How to build a government: Transition challenges await Biden

How to build a government: Transition challenges await Biden
A campaign sign supporting Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris stands in front of a vote sign showing former President Barack Obama near the Clark County Election Department in North Las Vegas, Nev., Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Source: Jae C. Hong)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden just won the presidency. That may turn out to be the easy part.

The president-elect already was braced to deal with the worst health crisis the nation has seen in more than a century and the economic havoc it has wreaked.

Now, he has to build a government while contending with a Senate that could stay in GOP hands, a House that will feature fewer Democratic allies and a public that includes more than 70 million people who would prefer that President Donald Trump keep the job.

There’s also the looming question of whether Trump, who has claimed the election was being stolen from him, will cooperate.

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