5:07 PM PT — President-elect Biden is preaching unity and a peaceful transition of power, which finally looks like it’s going to happen.
Biden addressed the nation Monday after the Electoral College sealed his election victory over Trump, calling on America to set an example for the rest of the world with the peaceful transition.
JB says the road ahead won’t be easy because of the virus, but he says the only way to get through the pandemic is by working together.
Joe Biden officially has big plans on Jan. 20, 2021 — now that all 50 states have officially cast their Electoral College votes to make him the 46th President of the United States.
Electors cast their votes Monday across the country, confirming the winning total for President-elect Biden … 306 for him, and 232 for now-outgoing President Trump.
Nevada — one of the battleground states — cast theirs first Monday morning, and all the other states followed shortly thereafter … including Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Arizona — all states that Trump lost and has fought, unsuccessfully, to overturn the results in court.
Trump and his legal team filed several lawsuits all throughout the country, claiming election fraud, unfair vote counting and invalid ballots … but failed to present any hard-hitting evidence. Pennsylvania was the one place they had a little bit of steam, but that was sucked away quickly when the Supreme Court refused to hear the case.
Of course, it’s been a long and rancorous road getting here — Trump has refused to formally concede … and he’s sent Rudy Giuliani to do a lot of his bidding on this issue, only to see him come up short and contract COVID in the process.
Trump has said, on camera, that if the Electoral College did its thing, he’d bow out. That might be true, but absolutely no one’s expecting him to deliver a concession speech.
Originally published — 3:08 PM PT