The Electoral College voted Monday to elect Biden as America’s next president, affirming his impressive and legitimate victory in the Nov. 3 election. President-elect Biden received 306 electoral votes to President Trump’s 232. In a speech delivered from Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said “our democracy – pushed, tested, threatened – proved to be resilient, true and strong”. Trump lost not only in the electoral college but the popular vote, too. Courts around the nation have thrown out Trump’s baseless claims that Biden’s victory was fraudulent and based on rigged voting. Sen. Kamala Harris of California will soon become the first woman, the first Black person, and the first person of South Asian descent to serve as vice president.
Trump and his loyalists may never concede that he lost in a free and fair election. On Nov. 7, after news organizations announced he was the winner the presidential election, Biden said he “pledged to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn’t see red and blue states, but a United States.” Covid-19, rebuiding economy, the climate crisis – are between the major sujects for the new presidency.