Donald Trump's team in the White House is carefully developing plans for a peaceful transfer of power in the US, although he refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses.

Iran PressAmerica: One of the most organized and functional parts of the Trump White House these days is a surprising place — the West Wing office planning a potential presidential transition.

As the president rails against mail-in ballots and 'Sleepy Joe Biden', assistant to the president Chris Liddell has spent weeks mapping out a possible handover of power to Democrat Joe Biden, Politico reported.

Liddell has met the congressionally mandated deadlines to file two different transition reports in May and August. He is working closely with a career government official who is serving as the federal transition coordinator — typically the type of worker Trump would label as part of the 'Deep State'. And the Justice Department has already agreed to start pre-processing Biden officials’ security clearances just in case he wins, according to people familiar with the planning.

“They are very, very focused on implementing the law and doing it by the book, and they are doing a good job,” said David Marchick, director of the nonpartisan Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service.

Meanwhile, a White House official said the president is aware of the transition work of Liddell, who has been at it for months.

The White House handed Liddell the transition portfolio because of his past work on the transition team for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. During that period, Liddell served as the executive director of the roughly 600-person Romney transition team and made sure the operation, which functioned more like a consulting firm, met its deadlines, with timelines and deliverables.

The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It will be the 59th quadrennial presidential election.


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