Biden officially won 306 votes in a college election as voters voted for state heads across the country almost or in person, to fulfill a pro forma burden that would not have received so much public attention but Trump’s refusal to accept his defeat. Trump is expected to win 232
On Monday U.S. President Joe Biden urged the country to “open the page” in the victory speech after the electoral college voted to strengthen its 2020 victory at the White House.
He also expressed extraordinary anger and impatience with President Donald Trump and his “democratic attack” on their refusal to accept his defeat.
Shortly after the vote, William Barr, a once-trusted general lawyer who later opposed Trump’s allegations of electoral fraud, resigned, ending a bitter relationship.
Biden officially won 306 votes in an election college as voters voted for state heads across the country almost or in person, to fulfill a pro forma burden that would not have received so much public attention but Trump’s refusal to accept his defeat. Trump is expected to win 232.
“If anyone didn’t know before, we know now. What strikes the hearts of the American people is this – democracy, ”Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware. “So, now is the time to turn the page, integrate, treat.”
Biden has been tolerant in public for Trump’s relentless efforts to question and alter the election results, giving the president time to admit his defeat. He conveyed the same understanding to Republican lawyers, many of whom did not accept Biden’s victory for fear of Trump’s wrath.
The dam broke on Monday. Biden joined Trump, naming him more than ever in any speech after winning the election, as well as Republicans, accusing them of launching “unprecedented attacks on democracy”.
Biden cited Trump’s efforts – legal challenges that were heard and rejected by 80 judges across the country, including the Supreme Court, counting, and political pressure on Republican elected officials and election officials.
“The whole process was given to President Trump to challenge the results,” Biden said. “Respect for democracy is at the heart of our democracy – even if we find it difficult to accept those results. But that is the responsibility of those who have taken the oath of allegiance to our constitution. ”
Biden became the “imagined” winner in the election on November 3, when voting closed. He was the official winner on December 8 when all 50 states, including Washington, DC, “confirmed” the results of the election campaign on December 14.
Voting college votes cast on Monday will be counted by the House of Representatives on January 6, which is one of the most prominent high-profile candidates.
Trump’s allies in the House expect to use that part of the process to try to change the election one last time. They will fail, as they have so far, and the next president will be sworn in on January 20.
Shortly after it became clear that the college’s election vote was clear tonight, Trump announced Barr’s resignation, which openly denied Trump’s allegations of fraud, saying his department had found no evidence of irregularities that could alter election results.
Barr’s departure was imminent since his public holiday with the president. But instead of being fired like his predecessor Jeff Sessions, Barr managed to get out with a seemingly peaceful solution. So much so that Trump wrote on Twitter a letter from Barr’s resignation.