Trump Says He'll Leave Office if Electoral College Confirms Biden

Headline Roundup November 27th, 2020

President Donald Trump told reporters Thursday he'd "certainly" leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden when electors convene on Dec. 14. Trump said "It's going to be a very hard thing to concede," adding that 2020 presidential election results "still have a long way to go" and criticizing Biden's moves to begin forming his Cabinet as "not right."

The news received prominent coverage from all sides of the political spectrum. Some left- and center-rated sources focused on Trump's continued refusal to concede and efforts to prove widespread election fraud.

Trump Says He'll Leave Office if Electoral College Confirms Biden

From the Right
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President Trump said Thursday that he would leave office if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, but also alleged “massive fraud” in the vote count and promised to keep up with his legal fight.

Asked by a reporter following a teleconference with military troops on Thanksgiving if he would leave after an unsuccessful electoral college vote, he replied, “Certainly I will. ... You know that I will."

Regarding the series of legal challenges in multiple states, Trump said: “A lot of things [are] happening between now and...

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From the Center
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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 repeated unfounded claims of massive voter fraud.

Speaking to reporters on the Thanksgiving holiday, Republican Trump said if Democrat Biden - who is due to be sworn in on Jan. 20 - is formally declared the winner by the Electoral College, he will depart the White House.

Asked if he would leave the White...

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ANALYSIS

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” — as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials in battleground states caused his election defeat.

“Certainly I will. But you know that,” Trump said Thursday when asked whether he would vacate the building, allowing a peaceful transition of power in January. But Trump — taking questions for...

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