Joe Biden’s marked his Electoral College win tonight by blasting Donald Trump and Republicans who have fallen in line behind false claims that the election was stolen or rigged.
Biden’s overall message was that the process worked, as electors across the country made his victory official.
“Our democracy — pushed, tested, threatened — proved to be resilient, true and strong,” Biden said.
Broadcast and cable news networks carried Biden’s speech live.
With more than 81 million votes cast for him and Kamala Harris, Biden said that “democracy worked,” with record turnout in the midst of a pandemic.
“By his own standards, these numbers represented a clear victory then, and I respectfully suggest they do so now,” Biden said.
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Biden did make gestures of unity, but he pushed back against Trump’s election challenges, which included recounts and litigation. He singled out a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas that sought to invalidate the votes of four other states. The Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit on Friday.
“It’s a position so extreme, we’ve never seen it before. A position that refused to respect the will of the people, refused to respect the rule of law, and refused to honor our Constitution.”
Biden praises local election workers: “These patriotic Americans are subject to so much — enormous political pressure, verbal abuse and even threats of physical violence…It’s simply unconscionable. We owe these public servants a debt of gratitude”
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