Robert O'Brien (R) speaking at the Global Security Summit on November 16, 2020.

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President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, Robert O’Brien, has said that President-elect Joe Biden appears to have won the 2020 presidential election.

“If the Biden-Harris ticket is determined to be the winner, and obviously things look that way now, we’ll have a very professional transition from the National Security Council,” O’Brien said during a virtual address to the Global Security Forum on Monday.

Biden was projected to win the 2020 election nearly two weeks ago, and currently has 306 electoral votes versus Trump’s 232, according to Insider and Decision Desk HQ. However, Trump has repeatedly refused to concede, pushed baseless claims about election fraud, and prevented a transition to Biden.

O’Brien told the forum, chaired by The Hill’s Steve Clemons, that he was committed to a smooth transition and was not concerned about the current stalemate.

“I’m old enough to remember Bush v. Gore, and the transition there didn’t start until mid-December, and yet it got done,” he said. Bush v. Gore was the 2000 lawsuit over the ballot recount in Florida that ultimately secured a presidential victory for George W. Bush and defeat for his Democratic challenger Al Gore.

“If we’re in a situation where we’re … …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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