The victory of Joe Biden in the US presidential election has been formally confirmed. He has received 306 electoral college votes from all 50 states of the country. Any candidate needs 270 electoral college votes to win. Biden will take the oath of office of the US President on 20 January. However, it is unlikely that Donald Trump will accept his defeat. Now the voting results will be sent to Washington. He will be officially counted in a joint session of Congress on December 6 here. It will be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence. After this, the way for Biden to be sworn in as president will open. Last month, Trump said he would leave office if Biden confirmed his victory at Elector College.
The US Electoral Board formally confirmed his victory by giving Joe Biden a majority for the post of Vice President to the country’s President and Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris. With this, the legal battle of the outgoing President Donald Trump came to an end in which the election was accused of widespread fraud.
By law, the electoral college meets on the first Monday after the second Wednesday of December. On this day, electors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia meet to cast their votes. The presidential election was held on November 3.
Although the meeting of the electoral college is a mere formality, this meeting was more discussed this year than before, as the country’s current President Trump refused to accept defeat and has made allegations of fraud in the election. Trump also failed to win a majority of the 538-member electoral college.
The newly elected President of the United States, Joe Biden, told the American people that the democracy in the country remained intact after the electoral college confirmed his victory. He said that there was an attempt to defy the principles that guided the country, but it was not weakened.
He said, ‘Those who did not know earlier, now they are also aware of it. It is deeply ingrained in the hearts of the American people that democracy has remained intact. Truth won. Your votes are counted and only the leader you choose will lead the country. He said Trump’s actions violated America’s core democratic values, even affecting the peaceful transfer of power.