The 2020 US presidential election was so, well, 2020.
In a year besieged by a global pandemic and repeated spikes in coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe – amid mask-wearing becoming the biggest American political issue – it seems fitting that Donald Trump likely will never concede a race to Joe Biden that he lost by over a half million votes in six key swing states.
Federal judges from Nevada to Arizona to Georgia to Pennsylvania to Michigan have thrown out his campaign team’s lawsuits trying to invalidate enough ballots to make the president the winner in enough battlegrounds to secure a second term. The Electoral College made Mr Biden the president-elect on 14 December, and the next day Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared the election over and Mr Biden the winner.
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