Thirty-five days have passed since the election day of the United States. December 8 is an important node in the 2020 U.S. presidential election results certification process.
The states basically “cover the coffin” on their own vote count results, and can’t turn the tables over, just wait for the “official announcement”.
After a year of turbulence, all kinds of chaos were highlighted under the magnifying glass of the election, which made the American people tired.
Recently, in addition to the Trump camp’s legal challenge to the election results, the most concerned political news in the United States is Biden’s ruling team’s selection and important policies such as epidemic prevention.
Will it turn over?
Under U.S. federal law, states must resolve election disputes, complete ballot counts and certification by December 8. On December 14, the states and the District of Washington, D.C., will hold separate electors’ meetings, in which the electors will formally vote for the President and Vice President of the United States in accordance with the procedure.
As of December 8th local time, Wisconsin has not completed the ballot count and certification on time due to relevant lawsuits, but it will no longer affect the overall presidential election results. According to U.S. media, Biden would get 306 electoral votes and Trump won 232 if not accidentally.
Since Election Day on November 3, the Trump lawyer team has filed lawsuits in many states over the election results, but so far has not changed the election results in any states. With the December 8th node, the New York Times analysis believes that the Trump team’s efforts to overthrow the election results are nearing an end.
In addition, the Trump lawyer team still said that they would not give up, but recently, Trump’s personal lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis have been infected with the novel coronavirus, which has also added variables to their legal war.
Axios, a U.S. news website, quoted anonymous insiders as saying that Trump plans to leave the White House “high-profilely” from the White House on Inauguration Day in late January next year – first from the South Lawn of the White House in a “Marine Corps One” presidential helicopter
And then transfer to the “Air Force One” presidential plane. Go to Florida and hold a political rally to sing “play against Taiwan” with Biden, and may even announce his participation in the 2024 U.S. presidential election. The White House did not give “certification” to this statement.
Biden’s “core circle” basically took shape:
There are many “old acquaintances”
White House Chief of Staff – Ronald Klein. This is Biden’s earliest announced candidate. He is a close confidant of Biden, who contributed to Biden’s victory and was appointed as the “great housekeeper” of the White House.
Secretary of State-Anthony Blinkin. He was Under Secretary of State under the Obama administration and is considered a “familiar” in U.S. foreign affairs.
Assistant for National Security Affairs – Jack Sullivan. He was a senior adviser on national security when Biden was Vice President of the United States. Sullivan and Lincoln can be regarded as Biden’s right-hand men in the diplomatic field.
Finance Minister – Janet Yellen. She was the chairman of the United States Federal Reserve Committee and, if the nomination is approved by the Senate, she will become the first female Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.
Secretary of Defense – Lloyd Austin. Biden nominated retired four-star general Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense on the 8th. If approved by the Senate, Austin will become the first African-American defense minister in the United States. He is a rare African-American four-star general in the U.S. military. He was the commander of the U.S. Central Command and has known Biden for many years.
The latest statistics on the coronavirus epidemic released by Johns Hopkins University on December 8 show that the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States exceeds 15 million. Recently, Biden issued a “military order” for himself to strengthen the fight against the epidemic within 100 days of taking office and strive to reverse the epidemic situation in the United States.
Therefore, in addition to national security and financial dignitaries, Biden’s top priority is to build a team to fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on December 4 that he had accepted Biden’s invitation to serve as his chief medical adviser.
On December 7, Biden announced two important candidates for the new government’s health care team, nominated Javier Becera, the current Attorney General of California, as the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and selected Roshell Valensky, a professor at Harvard Medical School, as the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In addition, nominations for the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence have also been announced one after another.
Among them, the Chief of Staff, National Security Assistant, Chief Medical Adviser and others can take office directly after being appointed by Biden. The above-mentioned other positions need to be voted by the Senate. Public opinion generally believes that Biden’s cabinet has many “old acquaintances”, focusing on shortening the run-in period, and paying more attention to gender balance and diversity such as background and ethnicity.