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There will be a White House press briefing today

November 20, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on September 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Reporters asked McEnany about President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he should disagree with the results of November's election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

There will be a press briefing with White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany later today, an official confirms to CNN. The briefing is scheduled for noon ET.

President-elect Joe Biden has expedited the selection of his Cabinet and is planning to make the first of several key announcements next week, an official said, as part of a concerted effort to show that he is moving forward despite President Trump's increasingly brazen attempts to sabotage the election.

But three officials close to the Biden transition declined to say whether Brainard was the final choice, saying it is a closely held decision that the President-elect would likely reveal right after Thanksgiving.

The news comes after President Trump invited Republican state lawmakers from Michigan to the White House on Friday, a person familiar with the matter told CNN on Thursday, as the President and his legal team continue to mount efforts to overturn the results of the election he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.

Trump extended the invitation on Thursday morning to the Michigan lawmakers by calling the state senate's Republican majority leader Mike Shirkey, the person familiar previously told CNN.

Trump also called two Republican canvass board members from Wayne County to offer his support, the person said Thursday, after they went back and forth on voting to certify the election results from the state's largest county, which includes Detroit.

Biden currently has an approximate 154,187-vote lead over Trump in the Great Lakes State.

The President has invited Republican state lawmakers from Michigan to the White House today, according to a person familiar with the matter, as Trump and his legal team are mounting an effort to overturn the results of the election he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Friday that he’ll certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory later in the day, and will formalize the razor-thin presidential results after a statewide audit.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, has until 5 p. m. ET Saturday to sign the paperwork that officially grants Georgia's 16 electors to Biden, according to state law.

President-elect Joe Biden will meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in Wilmington, Delaware, today, according to a transition official.

The former head of the General Services Administration during the 2000 election said Thursday that he would ascertain the 2020 results and begin the formal transition to a Joe Biden presidency, which the current administrator has yet to do.

The current GSA administrator, Emily Murphy, still has yet to acknowledge Biden's victory — as President Trump refuses to concede — and sign a letter to release funds to the Biden transition team through a process called ascertainment.

Biden leads Trump by thousands of votes in several states in which the Trump campaign has filed lawsuits and is attempting to delay states' certifications of the results.

Though states finalize and certify their results after every election, the process of confirming the winner of the general election has taken on new significance this year, as President Trump continues to contest his loss.

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