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

Speaking to reporters on the Thanksgiving holiday, the US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden. But he also repeated claims of "massive fraud" in the election, without providing supporting evidence, and said an Electoral College appointment of Biden would be a "mistake." The electors are scheduled to meet on 14 December.

"I know one thing, Joe Biden didn't get 80 million votes," Trump said. According to forecasts by the US media, Biden has secured 306 electoral college votes, significantly more than the majority of 270 votes necessary to win. Each state must officially certify their vote tallies before deadlines in early December.

The Electoral College vote and the ultimate declaration of the winner by Congress on 6 January are usually symbolic events, but since Trump has declined to concede, they may take on more significance this time, dpa noted.

Trump is pursuing numerous court cases to try to stop Biden from being declared the winner.

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