Influential Democrat named start date for transfer of power to Biden

An influential member of the US Democratic Party, Ron Kline, said that the deadline for the transfer of power to candidate Joe Biden has been set, TASS reports with reference to the NBC channel. The procedure should start next week.

“What we really want to see next week … is for the US General Services Administration to publish an estimate,” Kline noted.

By law, the head of the General Services Administration (GSA), which is also responsible for the transfer of power from one president to another, must sign documents on the allocation of budget funds to the headquarters of the winning candidate to ensure the transfer of power. In 2020, this amount is six million dollars.

However, the head of GSA, appointed by the current US president, Emily Murphy, has not yet signed the necessary documents. Biden’s headquarters stated that this does not allow the president-elect to conduct telephone conversations with foreign leaders via a dedicated communication channel, and his assistants – to work with classified documents in a separate room.

Ron Kline is expected to be named White House chief of staff after Biden takes over.

The US presidential election was held on November 3. Many media outlets declared Biden the winner on the basis of statistical data, but Trump refused to admit defeat, claiming that the opponent’s result was provided unfairly.