Without finally acknowledging his defeat, Donald Trump has announced that he was giving the green light to the transfer of power to the president-elect in the U.S. 2020 elections, Joe Biden.
The media projected Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. election on November 7, and since then Republican candidate Donald Trump has not acknowledged his defeat and has alleged that there was election fraud, without offering any evidence. His lawyers have filed several lawsuits in key states, but the courts have gradually dismissed most of them.
On Monday, Emily Murphy was reported to have sent a letter to Joe Biden certifying her victory. This recognition by the GSA was a necessary step for Biden to gain access to key resources to make the transition to governing. In her letter, the GSA administrator said she had determined that the Democrat can access “post-election resources” to begin the transition.
I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020
“I take this role seriously and, because of recent events involving legal challenges and certification of election results, I am sending you this letter today to make those resources and services available to you,” Murphy said. He defended that his decision is independent, based on law and fact, and denied that he ever received any pressure from the White House regarding the timing of his resolution. “To be clear,” she stressed, “I received no instructions to delay my decision. I did, however, receive threats online, by phone, and by mail against my safety, my family’s safety, my staff’s safety, and even my pets in an effort to restrain me from making this decision prematurely.
Murphy defended that she has always been committed to legality and recalled that her agency does not adjudicate legal disputes over elections, which must be resolved by the certification process and the courts.