(ReliableNews.org) – Congress certified the Electoral College balloting results in the early morning hours of January 7, 2021 after months of anticipation, press conferences, and ongoing litigation in the courts. It took more than 14 hours for Congress to conclude its consideration of election-related matters in a joint session that began the day before.
At about 3:30 a.m., Vice President Mike Pence announced the final tally of 232 for President Donald Trump and 306 votes for Joe Biden. A few minutes later, White House deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino posted an official statement from the president.
Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Electoral Certification:
“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. I have always said we would continue our…
— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) January 7, 2021
The president promised an orderly transition from his administration to Biden’s on January 20, 2021, even though he “totally” disagreed with the election’s results.
President Trump concluded his remarks on a couple of positive notes. First, the transition marks the end of the most successful first term of any president in history. Second, the battle to “Make America Great Again!” has only begun.
Donald Trump is not conceding remains the clear head of the Republican Party, as evidenced by his overwhelming support in the House while challenging the election results in several states. He will be a force to be reckoned with in conservative politics for years to come, with his legacy impacting politics for decades.
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