Biden meets with advisors about the transition process

Trump continues to challenge the results of the vote count in several states.

Elect President Biden on Wednesday met with his transition advisers, preparing to take office after the inauguration on January 20.

Biden has appointed several advisers who will monitor the activities of various government agencies. On Tuesday, he said he might announce some key appointments before Thanksgiving, which this year is celebrated on November 26.

President Donald Trump refused to concede defeat and filed a series of lawsuits challenging the elections’ outcome in key states.

While all the lawsuits have been dismissed, several more cases are awaiting a verdict. Analysts believe that the election result will not be revised.

According to unofficial estimates, Biden has already won more than 270 votes in the Electoral College, which determines the US presidential election outcome. He is ahead of Trump in two more states, Georgia and Arizona, which could ultimately earn him 306 electoral votes. The same number was scored in 2016 by Trump.

Leaders of several European countries, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, called Biden to congratulate him.

Biden’s transition team has prepared a long list of advisers, including experts on various issues that he will have to address early in the presidency.

Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President and Director of the International Security Program at the Center for strategic and international studies, directs the Department of Defense analysis.

Former Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Linda Thomas-Greenfield is responsible for the State Department. KeyBank’s Chief Executive, Don Graves, studies the Treasury Department, while Martha Gimbel, senior Manager of economic research at Schmidt Futures, handles Economic advice.

Meanwhile, Trump on Wednesday attended a Veterans Day celebration at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington. This is Trump’s first public event since last Thursday.

The President also continues to post numerous tweets about the election and reposts comments from Republicans supporting his position.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday showed that nearly 80 percent of Americans, including half of Republicans, believe Biden is the legitimate winner.

Although the Electoral College vote determines the US presidential election’s outcome, Biden currently leads Trump by 3.2 percentage points and more than 5 million votes in the General election.

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