President-elect Biden tells governors he’ll help states beat COVID-19

Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 2:42 PM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE/AP) - President-elect Joe Biden took part in a meeting with governors around the nation regarding COVID-19 concerns.

Biden participated from a theater in Wilmington, Delaware, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Also appearing online were the leaders of Biden’s virus task force: Vivek Murthy, a former surgeon general; David Kessler, an ex-head of the Food and Drug Administration; and Marcella Nunez-Smith of Yale University.

“I want you to know that I will be your partner in the White House,” Biden told the governors, including Republicans Larry Hogan of Maryland, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, Kay Ivey of Alabama, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Gary Herbert of Utah.

Biden promised state leaders that he would “make sure you get the resources you need ... to beat this virus.”

Biden is scheduled to make public remarks following that meeting. You can watch the public remarks above.

Biden is expected to take office on Jan. 20, 2021. While vote certification is still underway, Biden is the apparent winner of the Electoral College 290 to President Donald Trump’s 232. Georgia is undergoing an automatic recount, but Biden remains in the lead.

Nationwide, Biden currently has approx. 51% of the popular vote, leading the president by roughly 6 million votes.

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