Biden plans to assert control if he's declared president-elect - Axios

  

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Via:  jbb  •  3 weeks ago  •  46 comments

By:   Mike Allen,Margaret Talev (Axios)

Biden plans to assert control if he's declared president-elect - Axios
He'll begin forming his government, and won't yield to doubts President Trump might try to sow.

With leads in Nevada, Arizona, Maine, Michigan and Wisconsin Joe Biden expects to be declared the winner within days if not hours. The world watches!


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Mike Allen, Margaret Talev

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If news organizations declare Joe Biden the mathematical president-elect, he plans to address the nation as its new leader, even if President Trump continues to fight in court, advisers tell Axios.

Why it matters: Biden advisers learned the lesson of 2000, when Al Gore hung back while George W. Bush declared victory in that contested election, putting the Democrat on the defensive while Bush acted like the winner.

So if Biden is declared the winner, he'll begin forming his government and looking presidential — and won't yield to doubts Trump might try to sow.

  • Biden's schedule for Tuesday includes a clue to this posture: He "will address the nation on Election Night in Wilmington, Delaware."

Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon told reporters Monday that even if all the votes aren't counted tonight, the campaign should have "a very good sense of where we're headed":

  • "We're not really concerned about what Donald Trump says. ... We're going to use our data, our understanding of where this is headed, and make sure that the vice president is addressing the American people."

To show momentum, Biden may begin transition announcements quickly, starting with senior staff appointments.

  • That way, core aides won't have to worry about their own jobs, but will immediately be able to get to work.

Biden plans to adopt what one confidant called "a healing tone," and begin talking about the path forward in battling the coronavirus.

  • Look for Biden to embrace science, and talk up the role of Dr. Anthony Fauci, after Trump threatened Sunday to try to fire the trusted official.

From there, the transition would move with unprecedented speed:

  • Biden had eight years in the White House, and he's surrounded by aides with decades of government experience.
  • So the transition has made the most thorough agency-by-agency preparations in history, including offices no one's thinking about.

Biden has blueprints for staffing every single agency, and has extensive plans for executive orders, including ones to undo Trump actions.

  • Look for Biden to send all-business signals: He won't pack the courts, and is unlikely to push for repeal of the Senate's filibuster rule and its 60-vote requirement anytime soon.
  • Instead, look for Biden to push to pass as much as possible under the banner of budget reconciliation, which requires just a simple majority.

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JBB
1  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

Joe has the "Joementum!"

 
 
 
JBB
2  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

Preparations are underway for Biden's administration!

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.1  Gordy327  replied to  JBB @2    3 weeks ago

It can't be any worse than the current administration,  right?

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2    3 weeks ago

How many Senate seats did Democrats pick up? Did the Democrats pick up House seats?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.2.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2    3 weeks ago
How many Senate seats did Democrats pick up? Did the Democrats pick up House seats?

Problems staying on topic???

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @2.2.1    3 weeks ago

thanks for not answering questions posed to another.

I can see how elections OTHER than that of President are important and have an effect on Presidencies, even if others can not

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.2.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.2    3 weeks ago
I can see how elections OTHER than that of President are important and have an effect on Presidencies

So can I, but they're not part of this discussion.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2.4  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @2.2.3    3 weeks ago

flag it or ignore it then.

I dont care which.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.2.5  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.4    3 weeks ago

flag it or ignore it then.

I dont care which.

But I'm having so much fun watching you squirm to evade the question.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2.6  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @2.2.5    3 weeks ago

lol

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2.7  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @2.2.5    3 weeks ago

then why are you complaining if its all fun and games for you?

that is illogical

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.2.8  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.7    3 weeks ago
then why are you complaining if its all fun and games for you?

Makes you squirm more.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2.9  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @2.2.8    3 weeks ago

Nice that you have a vivid imagination!

Keep on dreaming!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3  Trout Giggles    3 weeks ago

I see Joe took Virginia. He was behind when I fell asleep last night. PA is starting to disappoint me

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    3 weeks ago

He took WI also.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.1    3 weeks ago

Awesome! Did they call it already?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    3 weeks ago

I am not sure.  I heard it on my local am news.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    3 weeks ago
PA is starting to disappoint me

well MA, PA disappointed you on a regular basis, but thats' was the attraction

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.2    3 weeks ago

It wasn't always so bad

 
 
 
Split Personality
3.2.2  Split Personality  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.1    3 weeks ago

I could not believe the early vote counts.

Erie, Bucks, Delaware, Chester, aAllegheny  all for Trump?

But the mail in ballots flipped Allegheny, Delaware and Bucks so far with much more to come.

looks like a Biden win.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Split Personality @3.2.2    3 weeks ago

Erie I can see...but Delaware, Chester and Bucks?? Those must be some serious red meat suburbs. Allegheny doesn't surprise me because Pittsburgh pretty much takes up all of Allegheny County

 
 
 
MUVA
4  MUVA    3 weeks ago

Joe hasn't won they are still filling out the needed votes in Pennsylvania they may be pretend mail today.  Hey do you know when the blue wave will start I have been waiting 4 years and will I need a life jacket?

 
 
 
JBB
4.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  MUVA @4    3 weeks ago

Biden is still leading and is pulling further ahead...

