US Updates: Biden launches transition website, set to appoint Coronavirus working group

.. George Bush congratulates President-elect

The Biden team has started a transition website and twitter account, and is set to appoint a coronavirus working group.

President-elect Joe Biden leaves after a church service in Wilmington, Delaware [Jonathan Ernst/Reuters]
President-elect Joe Biden leaves after a church service in Wilmington, Delaware [Jonathan Ernst/Reuters]
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden, the US president-elect, has called for unity while saying he will help the US become a “nation healed”.
  • Biden passed the 270 electoral vote threshold needed for victory on Saturday, with the states of Pennsylvania and Nevada breaking in his favour.
  • President Donald Trump has not yet conceded. He and his allies, who have pushed unfounded voting fraud claims, say they will continue to challenge results in several states.

Former Republican President George Bush congratulates Biden

Former president George W Bush has offered his “warm congratulations” to President-elect Joe Biden, calling the Democrat “a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country.”

The two-term Republican, in a statement issued by his presidential center in Dallas, also congratulated loser Donald Trump for his “extraordinary political achievement” in winning 70 million votes.

Bush’s statement made him one of the country’s most prominent Republicans to acknowledge Biden’s victory, declared Saturday, and offer him congratulations.

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