Trump must be involved in Biden’s inauguration

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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said President Donald Trump should attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden because “it would be good for the country”.

The South Carolina senator said he spoke to the president over the weekend and encouraged him to address the legal challenges of the election results.

Graham said on Monday: “He will fight for every vote and he will fight to improve the systems and I said,‘ Just keep going. “

But Graham said after the Electoral College formally confirms Bident as the president-elect on Dec. 14, Trump must agree to the inauguration of the new president.

“I think it’s good for the country, it would be good for him,” Graham said. – We’ll find out in December. I hope Biden comes to his.



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President-elect Joe Biden spent congratulations to foreign leaders at home on Monday, a day after a stress fracture in his leg was diagnosed.

According to Biden’s transitional group, he spoke to Argentine President Alberto Fernández, Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The COVID-19 epidemic was high on the agenda of the calls, with issues related to regional stability and climate change, according to Biden’s office.

Biden also received for the first time on Monday the President’s Daily Brief, a highly classified intelligence summary.

Biden’s doctor said Sunday night that the president-elect is likely to wear walking boots over the next few weeks as he recovers from a fracture of his right leg while playing with one of his dogs.



Joe Biden’s victory on the Wisconsin battlefield was confirmed after a partial recount that only increased his 20,600 vote difference over President Donald Trump, who promised a lawsuit to undo the results.

Confirmation of the results began in the five-day phase of the Democratic chairman of the Wisconsin Electoral Commission to sue Trump. On Saturday, Trump promised to launch a lawsuit either on Monday or Tuesday, a long-term attempt to overturn the results by excluding 238,000 ballots. Trump’s lawyers claimed without evidence that widespread fraud and illegal activity had taken place.

According to Biden’s campaign, the recount showed that Biden definitely won Wisconsin and there was no fraud. Even if Trump were successful in Wisconsin, the state’s 10 voter college votes wouldn’t be enough to undo Biden’s overall victory.



Arizona officials have vindicated Joe Biden’s narrow victory over President Donald Trump in the state.

Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Republican Governor Doug Ducey stood up for the integrity of the election even when Trump’s lawyers were in town on Monday, arguing without evidence to nine Republican lawmakers that the election was fraudulent.

Ducey says, “We’re doing the election well in Arizona. The system is strong. “

Biden won Arizona with 0.3% of the nearly 3.4 million votes cast, just over 10,500 votes. 70 years is the second Democrat to win the state.

At the same time, the certification will pave the way for Democrat Mark Kelly to take a seat in the U.S. Senate, shaping his official victory in a special election to replace the late John McCain. Kelly is scheduled to take an oath on Wednesday in Washington.

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President-elect Joe Biden will make the first formal preparations for his inauguration on January 20, presenting the inaugural committee that will lead the discussion on the day he and President-elect Kamala Harris will undertake.

Biden appoints Tony Allen, president of Delaware State University, as chairman of its presidential renewal committee and Maju Varghese, campaign manager, as the group’s executive director.

The inaugural committee, in collaboration with the congressional planning group, works around organizing the Capitol Ceremony, as well as organizing inaugural balls and other swearing-in events. The form of these events is in the air amid the global coronavirus epidemic, which has intensified across the country.

The inaugural committee said in a statement Monday that it will work to “consider putting people’s safety first and preventing the spread of COVID-19 while involving all Americans in the celebrations”.