 
 
 
evilgenius
4.2  evilgenius  replied to  MUVA @4    3 weeks ago
...they are still filling out the needed votes in Pennsylvania they may be pretend mail today.

LOL! And you have proof of this?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  evilgenius @4.2    3 weeks ago

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JBB
4.2.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2.1    3 weeks ago

Yet, Biden gets to 270 without Pennsylvania as long as he holds onto Arizona, Maine, Nevada, Michigan and Wisconsin which is expected...

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.2.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2.1    3 weeks ago

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Trout Giggles
4.2.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ozzwald @4.2.3    3 weeks ago

I would tell you but it's way too early in the month for 32 points

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.2.5  Ozzwald  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2.4    3 weeks ago
I would tell you but it's way too early in the month for 32 points

credit-100-points-1.jpg

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.2.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ozzwald @4.2.5    3 weeks ago

Looks like we've both earned a point this month.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.2.7  Ozzwald  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2.6    3 weeks ago
Looks like we've both earned a point this month.

I'm at 2 now.  I'd be higher, but Vic has pulled his "making the last comment then closing his seeds" trick again.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.3  JohnRussell  replied to  MUVA @4    3 weeks ago

We have in this country quite a few "conservatives" whose minds have been eaten away by conspiracy minded right wing media. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.3.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.3    3 weeks ago

says one who pushed Russia-trump collusion for 4 years

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.3.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Texan1211 @4.3.1    3 weeks ago
says one who pushed Russia-trump collusion for 4 years

Just because we don't have audio tape of Trump telling Putin "Okay, I'll drop the sanctions for your invasion of Ukraine, I'll pull our troops out of Northern Syria, I'll stop the regular military training exercises with South Korea, I'll ignore humans rights offenses of you and your partners Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia and I'll weaken NATO if you agree to help me win this election" doesn't mean there weren't many proven ties and proven coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. It also doesn't lessen the evidence proving Russia did in fact attempt to help Trump win in 2016 by both illegally hacking Trumps opponents and illicitly releasing stolen emails to embarrass them while also spending million on surreptitious ads that looked like they were coming from inside the US but were just disguised Russian propaganda.

I find it hilarious that those who defend insane conspiracy theories like all the bullshit Qanon spreads would be calling the mountains of evidence the Republican led Senate investigation found or the 10 clear counts of obstruction Mueller found "a hoax".

I think it's likely that they keep calling it a hoax simply because that's what their dear Leader called it and they haven't read any of the reports themselves either due to being illiterate, having poor reading comprehension skills or are simply so loyal to their new master that they don't want to read anything that might soil their fantasy image they have of him.

 
 
 
JBB
5  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

Trump is wishing he had not dissed John McCain!

 
 
 
Gsquared
5.1  Gsquared  replied to  JBB @5    3 weeks ago

McCain was very anti-Putin, so Trump was under orders to condemn him.

 
 
 
JBB
5.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Gsquared @5.1    3 weeks ago

If Trump loses and it is Arizona decides it then Trump really shot himself in the foot there...

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @5.1.1    3 weeks ago

i don't think McCain has anything to do with it. It's all about demographics.

 
 
 
JBB
5.1.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @5.1.2    3 weeks ago

You give too much weight to what you think...

You get one vote the same as everyone else.

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @5.1.3    3 weeks ago

really?

wow, how absolutely fucking enlightening.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
6  Mark in Wyoming     3 weeks ago

Until jan 20th 2021 , IF he wins he will simply be the President Elect with no authority or power  and likely will be treated as such. 

Whats he gonna do start taking those that wont listen to him out behind the gym after school?

 
 
 
JBB
6.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @6    3 weeks ago

Like every President Elect Biden is putting together a transition team as he should be. There is no reason for you to be so impertinent about it...

 
 
 
Texan1211
6.2  Texan1211  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @6    3 weeks ago

flashback to his old Corn Pop days!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago
"Biden plans to adopt what one confidant called "a healing tone," and begin talking about the path forward in battling the coronavirus."

I doubt that it will be an easy thing for him to do when damn near half the country refuses to do what is necessary to contain it, and anyway, it's too late - steps could have been taken in January, but then Mr. Mismanagement in Chief, as admitted by his own words, ignored and delayed. Even if an effective vaccine eventually is available, there is a huge percentage of Americans whom, it is predicted, will refuse to be vaccinated.

Actually, when I read the first sentence of what I quoted above, I thought it was going to continue with "the path forward in battling" the unbelievable polarization of opposing political loyalties and the great divide it has caused in the USA, enough to cause a civil war if it were geographically separated instead of neighbour vs. neighbour. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
8  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

"Even if an effective vaccine eventually is available, there is a huge percentage of Americans whom, it is predicted, will refuse to be vaccinated."

I know of this one guy, works in Radiology, in the hospital where I work, who said he wouldn't be getting a vaccine when it became available.  This is someone who I thought was a smart guy, I don't think that any longer.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @8    3 weeks ago

To be fair, some may have a distrust of a vaccine that just came on the market. I know some people want to wait to get it to see if their neighbors are going to grow another eye or simply drop dead. However, where I work, I doubt I will have choice. 

But ya know...I really could use a third eye. The two I have don't seem to be working very well these days.

 
 
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