Biden eyes lawsuit to force Trump cooperation with transition team

Biden eyes lawsuit to force Trump cooperation with transition team


Presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden is considering legal action to initiate the transition process, as the president has not conceded the election and instead has doubled down on legal challenges in a handful of battleground states.

The Biden campaign has been exploring all options — including legal options — to pressure the General Services Administration to formally recognize Mr. Biden‘s win, so the transition process can begin.

Mr. Biden is still considering court action, though he said the country would be better off without more litigation.

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“We haven’t ruled it out,” Mr. Biden said Thursday.

Josh Blackman, a professor at South Texas College of Law, said a lawsuit filed by Mr. Biden against the GSA at this point makes him “nervous.”

“It would basically force a court to adjudicate if Biden is the ‘apparent’ winner of the election,” he said.

Mr. Biden‘s case would be stronger once states formally certify the election results, which could begin for some states

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