President-elect Joe Biden.
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President-elect Joe Biden said “democracy prevailed” after surpassing the necessary 270 Electoral College votes on Monday, formalizing his win to become the official president-elect. 

Biden also won the popular vote over Trump by nearly 7 million votes.

“In America, politicians don’t take power – people grant power to them,” Biden said during a monday address.

He also forcefully responded to Trump’s failed attempts to overturn the results of the election, saying the Trump campaign and supporters “were heard by more than 80 judges across this country and in every case no cause or evidence was found to reverse or question or dispute the results.”


Trump and other GOP officials have lost more than three dozen election-related lawsuits filed in six states since Election Day, Business Insider's Sonam Sheth and Jacob Shamsian reported.

"The Trump campaign initially had a single win, when a Pennsylvania judge ruled on November 12 that first-time voters were supposed to confirm their IDs with county boards of election by November 9, rather than November 12," according to the report. "The decision opened the door to disqualify the ballots of people who didn't verify their IDs in time. But the state Supreme Court later overturned that decision."

The president-elect also noted the margin by which he won - 306 to 232 - the same margin by which Trump won in 2016 against former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.


"Three-hundred and six electoral votes is the same number that Trump & Pence received when they won in 2016," Biden said. "At the time, Trump called his electoral college tally a landslide. By his own standards, these numbers represented a clear victory then, and I respectfully suggest they do so now."

Now that his win was made official by the Electoral College, Biden said it was time to "turn the page" and focus on the "urgent work" of handling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout in its wake.

Trump has not yet commented on the results of the Electoral College vote, nor has he conceded the 2020 election. Last month, the president told reporters that he would "certainly" leave the White House if Biden is elected by the Electoral College, later continuing to tout his unsubstantiated claims of election and voter fraud.

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