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Despite Biden win, secretary of state says there will be "smooth transition to a second Trump administration"

November 10, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to accept Joe Biden’s victory as President-elect, saying at the State Department Tuesday that “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to accept Joe Biden’s victory as President-elect, saying at the State Department Tuesday that “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration. "

Remember: Major new organizations, including CNN, projected Biden will win the presidential election on Saturday.

President-elect Joe Biden, who campaigned on a promise to keep and build on Obamacare, is set to deliver a health care-focused speech Tuesday after the Supreme Court heard a case that could overturn the law.

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ husband, will transition his client practice and sever all ties with his law firm DLA Piper by Inauguration Day, according to a campaign spokesperson.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other members of the Senate GOP leadership continued to suggest that the presidential election has not yet been decided and that there is a chance that President Trump could still be the winner, they said while speaking in a media availability after leadership elections concluded this morning.

All of these steps will be taken at the appropriate time,” McConnell said, arguing that the transition process won’t be negatively impacted as Trump continues to not concede the election.

Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron called President-elect Biden today at 5:30 p. m. local Paris time (11:30a ET) on Tuesday to congratulate him and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their election, the Elysee Palace told CNN.

As of Tuesday morning, only four Republican senators — Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Ben Sasse — have congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his projected victory.

Many have remained silent on the matter since major new organizations, including CNN, projected Biden will win the presidential election on Saturday.

In a message released on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated President-elect Joe Biden for his victory in the US presidential elections.

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