It is a victory much more than symbolic. By winning in Georgia (16 grand voters), according to several American media such as CNN and the New York Times, Joe Biden offers himself an even more flattering score in terms of the number of major voters. This new victory for the Democratic candidate offers the “elected president” 306 votes to the electoral college, which will meet on December 14 to formally elect him.
At the same time the same media attributed the victory in North Carolina (15 major voters) to the camp of Donald Trump, but it is only a small consolation prize at a time when his campaign lost a legal challenge results in Michigan and withdrew one in Arizona.
A recount of the votes must take place in Georgia, where the gap is very small between the two candidates, but its outcome will not change the final result: Joe Biden has, whatever happens in this state, the 270 necessary voters at least to open the doors of the White House.
Donald Trump, virtually absent from any public event since the November 3 election, continues to challenge the outcome and cry fraud. He was to come out of the shadows on Friday during a speech at 4:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. GMT), from the gardens of the White House, on Operation Warp Speed, which coordinates the government’s vaccine strategy on the virus.
The outgoing president again said Friday to be the winner of the presidential election. “A rigged election! He tweeted, continuing his questioning of the results, an unprecedented fact in American political history. And supporters of the president, a tide of red caps “Make America Great Again” with whom Donald Trump has never ceased to surround himself in the last hours of his campaign, continue to be bombarded with requests for financial participation for ” defend the election ”.
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“It’s heartwarming to see all this huge support”
Some of the more radical of them are scheduled to demonstrate in Washington on Saturday, even though the Trump side is unable to produce a single hard piece of evidence to prove the existence of large-scale electoral fraud. Donald Trump wrote in a tweet considering going to this protest: “It is heartwarming to see all this huge support, especially these spontaneous gatherings that are popping up across the country, including one big Saturday in DC. I might even try to come and say hello ”.
As in a parallel reality, his most loyal ministers and advisers also ensure that the ground is being prepared for “a second Trump term”. “I think the president will participate in his own inauguration” in January, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News on Friday. A wishful thinking from the billionaire’s faithful who, however, is moving further and further away as the deadline of December 14 and the electoral college vote approaches.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr