The former US President, Republican George W. Bush, who snatched his presidential victory in the courts in 2000, congratulated Joe Biden on winning “fair” elections and the result is clear.
The former president (2001-2009) wrote in a statement, “Despite our political differences, I know that Joe Biden is a good man who won the opportunity to lead and unite our country.”
Former US President George W. Bush said on Sunday that he had spoken to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden to congratulate him on his victory.
Republican Bush said in a statement that Americans can have confidence in the US elections.
He went on to say that President Donald Trump has the right to request a recount and to raise legal challenges.
In his victory speech, yesterday, Saturday, in Wilmingon, “The President-elect reiterated that he was the Democratic nominee, but he would run the country for all Americans,” as George Bush mentioned and thanked him for this “patriotic message.”
While Donald Trump refuses to acknowledge his defeat, pointing to the excesses marred by the electoral process, George Bush stressed the record for the rate of participation in the elections, saying that it indicates “the good state of democracy” of America.
He also wrote that “President Trump has the right to request a recount and to file judicial appeals, and all outstanding problems will be resolved.”
However, he added, “Americans can deeply trust these honest elections, which will prove their integrity and clear results.”
Bush also congratulated Trump on his “extraordinary political achievement” by winning 70 million votes.
During the 2000 campaign, the results between George W. Bush and his Democratic rival Al Gore were very close in the crucial state of Florida. The Democrat requested a recount of thousands of cards that the voting machines had discarded.
But the Supreme Court stopped this due to lack of time, and George W. Bush became the 43rd president of the United States despite not winning the popular vote at the national level.
Trump is likely hoping for a similar outcome and has threatened to appeal to the Supreme Court.