JUST IN: Trump surrenders at last, allows transition process for Biden as president-elect

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Two weeks after bitterly disputing the fairness of November 8, 2020 United States’ election, President Donald Trump has surrendered, accepting the beginning of a formal US transition process for President-elect Joe Biden preparatory to his assumption of office, January 20.    

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BBC reports that pursuant to this, Trump has asked the General Services Administration (GSA), the federal agency incharge of transition, to “do what needs to be done.”   

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GSA, as a result, said it was acknowledging Mr Biden as the “apparent winner,” although Trump has vowed to keep contesting his election defeat, even as he had received a major blow by Biden’s victory in the state of Michiganwhich has  officially certified the result.

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With the GSA position, the president-elect now has access to top security briefings, office space and government officials, preparatory to his taking over.

Already, Biden’s transition website has now changed to a US Government domain, just as he is expected to begin announcing his cabinet on Tuesday.

GSA administrator Emily Murphy said she was making $6.3m in funds available to the president-elect.

Mr Trump said: “In the best interest of our country, 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.”

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