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It’s official

The U.S. electoral college convened on Monday and, as expected, cast the votes that officially declare former Vice President Joe Biden to be the president-elect of the United States. It’s official, and all the tweeting and public declarations from President Donald Trump about how his victory was stolen from him won’t change the outcome.

Thanks to Trump’s pre-election declarations that the only way he could lose is if the election was rigged, this has probably been the most closely watched election in U.S. history. Republican election watchers were standing by in polling places and in election offices watching the vote being counted. Trump had teams of lawyers ready to challenge the results in states he needed to win to keep his seat. His lawyers filed lawsuits and challenges all the way up to the Supreme Court, and no evidence, outside of wild conjecture, could be produced to invalidate the results of the election. The Supreme Court, this past weekend, refused Trump’s request to hear his arguments and disqualified whole slates of electors in the states where he lost.

So the 2020 presidential election is over. Joe Biden will be taking the oath of office on Jan. 20 and it will be time for the nation to move on.

We hope it will be able to move on in unity and with respect for each other and with desire to work for the best interests of the whole country. But given the masses who still believe that Trump was robbed, we rather doubt it.

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