The GSA has just announced that the Biden transition can begin as he is the ‘apparent winner’ of the election:
BALTIMORE SUN – The General Services Administration has ascertained that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump’s administration.
An official said Administrator Emily Murphy made the determination after Trump efforts to subvert the vote failed across battleground states, most recently in Michigan, which certified Biden’s victory Monday.
The move clears the way for Biden aides to begin coordinating with federal agencies on plans for takeover on Jan. 20.
You can read her full letter here, where she explains that she was never pressured and her decision “was not made out of fear or favoritism.” But she does note that she, her family, her staff and her pets were threatened in this process:
I did, however, receive threats online, by phone, and by mail directed at my safety, my family, my staff, and even my pets in an effort to coerce me into making this determination prematurely.Even in the face of thousands of threats, I always remained committed to upholding the law.
Trump thanked Murphy today on Twitter and gave his blessing to her beginning the Biden transition:
What a classy tweet from Trump. He’s clearly not the man that the left paints him to be.