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President-elect Biden: ‘Not even an abuse of power’ can stop peaceful transition of power

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden is ready to declare that “not even an abuse of power” can stop a peaceful transition of power in the U.S. after last month’s election.

That's an overt swipe at President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept defeat and at the top Republicans who have continued to stand by him.

The president-elect is delivering a primetime speech Monday, after the Electoral College formally votes to declare him president. According to excerpts released by his campaign, Biden plans to call for unity, but also will say that “an abuse of power” couldn't shake American belief in democracy.

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