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A few hours ago the Electoral College carried out the will of the people and confirmed Joseph Biden’s win. There was no straying, no “faithless electors.” They carried out their jobs the way they’re supposed to even with increased security concerns. Trump still refuses to concede, and his minions in the Republican Party are still insisting they can overturn the election, but honestly, they can’t. It’s time for Mr. Trump and his supporters to accept that there was no widespread fraud. Instead, there was something we should all be proud of. Over 155 million people voted which makes this the biggest election turnout in history. With 74,223,755 million votes, Mr. Trump received more votes than any other sitting president. President-elect Biden, with 81,283,495 million votes, had the biggest popular vote win than any previous presidential candidate. I think one thing we should all be able to agree on is that those are incredible numbers.

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Shortly after the results were confirmed, President-elect Biden gave a 15 minute speech, of which I’m sharing the video of in case anyone missed it. I’d like to highlight a couple of things that stood out for me though.

The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a long time ago, and we now know—nothing, not even a pandemic or an abuse of power can extinguish that flame.

…We’re a great nation. We’re good people. We may come from different places, hold different beliefs, but we share in common a love for this country, a belief in it’s limitless possibilities. For we, the United States of America, has always set the example for the world, for a peaceful transition of power.

Here’s his speech in its entirety.

I’m not so foolish to believe that people who are refusing to accept the results of an election that was the most monitored one in history, will suddenly snap to and accept the Electoral College results either, but hope springs eternal. Meanwhile, while all this insanity has been going on, the U.S. reached another tragic milestone today. There have now been over 300,000 people who have died from the coronavirus as of today. That includes country music superstar Charley Pride, and actress Carol Sutton who died over the weekend. Why are we continuing to fight each other instead of banding together to fight this pandemic? It truly boggles the mind. I can’t even imagine what people will think decades in the future when looking back at this time.