There will be an orderly transition of power on January 20th, 2021, Donald Trump has said.
This is after the U.S Congress just affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over him.
The counting of Vermont’s three electoral votes put Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris over the 270-threshold needed to win the presidency.
The Senate and House rejected objections to throwout Georgia and Pennsylvania’s electoral votes for Biden.
Republicans also objected to Arizona, Nevada and Michigan’s electoral votes, but the motions failed before they reached debate.
In the end the joint session certified 302 votes for Biden and Harris, and 232 votes for Trump and Pence.
Following a formal affirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, President Trump said the decision “represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history.”
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said in a statement.
“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again,” Trump said while repeating false claims about the election that incited a mob to storm the Capitol.
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