2020 Election

DC Guard To Deploy for Pro-Trump Demonstrations In Washington

About 350 troops will help with crowd control — seven months after a fraught deployment in June.

Biden Selects Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary, Reportedly

Austin, the last commander of the Iraq War, would be the nation's first Black defense secretary.

EXCLUSIVE: Details Revealed in Trump’s Lame-Duck Pentagon Budget Draft

Some of the numbers are “fabricated,” says one official. But they shed light on GOP lines of attack awaiting Biden.

Transition Roundup: Trump Refuses to Concede; Biden Teams Prepare to Go Into Agencies

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

GSA Gives Green Light for Presidential Transition to Biden Administration to Formally Begin

The Biden team can now meet with agency personnel, receive briefing materials and access millions of dollars in funds.

Democrats Demand GSA Briefing on Delayed Presidential Transition By Monday

House Democrats also question actions by the White House in the run-up to the election. 

Trump Fires DHS Exec Who Disputed President's Baseless Election Fraud Claims

After helping to keep the election secure from hackers, the CISA director turned to refuting the baseless claims of the president.

GovExec Daily: The Stalled Presidential Transition

The Center for Presidential Transition's David Marchick joins the podcast to discuss what the Biden team is missing without ascertainment.

Former GSA Administrator Reflects on Ascertaining the Election in 2016

“If there’s anything that I would point to, it is really how important this activity and moment is,” said Denise Turner Roth of the presidential transition.

Myths About Vote Tampering Could Persist For Years, Say Experts

The huge follower counts of dedicated misinformers appear to outweigh efforts by journalists, government officials, and the social media platforms themselves.

Pressure Continues to Mount for GSA to Ascertain Biden as Presidential Election Winner 

Lawmakers, former top government officials and others join the call for the transition activities to begin, citing national security concerns.   

Foreign Leaders Congratulate Biden, Ignore Trump’s Claim to Reelection

NATO allies France, Germany, and UK quickly recognized the president-elect’s win. Turkey and Russia remain quiet.

GSA Faces Pressure to Recognize Biden as Election Winner, Hand Over Keys to Formally Start Transition 

It is unclear when GSA will grant access to full transition resources amid the Trump campaign’s legal challenges. 

GovExec Daily: The Election and the Upcoming Transition

Courtney Bublé and Eric Katz join the podcast to discuss the next president's priorities.

Biden Victory Promises End to Tumultuous Four Years for Government Under Trump

The former vice president has said he will lean on and empower the federal workforce.