U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers a televised address to the nation, after the U.S. Electoral College formally confirmed his victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, from Biden’s transition headquarters at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 14, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

THE NEUTRAL ZONE

On Sunday evening, after his presidency was confirmed yet again, Joe Biden sent a message that enough was enough. 

“We the people voted,” Biden said in a speech after the Electoral College voted 306-232 in his favor. “The integrity of our elections remains intact. And so, now it is time to turn the page, as we’ve done throughout our history – to unite, to heal.”

Biden labeled President Donald Trump’s baseless efforts to overturn his victory an “unconscionable” attack on Democracy. He also called out the 17 attorneys general and dozens of legislators who tried to “hand the presidency to a candidate who lost the electoral college, lost the popular vote and lost each and every one of the states whose votes they were trying to reverse.” These officials, Biden said, “refused to respect the will of the people, refused to respect the rule of law and refused to honor our constitution. Our democracy – pushed, tested, threatened – proved to be resilient, true and strong.”

Some of Trump’s closest allies accepted the results of the election after the vote, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who congratulated Biden and said, “The Electoral College has spoken…the president-elect is no stranger to the Senate. He’s devoted himself to public service for many years.”

Trump, however, remained undeterred, as he promised Tuesday that there was more to come in his fight to overturn the election. “Tremendous problems being found with voting machines. They are so far off it is ridiculous,” he tweeted. “This is not what the USA is all about.”

MEDIA PERSPECTIVE

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Inside the Right-Wing Media Bubble, Where the Myth of a Trump Win Lives On – New York Times – 12/15/2020
But inside the sprawling and self-reinforcing network of websites, podcasts and video news that has fed some of the most reckless and unrealistic claims about the election, the myth of Mr. Trump’s political survival endures.

McConnell recognizes Biden as president-elect – Politico – 12/15/2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States for the first time on Tuesday, after declining to do so while President Donald Trump contested the election results.

Mo Brooks: ‘Trump Won the Electoral College’ — I Can Be a Part of the ‘Surrender Caucus’ or I Can Fight for Our Country – Breitbart – 12/15/2020
Monday during an appearance on FBN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) vowed not to go down without a fight despite states having certified Electoral College results earlier in the day, which paved the way for Joe Biden to become the President-elect.

Ready for Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago shadow presidency? That’s where all this is heading – Salon – 12/15/2020
In other words, Miller apparently believes these “alternate” cosplay Trump electors will allow congressional Republicans to take one last stab at certifying the fake Trump electoral vote over the votes of the actual electors. 

“A very, very, very dark winter”: Biden warns Americans of pain his presidency will inherit – Axios – 12/15/2020
Biden is trying to prepare us for what incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow will be “a very, very, very dark winter,” with “probably tens of thousands of deaths left before the end of the year.”

Putin Says He’s Ready To Work With President-Elect Biden – Daily Caller – 12/15/2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated President-elect Joe Biden for his election win and said he’s ready to work with him, according to a Tuesday statement from the Kremlin.

INFLUENCER PERSPECTIVE

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