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Donald Trump says he will leave White House if electoral college votes for Joe Biden | US news

Donald Trump has said that he will leave the White House in January if the electoral college votes for Democratic president-elect Joe Biden, in the closest the outgoing president has come to conceding defeat.

Biden won the presidential election with 306 electoral college votes – many more than the 270 required – to Trump’s 232. Biden also leads Trump by more than 6 million in the popular vote tally.

Trump has so far defied tradition by refusing to concede defeat, instead making a series of baseless claims about alleged ballot fraud and launching legal attempts to challenge the outcomes in several states such Pennsylvania and Michigan.

But desperate efforts by Trump and his aides to overturn results in key states, either by lawsuits or by pressuring state legislators, have failed.

Speaking to reporters on the Thanksgiving holiday, Trump said if Biden – who is due to be sworn in on

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President Trump acknowledged for the first time that he would leave the White House when the Electoral College casts its formal vote for Joe Biden.

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USA TODAY’S coverage of the 2020 election and President-elect Joe Biden’s transition continues this week as states certify their vote counts. President Donald Trump has yet to concede the race but his administration cleared the way this week for Biden’s team to have access to federal resources and briefings during the transition.

Be sure to refresh this page often to get the latest information on the election and the transition.

Trump says he would ‘certainly’ leave White House once Electoral College votes for Biden

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Thursday that he would leave the White House if the Electoral College votes – as it will – to make Democrat Joe Biden the next president, but said it would

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Donald Trump has said that he will leave the White House when the electoral college votes for Democratic president-elect Joe Biden in the closest the outgoing president has come to conceding defeat.

Biden won the presidential election with 306 electoral college votes – many more than the 270 required – to Trump’s 232. Biden also leads Trump by more than 6 million in the popular vote tally.

Trump has so far defied tradition by refusing to concede defeat, instead making a series of baseless claims about alleged ballot fraud and launching legal attempts to challenge the outcomes in several states such Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Trump’s comments, made to reporters at the White House after speaking to troops during the traditional Thanksgiving Day address to US service members, appear to take him one step nearer to admitting defeat and might allay fears that will continue fighting the result.

Asked if he

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Donald Trump Will Try To Convince State Republicans to Change Electoral College Rules to Win: Report

President Donald Trump is expected to appeal to Republican state legislators to alter rules that govern the appointment of electors in order to retain the presidency, according to a Thursday report from Reuters.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump's legal team may attempt to change the Electoral College rules in order to remain in office, according to reports.


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President Donald Trump’s legal team may attempt to change the Electoral College rules in order to remain in office, according to reports.

Trump has thus far refused to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden, contesting the voting process in court in some battleground states. Some observers have criticized Trump’s allegations of widespread election manipulation as being presented without evidence. With many media outlets calling Biden the clear winner of the election, lawyers for Trump reportedly believe his best chance at remaining in office lies in states choosing to appoint electors who would not cast their votes for Biden.

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People are making bets on whether Melania Trump will divorce Donald Trump. But that might be a bad bet.

Is Melania Trump really looking forward to being rid of President Trump as much as tens of millions of Americans are? Or is it just another fantasy that Trump critics are projecting on a first lady who has succeeded in shrouding her true self in mystery?

Many who despise Donald Trump imagine that his wife does, too. They point to a few videos of her seeming to refuse to hold her husband’s hand as proof. They also notice that Melania spends a lot of time apart from her husband, and she’s not as publicly affectionate with him as, for instance, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama or Jill Biden are with their husbands. Some have baselessly claimed that Melania has a body double who stands in for her when (they imagine) she refuses to make appearances at her husband’s side.

