As Biden Transition Picks Up Pace, Trump Lays Government Speedbumps

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As Biden Transition Picks Up Pace, Trump Lays Government Speedbumps

After an unusually dramatic meeting of the Michigan Board of State Canvassers, the state voted to certify its election results, slamming the door on yet another effort by President Trump to overturn the results of the election.

Hours later, Emily Murphy of the General Services Administration officially authorized the use of federal transition funds by President-elect Biden.

But while the Biden transition picks up speed, Trump is using his remaining time in office to push through last-minute policy changes and staffing appointments that may complicate things once the President-elect takes office.

NPR has a team of reporters following that story: health policy reporter Selena Simmons-Duffin, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, and Pentagon reporter Tom Bowman.

NPR political correspondent Asma Khalid reported on what role President-elect Biden may play in negotiations over a coronavirus relief package.

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