Justice Department finds no evidence of widespread voter fraud, Attorney General Barr says
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up on specific complaints, but they’ve uncovered no evidence that would change the outcome of the election, despite President Trump's assertions. The comments are especially direct coming from Barr, who has been one of the president’s most ardent allies. Ref. USAToday.
Joe Biden passes the 270-vote threshold to win the Electoral College on California's vote, solidifying his presidential victory. Across the country, electors met Monday to formally cast their votes for either President-elect Joe Biden or President Donald Trump based on the popular votes in their states. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will receive 306 votes, topping Trump’s 232 votes. Next, the electoral votes will be counted at a special joint session of Congress on Jan 6. Ref. USAToday.
Congress set to formalize Biden's win Jan. 6. Here's what to expect. On Jan. 6, Congress will meet to formally count the votes cast by the Electoral College. Some GOP lawmakers have indicated that they will object. Ref. USAToday.
Vice President Mike Pence confirms Joe Biden winner of the Electoral College, ending vote count hours after rioters breach the Capitol. While the congressional count is usually a short, ceremonial event, President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the results prompted some GOP lawmakers to challenge the count. The proceedings were interrupted when Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a violent rush that saw four fatalities, including one woman who was shot by the Capitol Police. Ref. USAToday.