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This Week on Washington Week: The Delayed Transition & COVID-19

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President Donald Trump continues to sow doubts about President-Elect Joe Biden's victory with baseless claims, aided by his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and outside allies, such as controversial former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. These efforts, including phone calls to local GOP officials in charge of certifying elections in key states, are testing American democracy, all as the nation reels from a raging pandemic.

But Biden is trying to move forward, making hires this week and assembling a White House staff.  While promising vaccines are on the horizon, he will face significant challenges next year, from containing the virus to building consensus on a stimulus package.

Our big questions for this week's program: What is the ultimate cost of the president's attempts to erode the integrity of the election? And when, if ever, will Washington step up and confront the virus crisis with better coordination and a stimulus package?

Joining Moderator and Managing Editor Robert Costa for insight and analysis:

Paula Reid, White House Correspondent for CBS News
Asma Khalid, Political Correspondent for NPR and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast
Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times

Join us on the Washington Week Extra for an in-depth discussion of Georgia’s Senate runoff elections and the changing demographics in the state. The Extra streams live on YouTube, Facebook and our website at 8:30/7:30c.