Mitch McConnell assures there will be 'orderly' transfer of power to Biden administration

November 18, 2020 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the US will have an "orderly" transfer of power in January amid President Trump's attempts to fight the 2020 election results in court and to spread allegations of widespread voter fraud.

McConnell, speaking to reporters, said legal disputes of the election would have to be settled first, but assured there would be an "orderly transfer from this administration to the next one."

"All of this will happen right on time and we'll swear in the next administration on Jan. 20," he said, according to Politico.

"What we all say about it is, frankly, irrelevant," he added.

Trump has repeatedly claimed that he won the 2020 election while accusing the Democrats and Joe Biden of engaging in widespread voter fraud to steal his victory. Trump and his legal team have not provided evidence to support the claims.

Most every major news organization has called the race for Joe Biden, who is projected to win the presidency with more than 300 electoral votes.

Biden won states that Trump carried in 2016, including Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. The former vice president also picked up wins in traditional Republican strongholds Georgia and Arizona.

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