US President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman has vowed the legal battle to contest Joe Biden’s White House election victory is only just beginning.
“This election is not over,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told a news conference. “Far from it.”
She made a flurry of allegations of election corruption, although no evidence of systemic fraud that might have influenced the result has emerged.
Trump, a Republican, has not conceded the race.
Since media projected on Saturday that Biden had won the critical state of Pennsylvania, accumulating enough votes to claim the White House, the president-elect has forged ahead with his plans to take reins of the power.
Trump took to Twitter again on Monday to dispute the outcome, making unsubstantiated claims of “unthinkable and illegal” activity in the vote.
The General Services Administration, which manages federal agencies, has held off on allowing Biden aides to formally begin the transition, saying no “ascertainment” on an election winner had yet been made.
CBS News, the BBC’s US partner, says the Biden team is considering its legal options if the Trump administration continues to stall the handover.
White House reporters have been saying that despite his objections, Trump is expected to leave office begrudgingly in January and is already talking about running for the White House again in 2024.