The presidential candidate of Democratic Party Joe Biden has claimed victory in the 2020 presidential election. But the incumbent president and Republican Party candidate Donald Trump said on Saturday that he had won the election gaining 71 mln ‘legal votes’. According to some US media outlet figures, Trump garnered 214 electoral votes, while Biden won 290. 270 seats are required to win the US presential elections.
“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me,” tweeted Biden.
Donald Trump has also claimed victory. “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT! 71,000,000 Legal Votes. The most EVER for a sitting President!” Trump tweeted.
Trump is not going down without a legal fight since observers were not allowed inside the counting rooms in a number of states. “Bad things happened which our observers were not allowed to see. Never happened before. Millions of mail-in ballots were sent to people who never asked for them!” he tweeted. However, Twitter has exercised policies and has added a note to that statement “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”
World leaders have started congratulating Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris who will be now the first woman vice president of the United States. China is strangely quiet so far and Iran has mocked the election process. Commenting on the about 2020 US presidential election, Iran’s spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted “
US State Secretary Mike Pompeo reacted the Khamenei’s comments “@khamenei_ir – You’ve personally stolen hundreds of millions of dollars from your people. Your elections are a joke, with hundreds of candidates disqualified from even running. Today, your people starve because you spend billions on proxy wars to protect your kleptocracy.” The situation in the US & what they themselves say about their elections is a spectacle! This is an example of the ugly face of liberal democracy in the US. Regardless of the outcome, one thing is absolutely clear, the definite political, civil, & moral decline of the US regime.”
This is the second criticism by Iran’s spiritual leader. On 5 November he tweeted ” What a spectacle! One says this is the most fraudulent election in US history. Who says that? The president who is currently in office. His rival says Trump intends to rig the election! This is how #USElections & US democracy are.”
On November 3, American citizens participated in the 2020 polls to elect 435 representatives to the House, 35 senators out of 100 to the Senate, and the President and Vice President of the United States.