The state of Pennsylvania has certified President-elect Joe Biden as the election winner, further driving President Donald Trump’s legal efforts to discard the election results.
Governor Tom Wolf announced the news in a tweet, saying that the Pennsylvania State Department “confirmed the results of the November 3rd elections for President and Vice President of the United States in Pennsylvania.”
“As required by federal law, I signed the Voters’ Determination Certificate for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” he said before thanking “electoral officials who have conducted fair and free elections at an incredibly challenging time to have.” Commonwealth and the History of the Country. “
I want to thank once again the electoral officials for holding fair and free elections at an incredibly challenging time in our Commonwealth and in our country’s history.
Our election workers have been constantly attacked and have done admirable and honorable work.
– Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) November 24, 2020
The news even comes as the Trump administration continues to urge a federal court to invalidate votes for Biden. Trump’s legal team failed to record a single legal victory that would successfully turn the election in his favor. Even so, the president has refused to admit he lost the election and instructed his administration not to cooperate with the transition, raising concerns that he would not leave the White House peacefully.
Yesterday the president announced that he had directed the General Services Administration (GSA) to approve the transition. The move allows President-elect Biden and Vice-President-elect Harris to access the millions of federal funds they need to complete the transition and get their agenda started.
Both Michigan states and Georgia recently confirmed their election results and dealt further blows to the president’s claim the election was fraudulent. Georgia counties started another recount after the Trump administration filed a motion. State law allows candidates to request a recount if the margin is less than 0.5 percent. The recount started at 9 a.m. this morning and must be completed by December 2nd.
Alan is a New York based writer, editor, and news junkie.