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Michigan certifies for Biden

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/23/20, 06:25 pm

The Michigan State Board of Canvassers approved the results of the state’s election on Monday by a vote of 3-0 with one abstention. With its decision, the board rejected the request of some Republican Party officials to delay the certification, further diminishing the chances of President Donald Trump reversing his apparent loss to Joe Biden. Most Pennsylvania counties on Monday certified their results, too. Biden led in that state by more than 80,000 votes and in Michigan by about 154,000 votes. Three weeks after the election, about two-thirds of the Trump campaign’s three dozen lawsuits over alleged voter fraud have been dismissed, rejected, or withdrawn.

What is Biden up to? The president-elect has begun announcing his Cabinet nominees, starting with those who will lead the national security arm of his administration. They include longtime adviser Antony Blinken as secretary of state, lawyer Alejandro Mayorkas as homeland security secretary, Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the United Nations, and Avril Haines, a former deputy director of the CIA, as director of national intelligence, the first woman to hold that post. Biden also plans to appoint Jake Sullivan as national security adviser and former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate change envoy. On Monday, Trump tweeted that he authorized the General Services Administration, which manages the functioning of government agencies, to work with Biden’s team on a transition plan. He also said he would continue to make the case that he won the election.

Dig deeper: Read Mindy Belz’s column about the importance of smooth presidential transitions to national security.


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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Tue, 11/24/2020 09:08 am

    When Trump was elected in 2016, I attended church with an older African American woman who loves the Lord. She was not thrilled with his election; she had heard all sorts of horror stories about what he would do to poor people in general and African Americans specifically. I overheard her praying after he was elected, and it was something like this:

    "Lord, you know Trump was elected, and he's our president now. People are upset because they don't think he'll help the poor people. But we've got to give him a chance and pray for him. Give him wisdom."

    Those aren't the exact words. But I remembered it, because she and her daughter had always been faithful to request prayer for President Obama. And I found that they were just as gracious when they discovered Trump had won, and continued to pray for him, and gave him the benefit of the doubt. I think they were genuinely disappointed this year when he lost.

    I do not have high hopes for President-elect Biden's administration, but I will be praying for surprises and asking God to bless him with wisdom as he leads our great nation.

  • GC
    Posted: Tue, 11/24/2020 10:28 am

    Thank you for sharing that. What a wonderful example for all of us!

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Tue, 11/24/2020 01:19 pm

    Sounds like the Lord heard her prayer.

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Tue, 11/24/2020 04:10 pm

    I believe she felt that it had been. And I do believe that God works in leaders' hearts as we pray. 

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Tue, 11/24/2020 04:32 pm

    Oops! You should have an undo button for people who hit the wrong button.

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Tue, 11/24/2020 04:39 pm

    I'm forever hitting "report" instead of "reply." I hope the moderators understand what I meant to do!

  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 11/25/2020 01:28 am

    I wonder. What actually happens when you "report" a comment?  World Editors, care to tell us?

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