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Vermont senator and a senior member of the Democratic Party, Bernie Sanders has allayed fears over President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede defeat following his loss in the United States Presidential election.
Sanders noted that whether Trump concedes defeat or not, Joe Biden would be inaugurated on January 20th.
Incumbent president Donald Trump has rejected the victory of Joe Biden after the Democratic Party candidate hit the 270 Electoral college mark.
Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani earlier noted that his client will not concede the election.
But Sanders, who contested tgr Democratic Primary election with Biden said Biden remains elected president.
speaking with CNN shortly after Biden was projected the 46th US president, Sanders, whose withdrawal from the presidential race paved the way for the president-elect to clinch the ticket of the Democratic Party, said Trump’s refusal to concede the election is inconsequential.
Whether Trump concedes or not, is not relevant. Biden has won the election, he’s going to be inaugurated. We remain a country that believes in a constitution,” he said.
“I don’t envy Joe Biden in terms of the enormous, enormous challenges he faces… our job right now is to bring people together around an agenda that works for all people.
“This election was about whether or not we remain a country that believes in the constitution, that believes in the rule of law and that believes in democracy. And thank God, democracy won out.”