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Biden sets the stage for US foreign policy
4.30: While US President-designate Joe Biden is still denied access to government information in the transition phase, the Democrat is already laying the foundations for his future foreign policy. Biden has made separate phone calls with heads of government in Japan, South Korea, and Australia, his transition office said. All sides expressed their determination to strengthen bilateral relations and address global issues such as the coronavirus pandemic and climate change.
The election results are still officially recognized. The transition is necessary for Biden’s team and current President Donald Trump’s administration to ensure a smooth transition of official affairs.
Even a week after the election, Trump continues to insist that the vote was cheated and denied the transition team the necessary funding and access to government officials. The counting of the votes has not yet been completed, but it has been clear since Saturday that Biden can no longer be overcome mathematically. Biden is expected to take office on January 20.
No evidence of election fraud in the state of Georgia
02.25: In the ongoing recount of the votes cast in the presidential election in the US state of Georgia, there are so far no indications of inconsistencies. There are still no signs of election fraud, state interior minister Brad Raffensperger said. “We believe the ballots were counted accurately.”
Raffensperger had manually ordered a recount of the machine’s rating due to the limited result. This is expected to be completed by November 20th.
President-elect Joe Biden is in Georgia with about 14,000 votes ahead of the looming Donald Trump. The outcome in the state of 732,000 people was widely expected and does not change the big picture. With Biden having already won more than 270 voters, Trump could not reach him even if he won.
Biden wants to become a longtime chief of staff confidant in the White House
02.10: President-elect Joe Biden has decided who will be his future chief of staff in the White House. Biden’s team announced the choice fell on longtime confidant Ronald Klain.
“His deep and diverse experience and ability to work with people across the political spectrum is exactly what I need from a White House Chief of Staff as we tackle this time of crisis and bring the country together,” Biden said.
Biden and Klain previously worked together in the White House when Biden was Barack Obama’s vice president: Klain, now 59, served as Biden’s chief of staff between 2009 and 2011. He also worked for the Democrat while in the Senate of the United States and when Biden ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2008.
In 2014 Obama appointed Klain as the coordinator of the US government’s response to the Ebola outbreak. During the crown pandemic, Klain stood out as a critic of President Donald Trump. A video explaining what a Biden government would have done differently during the pandemic and what it wants to do in the future has attracted a lot of attention. Biden has vowed to make the fight against the coronavirus pandemic a priority.
How does a Trump fan cope with defeat?
02.00: The “Make America Great Again” project has been suspended for the time being. Even the staunchest supporters of Donald Trump must accept this. Our reporter met with right-wing thought leader Gavin McInnes. Read more here.
Trump releases old videos as alleged evidence of election fraud
1:40: Donald Trump posted an out of context video on Twitter, presenting it as alleged evidence of election fraud. The footage shows two men emptying a mailbox in California. Trump wrote on the video: “You can see the ballots here! Has it come to this in our country?”
Reuters news agency checked the video late last week. It turned out that the video shows the collection of valid postal ballot papers that were sent before election day.
The video had been streamed thousands of times on social media, even before Donald Trump picked it up. Some users took this as evidence of alleged election fraud.
Los Angeles County officials told Reuters that although these ballots were collected the day after the election, they were cast by voters on or before election day. They are therefore valid and are processed and counted.
According to a spokesperson, the postal ballots were closed and blocked at 8pm on election day on November 3. The ballots of all the ballot boxes in the entire district were withdrawn the next day.
Another crown case in the White House
1:35 in the morning: Another White House employee in Washington tested positive for corona virus. The New York Times newspaper and CNN reported that the virus was detected over the weekend in the case of political director Brian Jack. Jack had spent election night in the White House on Tuesday last week to see the results announced.
According to the “New York Times”, the new coronavirus was also detected by another presidential adviser. The paper did not mention a name and it was unclear whether this adviser was in the White House on election night.
Previously, other close associates of US President Donald Trump who had also spent election night in the White House had tested positive, including Cabinet Chief Mark Meadows, Construction Secretary Ben Carson, and David Bossie, team leader. legal which is legally opposed in several states. alleged fraud is ongoing in the presidential election.
Security experts warn against leaking secret information
1.30 am .: What does Donald Trump do when he is no longer president? Intelligence experts fear he may divulge sensitive information out of anger or revenge if he remembers. Read more here.
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