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(AP) -- President-elect Joe Biden says “nothing going to stop” his administration’s moving forward despite President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the race.

Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday that his transition is “well underway” and that he is reviewing potential Cabinet picks and other positions.

Biden said some Republicans’ denial of his victory “is not at much consequence in our plan and what we’re able to do between now and Jan. 20.”

Trump has blocked his Democratic rival from receiving the intelligence briefings traditionally shared with incoming presidents, according to a contact of the Associated Press.

When asked about the resistance, Biden said it  “does not change the dynamic at all in what we’re able to do.”

He said additional intelligence briefings “would be useful,” but “We don’t see anything slowing us down, quite frankly.”

When asked by a reporter what he would say to Trump, Biden said, “Mr. President, looking forward to speaking with you.”


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Biden's remarks came as the Supreme Court seems likely to leave in place the bulk of the Affordable Care Act, including key protections for pre-existing health conditions and subsidized insurance premiums that affect tens of millions of Americans.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, among the conservative justices, appear unwilling to strike down the entire law, a long-held Republican goal that has repeatedly failed in Congress and the courts.

The court’s three liberal justices are expected to vote to uphold the law in its entirety.

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