President-Elect Joe Biden has upped his fundraising efforts to assist his transition into the White House. His latest efforts comes in response to President Donald Trump's latest efforts to block funds from helping out the incoming administration.
"Grassroots supporters like you made a Joe Biden presidency possible," an email from the Biden team reads.
"And now we are counting on you once again to power us through this critical moment."
The funds raised through the Biden administration's latest efforts will help pay staff and support agency review teams. While increasing fundraising efforts, Biden and company are working to have GSA Administrator Emily Murphy formally recognize the results of the election. Without Murphy, Biden's incoming cabinet will not have access to classified intelligence briefings or important information about the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
"The Biden-Harris transition has been planning for months for all possible scenarios. While we wait for the GSA Administrator to uphold the will of the people and be a proper steward of taxpayer resources, we will execute on contingency plans, including continuing to solicit private funds to support transition planning," a member of Biden's transition team said.
"The nation faces too many challenges to not have a fully funded and smooth transition to prepare the President-elect and Vice President-elect to govern on Day One."
Much of Biden's transition into office has been hindered by Trump's refusal to accept the results of November's election. Instead, he has filed lawsuits in several states seeking vote recounts, ballots removal and much more. As a result, the Biden campaign has not had access to funds or important materials needed for a proper transition.
Despite Trump's denial of the election results, government officials have remained consistent in their desire to swear-in a new President in January.
“As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House," Biden's campaign stated earlier this month.
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