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Biden adviser says White House has not reached out to president-elect

Biden adviser says White House has not reached out to president-elect
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President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Ex-Trump appointee arrested in Capitol riot complains he won't be able to sleep in jail Biden helps broker Senate deal on unemployment benefits MORE’s senior campaign adviser Symone SandersSymone SandersSunday shows preview: CDC school reopening guidance stirs debate; Texas battles winter freeze White House says teacher vaccinations not required for schools to reopen CNN's John Berman chides White House aide on reopening schools: 'Not a trick question' MORE said Sunday that the White House has not reached out to the former vice president after he was projected to be the winner of the 2020 election. 

Sanders told CNN’s “State of the Union” that “a number of Republicans” in Congress have reached out to Biden but that no one from the White House has. 

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"I think the White House has made clear what their strategy is here and that they are going to continue to participate and push forward these flailing and in many respects baseless legal strategies," she said. 

"But the people ... are the folks who decide elections in this country, and the people have spoken," she added. 

Sanders also said that “the American people picked a good ticket,” adding that “there’s a lot of work to be done.”

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE has refused to concede to Biden after many news outlets projected the former vice president to have won the 2020 presidential election on Saturday. 

In the days since Election Day, Trump has fueled unfounded theories that fraud was involved in the election due to the number of mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Trump campaign filed several lawsuits challenging the votes in different states. 

For months ahead of the election, the president spread false claims that mail-in ballots opened up the election to fraud.