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Electoral College confirms Biden’s election



PRESIDENT-elect Joe Biden has refuted claims of voter fraud by Donald Trump after clearing the 270-vote threshold in the Electoral College count.

  Biden reached the milestone on Monday with California’s 55 votes. After Hawaii then added its tally, Biden reached 306 votes. Outgoing President Donald Trump received 232.

  “In this battle for the soul of America, democracy prevailed,” Biden said in a speech after the Electoral College confirmed his victory. “We the people voted. Faith in our institutions held. The integrity of our elections remains intact.”

  Trump, who has refuted the election results for weeks, continued to make claims that the election was rigged on Monday. In a tweet, he said an unreleased report of voting in a Michigan county could be an “election changing result.” The claim was flagged by Twitter as disputed.

  Biden confronted Trump’s accusations and lawsuits across several states, which have attempted to reject the election results.

  “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,” said Biden.

  Biden also condemned the threats of violence against election officials.

  “It is my sincere hope we never again see anyone subjected to the kind of threats and abuse we saw in this election,” he said.

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