy
President-elect turns to country after electoral college officially confirms his victory
WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden reaffirmed his faith in American democracy and the integrity of the US election in an address he made after the electoral college officially confirmed his victory over President Donald Trump.
Biden tried to unify the polarized country by reaching out to over 74 million Americans who voted for Trump.
“In this fight for the soul of America, democracy has won,” Biden said. – We, the people, voted. Faith in our institutions has survived. The integrity of our elections remains unchanged. It’s time to turn the page, as we’ve done throughout our history. To unite. To be healed “.
As a result of voting in the electoral college on Monday, its members officially gave Biden more than 270 votes necessary to certify his election victory..
After the last four electors to vote in Hawaii, Biden received 306 electoral votes, well above the threshold required to win. 232 electors voted for President Donald Trump.
Electoral College voting is generally considered a formal procedure in the four-year calendar of the US presidential election. However, after a nationwide vote on November 3, Trump repeatedly stated that the vote in key states, where he lost to one degree or another to Biden, was rigged, costing him his re-election..
On Sunday, Trump continued to attack Biden’s victory.
“The wavering states that have discovered massive voter fraud – and that’s all of them – cannot legally certify these votes as complete and correct without committing a severely punishable crime,” he tweeted..
On Monday morning, as the electoral college vote began, the president retweeted himself..
Biden reaches out to the country after the vote ends.
President-elect ridiculed Trump and dozens of Republican officials who back the incumbent for continuing to speak of victory despite multiple lost lawsuits.
“They knew that the elections were under control, under their control, that they were fair, free and fair,” Biden said. “I sincerely hope that we will never see someone subjected to such threats and insults as in this election.”.
In comments that appeared to target Trump, Biden implicitly rejected attempts to challenge the election results..
“In America, politicians don’t take power, people give it to them,” Biden said. – The flame of democracy has been kindled in this country for a very long time. And now we know that nothing – not even a pandemic or abuse of power – can extinguish this flame. “.
At noon on January 20, Biden will be sworn in on the steps of the Capitol as the 46th President of the United States. At the age of 78, he will become the oldest American leader elected to this position..