The head of the little-known General Services Administration has yet to certify Biden as the winner, stalling the launch of the official transition process.
Klain served as chief of staff for Biden during Barack Obama’s first term, was chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore in the mid-1990s and was a key adviser on the Biden campaign, guiding Biden’s debate preparations and coronavirus response.
With almost 102 million Americans voting early and millions more waiting in lines on election day, the rancorous campaign across a polarised nation clearly struck a nerve with the electorate.
The German foreign minister called for a reversal of deteriorating relations with its strongest ally after four years of the Trump administration.
Doonbeg in County Clare is firmly in the Donald Trump camp, while Ballina, County Mayo, is for Joe Biden