Trump-appointed GSA administrator Emily Murphy claims that it is "not clear" that President-elect Joe Biden won the election, so she will not release transition funds according to the Presidential Transition Act of 1963. Moreover, on October of 2020 her office retained an attorney from the White House Counsel's office presumably in preparation for the GSA's refusal to recognize Biden as President-elect.
Why is this important?
It is important she recognize President-elect Biden for these reasons:
1. She is hindering a peaceful transition until Trump exhausts all legal recourse, which means the transition team pretty much can only get an office to plan the transition and not much else.
2. Her refusal to recognize president-elect Biden has National Security implications because the Department of Defense cannot work with the transition team until the GSA recognizes the results of the election.
3.Her refusal to follow the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 is a clear refutation of the democratic process and severely undermines confidence in free and fair elections in this country.
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