The transition of power, is it starting?

Cameron Hailey, Staff Writer

On Nov. 24, President Donald Trump’s General Services Administration (GSA) formally began the transition of power, with Emily Murphy, the administrator of the process, providing federal funds and resources for the transition.

Trump said on Monday, “I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols and have told my team to do the same.”

Although the transition has started, Trump has yet to officially concede the race and has continued to claim that the election has not been lost on his part. However, the initial move to transition the power comes as a sign of what may be to come.

Trump tweeted on Nov. 24 that, “The GSA does not determine who the next President of the United States will be.”

Joe Biden has confirmed in an interview with NBC, however, that his team has begun to meet with the Trump administration about the transition to power with governors while talking with world leaders on his election status.

About the transition, Biden said, “I must say the outreach has been sincere – it has not been begrudging so far, and I don’t expect it to be.”

The continued legal battle from the Trump administration has not stopped, although many states have now certified their results, reaffirming a Biden victory in those states, such as Michigan and Georgia. The delay in a transition slowed information about COVID-19 and national security information from the Biden-Harris team, which will now begin the process of being delivered.

Biden announced his cabinet following this news on Nov. 25, with names such as John Kerry, former secretary of state under the Obama administration. The picks announced were those of the national security team, with six of the cabinet picks announced. He continued this again, with economic positions on Nov. 30.

Trump has not formally said there is a transition of power; however, Biden is beginning to plan his initial actions on COVID-19 in the early days after Jan. 20.