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Biden to announce Defense pick this week; Georgia recertifies results after third count

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced on Dec. 7 that his office will re-certify the state’s election results following the second recount. (Video: The Washington Post)

President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday that he will announce several more Cabinet picks, including his choice for defense secretary, later this week. Earlier Monday, Biden formally rolled out his nominations for key members of his health-care team, notably California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, as he forged ahead with his transition to the White House.

Meanwhile, Georgia announced it has recertified its results after a third count showed Biden defeating President Trump in the state. During an Oval Office event Monday, Trump continued to falsely assert that he had won the election and compared the United States to a third-world country.

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