Shortly after the Congressional certification of Biden-Harris’ victory, Trump was said to have issued a statement through a senior aide saying there would be “an orderly transition on January 20.”
According to Trump, “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th.
“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted.
“While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!”
The much awaited certification by the Congress of the United States of America (USA) for the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and his Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris in the November 4 presidential election finally arrived after a tumultuous day at the Capitol Hill.
The Congress quashed the objections to the Electoral Votes of Pennsylvania and Arizona and upheld that Democrat indeed won the election, thereby putting an end to the direct struggles by President Donald Trump to upturn Biden-Harris’ electoral win.
The Congressional affirmation was coming hours after supporters of President Donald Trump violently took over Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
When the dusts of the violence settled down, four people were confirmed dead by Washington D.C. Police, while others sustained various degrees of injuries.
At the resumed Congressional session much more later, lawmakers overwhelmingly certified Biden-Harris’ electoral victory.
In his closing remarks, the outgoing Vice President Mike Pence, who presided over a Joint Session of the US Congress, said after banging the gavel: “The whole number of electors appointed to vote for President of the US is 538, of which a majority is 270.
“Joseph R Biden of the state of Delaware received for President of the US, 306 votes.
“Donald J Trump of the state of Florida has received 232.
“The announcement of the state of the vote by the President of the Senate shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons elected president and vice president of the United States, each for the term beginning on the 20th day of January, 2021”