Election results 2020: Biden begins transition plans as Trump refuses to concede
November 10, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.
President-elect Joe Biden has begun to outline transition plans as President Trump pursues legal challenges to election results. Follow here for the latest.
State Department officials and diplomats are shocked, confused and outraged after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo failed to recognize Joe Biden’s presidential election victory and said “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration” when asked if State Department will cooperate with the Biden transition.
“The State Department should now begin preparing for President-elect Biden’s transition. ”
The person said the team is “going forward assuming a win” when it comes to budget preparation, despite the major networks calling the race for President-elect Joe Biden.
President-elect Joe Biden said he does "not see a need for legal action" as he continues to move ahead with his transition and President Trump is yet to publicly concede.
Asked about President Trump's refusal to concede the election, President-elect Joe Biden said, "I just think it's an embarrassment, quite frankly. "
President-elect Joe Biden dismissed Trump's refusal "to acknowledge we won," saying Trump's lack of concession would not affect his transition plans.
While CNN and other networks on Saturday projected Biden would win the presidency, Trump has vowed to challenge 2020 election results and has yet to publicly concede.
Remember: President Trump has not yet conceded to Biden despite major news organizations, including CNN, projecting Biden will win the presidential election.