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How 2020’s “unusual” presidential transition compares to past transfers of power

November 24, 2020

Three weeks after Election Day, the General Services Administration is finally recognizing Joe Biden as president-elect and beginning the formal transition process; although President Trump says he’s still not conceding. In the past, this handoff from an outgoing president to the next officeholder has typically been carried out with grace, even after bruising campaigns and when the new president has very different goals.