US President-elect Joe Biden affirmed, commenting on the Electoral College’s official approval of him as President of the United States of America, that power is not taken in America, but granted by citizens.
Biden tweeted on his Twitter account, saying: “In America, politicians do not take power, but rather the people give it to them .. The flame of democracy was lit in this nation long ago.”
Biden on Twitter
President Biden added, in a message: “We now know that nothing – not even a pandemic or abuse of power can extinguish that flame, and once again, the rule of law, our constitution, and the will of the people have prevailed. “.
US President-elect Joe Biden announced that “the will of the people has prevailed” in a speech that came shortly after the Electoral College officially confirmed his victory, sending a decisive message to the outgoing president, Donald Trump, that “it is time to turn the page.”
The president-elect said it was “time to turn the page” about the presidential elections that tested the resilience of American democracy, shortly after the completion of the Electoral College vote, ending Trump’s unprecedented attempt to cancel the election results, according to the British newspaper, The Guardian.
Biden hailed the presidential elections and their subsequent results as a victory for American democracy and “one of the most remarkable manifestations of civic duty that we have seen in our country.”
The end result – 306 to 232 electoral votes – followed an unfounded campaign by the president to reverse the historic turnout despite the outbreak of a pandemic. Not only did Trump lose the Electoral College, he also lost the popular vote – with about 7 million votes.
However, for weeks, the president clung to baseless accusations of voter fraud in a list of crucial states that gave Biden the victory, and his refusal to concede raised doubts among his supporters about the integrity of the vote and undermined confidence in the institutions of American governance.