Presidential Transition Act is ready, informs White House

Nov 21 2020 04:20 PM
Presidential Transition Act is ready, informs White House

The Trump administration has done everything rightfully required under the Presidential Transition Act, the White House said on Friday. White House asserted that a constitutional process is being played out to determine the winner of the November 3 elections. Former vice president Joe Biden was declared the winner of the US presidential election on November 7 after flipping Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin to the Democrats' side.

Biden now has 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232 votes. The successful candidate needs at least 270 electoral votes out of the 538-member Electoral College to win the race to the White House. “There is a Presidential Transition Act that determines exactly what an administration needs to do in advance of an election. And we have done everything statutorily required, and we will continue to do that,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at a news conference.  

In the absence of certification of the election and conceding by President Trump, the General Services Administration (GSA) holds back from taking the steps necessary to ensure smooth transition of power to the incoming administration, including the release of over USD 9 million for the Congressional-mandated transition team. “The GSA will make the determination of ascertainment at the right moment.  Right now, there is a constitutional process that is being played out. There are questions being asked in court. But the GSA will determine when ascertainment is reached,” McEnany said in response to a question. 


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