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Occasionally does happen. A two-fer. From the Media Research Council:

Feds to Biden: You're Not Getting Transition Funds Because You Haven't Won Yet
The General Services Administration is refusing to turn over nearly $10 million in federal dollars to the Biden camp to begin the transition between administrations, saying the funding won’t be given until it “ascertains the apparent successful candidate once a winner is clear based on the process laid out in the Constitution.”

Which, to those who errantly believe it’s up to cable news outlets to call a presidential race, is very upsetting.

“An ascertainment has not yet been made. GSA and its administrator will continue to abide by, and fulfill, all requirements under the law,” GSA spokeswoman Pamela Pennington said in a statement, reiterating that “the GSA administrator does not pick the winner in the presidential election.”

Second? This little bit of joy from the Washington Examiner:

Biden deprived of presidential daily briefings as GSA hasn't recognized a 2020 winner
Former Vice President Joe Biden is not receiving a presidential daily briefing nor is his transition team in contact with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence despite the Democrat’s apparent victory over President Trump.

The reason for that, the office for Trump's spy chief says, is because the General Services Administration has not yet ascertained that Biden is the president-elect.

Emily Murphy, the administrator of the GSA since 2017, has not yet formally confirmed that Biden has defeated Trump, and the intelligence community said that it would follow the GSA’s lead, as it believes the law requires. Many media outlets, ranging from the Associated Press to Fox News, called the race for Biden on Saturday.

The irony is strong with this one - the byline reads: "Jerry Dunleavy, Justice Department Reporter" Mr. Dunleavy needs to re-read his copy of the Constitution, specifically Article 2    Media outlets do not determine the outcome of an election. Period.

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