Nothing can stop the transfer of power in the US government, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump has said the election was rigged and that some of his Republican Allies are supporting the investigation.
Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell supported Mr. Trump’s right to mount a legal challenge to Mr. Biden’s victory in several swing states, including Pennsylvania. Some senior Republicans cast doubt on the outcome.
After four days of intense counting, several US media outlets announced on Saturday that Mr Biden had won Pennsylvania, giving him more than 270 votes. Counting of ballots was delayed due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, resulting in a surge in mail-in ballots.
In a speech in Delaware, Biden said his team is moving forward regardless on forming a new administration to take over on Inauguration Day on January 20, 2021.
“We are going to act in a unified way to bring our administration together, the White House together, and review who we are going to pick for the cabinet posts,” he said. “Nothing is going to stop that.”
Mr. Biden said it was an “embarrassment” that Mr. Trump had not recognized the election.
On Tuesday, Biden took questions from the media for the first time since his victory. He was asked what he would say if Mr. Trump were watching.
“Mr. President, I look forward to talking to you,” he said.
Judges in Michigan and Georgia have dismissed the election lawsuit, and experts say There is little chance trump’s legal efforts could have changed the outcome of the election.
Mr. Trump’s campaign and Republicans have focused on procedural issues in the counting process, and they have provided no evidence of fraud in their suit.
Mr. Barr, the Attorney general who was appointed by Mr. Trump, on Monday asked federal prosecutors to “pursue substantive allegations” of voting and counting irregularities.
This breaks with the Justice Ministry’s previous policy of not conducting a public investigation into allegations of election fraud until the recount and results are confirmed.
Peter Pilger, director of the Justice Department’s election crimes division, said he would step down after learning of “the new policy and its consequences.”
Mr Biden’s campaign said Mr Barr had added fuel to Mr Trump’s far-fetched fraud allegations.
“These are exactly what the President and his lawyers are doing every day, unsuccessfully, as their suits are laughed off court by court after court,” said Paul, a senior adviser to Biden.
The head of the federal office appointed by Mr. Trump to recognize the election results has yet to do so, preventing Mr. Biden’s transition team from moving into federal government offices or getting funding to hire staff.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said On Tuesday that he did not expect the administration of Republican President Donald Trump to interrupt the transition. McConnell has not yet recognized Biden as the president-elect. Mr. Trump is challenging Mr. Biden’s election victory in court.
“I don’t think we’re going to interrupt the transition to the next administration,” Republican Mitch McConnell told reporters.
“I think we should stop all the despair and not act as if this is extraordinary. We will get through this period and declare victory on January 20, 2021, just as elections have been held every four years since 1793.”
Mr. McConnell also declined to say whether he would allow Mr. Trump to make allegations of election fraud without providing evidence. He said he would pass the presidential election through “all stages of the constitution.”
“Obviously there will be litigation. These cases will be decided. Then the Electoral College meets. Then came the inauguration. “But I am going to focus on what we are trying to do with the rest of the Congress.”