Thursday, 12 November 2020 – 04:50
The CNN television network reported Thursday that the State Department refuses to deliver dozens of messages sent by foreign leaders to Biden and his transition team.
The government of Donald Trump is blocking the messages that world leaders are sending to the president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden.
The CNN television network reported Thursday that the State Department is refusing to hand over Biden and his transition team dozens of messages sent by foreign leaders for l.
Trump refuses to acknowledge his electoral defeat and has presented a series of demands to reverse the electoral results, who have projected Biden as the winner.
State Department officials familiar with the situation told CNN that messages for Biden began arriving last weekend, when his victory was confirmed.
The State Department usually arranges communications with presidents-elect, but the Trump administration has denied your transition team access to funds, the information and contacts necessary to begin that task.
Biden, however, has held talks with world leaders such as the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel; the french president, Emmanuel Macron; the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, they are Irish people, Michel Martin.
The first foreign leader to speak to Biden to congratulate him on his victory last Monday was the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, while today he did it with the prime ministers of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, from Australia, Scott Morrison, and with the president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, according to his team.
The number of countries that have not yet recognized Biden has been declining, but includes the two main powers of Latin America. -Mxico and Brazil- in addition to Russia and China.
Biden has made all these calls without the help of the State Department, as is customary in other government transitions in the US.
The Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, He surprised on Tuesday when he assured in a press conference, asked about the lack of collaboration with Biden’s team, that in the United States there will be “a smooth transition” towards a second term for Donald Trump.
Pompeo remarked that “counting the votes” and the process is expected to be completed.
Trump’s campaign has featured various demands in states in dispute over vote counting alleging widespread electoral fraud, without any supporting evidence.
To win the election in the courts, Trump must turn the scrutiny on Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada or Arizona, all of them states in which Biden has already been declared the winner or clearly leads the scrutiny.
At the latest counts, Biden has 290 delegates in the electoral college, above the magic figure of 270 that gives the victory, while Trump has 217 and 42 remain to be decided.
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