Trump desires to begin the COVID-19 job power and is planning rallies to protest the elections
© Reuters. Carri Dusza, a supporter of President Donald Trump, holds a sign that reads "LEGAL VOTES ONLY" as he yells at supporters of President-elect Joe Biden across the street the day after Biden won an election
By Andy Sullivan, Andrea Shalal and Trevor Hunnicutt
WASHINGTON / WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden will convene a coronavirus task force on Monday to investigate the # 1 issue he will face when he takes office in January, while President Donald Trump is pursuing several long-term moves on his hold Job tight.
Biden will meet with an advisory board led by former General Surgeon Vivek Murthy and former Commissioner for Food and Drug Administration David Kessler to investigate how a pandemic that has caused https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus- has killed can best be tamed. Tracker-and-Maps more than 237,000 Americans.
The former Democratic Vice President will then be in Wilmington, Delaware, to speak on his plans to fight COVID-19 and rebuild the economy. He spent much of the campaign criticizing Trump's handling of the crises, and has vowed to listen to scholars to guide his own approach.
Trump has often argued with leading health officials over the pandemic. Vice President Mike Pence will meet the White House's coronavirus task force for the first time since October 20 on Monday.
Biden won the presidency on Saturday, four days after the November 3 elections, surpassing the 270 electoral college vote required to win the White House. He beat Trump by more than 4 million votes nationwide and made Trump the first president to lose re-election since 1992.
But Trump failed to acknowledge the defeat and has filed a number of lawsuits against election fraud lawsuits for which he has provided no evidence. State officials say they are not aware of any material irregularities.
Trump has not planned any public events for Monday and he has not spoken publicly since Thursday. As part of a public campaign to question the election results, he is planning rallies to build support for his fight for the result, said campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh.
Biden's advisors are moving further and are also considering candidates for top positions in the cabinet. However, the transition cannot begin until the United States General Services Administration, which oversees federal property, confirms the winner.
Emily Murphy, the Trump agent who runs the agency, has not given clearance to begin the transition. A GSA spokeswoman did not provide a timeline for the decision.
Until then, the GSA can continue to provide offices, computers, and background checks to Biden's team for security clearance. However, you cannot yet enter federal agencies or access federal funds earmarked for the transition.
Sunday's Biden campaign pushed the agency to move on.
"America's national security and economic interests depend on the federal government signaling clearly and quickly that the United States government will respect the will of the American people and work for a smooth and peaceful transfer of power," the campaign said in a statement .
Rallies and reports
However, Trump has shown no signs that he will embark on a transition.
Murtaugh said Trump would hold a series of rallies to build support for the litigation that is questioning the outcome, although Murtaugh didn't say when or where it would take place.
Trump will seek to back up his as yet unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud by highlighting obituaries of the dead who were campaigned in the election, Murtaugh said.
Trump also announced teams to track recounts in multiple states. Experts said efforts like his lawsuits are unlikely to succeed.
"The chances of a recount casting tens of thousands of votes in multiple states in its favor are beyond any chance we've seen in American history," wrote William Antholis, director of the University of Virginia Miller Center think tank, on Sunday in an essay.
Leaders from around the world have congratulated Biden, including some Trump allies, but many of Trump's other Republicans have not yet recognized the Democrat's victory.
Republican attorneys general from Louisiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Oklahoma said they would take legal action Monday to help the Trump campaign challenge the way postal ballot papers are handled in Pennsylvania. This is a popular option this year for voters looking to avoid exposure to coronavirus at crowded polling stations. It wasn't clear how they would help Trump's legal team, which is led by David Bossie, a veteran political activist but not a lawyer.
Pennsylvania, the state that won Biden's victory on Saturday, was one of the most competitive battlefields of the election.
Trump has repeatedly criticized postal voting as unsafe, despite voting this way in previous elections and campaign experts say it is just as reliable as other methods.