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Pence to attend Biden's inauguration

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US President Donald Trump announced that he would not be attending Joe Biden's inauguration
12:40, 10 January 2021

The U.S. Vice President Mike Pence
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US Vice President Mike Pence will attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, as NBC reports.

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Three sources close to Pence said he would likely make an appearance at the Jan. 20 event in a show of support for the peaceful transition of power. The decision to attend, they said, became easier after President Donald Trump publicly criticized Pence leading up to, and following, his refusal to stop the certification.

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On Friday, President Donald Trump said he would not attend the inauguration of his successor on January 20.

In addition, Donald Trump will become the first president since the 19th century to refuse to attend the inauguration ceremony. Andrew Johnson in 1869, John Quincy Adams in 1929, and John Adams in 1801 did that before him.

U.S. presidential election was held on November 3, 2020. According to preliminary data, Biden has outrun incumbent President Donald Trump, gaining 306 electoral votes from the states against the required 270. However, Trump has so far refused to recognize the results of the vote and continues to claim election fraud. But, according to the US Department of Justice, there have been no cases of fraud in the presidential elections.

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