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As Trump resists transition, Biden moves on


November 11, 2020

Carolyn Kaster – Associated Press

President-elect Joe Biden, joined by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, answers a reporter's question at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

WILMINGTON, Del. - Vowing "to get right to work," President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday shrugged off President Donald Trump's fierce refusal to accept the election outcome as "inconsequential," even as Democrats elsewhere warned that the Republican president's actions were dangerous.

Raising unsupported claims of voter fraud, Trump has blocked the incoming president from receiving intelligence briefings and withheld federal funding intended to help facilitate the transfer of power. Trump's resistance, backed by senior Republicans in Washington and across the country, could also prevent background investigations and security clearances for prospective staff and access to federal agencies to discuss transition planning.

As some Democrats and former Republican officials warned of serious consequences, Biden sought to lower the national temperature as he addressed reporters from a makeshift transition headquarters near his home in downtown Wilmington.


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