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Why Trump decision to block Biden transition matters

Posted on AllSides November 10th, 2020
From The Center
elections, 2020 Election, Donald Trump, Biden Transition

Until now, smooth transitions of power had been a hallmark of U.S. democracy. The pandemic, economic recession, and national racial reckoning make the threat of a contested election – and rocky transition – all the more consequential.

The Trump White House’s decision to block routine actions that would facilitate a transition to a Biden administration has added a new layer of turmoil to an already turbulent time.

But this is the Trump era, when many norms of governance have already fallen by the wayside.

President Donald Trump has...

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