Electoral College Officially Confirms Joe Biden’s Presidential Victory

Members of the Electoral College have officially confirmed on Dec. 14 that Joe Biden is the next president of the United States with a majority of 306 electoral votes.

Members of the Electoral College have officially confirmed on Dec. 14 that Joe Biden is the next president of the United States with a majority of 306 electoral votes.

“The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a long time ago. And we now know that nothing, not even the pandemic or an abuse of power, can extinguish that flame,” Biden said at an evening address from Wilmington, Delaware, noting that he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris earned 306 electoral votes, the same margin that Lame Duck President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Biden noted that Trump called the vote a “landslide.”

Trump, meanwhile, received 232 electoral votes.

Electors across all 50 states casted their votes under tougher security measures to ensure their safety amid escalation of tensions from Trump’s supporters.

A group of Republicans reportedly tried to enter the Capitol Building to cast their own vote but were turned away.

The electoral vote is one of the final steps for Biden to take office and it ends Trump’s attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election held last November as he repeatedly refused to concede and filed lawsuits on the grounds of election fraud, which courts found no evidence of.

“We the people voted. Faith in our institutions held. The integrity of our elections remains intact. And so, now it is time to turn the page, to unite, to heal,” Biden said.


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