Washington, November 23 Emily Murphy, Director of the US General Services Administration, informed former Vice President Biden and his team on the 23rd that the Trump administration is ready to officially begin the process of regime transition. U.S. President Trump confirmed the news on social media in the evening of the same day and said that he would continue to fight to challenge the election results.
Murphy said in the letter that the Trump administration is ready to begin the regime transition process, and Biden and his team will be able to use federal resources and services during the transition period.
The Biden team subsequently issued a statement stating that it will begin to meet with federal government officials to discuss the response to the epidemic, and to have a comprehensive understanding of US national security interests and the work of various departments of the Trump administration.
Trump said on social media on the evening of the 23rd that he suggested that Murphy initiate the regime transition process and asked his team to do the same. But Trump did not admit that he lost the election, saying that he would “continue to fight” to challenge the election results.
The U.S. General Services Administration was established in 1949 to improve federal procurement and asset management, and in accordance with the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to ensure the deployment of federal resources and services during the post-election regime transition period.
On the 23rd, Biden announced that he would nominate Anthony Brinken as Secretary of State and Jack Sullivan as National Security Advisor. He also announced the candidates for the Secretary of Homeland Security, Director of National Intelligence, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and President’s Special Envoy on Climate Change.
The US presidential election implements an indirect electoral system based on the electoral college system. The U.S. Constitution stipulates that a candidate must have 270 electoral votes to be elected president. According to the calculation of the vote count by the US media as of the 23rd, Biden received 306 electoral votes and Trump received 232.
Up to now, the Trump team and supporters have filed lawsuits in multiple states for a variety of reasons such as the legality of some votes and the vote counting process. According to US media reports on the 23rd, at least 30 such lawsuits have been lost.
According to federal law, states must resolve election disputes before December 8 this year. Electors will meet in each state on December 14 to formally vote for the president and vice president. The new Congress will be established on January 3, 2021, and a joint meeting will be held on January 6 to formally count the electoral votes and announce the winner of the presidential election. At noon on January 20, 2021, the presidential power transfer is completed.