Pennsylvania’s Department of State has certified the results of the 2020 presidential election and declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the state’s Governor Tom Wolf said. thanked the state’s officials for administering a “fair and free” election and said that he had signed the “Certificate for of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden” and his running mate Kamala Harris.
Due to the severe COVID-19 situation in the United States, more than 90 million Americans voted early in this election, either by mail or in person. Prior to the election, Trump claimed that voting by mail could result in election fraud with foreign countries printing ballots.
Trump and his legal have team filed lawsuits in a number of states demanding recounts of the ballots. In Pennsylvania, his campaign demanded to block the certification of ballots, saying almost 700,000 ballots were cast illegally in the state.
However, a federal judge in Pennsylvania dismissed the campaign’s lawsuit last weekend. US District Judge Matthew Brann said Trump’s legal team had failed to present “compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption”.
Earlier today, Trump posted on Twitter that his legal team was preparing to file a big lawsuit that will “spell out in detail” the alleged election fraud.
Although the president said that he had ordered the General Services Administration to begin the process of transition of power to Joe Biden, he said he would never concede to “fake ballots” and Dominion”.