Pennsylvania State Department has on Tuesday certified Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the President and Vice President elect of the November 3rd elections.
The news was confirmed by the State Governor Tom Wolf who said he had signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the President and Vice-President elect.
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“Today PA State Dept. certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice president of the United States. As required by federal law, I’ve signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.” said Governor Tom Wolf.
Wolf thanked all officials who worked hard to ensure that the election was free and fair under challenging conditions.
“Again, I want to thank the election officials who have administered a fair and free election during an incredibly challenging time in our commonwealth and country’s history. Our election workers have been under constant attack and they have performed admirably and honorably.” said Wolf.
The news comes hours after the incumbent President Donald Trump paved way for the transition process to begin.
He confirmed discussing the same matter with the Chief of General Services Administration Emily Murphy to speed up the process set to take place in January 2021.
“In the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.” said Donald Trump.
Trump had already challenged the election results in Pennsylvania which saw him trail Biden with 3.38 million votes against 3.46 million of Biden.
Through his lawyers, he challenged the results which the court threw out for lack of merit and substance.