A new step forward. Unsurprisingly, Democrat Joe Biden received the majority of the votes of the voters this Monday evening, which further formalizes his presidential victory against Donald Trump.
The results of the November 3 ballot had already been certified by each of the 50 American states: Biden had won the record number of 81.28 million votes, or 51.3% of the vote, against 74.22 million (46.8% ) to the outgoing Republican President. But in the United States, the tenant of the White House is chosen by indirect universal suffrage, each state generally allocating its electorate, whose number depends mainly on its population, to the candidate who wins locally.
It was the California vote that sealed the fate of this election, at 2:27 p.m. (11:27 p.m. KST) giving Biden the grand voters needed to reach the 270 threshold. The 538 grand voters are local politicians, figures from civil society or those close to a candidate.
The former vice-president of Barack Obama, who will become the 46th president in the country’s history on January 20, has planned to speak overnight from Monday to Tuesday (French time). From his home town of Wilmington, Delaware, he intends to celebrate “the strength and resilience” of American democracy.
Will Trump wait until January 6 to admit defeat?
In denial from the start of the start, despite the multiple legal setbacks, Donald Trump does not intend to take this new “affront” into account. After hinting that he would step down if Joe Biden was elected by the Electoral College, the outgoing president has since revised his strategy. No question of recognizing anything on December 14th. The time for “the final concession” could now be set for January 6, according to Jenna Ellis, senior adviser to the Trump campaign. Date on which Congress will formalize the votes of delegates from each state.
In public opinion, Trump’s more militant fringe also refuses to admit defeat. And still organize rallies. This weekend, five people were thus injured in the United States, including four seriously with knives and one by bullet, during demonstrations “to demand” four more years “of presidency Trump and denounce again, without evidence , “massive frauds” in the presidential election.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr