Ahead of today’s convening of the Electoral College, where Maine will cast three electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Maine Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Marra released the following statement:

“With their ballots, a clear majority of Mainers voted to send Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the White House. Despite Trump’s attempts to overturn the will of the people with baseless and repeatedly disproven claims of voter fraud, today’s Electoral College vote in Maine and across the country once again confirms what we already know: Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States.

“President-elect Biden understands the enormous challenges he’ll be facing when he takes office: a global pandemic, an economic crisis, systemic racism and growing inequality, and the existential threat of climate change. We’re confident that the Biden-Harris administration will be ready on day one to confront the challenges ahead and build our country back better than before.”