The presidential election has been decided. Joe Biden is about to be sworn in. In one appearance, incumbent Trump reaffirmed that he would continue to take action against the election result.
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Despite the imminent swearing-in of his successor Joe Biden, the elected US President Donald Trump wants to continue to hold onto his office with all his might. “They will not conquer the White House, we will fight like the devil,” said Trump at a campaign rally in Dalton shortly before two runoffs for the US Senate in Georgia. Trump repeated his known and unproven election fraud allegations in his 83-minute speech.
The Republican again claimed that he clearly won the November 3rd election. In fact, according to the official results from the states, the winner was the Democrat Biden, who is to be sworn in on January 20th. Trump’s camp failed with dozens of lawsuits against the election results, including before the US Supreme Court in Washington.
In front of thousands of supporters, Trump called on MPs and Senators to appeal against the certification of the results from individual states in Congress on Wednesday. He made it clear that he is counting on the support of Vice President Mike Pence. Pence is President of the Senate and will chair the joint session of the two chambers of Congress on Wednesday. “I hope our great Vice President will stand up for us,” said Trump. “He’s a great guy. If he doesn’t get involved, I won’t like him that much, of course.”
Biden: A new day for America
In turn, US President-elect Joe Biden campaigned for the two Democratic candidates before the Georgia runoff elections. Biden said on Monday during an appearance with the two candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Atlanta with a view to the votes: “Tomorrow can be a new day for Atlanta, Georgia and America.” The result of the two runoff elections will determine whether the Republicans can defend their majority in the Senate or whether Biden’s Democrats will dominate the other House of Representatives in Washington in the future.
Biden said of Ossoff and Warnock, “You are principled, you are qualified. You are honorable, you mean what you say.” Biden accused two Republican incumbents, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, of believing their loyalty to the outgoing President Donald Trump, not Georgia and the United States Constitution.
Biden also accused Trump of not supporting the US states in the vaccination campaign against Covid-19. “The president spends more time whining and complaining than dealing with the problem. I don’t know why he still wants the job when he doesn’t want to do the job.”
Joe Biden campaigns for the Democratic candidates in an election campaign in Georgia. (Source: Reuters)
Republicans in the Senate want to appeal the results
A group of Republican MPs from the House of Representatives and a dozen Republican senators announced that they would appeal against results from individual states on Wednesday. This enables them to force both chambers of congress to retire to separate sessions to debate the objections and ultimately vote on whether to follow them or not. However, the disruptive action should only prolong the procedure and have no consequences for the outcome. The project is highly controversial among Republicans.
Trump campaigned in Dalton for the re-election of Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler this Tuesday. You will run off against Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in runoff elections. The outcome of these elections will determine whether the Republicans can defend their majority in the Senate or whether the Democrats will dominate the other House of Representatives in Washington in the future. Trump called Ossoff and Warnock “extremists who would destroy everything that the patriots in Georgia hold dear.”