Axios reported Tuesday that Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden will swiftly “assert control” if the media deems him the winner of the presidential election.
“If news organizations declare Joe Biden the mathematical president-elect, he plans to address the nation as its new leader,” Axios alleged, “even if President [Donald] Trump continues to fight in court.”
“We’re not really concerned about what Donald Trump says,” Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, told Axios.
She went on: “We’re going to use our data, our understanding of where this is headed, and make sure that the vice president is addressing the American people.”
Biden’s plan for takeover
According to Axios, Team Biden already has its plan in place to assume control: all that is needed is a green light from the media.
Once he gets word that the mainstream news outlets have declared him the winner, Biden is expected to start announcing “senior staff appointments,” Axios reports. “That way,” the outlet alleges, “core aides won’t have to worry about their own jobs, but will immediately be able to get to work.”
Biden also reportedly plans to adopt what one Axios source described as “a healing tone” toward the coronavirus pandemic. According to Politico, his team is already “planning to create” a “task force to help grapple with the country’s surge in cases.”
The former vice president even “has extensive plans for executive orders, including ones to undo Trump actions,” Axios reports.
It’s already happening
The Biden campaign has indeed already put up a website, “BuildBackBetter.com,” designed to outline and document the transition to a Biden–Harris administration. Viewers of the website are greeted by a picture of Biden and one paragraph:
The American people will determine who will serve as the next President of the United States. Votes are still being counted in several states around the country. The crises facing the country are severe — from a pandemic to an economic recession, climate change to racial injustice — and the transition team will continue preparing at full speed so that the Biden–Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One.
Biden has yet to actually declare victory, although he came close on Wednesday.
“I’m not here to declare that we’ve won, but I am here to report, when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners,” the former VP said, according to the Washington Examiner.
Whether Biden likes it or not, however, the election could go either way at this point, with Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Arizona all still up for grabs.