Trump refused to concede defeat in the 2020 election, despite Biden’s decisive victory at the Electoral College and popular vote. The former vice president has won nearly 80 million votes, which is more than any other US candidate in history with a significant margin. Trump has received about 74 million votes.
CNN and other stores predicted that Biden won the race two weeks ago, when Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes put Biden above the 270 needed to become president. Biden is expected to receive 306 electoral votes, while Trump gets 232, the same amount that Trump won Hillary Clinton in 2016.
The President refused to admit the struggle, making false allegations about widespread voter fraud without evidence and trying to undermine the democratic process. Judges have repeatedly rejected false claims alleging fraud, pointing out that there is no evidence.
Americans voted by mail to record numbers this year to protect themselves from coronavirus exposure in the midst of a global pandemic. Experts have been warning for months that there will be a long vote count and that the result may not be known on election night, or even days after.
The President and his allies are trying to cast doubt on the entire voting process and have refused to cooperate in a transition of power. General Manager Emily Murphy has refused to formally begin the presidency, barring Biden’s group from gaining access to millions of dollars in tax and other resources. Biden’s team warned that the delay had real implications for national security and their response to the Koran.