The integrity of US election remains intact: Joe Biden

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Image tweeted by @Reuters
Image tweeted by @Reuters

Washington : Electoral College formally announced Joe Biden as the winner of recently held US elections on Monday, closing all possible options for Donald Trump to overturn the election results.

Joe Biden will officially take over the office from Donald Trump on January 20.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, said that Attorney General Bill Barr, who contradicted the outgoing president's claims the November 3 election was marred by fraud, would leave his post next week.

"Our relationship has been a very good one," Trump tweeted, making no mention of their divergence. "Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family."

"Democracy prevailed. We the people voted.... The integrity of our elections remains intact," Biden said in excerpts from a speech he was expected to deliver in his home city of Wilmington, Delaware later Monday.

"Now it is time to turn the page, to unite, to heal," Biden said. "I will be a president for all Americans."

This year’s US election was an ugly spat between Trump and Biden and the former had been claiming fraud in counting of votes since November 3 without any proof.

Court after court has turned down the Republican team's claims of election fraud and last Friday the US Supreme Court dealt a final legal blow when it threw out an appeal lodged by Trump allies from Texas and other Republican-led states.

And now the official announcement by the electoral has left Donald Trump with no legal option and to accept defeat.