After weeks of stalling and flouting baseless lies and allegations of rampant voter fraud, President Trump is now allowing Biden to begin his transition process. The General Services Administration gave a watery acknowledgment that Biden was the “apparent” winner of the 2020 Presidential race. The first signs of movement came after Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania have all certified their votes as valid and confirmed Joe Biden won all three states.
While a formal concession from President Trump is still absent, the GSA’s acknowledgment allows Biden and his team to move forward with the next crucial steps towards transition. This includes Biden being given access to critical government officials, data, briefings, and an additional $6 million in funding. Now that President-elect Biden has access to these officials, he and his team will be able to scale up their response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, including how to handle rolling out crucial vaccines to help slow the spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, Trump has pledged to continue with his onslaught of lawsuits in an effort to overturn an election he lost handily. Trump’s focus remains on frivolous lawsuits, instead of handling the pandemic and pushing congress towards providing relief for citizens and small businesses, many of whom are floundering as the economy continues to struggle.
As Biden and his team eyeball a transition and filling thousands of federal jobs, there’s also a crucial senate runoff in Georgia looming. Democratic candidates Rev. Warnock and Jon Ossoff are pitted against Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Should the Dems pull it off and win both seats, they’ll hold the Senate majority as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie.