Posts mislead about Joe Biden’s president-elect status

Published on 26/11/2020 at 00:35

Posts on social media claim that there is no “office of president elect” and accuse Joe Biden of appropriating the title. This is misleading; nearly-complete election results confirm Biden’s victory and the “office” of the president-elect, though an informal term, is not new. US presidents including Donald Trump used it in press briefings during transition phases in the past.