Joe Biden legally won the 2020 presidential election
Facebook posts shared thousands of times claim Democrat Joe Biden did not legally win the 2020 presidential election. This is false; Biden defeated Republican Donald Trump -- a result certified by US states and affirmed by the Electoral College.
“Biden did not legally win everyone post and drive Facebook censors crazy,” says a December 15, 2020 Facebook post.
Trump, his team and his supporters have repeatedly made unfounded claims of widespread election fraud, using them as a tool for fundraising.
But in reality, the US president did not secure enough votes to win.
All 50 states and the District of Columbia have certified their November presidential election results, and the Electoral College affirmed Biden’s win on December 14, 2020.
Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell congratulated the Democrat the following day, after more than a month of refusing to recognize his victory.
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