Joe Biden’s win is certified by the Electoral College & he gave a phlegmy speech

Biden Remarks on the Final Jobs Report of 2020

Yesterday afternoon and evening, the electors from the Electoral College met and cast their votes for president. Joe Biden was confirmed as the winner of the 2020 election. The electors cast their votes in such a way that the state of California, Kamala Harris’s home state, put the Biden-Harris ticket over the 270-vote edge. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ended up with 306 electoral votes, and they led Donald Trump in the popular vote by more than 7,000,000 votes. By any metric, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris trounced Donald Trump. But of course Trump just kept on losing – he lost dozens of court cases aimed at disenfranchising voters and designed at ratf–king the election after votes had already been cast. The sucky loser still hasn’t conceded. Instead, “alternate electors” met and voted for Donald Trump, because they live in a delusional, sad place.

All that being said, all of this could have been much darker and more disturbing. We’re actually quite lucky that certain state legislators held the line and various Congressional Democrats had power. This would have been a different story altogether if the Speaker of the House was a Republican, or if the GOP held a majority in state offices in the swing states. There will be yet another conversation around the abolition of the electoral college system. I used to think… wow, that’s too complicated to even try to abolish. But I would like to see it abolished in my lifetime. We’ll see.

After he won the Electoral College vote, President-elect Joe Biden gave a phlegmy speech in Wilmington, Delaware. I want to believe that the President-elect just has a scratchy throat from all of the Zoom meetings he’s been doing in the past month, but who knows. The president-elect made additional conciliatory moves to Republicans, but he went hard at the ratf–kers and “dead-enders” who still pushed their delusions onto the American public.

A few more things… here are Bill and Hillary Clinton casting their votes, as electors, for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

And here’s Stacey Abrams casting Georgia’s electoral votes for Joe Biden.

Biden Remarks on the Final Jobs Report of 2020

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Phillyperson says:

    Biden said later last night on the grassroots thank you call that he had a bit of a cold. The weather in the east coast swinging between unseasonably warm and cold again has been messing with my allergies so I really hope that’s all it is. Get that man some vitamin D and a vaccine!

    • LightPurple says:

      I did Zoom depositions Friday and at least three of the people involved had colds.

      • Katie says:

        seeing how covid is more contagious than cold viruses more likely all the people with ‘colds’ these days have very mild covid, hope everyone is isolating

      • Flamingo says:

        I had depositions last week that were a mess! My client had a hacking cough, my kid kept opening the door to my office and asking for a hot dog and opposing counsel’s dog wouldn’t stop barking. Even my friends who are still in big law say that decorum has been thrown out the window.

      • Esmom says:

        My son and his three roommates at college all had colds a couple weeks ago and they all tested negative for Covid. The common cold is definitely going around. Hopefully our President-Elect is taking good care of himself!

      • Abigail says:

        I had to register and comment on Flamingo’s comment. Good lord that is funny.

      • Lightpurple says:

        @Flamingo, we had fire alarms going on in the building and Boston firefighters walking around in my background. One of my clients did it from her office, which was covered in plastic because they had just sanitized the place. Opposing counsel was in her laundry room, wearing Diamond earrings and a sweatshirt. The stenographer’s cat took part too.

    • Ellie says:

      Aww me too, and though it happens every year I can’t help but get a little freaked every time I feel the slightest tickle this in my throat this year! Yes, protect Biden at all costs. I’m sure he’s been talking a lot these days too and that can’t help.

      The Facebook Live I was watching of his speech was from a North Carolina news station and it was full of such deplorable bullish-t, i.e. wishing COVID on him and saying it was time to get the civil war started and they’d be on the front lines to take him out and bring Trump back to his rightful role as our leader. Actual insanity and criminal threats.

      • Miranda says:

        No no no, it’s never a criminal threat or terrorist act if the target is a Democrat/PoC/woman! They’re just good ol’ American patriots. You know, Fine People.

        (Also, Civil War: Part II would be over so f**king fast. Red states need the blue ones A LOT more than we need their asses.)

      • whatWHAT? says:

        re: Civil War Part II…also consider that the Commander in Chief would have the actual US Army as his disposal to crush the seditionists/traitors, unless they truly want to secede from the Union…

        in which case, you are exactly right. see how long those red states last as a separate country once they realize they aren’t getting any money from the blue states to support their taker asses.

        but seriously, it makes me wonder how these idiot military cosplayers who resemble Santa in their physique think they’d stand a chance against an ACTUAL army. they may have some of same weapons as the military, but they sure as HELL don’t have the training and the physical fitness that the soldiers do.

    • Swack says:

      My sinuses are a royal mess right now. I’ve been taking pseudophedrin (must get from pharmacy) to keep the mucus down. I can believe its a cold.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      People forget that all the regular illnesses don’t stop because of COVID. Allergies are still in high swing (I’ve had sinus headaches and post nasal drip ass per every year and yes, I’ve been tested since I’m in the medical field), colds are still around and not everyone with cold like symptoms has COVID, some really just have the common cold), flu is around….

      • Noodle says:

        @paranormalgirl, I’m giggling at the “post nasal drip ass”. I know it’s a simple typo but it brought me a little joy this fine morning! Thanks!

