For centuries, the peaceful transfer of power from one President of the United States to the next has been a key ingredient to the perseverance of American democracy.
This involves not only accepting the results of the election, but working with the incoming administration so that the new President can begin governing on day one of their term.
President Donald Trump is doing away with this centuries-long sacrament, refusing to concede the election to President-elect Biden. Now, his administration is refusing to work with Biden to determine the logistics of the transfer.
The administrator for the General Services Administration (GSA) is tasked with signing the paperwork allocating access to funds, officials, office space, and information for the President-elect's transition into power.
According to reporting from the Washington Post, Trump's GSA administrator Emily Murphy has yet to sign this letter and the Trump administration has shown no intention of facilitating the transition.
The development raised even more alarms about how the Trump administration may sabotage the President-elect and the sacred transition of power that's kept American democracy alive.
They're urging Murphy to do her job and sign off on the certification of Biden's transition.
As recently as Monday, the Trump campaign continues to falsely claim that widespread voter fraud tipped the election to Biden.