After weeks of electoral fraud accusations from President Trump, the U.S Electoral College has today come forward with its official verdict on the explosive 2020 presidential election.
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Now, this year's presidential election was perhaps the most anticipated in decades.
via: GettyAnd, as Trump and Biden went head-to-head, a record number of Americans made sure to get their votes in early.
However, despite the polls across the country closing on Tuesday, November 3rd...
via: GettyIt took days for a result to be announced. As the days trickled by, each state gradually announced their winning candidate and, throughout those tense couple of days, the numbers remained painfully close between President Trump and former vice president, Joe Biden.
Trump was clearly feeling the heat, though...
via: GettyAnd, as the counts went underway, he tried to temporarily stop vote-counting in Michigan and Pennsylvania, states where Joe Biden was projected to win.
He also called for a recount in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania...
via: GettyAnd then went on to threaten legal action against any state wherein Biden had won.
But, regardless of his many threats, the results were in after 4 long days of ballot counting.
via: GettyThe Associated Press called the race for Biden when Pennsylvania's twenty electoral votes put him over the 270-vote threshold needed to win the Electoral College.
Shortly after his victory, Biden Tweeted this:
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I p… https://t.co/iUORklENs0— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1604767962.0
However, there was someone who wasn't in the mood for celebrating...
via: GettyAnd that was President Trump, of course.
Now, Trump's reaction to Biden's win has been nothing short of outrageous.
via: GettyThough the president is a historically sore loser - he's very rarely had to admit defeat ever in his life - and has long made wild accusations against the Biden campaign team, people simply cannot believe his ongoing refusal to accept what has happened.
His first response to Biden's win was to release a lengthy and damning statement...
via: GettyIn which he accused Biden and his team of rigging the entire election. As per Sky News, the statement read: “We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. “The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor. “In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media."
And the frenzied Twitter rants were quick to follow.In his rage, Trump took to the social media platform to dispute the result further, insisting that he was the one who won.
He tried to take some small victory from the situation...And proudly Tweeted that he received a record-breaking number of votes.
However, more damning accusations were quick to follow...Trump seemed set on the idea that Biden and his team rigged the entire election to play out in their favor, and made strong hints that something happened in the counting rooms that had "never happened before."
"WE WILL WIN!"Throughout the past month, Trump has remained confident in his election victory, despite not actually winning.
His many claims of electoral fraud have remained unproven, too.
Wait, Donald Trump’s only “proof” of massive electoral fraud is he was winning in Wisconsin then suddenly he was lo… https://t.co/NU7KXUXsAy— Bryan Behar (@Bryan Behar)1606969379.0
And, when the Trump campaign set up an "Electoral Fraud Hotline"...
Trump’s Electoral Fraud Hotline flooded with calls... https://t.co/NwVA855cFi— Damian Barr (@Damian Barr)1604666927.0
Since Biden's election win...
Trump's flexibility has never been his forte. 🤔 #TrumpSoreLoser #TrumpMeltdown https://t.co/jGtBgLKYv5— Laure Om (@Laure Om)1604933547.0
But now, there has been an all-important update that could throw a spanner in Trump's fraud theory.
via: GettyYesterday, the U.S Electoral College confirmed Joe Biden as the official winner of the 2020 presidential elections.
The Electoral College is one step closer to finalizing the 2020 election process...
via: GettyAll fifty states and Washington D.C. have certified their election results, which then allows the 538 electors in the electoral college to meet and cast their ballots, as per the Constitution.
They confirmed that Joe Biden received more than the 270 electoral colleges needed to take over the White House.
via: GettyThe president-elect has 203 college votes, and Hawaii's electors are due to bring him up to the forecast 306 votes. They added that California was the state to push him over the edge with its fifty-five electors.
Congratulations, Joe Biden!
via: GettyThough we already knew that he'd won the election fair and square, didn't we? For more on the presidential elections, keep scrolling to see why Biden's victory speech was hilariously turned into a WWE meme...