Entertainment GSA Finally Acknowledges Biden Victory After Weeks of Delay, Will 'Begin the Formal Transition'

02:55  24 november  2020
02:55  24 november  2020 Source:   thewrap.com

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Emily Murphy, head of the General Services Administration , said in a letter to President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that her office is ready to begin the formal presidential transition , after weeks of pressure from Democrats to allow the process to go ahead.

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After weeks of delay as the Trump campaign conducted a pointless effort to overturn the results, the General Services Administration (GSA) has finally acknowledged Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election and will begin the presidential transition.

In a memo to Biden released to the public on Monday afternoon, GSA head Emily Murphy said she has authorized her department to make $6,300,000 available to Biden to facilitate his transition. Even so, the memo is notable for not even once referring to Biden as the president-elect or the apparent winner — in fact she addresses him only as "Mr. Biden," and even when explaining that the funds have been turned over, Murphy went out of her way to note "the actual winner of the presidential election will be determined by the electoral process detailed in the constitution."

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U.S. General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy informed President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that her agency will proceed with presidential transition proceedings. The letter effectively ends a weeks -long standoff in which the Biden transition team accused Murphy and her agency of

The administration of the General Services Administration ( GSA ) has received swift backlash over her refusal to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden as Official blocking Biden transition breaks silence with bizarre tweet. In now-deleted Twitter post, Emily Murphy broke a two- week silence with a

Instead the memo mainly served to defend Murphy's harshly criticized refusal prior to Monday to do her job and begin the transition in compliance with the law. Among other things, Murphy complains about the criticism she received, claims without any evidence that she has received threats, and falsely states that had she acknowledged the outcome of the election prior to Monday, she would "impose" the results.

Murphy, for unknown reasons, also made a point of informing Biden that the law "imposes reporting requirements on you as a condition for receiving services and funds from GSA." At no point has Biden been accused of failure to comply with reporting rules.

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The General Services Administration on Monday ascertained President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner of the 2020 presidential race, clearing This comes as Biden 's transition has been hampered by the GSA amid Trump falsely claiming victory and fighting the certification of votes in

President-elect Joe Biden departs after a virtual roundtable meeting with front-line health-care If she doesn't acknowledge the Biden -Harris victory soon and allow them to begin their the head of the General Services Administration , sought advice from the man who ran the agency during the delay of Without the formal approval from the General Services Administration , Biden 's coronavirus

Even so, after weeks of turmoil and uncertainty caused by Donald Trump's refusal to accept that he lost the election, which included a constantly defeated and embarrassing legal campaign that trafficked in outright lies and baseless conspiracy theories, the end of the 2020 election is, theoretically, in sight.

The GSA's decision to acknowledge Trump's lost comes after the Trump campaign's latest attempt to overturn the election failed, as Michigan election officials voted to certify Biden's victory in the state, and the Michigan Supreme Court denied a flimsy Trump lawsuit attempting to overturn that certification.

With that certification, Biden's electoral college total indisputably passes 270, mathematically eliminating Trump. In addition, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in the popular vote by more than 6 million.

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General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy on Monday told President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is making federal resources available for his transition into office. The decision from Murphy, who had withheld her decision on Biden ’s electoral status for days after the Nov.

activist to halt the certification next week of the state's election results -- which show Biden leading by more governor certifying the election results after his Republican secretary of state formalized the fact that Biden won, very Even if Trump continues to block a formal transition like he has a very good chance, the Trump administration should provide the Biden team with all transition materials

Read the statement below:

CNN first reported the news.

In her letter, Murphy stated that she "came to my decision independently," an assertion directly contradicted by Trump in a statement released just minutes after the news broke that appears to be the closest thing he'll give to a concession speech.

"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 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," says Trump.

Since his lawyers keep quitting and his election lawsuits are getting smacked down by the handful, the sitting president decided to get crafty with his next strategy. This week, he called Republican lawmakers in the swing state of Michigan, which he lost to Joe Biden, and invited them to the White House in an apparent effort to stop them from certifying the electoral results in Biden's favor.

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