Social media giant Twitter said it will give the @POTUS handle to Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Jan. 20, 2021, the company confirmed.
"Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021," a Twitter spokesperson confirmed in a statement to The Epoch Times.
The company also said that the process is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration and will also archive the Twitter accounts of the current administration for a historical perspective, as it did for other administrations.
President Donald Trump and his campaign are currently challenging the results of the 2020 general election, claiming that the results have been tainted by irregularities and voter fraud. The Trump campaign has launched a litany of lawsuits in several battleground states asking courts to protect the integrity of the voting and counting process. Their efforts have targeted the certification of results in those states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia.
Trump has repeatedly spoken about the need to protect the sanctity of the ballot box while claiming that Democrats are trying to "steal" the election through efforts to count late-arriving ballots, which he alleges are illegal. He and his legal teams argue that mail-in ballots postmarked by Nov. 3 but received after Election Day shouldn't be counted, and votes that were counted without Republican observers present in the ballot-counting centers should also be considered illegal votes.
Similarly, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who is leading the campaign's efforts in the challenges, has claimed that there was a widespread effort by Democrats in battleground states to steal the states for Biden.
“If we are going to present things in court, if we present it to you, judges are not going to be very happy with us. And finally, I have to tell you, our witnesses don’t want to be exposed to the tender mercy of a vicious press,” he said.
A state judge ordered all counties to segregate ballots received between Nov. 10 and Nov. 12 for which missing identification was received from ballots verified on or before Nov. 9. It also ordered that those segregated ballots can't be counted, ruling that Boockvar “lacked statutory authority” to issue the guidance to change the deadline.