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Liberal Media: Biden is NOT President-elect

Posted by FactReal on November 15, 2020

Kernels of truth are sometimes hiding within reports from the liberal media (which have been aggressively pushing the fiction of “President-elect Biden” and his parallel presidency for a week.)
QUICKFACTS from liberal media: Biden is NOT President-elect

President-elect is a descriptive term not an official office. As such, Biden has no power in the government, and he would not until he is inaugurated at noon on January 20, 2021. (VOA News, 11/9/2020)

The U.S. election won’t be officially certified for weeks. In the meantime, court challenges and state recounts could occur. (VOA News, 11/9/2020)

Once states have certified the vote, pledged electors then cast their votes in the Electoral College in mid-December. (VOA News, 11/9/2020)

Congress then certifies the overall Electoral College result in early January[.] (VOA News, 11/9/2020)

The Electoral College actually chooses the president under the U.S. Constitution[.] (AP, 11/11/2020)

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani … pointed out that media has no official role in deciding who becomes the U.S. president. That’s true. (AP, 11/11/2020)

Many people assume the winner of the U.S. presidential contest is determined once the media calls the race and the losing candidate delivers a concession speech. But the truth is that formally declaring a presidential winner is a months-long process that won’t be completed until January. (VOA News, 10/12/2020)

The electors then meet in their state capitals … to formally cast their votes for president and vice president. […] This year, that date falls on Dec. 14. (VOA News, 10/12/2020)

[O]n Jan. 6, 2021, when Congress meets to count the electoral votes and officially certify the winner. (VOA News, 10/12/2020)

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QUICK TIMELINE TO CERTIFY A PRESIDENTIAL WINNER:
Main Dates:
– Dec. 14: Electors vote in their States and certify the winner.
– Jan. 6: Congress counts & certifies the electoral votes.

November 3, 2020: General Election Day
November 4 – Dec. 14, 2020: Counting Popular Votes and Filing Certificates of Ascertainment
December 8, 2020: States resolve controversies (a.k.a. The “Safe Harbor” Deadline)
December 14, 2020: Electors meet in their states to formally cast their votes for president and vice president.
December 23, 2020: Electoral votes must be received by the Senate & the Archivist
By January 3, 2021: Archivist transfers Certificates to Congress
January 6, 2021: Congress counts the electoral votes & declares election results.
They certify the winner of the election.
January 20, 2021 at Noon: Presidential Inauguration Day

Sources:
Archives.gov: Electoral College Electoral College Timeline of Events
Congressional Research Service Reports (PDF): “The Electoral College: A 2020 Presidential Election Timeline” (Updated October 22, 2020)

MARK LEVIN: “BIDEN’S “PRESIDENT-ELECT” DECLARATIONS ARE TRULY THE STUFF OF A TYRANT” (11/11/2020)

Mark Levin Show:

We DO NOT have two presidents at the same time. Biden’s boorish conduct, holding policy press conferences, attending official events, discussing foreign policy with heads’ of state, etc., is truly appalling. And the media are encouraging this, of course. Biden has no respect for the constitutional system, and it is HE is an embarrassment and defying the constitution and the law. The electoral process — with state canvassing, recounts, and litigation — is not over. It takes more than 8 days. And the serious issues are ubiquitous due, in part, to the premeditated pre-November 3 litigation strategies of the Biden campaign, the Democrat Party, and their surrogates in over 300 lawsuits they brought to change the rules and weaken election safeguards. Biden’s “president-elect” declarations are truly the stuff of a tyrant. God forbid, should he become president, it is clear he will govern the same way as it is the way of the radical Left. While this is an uphill fight, it is a fight that MUST go forward!

SOURCES

NEWS REPORTS
The liberal VOA News’ column (on their margin), “What It Means to Become President-Elect in the US?” (Emphasis= kernels of truth)

In the United States, Democrat Joe Biden is being called the president-elect.

President-elect is a descriptive term not an official office. As such, Biden has no power in the government, and he would not until he is inaugurated at noon on January 20, 2021. […]

When will the dispute be resolved?

The U.S. election won’t be officially certified for weeks. In the meantime, court challenges and state recounts could occur. […]

Once states have certified the vote, pledged electors then cast their votes in the Electoral College in mid-December. Congress then certifies the overall Electoral College result in early January, about two weeks before Inauguration Day.

Even the leftist Associated Press agrees that the media has no official role in deciding who becomes the U.S. president, 11/11/2020: (Emphasis= kernels of truth)

The Electoral College actually chooses the president under the U.S. Constitution, acting in a process that starts with the popular vote across the republic. But its work takes weeks. In that strange vacuum created by a federalist system and worsened — in the 1800s — by the slow counting and communicating of returns, news organizations emerged as major players in first, collecting and adding together the vote from each state’s election officials around the country, then announcing the victor based on that vote count.

[…]

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani … when he learned the AP and other networks had called the race for Biden. He pointed out that media has no official role in deciding who becomes the U.S. president.

That’s true.

The VOA News also explained on October 12, 2020, their column titled: “Who Declares Winner in US Presidential Election, 10/12/2020″ (Emphasis = kernels of truth)

Many people assume the winner of the U.S. presidential contest is determined once the media calls the race and the losing candidate delivers a concession speech. But the truth is that formally declaring a presidential winner is a months-long process that won’t be completed until January.

That process essentially involves Americans voting for electors, the electors voting for the president, and then Congress declaring the winner. […]

Once the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, tally the in-person, mail-in and provisional ballots, each state governor draws up a list of electors. Copies of this list, known as the Certificate of Ascertainment, are submitted to the U.S. Archivist, the head of the National Archives.

The electors then meet in their state capitals — the District of Columbia’s meet in D.C. — to formally cast their votes for president and vice president. […] This year, that date falls on Dec. 14.

The electors in each of the states complete Certificates of Vote and send them to the U.S. Senate, the National Archives and state officials. […]

The final step in the process occurs on Jan. 6, 2021, when Congress meets to count the electoral votes and officially certify the winner.

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