Trump concedes defeat, Congress affirms Biden as U.S. Prez

The Note: Trump cedes ground across the board to Biden - ABC News

Joint session of US Congress on Thursday, January 7 certified victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the November  3 US Presidential Election. The Senate and House of Representatives voted to reject two separate challenges to President-elect Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania and Arizona. On Wednesday, a breach by a pro-Trump mob saw debate suspended and chambers evacuated. Before the breach, Senate leader Mitch McConnell said that overturning the 2020 presidential election result would “damage our republic forever”. Donald Trump says there will be an “orderly” transfer of power to Joe Biden on January 20. Donald Trump has finally conceded defeat in last year’s presidential election, announcing in a statement that there will be an orderly transition of power on January 20. The statement came soon after a joint session of the US Congress certified Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the US Presidential Election held in November last year. Biden is set to take over as US president on January 20. “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…,” Trump said. The outdoing president described his rule as ‘the greatest first term in presidential history’. A member of the Democratic Party, Biden, 78, served as the 47th vice president during the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. He will be the oldest ever POTUS. Image courtesy: ABC News

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