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Authority of the General Services Administration to Provide Assistance to Transition Teams of Two Presidential Candidates

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The Presidential Transition Act of 1963, with certain limited exceptions, authorizes the Administrator of the Genera1 Services Administration to provide transition assistance only for those services and facilities necessary to assist the transition of the “President-elect” and the “Vice-President-elect,” as those terms are defined in the Act. Since there cannot be more than one “President-elect” and one “Vice-President-elect” under the Act, the Act does not authorize the Administrator to provide transition assistance to the transition teams of more than one presidential candidate.

Updated July 9, 2014