After a long and bitter campaign, President-elect Joe Biden emerged as the winner of the 2020 election, defeating incumbent President Donald Trump with 306 electoral votes and over six million ballots in the popular vote.
Though the election has been called for weeks, the President still refuses to concede defeat.
Instead, he and his allies have encouraged Republican-dominated legislatures in swing states to deny the legitimacy of the election and appoint Trump-loyal electors. The Trump campaign also filed numerous lawsuits across multiple swing states in an effort to overturn the election results. They've lost 35 of these so far.
And then there's the President's Twitter account.
The President's bizarre and off-the-cuff tweets will likely be a defining attribute of his four years in office, and they've only grown more erratic since Biden was predicted to win the election.
In recent weeks, the President has peppered his timeline with lies about widespread election fraud and conspiracy theories about Democrats working with elections software companies to install Biden as President. These tweets have been flagged by Twitter dozens of times as false or misleading.
One of the President's latest tweets uses the crowd size at one of Trump's rallies—which have led to 30 thousand cases of the virus that's killed over 250 thousand Americans—as evidence that there was no possible way Biden had won the election.
Trump falsely exclaimed:
"NO WAY WE LOST THIS ELECTION!"
Twitter users edited the sentiment to become Trump's long-awaited concession.
Others fact-checked this lie by reminding Trump that he did, indeed, lose the election.
Concession or none, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take the Oath of Office on January 20th.