Donald Trump, still not ready to throw in the towel?
The Electoral College vote that confirmed Joe Biden’s victory the day before was only “a step in the constitutional process,” White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said Tuesday, December 15, while noting that the incumbent President continued to challenge the election results in court.
Despite the Electoral College vote, the results of the November 3 election are still being contested by Donald Trump, spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said after reporters asked whether the incumbent President considered Joe Biden the winner and whether he planned to invite him to the White House.
‘The President is still involved in an ongoing election-related dispute. Yesterday’s vote was a step in the constitutional process, so I will leave it to him’ [commenting, editor’s note] that and refer you to the campaign to learn more about this dispute, it sounds.
Responding to a question about Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader who broke the silence over Joe Biden’s victory, McEnany said she had not heard from the outgoing President on the issue.
Known for his unwavering support for Donald Trump throughout his mandate, Mitch McConnell congratulated Joe Biden on Tuesday. “The electoral college has spoken, so today I would like to congratulate the elected President,” he pronounced at the opening of the debates in the Senate.
Electoral college vote
The electoral college confirmed Monday, December 14, the election of Joe Biden by 306 votes against 232 for Donald Trump. In particular, it was the vote of the grand voters of California, the most populous state in the country, which allowed the Democratic candidate to cross the threshold of the 270 votes necessary to win against his Republican rival and thus become the 46th President of the United States.
At the end of November, Donald Trump had said he would leave the White House if the electoral college voted for Joe Biden.
This Tuesday, December 15, Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to Joe Biden to congratulate him on his presidential victory. The Russian Head of State wished the President-elect every success and stressed that cooperation based on mutual respect would serve the interests of the populations of both countries and the whole world.