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Only 27 of 249 congressional Republicans recognize Biden’s victory

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Only 27 of 249 Republicans in the U.S. Congress recognize President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory over incumbent Donald Trump, a month after Biden was named the presidential winner by a convincing electoral margin.

According to a Washington Post poll, two of the Republicans in the U.S. Congress consider Trump the winner in the presidential election despite evidence to the contrary, while 220 Republican Party members declined to comment on who won the election.

The investigation began after Trump released a 46-minute video on Wednesday in which he claimed he had defeated Biden and made wild and unsubstantiated claims of “corrupt forces” that stole the result from him.

Only eight Republicans, or 3% of all GOP lawmakers, have expressed support for Trump’s current strategy of claiming victory and asking state legislatures to declare him the winner in the states where he has been defeated.

The Washington Post reported that Republicans’ complicit silence now comes as the president continues to mount a campaign against the Democratic election result.

Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had not seen evidence of widespread electoral fraud that would alter the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

The Trump campaign suffered multiple losses in its post-election court challenges to overturn the results, including losses in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada and Wisconsin.

Biden was screened as the winner of the presidential election by various media outlets in the United States after winning the state of Pennsylvania to allow him to exceed the 270 vote mark required by the Electoral College.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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