US President-elect Joe Biden has delivered a forceful rebuke to President Donald Trump’s assaults on the legitimacy of his victory, hours after successful the state-by-state electoral school vote that formally determines the US presidency. ’On this battle for the soul of America, democracy prevailed,’ Biden mentioned in a prime-time speech from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. ‘The flame of democracy was lit on this nation a very long time in the past,’ Biden mentioned. ‘We now know that not even a pandemic or an abuse of energy can extinguish that flame.’ Monday’s vote, sometimes a formality, assumed outsized significance in mild of Trump’s extraordinary effort to subvert the method as a result of what he has falsely alleged was widespread voter fraud within the 3 November election. ’Now it is time to flip the web page, as we have finished all through our historical past – to unite, to heal,’ Biden concluded.