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France 24 26 Nov 2020

Trump says he will leave White House if Electoral College votes for Biden


U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the Nov. 3 election, even as he reiterated his unfounded claims of massive voter fraud.

U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time said he would leave the White House if Joe Biden is confirmed as president, even as he continued to insist, without evidence, 'This election was a fraud.'

Donald Trump says he will leave White House if the United States Electoral College convenes to elect Joe Biden president.

Mr Biden is due to be inaugurated on 20th January, and the Electoral College is due to meet on 14th December.

Trump made the comments at the White House after speaking to U.S. troops during the traditional Thanksgiving Day address to U.S. servicemembers.

Biden won the presidential election with 306 Electoral College votes to Trump's 232, and he also leads Trump by more than 6 million in the popular vote tally.

Trump has so far refused to concede the election and continues to claim that the election was marred by widespread fraud.
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