US election: Biden campaign says Georgia’s recount reveals no irregularities

Election observers stand behind a barrier and watch as election office workers process ballots as counting continues from the general election at the Allegheny County elections returns warehouse in Pittsburgh, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (The Associated Press))

Georgia’s presidential election recount has shifted vote totals “almost imperceptibly,” offering no evidence of widespread irregularities in the battleground state for which Democrat Joe Biden has been projected to win, his campaign said on Sunday.

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US President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming chief of staff on Sunday said the federal government needs to sign off on transition team efforts this week so that Biden’s team can receive national security briefings and address COVID-19.

Election officials of both parties have said there is no evidence of major irregularities. Democrats and other critics have accused Trump of trying to delegitimize Biden’s victory and undermine public confidence in the American electoral process. Before the election, Trump had refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power.

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