Speaking to reporters at the State Department on Tuesday, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joked that the federal government was committed to “a smooth transition [of power] to a second Trump administration.”
Pompeo went on to call for patience, and asked Americans to have faith in the electoral process.
U.S. President Donald Trump has not conceded the election and is instead claiming without evidence that there has been a widespread, multi-state conspiracy by Democrats to skew the vote tally in his opponent’s favour.
Democrat Joe Biden holds a sizable lead in multiple battleground states and there has been no indication of enough improperly counted or illegally cast votes that would shift the outcome.
In fact, election officials from both political parties have publicly stated the election went well, though there have been minor issues that are typical in elections, including voting machines breaking and ballots that were miscast and lost.