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Pence calls to congratulate new VP Harris | Goulburn Post



US Vice-President Mike Pence has reached out to Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, a source familiar with the situation says, marking the first contact at that level between the outgoing and incoming administrations. Pence has increasingly taken on the public roles involved in government transition. President Donald Trump, despite pledging to work toward a smooth transfer of power, has not contacted President-elect Joe Biden or explicitly acknowledged that Biden won the November election. Trump spent the weeks since the November 3 election questioning its integrity and claiming falsely that he won. Pence certified Biden and Harris’s electoral win in Congress last week after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in attempt to stop the…

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