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Republicans Escalate Effort to Challenge Biden Election Victory

  • Biden moves to speed transition while government stalls him
  • Barr, McConnell aid Trump refusal to concede during vote count
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Republicans escalated their efforts to challenge Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, refusing to acknowledge Donald Trump’s defeat, as the president-elect moved more forcefully to make the transition to the White House.

The most significant move came from Attorney General William Barr, who on Monday authorized Justice Department officials to open inquiries into potential irregularities in the presidential election, though he acknowledged there’s no conclusive evidence.