Electoral College Reunion: Biden Is Elected
The electors formally vote, with Biden defeating Trump 306 to 232.
The Electoral College electors from all 50 states formally convened on Monday to cast their votes for the presidency, and the result was as expected — Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump 306 to 232. Interestingly, the number of votes exactly matched Trump’s 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton.
Laughably, Biden declared: “Faith in our institutions held. The integrity of our elections remains intact.”
While Biden plagiarized Trump in touting his EC victory as a “landslide,” the truth of the matter is that his margin of victory in the swing states was even smaller than that of Trump’s in 2016. Trump won by besting Clinton by 77,744 total votes in the swing states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, whereas Biden slipped by Trump by 42,918 votes combined in Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, Trump has still refused to concede defeat, arguing that some of his continued legal challenges have yet to be ruled on. That said, Trump has had little success in the courts, and it is all but impossible that there remains a genuine means for Trump to remain in the White House. Trump’s lack of concession clearly raised the ire of Biden, who blasted the president and Republicans following the EC vote. He derided their legal challenges as an “unprecedented assault on democracy” while falsely asserting that “no cause or evidence was found to reverse or question or dispute the results.”
But oh, by the way, Biden then talked of this being the “time to turn the page,” “to unite,” and “to heal.” Sure thing.
Biden and the Left spent four years “assaulting democracy” and denying Trump’s legitimacy, and they continue to act as if Trump’s presidency was a disaster. The facts demonstrate the exact opposite, of course, and Biden’s false characterization of the past four years does nothing to encourage Americans to come together. Yet he opined, “In America, politicians don’t take power — the people grant it to them. The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a long time ago. And we now know that nothing — not even a pandemic, or an abuse of power — can extinguish that flame.” That’s a rich statement dripping in irony and abject hypocrisy coming from the number-two man in Barack Obama’s White House, an administration that’s infamous for its abuse of power, that initiated a deep-state cabal in an attempt to oust a duly elected president, and that actively sowed the seeds of divisiveness, identity politics, and racial animus that are currently roiling the nation.
What may have been the most obtuse comment by Biden, however, was his reference to the now more than 300,000 Americans who have died as a result of contracting COVID. Biden continued to push the false narrative that Trump’s response to the novel virus from China was an abject failure even as the lifesaving coronavirus vaccine, developed in record time thanks to Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, was literally being delivered to all 50 states.
On a final note, despite Biden securing the EC vote, demonstrating that a Democrat can still win an election via the Founders’ well-designed system, one New York state elector believes she knows better even as she registered her vote for Biden. Hillary Clinton delivered the same old sore-loser message: “I believe we should abolish the Electoral College and select our president by the winner of the popular vote, same as every other office. But while it still exists, I was proud to cast my vote in New York for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”
While it would be tempting to claim that Clinton’s remark demonstrates her abject ignorance of federalism, the truth is she knows exactly what federalism is and rejects it because it serves as a roadblock to leftist elitists’ desire to perpetually run the nation without having to consider and be held accountable by voters in red states.
The bottom line: Unless some massive unforeseen developments occur, Joe Biden will be inaugurated the 46th president of the United States on January 21. Buckle up.
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