Trump accepts that a formal transition to Biden can begin

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US President Donald Trump accepted that a formal US transition should begin for President-elect Joe Biden to take office. According to the latest developments, the president said the federal agency overseeing the handover must “do what needs to be done”, even as he vowed to keep contesting his election defeat.

The General Services Administration (GSA) said it was acknowledging Mr Biden as the “apparent winner”. The news came after the official certification of Biden’s victory in the state of Michigan.

With the certification, President Donald Trump’s effort to deny Biden a victory by claiming election irregularities and fraud in many states, became even more unlikely to succeed.

Biden beat Trump in Michigan by more than 150,000 votes, or almost 3 percentage points, and the election canvassing board is required to validate the count.