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US election results: Joe Biden launches website and details first order of business

Victorious Joe Biden and his team have launched their official transition website and social media channels, laying the groundwork for taking over as US president.

The team has spent months making the arrangements and on its website, BuildBackBetter.com, outlined a “seven-point plan to beat COVID-19“, and said: “We aren’t just going to rebuild what has worked in the past. This is our opportunity to build back better than ever.”

In a statement, Mr Biden‘s team said: “The crises we are facing are severe – from a global pandemic to an economic recession to racial injustice to the climate crisis. Our work continues full speed today.”

And in their first Tweet, the Biden transition team said: “We stand together as one America. We will rise stronger than we were before.”

On Monday, Mr Biden – now president-elect – will name a group of leading scientists as his advisers to create an “action blueprint” on how to deal with the pandemic.

He also has “agency review teams” to consider how he wants to run the country.

The statement continued: “Across the board we will continue laying the foundation for the incoming Biden-Harris administration to successfully restore faith and trust in our institutions and lead the federal government.”

Donald Trump is still refusing to concede and has fired off a barrage of tweets with unfounded claims about electoral fraud – including that tens of thousands of votes were illegally cast.

In one post, using capital letters, he declared: “I WON THE ELECTION, GOT 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES” – Twitter immediately flagged it as misleading.

In Mr Trump’s latest tweets on Sunday, he wrote: “We’re seeing a number of affidavits that there has been voter fraud. We have a history in this country of election problems.

“In Pennsylvania you had an order by a Supreme Court Justice to compel them to separate ballots that were received after the legislative deadline. It required the intervention of Justice Alito.

“That’s a large group of ballots. When you talk about systemic problems, it’s about how these ballots were authenticated, because if there’s a problem in the system about authentication, that would seriously affect the ENTIRE ELECTION.

“And what concerns me is that we had over a hundred million mail-in ballot in cites like Philladelphia (sic) and Detroit with a long series of election problems (to put it mildly).”

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