After members of the Electoral College gathered in all states and the District of Columbia to cast their ballots and declared Joe Biden as the winner of the US Election 2020 on December 14, the US President-elect unleashed his strongest criticism against contender and the outgoing US President Donald Trump. Biden not only said that Trump defied the US constitution but also the “will of the people” as he tried to overturn the results of presidential elections and mounted legal battles while also questioning the credibility of the democratic process. The US President-elect called the position “so extreme”. 

Further, Biden praised the historic voter turnout despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the “enormous political pressure verbal abuse and even threats of physical violence”. The US President-elect vowed that the “flame of democracy” in the United States was lit in this nation a long time ago and nothing can extinguish the same, even the global health crisis.