Joe Biden was named the 46th President-Elect four days after the election. When news broke, President Donald Trump didn’t concede. Instead, Trump spent time saying the election was fake, filed lawsuits, requested recounts, and even falsely claimed victory.
Trump isn’t seeing any luck with his lawsuits, a Federal judge eviscerated the Pennsylvania suit. The Trump administration declined to cooperate with Biden’s team. As of now, Biden’s team is “concerned that its lack of access to the government will hobble security efforts,” Bloomberg reports.
Even though Biden is the President-Elect, the race isn’t over yet. Democrats are still hoping to gain control in the Senate, which is important for getting laws and policies passed.
Get your calendar and mark down December 8 and December 14. CNN reports by December 8, “when Congress tallies the electoral votes in January, it must accept electors that were certified before the deadline. If a state missed the deadline, then Congress can consider disputed slates of electors. So Trump’s subversion efforts become impossible if key states certify their results before then — but the whole election remains in play if Trump’s team can push certification past the magic date.”
The Electoral College votes on December 14.
History being made with Biden so far:
- Senator Kamala Harris will become the first woman, the first person of color, and the first Asian-American to serve as Vice President of the United States.
- Biden plans to nominate Alejandro Mayorkas, the first Latino to lead the Department of Homeland Security and enforce immigration laws. Mayorkas led the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency in the Obama administration.
- Biden plans to nominate the first woman, Avril Haines to be the Director of National Intelligence. If confirmed, she will oversee more than a dozen federal offices from the CIA to National Security Agency. This position was created after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
NBC points out that even with the recounts, this year’s Election wasn’t that close! The article says, “Joe Biden’s popular-vote lead over Trump stands at 4 percentage points, 51 percent to 47 percent — and it’s only going to grow once more of New York’s votes (finally) get counted.”