Pennsylvania Certifies Biden as Winner of 2020 Election

The state of Pennsylvania has licensed President-elect Joe Biden because the winner of its election, driving an additional wedge into President Donald Trump’s authorized efforts to overturn the election outcomes.

Governor Tom Wolf introduced the information in a tweet, saying that Pennsylvania’s State Division “licensed the outcomes of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vp of america.”

“As required by federal regulation, I’ve signed the Certificates of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” he stated earlier than thanking “election officers who’ve administered a good and free election throughout an extremely difficult time in our commonwealth and nation’s historical past.”

The information comes even because the Trump administration continues to push a federal court docket to invalidate votes for Biden. Trump’s authorized workforce has didn’t log a single authorized victory that will efficiently swing the election in his favor. Regardless of this, the president has refused to concede that he misplaced the election and ordered his administration to not cooperate with the transition, sparking considerations that he wouldn’t go away the White Home peacefully.

Yesterday, the president introduced that he’d directed the Common Companies Administration (GSA) to authorize the transition to proceed. The transfer permits President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris to entry thousands and thousands of {dollars} in federal funding they might want to full the transition and set their agenda in movement.

Each the states of Michigan and Georgia additionally not too long ago licensed their election outcomes, dealing additional blows to the president’s declare the election was fraudulent. Georgia counties have initiated one other recount after the Trump administration filed a request. State regulation permits candidates to request a recount when the margin is lower than 0.5 %. The recount started as of 9 a.m. this morning and have to be accomplished by December 2.