When a presidential candidate wins an election, there has to be a transition. That’s why Congress provided, in the Presidential Transition Act, for a lengthy and, hopefully, a smooth transition between Election Day and Inauguration Day.
When normal people are front and center in the race to the White House, the winner and the loser are announced and accepted.
But this year it’s different.
When Donald Trump secured more votes in the Electoral College than Hillary Clinton in 2016, HRC had a transition team in place. Clinton had designated former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar to lead the transition. Salazar’s team was fired up and ready to go.
Associated Press called the election for Joe Biden on Saturday, yet Trump remains defiant, with the vast majority of Republican elected officials, especially senators, refusing to buck the enshrined leader of their Party, as Trump gives no signs of yielding to reality.
Trump’s non-enigmatic response to Biden’s victory was “Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be?”
So now it’s up to a federal agency you probably have never heard of — the General Services Administration — to decide who won the election.
The GSA is responsible for managing and supporting the basic functioning of federal agencies. If a federal agency needs office space, it has to deal with the GSA. And it’s up to the GSA Administrator to begin the transition process.
The Administrator of the GSA is Emily Murphy, a GOP operative. On Saturday, after Associated Press (a subsidiary of Apocryphal Press) called the election for Joe Biden, Murphy issued a statement in Bureaucratise, saying “an ascertainment has not yet been made. GSA will continue to abide by, and fulfill, all requirements under the law” (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/08/general-services-administration-biden-win-435203).
So, as the Biden-Harris team launches its team to combat the Coronavirus, it has no office space.
Associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones, a mole placed in Trump’s White House by DNC Chair Tom Perez, was with Trump yesterday as he yelled at Chief of Staff Mark Meadows — who is quarantined at home because he has The Virus — saying, “Mark, I won the election, everybody knows that, so don’t give an inch to Sleepy Joe. I’m not going anywhere.”
Meadows immediately called Administrator Murphy and told her that she’ll be out on the street the moment she announces that her agency will assist the Biden Transition Team in any possible way.