US President-Elect Biden’s Win Over Trump Affirmed in Elector Vote

By Kyodo News 15 December 2020

Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 presidential election was affirmed through a vote on Monday by so-called electors from each of the US states, leaving Republican President Donald Trump with few options but to wind down his attempt to overturn the results.

The electoral vote, usually an event that is little more than a formality, had gained significance as the incumbent has yet to concede, pushing ahead with largely futile legal challenges containing baseless claims of widespread voter fraud.

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