The leading Republican Party politician congratulates the election winner. Actually a completely normal process in a democracy. But not if the president is Donald Trump.
Incumbent US President Donald Trump has criticized the leading Republican in the US Senate to publicly recognize Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory.
It was too early to give up, Trump tweeted Wednesday evening to the address of Republican majority leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell. The Republican Party must finally learn to fight. “People are mad!” He added.
McConnell, considered a close confidant of Trump, had congratulated Biden for winning Tuesday’s presidential election in the Senate after weeks of reluctance. “The electoral body has spoken. So today I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden,” he said.
In the 50 US states and Washington’s main district, 538 voters voted on behalf of the people for the future president on Monday. As expected, Biden got the votes of 306 voters, 36 more than is necessary for the victory. 232 voters voted for Trump.
Trump’s record worth nothing
Trump reiterated in the tweet that the roughly 75 million votes received in the November election were a record for a sitting president. Biden has won more than 81 million votes, according to available results. In his statement, McConnell left no doubt about the legitimacy of the election results. Trump, on the other hand, holds on to his image that he has been denied victory due to massive irregularities.
The final election result will be officially announced in Congress in Washington on January 6. Biden will be sworn in on January 20. On that day, Trump’s constitutional term will automatically end, even if he doesn’t admit defeat.