NEW YORK, November 20. / TASS /. Democrat Joseph Biden, who announced victory in the presidential election, urged his supporters to send funds to support the operation of his transition team in conditions when it did not receive access to federal funding.
"This is how things stand: since (US President Donald) Trump has refused to admit defeat in the election and is postponing the start of the transfer of power, we must finance this process ourselves and need your help," said a message posted Friday on Biden's page at Twitter… "If you can, provide funding to fund the Biden-Harris transition team."
The US general election was held on November 3. Democrat Joseph Biden has received more than 270 electoral votes to defeat Republican Trump for the presidency, according to leading American media forecasts. Biden announced his election victory. Trump did not admit defeat and announced his intention to go to the courts regarding the counting of votes, since, in his opinion, there were numerous violations by Democrats in the elections.
Until November 23, state authorities are required to count ballots sent by mail, including by Americans who were outside the country. By December 12, the results of voting for each state must be approved, and the members of the electoral college must vote on December 14. On January 6, 2021, at a joint meeting of both houses of Congress, the results of the electoral college vote are to be approved, and on January 20, the inauguration ceremony of the elected president will take place.