Joe Biden address the nation as ballots are still being counted across the nation.
So, What Happens in a Presidential Transition, Anyway?

The Biden team has to hire thousands of people and figure out how they'll accomplish what they promised on the campaign trail.

Police stand along Benjamin Franklin Parkway as City Hall stands in the background in 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
With Voters’ Support, Philly Moves Toward New Police Oversight Commission

“Right now, we are created by executive order. In theory, if you get a different mayor sometime in the future, the mayor could eradicate it. Now, it can’t be destroyed," said the acting executive director of the existing commission.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - August 2017: Memorial flowers and notes are left at the spot where Heather Heyer was killed and others were injured when a car plowed into a crowd of protesters during a rally. (Image via Shutterstock)
Over 15,000 Law Enforcement Agencies Don’t Report Hate Crimes. A New Bill Could Change That.

The legislation would require police track hate crimes and report them to the federal government.

President-Elect Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop at Amtrak's Cleveland Lakefront train station, Sept. 30, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
It’s Official: Biden Certified as Winner of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of State certified the results Tuesday morning, and Gov. Tom Wolf sent the certification to the national archives.

While Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers will still be on the frontlines of the pandemic.
Before You Have Your Big Thanksgiving, Listen to What These Doctors Have to Say

Doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers will still be on the pandemic frontlines as you celebrate Thanksgiving. They have a plea for Americans this year.

Bartender Sara Kennely walks behind the bar at Max's Allegheny Tavern in Pittsburgh on June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pennsylvania to Limit Alcohol Sales the Night Before Thanksgiving

The restriction is one of many new restrictions the state issued on Monday in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

In this Nov. 6, 2020, file photo, an observer watches as Luzerne County workers canvas ballots that arrived between the closure of the polls and 5 p.m. Nov. 6, as vote counting in the general election continues in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
County by County, Pennsylvania Officials Report Vote Results

Monday was the deadline for county officials to report election results to the state. Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar must then tabulate, compute and canvass votes for all races.

John Kerry shakes hands with Joe Biden
Meet Biden’s Cabinet Picks: A Climate Champion, a Woman Who Faced a Man With a Machine Gun, and More

Biden’s initial cabinet choices indicate that he plans to surround himself with a group of diverse, experienced officials with whom he already has relationships.