CBS News Ventures Elected President Joe Biden is the winner in Arizona, Which made him the first Democrat to receive 11 state electoral votes since 1996. With his victory, Biden’s electoral votes totaled 290, well over the 270 votes he would need to achieve an expected presidential victory.
As of Thursday, President Trump had yet to abdicate, and advisers assured CBS News that he had. Although no decisions have been made, one of the Trump advisers familiar with the talks with the president told CBS News that his allies are working to keep his options open as they plan his political future.
“While we know that there are many baseless allegations and opportunities to mislead about our election process, we can assure you that we enjoy the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should do so,” they said in a statement. “When you have questions, turn to election officials as trusted votes as they run elections.”
It was the federal agency that oversees the presidential transition The process has not officially started yet As of Thursday, which means that Mr. Biden is still not receiving classified intelligence briefings from the office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Senior Republican senators admitted Thursday that Mr. Biden should Begin receiving an intelligence briefing. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the most senior Republican in the Republican Senate, and Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, a close ally of Mr. Trump, told reporters on Capitol Hill separately that they believed Biden should receive the high-profile briefings.
South Dakota Senator John Thun, who is the second-highest ranking Republican in the upper house, said it was “logical” for the president-elect to be informed of the most sensitive intelligence information in the country.