November 7, 2020

Trump Rejects Outcome as Democrats Celebrate Biden’s Triumph

Trustworthy and indepth news stories are more important now than ever.
Support our newsroom by MAKING A CONTRIBUTION HERE
The now-former US President Donald Trump has rejected the results

Donald Trump rejected the outcome of the 2020 election and promised further legal challenges as Democrats and liberal groups celebrated Joe Biden’s victory.

Trump, who was at his golf course in Northern Virginia when the race was called, issued a statement continuing to attempt to undermine the legitimacy of the election with unfounded accusations of widespread voter fraud.

“This election is far from over,” Trump said. “Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.”

Networks and the Associated Press called the race on Saturday after Biden won Pennsylvania. Biden’s Twitter account was swiftly updated to identify him as the “president-elect.”

“I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris,” Biden said in a statement, referring to his running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris.

Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff, tweeted a photo of him embracing his wife. “So proud of you,” he wrote.

Not Over

Trump’s allies, led by his attorney Rudy Giuliani, held a news conference in Philadelphia, where they complained that Trump’s supporters were unable to observe ballot counting as closely as they wanted.

“Wow! All the networks,” Giuliani said after all major networks had called the race. “We have to forget about the law — judges don’t count! All the networks! All the networks! Don’t be ridiculous. Networks don’t get to decide elections, courts do.”

People around Trump said they think the president will concede at some point. But advisers are split on how far to take the legal fights.

Some of Trump’s supporters in the House stood by him.

Representative Jody Hice of Georgia, a Republican, blamed the media: “The mainstream media — on behalf of their Democrat pals — are trying to convince the American people this is already over.”

“It’s not,” Hice added.

But GOP leaders in Congress were largely silent.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky last tweeted on Friday, saying: “Every legal vote should be counted. Any illegally-submitted ballots must not.”

Senator Mitt Romney, the Utah Republican and outspoken Trump critic, congratulated Biden and Harris, tweeting: “We know them both as people of good will and admirable character.”

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican who has been critical of Trump’s response to election results, also congratulated Biden in a tweet and described him as “president-elect.”

“Everyone should want our president to succeed because we need our country to succeed,” Hogan said. “We have great challenges ahead of us as a country. Now more than ever, we need to come together as Americans.”

Celebrations Erupt

Spontaneous celebrations erupted on the streets of cities including New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles after news organizations called the race over. There were cheers and honking horns across New York City, including outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

A large crowd gathered outside the White House. Several could be seen drinking champagne while throngs of people cheered and cars honked in celebration.

At the Capitol, dozens of Trump supporters bearing flags and other gear marched around the grounds. The group chanted “America First” and “Stop the Steal.” Biden supporters heckled the marchers, shouting “Bye!” and occasional epithets. Some marchers stopped at the foot of the Capitol for a prayer vigil; few would speak to a reporter.

“Even if he does lose fair and square, I’d like to show my support,” said a D.C. area resident who identified himself as Pat. He said that an investigation into the election ballot count was necessary to stop unrest.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business lobbying group, congratulated Biden and said it stands ready to work with his administration and leaders on both sides of the aisle.

Chamber Chief Executive Officer Thomas Donohue said: “It is important to complete the election process by fully counting every vote and resolving any disputes. At its core, our democracy relies on trusting the American people to make a decision and placing confidence in the systems in place to determine election outcomes.”

Former President Barack Obama said in a statement that Biden would represent Americans interests regardless of whether they supported him, and encouraged people to give him a chance.

Obama called on Americans to “to reach out beyond our comfort zone, to listen to others, to lower the temperature and find some common ground from which to move forward, all of us remembering that we are one nation, under God.”

‘New Day’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, said in a statement that Biden’s victory “marks the dawning of a new day of hope for America.”

Former Vice President Al Gore said Biden’s victory “marks the beginning of a new commitment to self-government by, of and for all of our people.”

Ben Jealous, president of the liberal group People For the American Way, said Biden’s victory “affirms the people’s commitment to our core values under the most trying of circumstances.”

“Americans have soundly rejected the bigotry and divisiveness of the Trump years and chosen leaders who stand for opportunity and dignity for all people,” Jealous said.

Cedric Richmond, a co-chair of Biden’s campaign, called the result “a great sense of relief.”

“Relief that we did it, that we won. Relief that the country will head in a better direction,” Richmond said.

Source: Blomberg News

We can't do quality journalism without your support

Perhaps it goes without saying — but producing quality journalism isn't cheap. At a time when newsroom resources and revenue are declining, The Chronicles remains committed to "Serving Your Right To Know The Truth". Stand with us as we document Rwanda's remarkable journey for you and the future generation. Do you value our journalism? We can't do it without you. Show us with your support by CONTRIBUTING HERE.
Email your news TIPS to or WhatsApp +250788351327.
You can also find us on Signal


  1. What’s Going down i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered It absolutely helpful and it has aided me out loads.
    I hope to contribute & help other users like its aided me.
    Good job.

  2. Hi, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was
    just curious if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you stop it,
    any plugin or anything you can recommend? I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so
    any support is very much appreciated.

  3. I’ve been surfing on-line more than 3 hours lately, yet I by no means found any fascinating
    article like yours. It’s pretty worth sufficient
    for me. Personally, if all site owners and bloggers made just right content as you
    probably did, the internet will likely be a lot more helpful than ever before.

  4. Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed!
    Extremely useful information specifically the last part 🙂 I
    care for such info a lot. I was seeking this particular
    information for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  5. Hi there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a hard time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  6. hi!,I really like your writing so so much! share we communicate extra approximately your article on AOL?

    I require an expert in this area to unravel my problem. Maybe that’s you!
    Having a look ahead to peer you.

  7. Tremendous things here. I’m very satisfied to see your article. Thank you so much and I’m looking forward to touch you. Will you please drop me a mail?

  8. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.