Pennsylvania certifies Biden as state winner, reaffirming U.S. election results – National


Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the Pennsylvania presidential election, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed court challenges by President Donald Trump, state officials said Tuesday.The Pennsylvania State Department “certified the results of the Nov. 3 election in Pennsylvania for the post of President and Vice President of the United States,” Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, tweeted.

“As required by federal law, I signed the Certificate of Finding for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ Voters List,” Wolf wrote.

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The State Department said Wolf’s “verification certificate” was sent to the National Archivist in Washington. Pennsylvania voters, a mix of elected Democrats, party activists and other staunch Biden supporters, will meet in the state capital on December 14.

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The results show Biden and Harris with 3.46 million votes, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence with 3.38 million, and libertarian Jo Jorgensen with 79,000.

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, in a press release, called election officials and state election officials “true heroes of our democracy.”

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“We are extremely grateful to the 67 counties who worked extremely long hours to ensure that the vote of every qualified voter is safely counted,” Boockvar said.

Trump, who lost the state’s 20 electoral votes to Biden, has made Pennsylvania a centerpiece in his failed legal attempts to invalidate the election results.

On Saturday, a federal judge dealt a blow to the legal efforts of the Trump campaign by dismissing a lawsuit he said lacked evidence and presented “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations.”

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