(RepublicanPress.org) – Congress certified the Electoral College ballots in a joint session beginning on the afternoon of January 6 and ending in the wee hours of the morning the following day. Vice President Mike Pence presided over the session, acting in his role as president of the Senate.
Pence read the final tally at about 3:30 a.m., which gave Joe Biden 306 Electoral College votes and President Donald Trump 232 votes. That count was consistent with the result certified by the Electoral College on December 14, 2020.
Minutes later, President Trump said there would be “an orderly transition” when the new administration is set to assume power on January 20. White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino posted the statement on his Twitter account.
Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Electoral Certification:
“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…
— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) January 7, 2021
President Trump began the statement affirming that he disagreed with the outcome of the presidential election but would respect its results. Continuing, he noted that the transition would mark the end of the “greatest first term” or any president in history.
He concluded his statement vowing that the events of the last few days mark the “beginning” of the battle to “Make America Great Again!”
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