Trump considers how to keep up fight as Biden prepares a transition team

The US President Donald Trump is still refusing to concede the election results, while some top Republicans have rallied behind him, news wires reported.

"Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be?" Trump tweeted on Sunday, the day after Biden was declared the winner by all the major media networks.

Kevin McCarthy, the most senior Republican in the House of Representatives, and Senator Lindsey Graham, a key Trump ally, both said Sunday that Trump should not concede as his legal challenges and possible recounts in some states proceed. Rudy Giuliani, Trump's lawyer, has presented no material evidence of fraud tough he said Sunday that the Trump campaign will continue to file lawsuits, with much of the focus on Pennsylvania, where Biden's lead has widened to over 40,000 votes as ballots are still being counted. Biden was declared the winner on Saturday after it was clear he won Pennsylvania and Nevada, pushing him well past the 270 electoral votes needed to seize the White House.

While Trump has refused to concede, former Republican President George Bush on Sunday congratulated Biden on his victory. "The American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear," Bush said.

Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican who has long feuded with Trump, said he believes that there is no path for Trump to overturn the election.

On Sunday Biden spent his first day as president-elect by going to church in Delaware and visiting the cemetery where his first wife Neilia Hunter and daughter Naomi, who both died in a car crash, are buried. Biden's son Beau, who died from cancer, is also buried there.

Biden has already started a transition team, which is moving ahead with preparing to take over the White House in January, whether or not the Trump administration cooperates. His first concrete step will be forming a task force on the coronavirus with medical and scientific experts, which will be announced on Monday.

 

 

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