Five days after the release of the American election results, most Republican Party members still resist recognizing Democrat Joe Biden’s victory. However, some argue that he has access to the information necessary for the transition of government.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said Joe Biden is the president-elect. At least five Republican senators, even without acknowledging Biden’s victory, argued that Donald Trump would authorize the Democrat’s access to daily intelligence reports. Among them, Lindsey Graham, a close ally of the president, and Republican senator James Lankford, who said: “We still don’t know who the president will be, but the two should receive it. We will ensure that both sides are prepared.”
Even without access to the information and resources that President Donald Trump refuses to provide for the transition, President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward on the government project and the formation of his team. Biden announced his chief of staff, a choice aligned with two priorities: the pandemic and the economic crisis.
Ron Klain was Biden’s chief of staff when he was vice president. In 2009, he participated in the Obama administration’s economic recovery plan and coordinated the fight against the Ebola outbreak in 2014.
On November 12th, the president-elect spoke with Pope Francis by phone and said that he wants the two to work together on humanitarian causes, such as immigrants and refugees, and to tackle the climate crisis.
President Donald Trump has again raised unfounded doubts about the outcome of the election. In Massachusetts, Secretary of State William Gavin said it was time for Republicans to explain the reality to Trump.
The United States Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday evening that the November 3rd election was the most reliable election in the nation’s history, and that there is no evidence of deleted, lost, adulterated votes or anything else, that compromises the electoral process.