"Since I was 18, I voted for Democrats, every time, but this year I voted for Trump", Scott Will, a new Trump voter in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, said.
Biden's team has been forced to communicate with foreign governments who have tried to contact him through their own means, without logistical and translation support the State Department could otherwise provide. "But the president's efforts are unlikely to move a single state from Mr. Biden's column, and certainly they're not enough to change the final outcome". Capitol Hill is in limbo, frozen by the refusal of Trump and Republicans like McCarthy to accept Biden's victory and by two Senate runoff elections in Georgia that Republicans are favored to win to maintain control of the chamber.
"They would prefer to be using the State Department resources", the source told CNN about Biden's challenge of facilitating the calls without government support. And aides say the president has shown little interest in the growing crisis even as new confirmed cases are skyrocketing and hospital intensive care units in parts of the country are nearing capacity.
Scott Morrison congratulated Joe Biden on his win during a phone call with the president-elect.
That scenario is a potential risk in battleground states like Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which the USA media called for Biden but have Democratic governors and Republican-controlled legislatures.
Added to this is the denial of access to funds, information, and regular contacts in these early stages of transition to a Biden White House. "We can't back you blindly without evidence". "It's not America alone".
Mr Jake Rollow, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of State, said the Trump campaign was promoting false claims to erode public confidence in the election.
During the interview, she was asked about whether Trump provided a briefing to Biden.
Five new Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 335 new cases
There were 214 deaths reported in Missouri, which fell shy of the previous week's record (274). The last time people were dying of Covid-19 at that rate in the USA was early September.
"President Donald Trump seeks to delay the inevitable", reads the headline of the editorial, which appeared in print Thursday and published online Wednesday night.
"The amusing thing here is Trump stole the Democratic message".
Former President Barack Obama has said senior US Republicans are undermining democracy by going along with President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of election fraud.
Since then Trump has not addressed the nation other than via Twitter and a written statement released to mark Veterans Day, and has not conceded to Biden, as is traditional once a victor is projected in a United States vote.
Biden received intelligence briefings as a candidate, but they were limited and occasional, NPR has reported. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate intelligence committee, said Thursday.
Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., predicted that the issue of whether Biden will get access to the intelligence brief will be resolved soon. He needs to know what the latest threats are and begin to plan accordingly.
The president's supporters view the wall as not only an actual deterrent and barrier to smuggling and illegal border crossing, but also a symbol that illegal immigrants are not welcome as the USA tightens security. "I think he should continue to get what he's been getting and then let's get on with the resolutions on some of these disputes".