Joe Biden is finally getting his transition acknowledged by the Trump administration.
News sources report the General Services Administration informed Biden today (November 23) that the official governmental transition process has been approved.
As reported on NBC, in a letter, “GSA Administrator Emily Murphy told Biden, whom she referred to as ‘the apparent president-elect,’ is now able to access millions of dollars in federal funds and other resources to begin his transition to power.” Murphy also denied being under pressure from the White House to delay the process.
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
This comes 16 days after it was announced Biden was the President-Elect. Donald Trump and the administration spent time saying the election was fake, filed lawsuits, requested recounts, and even falsely claimed victory. NBC also points out that even with the recounts, this year’s election wasn’t that close. The article says, “Joe Biden’s popular-vote lead over Trump stands at 4 percentage points, 51 percent to 47 percent — and it’s only going to grow once more of New York’s votes (finally) get counted.”