“Never, not with any previous first lady,” has there been a rampant

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Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump said they won by a ‘landslide’ with 306 Electoral College votes in 2016. Now that Biden has 306, they’re crying foul.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump at first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 29, 2020. Win McNamee/Getty Images


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President Donald Trump at first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 29, 2020. Win McNamee/Getty Images

  • Several White House officials have long touted President Donald Trump’s 306 Electoral College votes in 2016 as a “landslide” victory.
  • Trump himself has repeatedly referred to it as a “landslide” over the years.
  • But now that President-elect Joe Biden has secured 306 electoral votes, none of them are congratulating him.
  • Instead, Trump is refusing to concede.
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When President Donald Trump raked in 306 Electoral College votes in 2016, he and the advisors close to him called the victory a “landslide.”

President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday secured 306 Electoral College votes — the same amount that propelled Trump to the presidency four years ago. But this time, Trump has not acknowledged the number, and instead pushed baseless or downright false allegations of

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With Donald Trump, Republicans narrow race gap

Chris Arnade, Opinion contributor
Published 4:01 a.m. MT Nov. 14, 2020

Over the past few decades, Democrats have become the professorial party of the educated elite. Republicans are learning what the working class wants.

Democrats are right to be celebrating a Joe Biden presidency, but the details of his win should worry them. In particular, President Donald Trump increased his vote share in once solidly Democratic counties, like Starr County, Texas, and Robeson County, North Carolina, and from traditional Democratic groups like Mexican Americans.

What connects all these different communities? All have fewer college graduates, indicating that while the racial gap is decreasing, the education gap is solidifying, and becoming multi-racial.

This means the Democrats, in numbers and attitude, continued it’s evolution into the party of highly educated college graduates, while Republicans, despite having a very long way to go, shifted towards a more racially diverse coalition of non-graduates.

Why

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Can Republican State Legislatures Step In To Hand Donald Trump an Electoral College Victory?

President Donald Trump, who has yet to concede the 2020 election, reportedly has floated the idea of subverting the normal Electoral College process to clinch a second term in the White House.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump visits his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2020. The 2020 race has been called by several news outlets for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but Trump has refused to concede. The New York Times reported that the president asked his advisers whether it was possible for Republican legislatures to sidestep the popular vote and select pro-Trump electors in key battleground states.


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President Donald Trump visits his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2020. The 2020 race has been called by several news outlets for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but Trump has refused to concede. The New York Times reported that the president asked his advisers whether it was possible for Republican legislatures to sidestep the popular vote and select pro-Trump electors in key battleground states.

The seemingly implausible scenario comes after several news organizations, including the Associated Press, called the race for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. On Friday, projections showed Biden with 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232.

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Presidential election 2020: Joe Biden just six Electoral College votes shy of win against President Donald Trump, AP says

With a handful of states yet to be called and hundreds of thousands of ballots still being counted, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has flipped several key battleground states to find himself just six Electoral College votes shy of winning the White House.

As of 6:45 p.m., Biden had won Michigan, Wisconsin and Arizona, with a 264 to 214 Electoral College vote advantage over President Donald Trump, according to the Associated Press.

If Biden picks up the six electoral votes up for grabs in Nevada, he will reach the required 270 — even without the key battleground state of Pennsylvania, where election officials are still counting after record turnout and mail-in votes that have so far favored Biden by a wide margin.

The same holds true if Biden pulls off a win in Georgia, which has yet to be called and offers 16 electoral votes. Trump has led significantly in

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These states can hand Joe Biden the electoral college win over Donald Trump

Former Vice President Joe Biden is getting close to 270 electoral votes in the presidential race after he was named the winner in Wisconsin and Michigan. The race is now down to Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina, which appears to be leaning towards Trump.

Trump can still win, but he is running out of moves.

In the graphic below, each candidate needs to fill their block to win the presidency. The gray spaces represent the remaining paths to victory.

Georgia

Trump is out in front of Biden in Georgia by about 77,000 votes at last check. Georgia is counting mail-in ballots in precincts expected to favor Democrats. About 200,000 absentee ballots and around 50,000 early votes still need to be counted, according to Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger. 

North Carolina

Winning North Carolina is critical to Trump’s reelection chances. He has a lead of almost 80,000 votes. Trump won

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