BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 9, 2020– Unless there is a major court decision to overturn the results of the US elections, or recounts in a string of American states lead to a totally different set of vote tallies, the Democrats’ Joe Biden, who so far has netted 279 electoral college votes in comparison to Donald Trump’s 214 votes, will be the next president of the United States, despite what President Donald Trump has to say about the matter.
And he has plenty to say. Trump has refused to concede the elections, citing unspecified pending lawsuits in some of the battleground states, which include Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, all of which Trump won in 2016, as well as states like Georgia, a historically Republican state in which Biden was able to secure a victory, with a narrow margin of about 10,000 votes. .
While not outrightly supporting Trump’s claim about illegality in the voting process, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said, “It is perfectly reasonable that Donald Trump would want to to challenge the results in some of the swing states from last week’s elections.”
“President Trump is 100% within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options,” McConnell said. Trump’s team has not yet offered any evidence of fraud during the elections.
The US Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday from Republican-governed states which are seeking to get what is known as “Obamacare” struck down.
Obamacare is the 2010 law, formally called the Affordable Care Act, that Republicans for years have sought to invalidate.
The challenges to Obamacare failed in the Supreme Court in 2012 and 2015. The Democrats have said that if the law were struck down during the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans could lose their medical insurance.