Top Republican senator Mitch McConnell recognizes Joe Biden as president-elect

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has acknowledged president-elect Joe Biden’s and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris’ victory – despite hoping for a β€œdifferent result” – following the electoral college vote.

McConnell, a Republican, noted that β€œas of this morning, our country has a president-elect and a vice president-elect” in a public address on Tuesday, admitting β€œour system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in” even though β€œmany millions of us had hoped the presidential election would yield a different result.”

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