Nov. 16 (UPI) — White Home nationwide safety adviser Robert O’Brien has acknowledged that President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris seem like the winners of the 2020 election.

O’Brien’s remarks, given on the International Safety Discussion board final week, had been streamed on-line Monday by the Soufan Middle, which hosted the occasion.

“If the Biden-Harris ticket is set to be the winner — and, clearly, issues look that manner now — we’ll have a really skilled transition with the nationwide safety council, little doubt about it,” O’Brien stated.

O’Brien’s remarks break from just about all different prime administration officers, who haven’t but spoken towards President Donald Trump’s unfounded and unsupported claims that widespread voter fraud propelled Biden and Harris to victory.

Trump has nonetheless refused to concede, though Biden gained 306 electoral votes — nicely past the 270 wanted to win the presidency, based on projections by NBC Information, CBS Information, ABC Information and CNN.

Trump’s marketing campaign has unsuccessfully filed quite a few lawsuits in a number of states in search of to overturn vote counts.

Biden’s transition workforce has not but obtained tens of millions of {dollars} in federal funds that it is entitled to, because the Trump-appointed head of the Basic Companies Administration has nonetheless not acknowledged Biden because the winner. Some consultants have warned that delaying the transition might worsen the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in rising instances nationwide this month.

O’Brien stated in his remarks, nonetheless, that he does not see an issue if the transition is delayed.

“I am sufficiently old to recollect Bush vs. Gore [in 2000], and the transition there did not begin till mid-December, and but it bought executed,” he stated. “It is going to be knowledgeable transition.”

O’Brien added that he expects Biden’s nationwide safety advisers can be as much as dealing with their activity.

“[The Biden team is] going to have very skilled people who’re coming in to take these positions, a lot of whom have been right here earlier than and spent a number of time within the White Home in prior administrations,” he stated. “And the nice factor in the US of America, we have handed the baton and had peaceable profitable transitions even in probably the most contentious durations.”

O’Brien examined constructive for the coronavirus illness through the summer season.