      • paranormalgirl says:

        LOL, I never even noticed that. Now I can’t stop laughing.

      • Dee says:

        That “post nasal drip ass” has been plaguing me, too. Glad to know its proper medical name going forward. 🙂

    • Case says:

      Agreed. I’m in NJ and my sinuses/allergies have been going insane for weeks. I’ve been taking Mucinex regularly because I wake up so congested, but I’m definitely not sick, thank goodness.

    • olliesmom says:

      I watched his address on NBC last night and I was worried about him. He kept losing his voice and clearing his throat. I feel very protective of “my Joe”. I want to put him in a glass case and keep him protected and safe from Covid and Trumpster nutcases.

      • Lucky Charm says:

        He needs to drink a mug or two of hot buttered brandy before bed. That’ll take care of his cold and sore throat!

    • GuestwithCat says:

      Ahh! We sat on that call, too. Did you see how it ended? He was just so much like my father-in-law trying to figure out if the Zoom call had ended.

      My family and I laughed and said “America doesn’t just have a President again, we’ve got a Grandpa!” He was so cute! I hope he gets well soon. He’s supposed to be in Georgia today, I think. He really needs to rest up but we all know Georgia’s runoffs are so important. Fingers and toes crossed on that one.

      I can’t wait until the First Cat is announced! Lol.

  2. Seraphina says:

    All I can think of is that scene from Mean Girls where Janice goes off on the crowd (during the cleansing scene) and sticks up her middle fingers and dives into the girls who catch her.
    BUT, the to continue the lunacy of casting separate electorates, it’s bordering on sedition or treason. But those don’t fit. I say throw them in jail with their leader and he can reign from inside the prison walls.

  3. VS says:

    Joe B keeps winning again and again and again! it must be delicious to win that much!

    • AnnaKist says:

      And every time Joe B wins, another handful of salt gets rubbed in to trump’s injured ego, and I’m more than ok with that n

  4. Rad says:

    I am SURE after the 3rd recount of the Electoral College votes, Joe will FINALLY be declared the winner…

  5. Emily says:

    To avoid losing, Trump put himself in a position to lose over and over and over and over …

  6. Miranda says:

    My family popped open some champagne last night. Still saving the good scotch for his eventual funeral, though.

    It will never NOT be hilarious that Trump, who allegedly said that he didn’t want to be a one-term “loser like Jimmy Carter” (and he needs to keep Carter’s good name out of his lying, puckered anus of a mouth), not only lost, but continues to make himself look ever more ridiculous by prolonging his own suffering. And he will likely do so for a long, long time. This isn’t a matter of giving someone just enough rope to hang themselves with, it’s enough rope for autoerotic asphyxiation. You know, going out in an embarrassing way that provides schadenfreude for years to come.

    • Seraphina says:

      It reminds me of a great meme with Hillary and Obama on a sofa laughing with the caption: He wanted a recount and so we watched him lose TWICE. And lady Karma has a funny way of making people eat their words too.

    • Ding Dong the Big Orange Witch is Dead. Now if we can just get rid of all his flying monkeys.

  7. Katie says:

    he sounds like he has a cold indeed, hope he’s fine.

  8. Leah says:

    Some people are actually waiting for trump tot to concede like it’s some official act. No it’s a nicety that’s expected and I’m not expecting it from someone who has turned the last four weeks into a litigation nightmare. Yesterday after CA confirmed her 55 I felt more hopeful than I have for the last four years. The electors stood up and clapped and I yelled in happiness.

    It is amazing how in the age of covid, even a scratchy throat can make you think “omg, is it, the thing?”. I have bad allergies and sinus issues and recently I was staying with some folks who like to keep the heaters running 24-7. They are elders so cold is the enemy even if it’s only 55 degrees outside. Every day there with them at their house I woke up with a sore throat from my sinuses draining with a fear that the sore throat was Rona. I knew it was my allergies but my first thought was of the virus.

  9. Rapunzel says:

    Every time Joe Biden wins, an angel gets his wings.

  10. SomeChick says:

    Dismantling the electoral “college” isn’t complicated at all. The popular vote should be what decides. One person, one vote. Simple!

    Getting the republicans to agree to do it is the complicated part.

    • Rapunzel says:

      It’d be sweetly fitting if Hillary leads this charge against the EC. Just saying.

    • chai35 says:

      It’s extremely complicated because it would require a constitutional amendment. The best move right now is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which could bypass the need for an amendment.

  11. Case says:

    I yelped in excitement a little when I got the notification last night. I didn’t think Trump’s sneering and lawsuits would get him anywhere, but it’s nice to have this assurance that everything is going well and democracy has held up against his threats to dismantle it.

  12. jferber says:

    Dr. Fauci recommended that Biden and Harris get Covid vaccines ASAP. I agree. If President-elect Biden has a cold though, I don’t know if they need to wait. I, too, want to protect him. It’s so poignant that he promised his dying son, Beau, to run for president. So much tragedy in his life (losing his wife and baby daughter in a car accident and the two boys in the hospital with injuries for months). Yet his faith has sustained him. He is a really, really good man and we are all blessed to have a good and normal person as president. Amen.