Politics

Trump Says He Will Cooperate, Biden Transition Begins

BP World Bureau | Nov 24 2020 11:04:13 AM
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WASHINGTON, US: President Donald Trump called on his agencies to cooperate after the General Services Administration acknowledged Joe Biden as the apparent winner of the presidential election, following weeks of inaction since Biden won this year's elections.

Emily Murphy, the General Services Administration chief, has been instructed by Trump to do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols.

This lets the transitioning process begin with Biden and his team getting access to current agency officials, briefing books and other government resources, including some $6 million in funding.

Read: US Elections: Biden Aces Popular Vote, Trump Faces Pressure From Republicans 

Nine Republican senators had called for the transition process to begin, and hours after Michigan's Board of State Canvassers had voted to certify the election's results ensuring Biden's victory in the state. 

After Biden won over 290 electoral votes, Trump refused to concede and moved legally.

Biden won in key Republican states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia.