Why We Don’t Have A “President Elect” One Week Later
Nothing but the facts, here is where the election is one week and one day after the vote:
1). We still do not have a "President Elect." Not one state has yet to certify their election results. That is why when Joe Biden's team showed up to collect the millions of dollars given to a president elect for the transition, they were denied. That money cannot be given to a president elect when there isn't one.
2). Some states are still counting votes. At the writing of this article that includes Georgia and North Carolina.
3). Several states will begin recounts soon. The laws in those states force an automatic recount when the election results fall within what is considered the margin of error. There are a few other states that might recount if Trump campaign lawsuits are successful.
4). Lawsuits have been filed, and not just by the Trump campaign. Attorney Generals from 10 states so far plan to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to force all states to adhere and comply to their own election laws. Many voting rules were ignored on election night by the very states that had written those rules.
5). U.S. Attorney General William Barr has called for his staff across the country to investigate "creditable claims" of voter fraud: “investigations may be conducted if there are clear and apparently-credible allegations of irregularities that, if true, could potentially impact the outcome of a federal election in an individual State, said Mr. Barr in a memo.”
6). Have you noticed that while Joe Biden is acting as if he has won, he has not "officially" declared victory? That might be because during the first presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace asked “Will you urge your supporters to stay calm while the vote is counted, and will you pledge not to declare victory until the election is independently certified?” Mr. Biden answered "Yes," then continued on with an explanation: “And here’s the deal. We’ll count the ballots. As you pointed out, some of these ballots in some states can’t even be opened until Election Day, and if there’s thousands of ballots, it’s going to take time to do it.”
As Senator Mitch McConnell said, yesterday when talking about the delay in finding out who the next president will be, "No reason to panic."
When there are so many Americans questioning the integrity of the election, it is important that we take our time and make sure we get it right.