Trump Appointee Delays Biden Transition Process, Citing Need For 'Clear' Winner - 2020-11-10
The agency cited the contested 2000 election in which George W. Bush was eventually declared the winner over Al Gore as "prior precedent." But that decision came only after a December Supreme Court ruling.
The Associated Press and other news organizations reported that Biden gained the electoral votes needed to win the election on Saturday, but President Trump has so far refused to concede and has falsely claimed widespread voter fraud. His team has launched a wave of lawsuits challenging various aspects of the election.
MacKichan said he believes GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, a Trump appointee, has so far acted properly. "If I were in her shoes right now, given what has been publicly made available, I think it would be premature," based on the 2000 election.