Joe Biden is moving ahead as the media-declared president-elect, but during the first presidential debate with President Trump, he affirmed he would “not declare victory until the election is independently certified.”
Moderator Chris Wallace posed the question to the former vice president during the Sept. 28 debate in Cleveland. . .
But amid lawsuits and investigations presenting evidence of serious vote fraud in the battleground states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Nevada, Biden delivered a victory speech Saturday declaring “the election is over.”
While major media outlets have called the race for Biden, none of the states have certified their votes, and the process won’t be finalized until January.
After local election officials verify their counts, the governor or another state official certifies the statewide results. The governor then certifies the slate of electors for the Electoral College.
Watch: Biden Promised Not To Declare Victory Until The Election Is Independently Certified https://t.co/U4doRJvqEX
"Will you pledge not to declare victory until the election is independently certified?"
"Yes," Biden replied. pic.twitter.com/te3G0RD5MF
— RCP Video (@rcpvideo) November 11, 2020
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