Donald Trump allowed the official US progression to commence after The General Services Administration (GSA) declared Joe Biden the ‘‘apparent winner.’’
The formal victory of Biden in Michigan marked the announcement.
GSA’s statement on Monday enabled the already-delayed shift from Trump’s administration to start.
In a letter to Biden, the head of GSA, Emily Murphy, said the result is factually and lawfully based, and there was no coercion ‘‘by any executive branch official including those who work at the White House.’’
The Democratic president-elect and Vice president-to-be Kamala Harris can now arrange for their inauguration on 20 January by connecting with government officials and acquiring confederate funding.
Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris and I spent the afternoon meeting with a bipartisan group of mayors. It was just the start of what I know will be a strong partnership in the months and years ahead. Together, we’re going to beat COVID-19 and build back better. pic.twitter.com/2oiKD7gxAi
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 24, 2020
The transition team’s announcement said: ‘‘Today’s decision is a needed step to begin tackling the challenges facing our nation, including getting the pandemic under control and our economy back on track.”
As a response, Trump posted on Twitter: ‘‘We will keep up the good fight and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.’’
I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020
Biden’s transition website has now received a government domain.
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Words: Kristina Hristova | Subbing: Warshma Chughtai