Thursday, December 3, 2020

Russia & China declines to formally recognize Biden win in US elections

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who attained majority figures in the US presidential election, are receiving congratulatory messages worldwide. But only a few countries like China, Russia, and Mexico have kept silent. Both countries have not yet accepted Biden’s election. 

China on Monday declined to congratulate Biden, saying it was awaiting a final verdict. At the same time, Russia has also not acknowledged Biden the winner, asserting Trump’s rigging claims and legal options by the republican party.

China flatly refused to congratulate Biden, saying the result of the election had not yet been decided. A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry said that Biden had declared himself the winner of the election. Spokesperson Wong Wenbin argued in a daily press briefing, “We believe the outcome of the election will be decided according to US laws and procedure.” 

On the other hand, Russia has not yet recognized Biden’s victory. Russia has raised the issue of irregularities in the election, adding to the tone of Trump. On Monday, Russia’s election chief said that mail-in voting in the US presidential election had opened the way for vote-rigging. 

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Ella Aleksandrovna Pamfilova, the head of the Russian Election Commission, said that she had carefully studied the mail-in voting process and found that the process had full scope for rigging. 

Interestingly, Trump also opposed mail-in ballots. Russia was accused of interfering in the 2016 election and aiding Trump. It was said that Russia expected Trump to have a soft attitude towards Moscow. Putin is among the few global leaders who have not yet congratulated Biden.

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Significantly, counting of the 2020 presidential election in many states is still going on, but the new record of highest voting has been made to count votes so far. Joe Biden won the majority.

So far, 14.8 crore votes have been counted. Of these, Presidential Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden received 75 million votes. At the same time, US President and Republican candidate Donald Trump has received 70 million votes. Biden has received 290 electoral votes, while Trump has garnered 214 electoral votes. 

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