Politics updates: Trump doesn't plan to stop false election fraud claims; Blunt won't call Biden president-elect
Added 11-29-20 02:04:03pm EST - “Trump said he doesn't see his baseless belief that widespread election fraud occurred changing between now and the inauguration.” - News.yahoo.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Politics updates: Trump doesn't plan to stop false election fraud claims; Blunt won't call Biden president-elect”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
USA TODAY'S coverage of the 2020 election and President-elect Joe Biden's transition continues this week as he continues to roll out his picks for top positions in his administration and states continue to certify their vote counts.
President Donald Trump has yet to concede the race but his administration has cleared the way for Biden's team to have access to federal resources and briefings during the transition.
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., declined to acknowledge Joe Biden was "president-elect" during an interview Sunday with CNN’s "State of the Union." The refusal came as President Donald Trump and many elected Republicans continue to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 election.
"The president-elect technically has to be elected president by the electors. That happens in the middle of December," Blunt correctly said, sidestepping the reality that there is no doubt the electors will choose Biden as the next president of the United States.
"There is no official job president-elect," Blunt said, arguing that the distinction was a "straw man" created by the media. But in 2016, Blunt’s office published a press release "congratulating President-elect Donald Trump" the day after the election and long before the electors met.
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