After 20 days of no official movement, President-elect Joe Biden has been given the approval to start the transition from the Trump administration. The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced Biden as the official winner of the 2020 Presidential election. The news comes following a recount in Georgia confirming Biden’s win and lawsuits falling through in regard to voter fraud Trump claimed there was.
Biden’s aides can now start coordinating with federal agencies to prepare for Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.
GSA head Emily Murphy stated the following in a letter about the news:
“I take this role seriously and, because of recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, am transmitting this letter today to make those resources and services available to you. Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts. I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official—including those who work at the White House or GSA—with regard to the substance or timing of my decision.”
Trump did respond on Twitter to the news:
More details to come as the story develops.