Donald Trump Concedes Election After Biden Presidency Confirmed By Congress
By Allie Gold
January 7, 2021
After a long day and night of rioters in the Capitol and Congress affirming the election results, Donald Trump has finally conceded the election to Joe Biden.
In a statement issued by President Trump through Dan Scavino, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Director of Social Media after his Twitter was temporarily locked, he says: "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." He continues, "I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!"
This concession of power comes hours after Vice President Pence officially affirmed the election results of President-elect Biden’s win at 3:32am this morning.
Pence officially cited the results for Biden's victory in Vermont, which put the Democrat votes past 270 electoral votes leading Congress to confirm him as the next president approximately 15 hours after they went into session.
“Are there any objections to counting the certificate of the state of Vermont?” Pence asked. There was only silence. “The announcement of the state of the vote by the president of the Senate shall be deemed a sufficient declaration as persons elected president and vice president of the United States,” Pence said at 3:41 a.m.
Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris will be inaugurated Jan. 20 at noon.