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Electoral College Declares Biden 46th U.S. President


Tue 15 Dec 2020 | 06:32 AM
Yassmine Elsayed

Hours ago, the Electoral College decisively confirmed Joe Biden on Monday as the nation’s next president, ratifying his November victory in an authoritative state-by-state repudiation of President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede he had lost.

The presidential electors gave Biden a solid majority of 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232, the same margin that Trump bragged was a landslide when he won the White House four years ago.

Electors met to cast paper ballots, with masks, social distancing, and other pandemic precautions, while the results will be sent to Washington and tallied in a Jan. 6 joint session of Congress over which Vice President Mike Pence will preside.

There was no change in voting as every one of the electoral votes allocated to Biden and the president in last month’s popular vote went officially to each man.

On Election Day, the Democrat topped the incumbent Republican by more than 7 million in the popular vote nationwide.

In the White House, Trump has continued to make unsupported allegations of fraud.

According to AP, Trump remained in the Oval Office long after the sunset in Washington, calling allies and fellow Republicans while keeping track of the running Electoral College tally.

Sources inside the White House said that the president frequently ducked into the private dining room off the Oval Office to watch on TV, complaining that the cable networks were treating it like a mini-Election Night while not giving his challenges any airtime.