US elections: US agency certifies Biden's victory and Trump gives instructions to start transition

The still President of the United States, Republican Donald Trump, “recommended” to his team and the country's General Services Administration to initiate protocols for the transition from the current administration to that of Joe Biden, with the president-elect being able to access federal funds.

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The United States General Services Administration found today that President-elect Democrat Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the presidential election, "paving the way" for the formal transition that was being blocked by the Trump administration.

The information is advanced by the Associated Press (AP), which cites an official source, and says that the head of the General Services Administration, Emily Murphy, has determined that Biden is the winner of the elections, even though Republican Donald Trump is still trying to reverse the results of the elections in the states considered to be 'most important' in the electoral college.

Trump's candidacy had tried unsuccessfully to challenge the results, for example, in Georgia and Pennsylvania. This time, the still American head of state was defeated in Michigan, which today certified Biden's victory.

This decision 'paves the way' for Democrat Joe Biden to be able to access federal agencies and funds so that he can begin to formally constitute the administration that will govern the country for the next four years and whose inauguration is scheduled for 20 January.

The still President of the United States, Republican Donald Trump, "recommended" to his team and the country's General Services Administration to initiate protocols for the transition from the current administration to that of Joe Biden.

“In the best interest of our country, I recommended Emily [Murphy, head of the US General Services Administration] and her team to do what needs to be done with the initial [transition administrations] protocols, and told the my team to do the same ”, wrote Trump on the social network Twitter, at the end of Monday night.

However, the still US head of state did not admit defeat in the presidential elections and considered, in the same tweet, that there is still a chance of reversing the electoral results.

"Our case continues strongly, we will keep the fight going and I believe we will prevail," explained Donald Trump.

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