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# election 2020

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Four stabbed and one shot after pro-Trump rallies in US
Some Trump supporters held rallies in the US yesterday.
US Election: Four states yet to be called by some media outlets as counts continue
The states still to be called by some outlets are: Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and Alaska.
US Election: What happens between now and inauguration day?
Here are a few likely, and unlikely, things to happen between now and 20 January.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris give victory speeches after winning the US election
Michael D Higgins, Boris Johnson and others have congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
People in Joe Biden's ancestral home of Ballina celebrate his victory in the US election
“He’s a really nice fella. He’s good to talk to.”
How Biden and Trump reacted to news of the presidential result
President Trump issued his statement while golfing at his club in Virginia.
What exactly does US President-elect Joe Biden plan to do?
Climate, Coronavirus, and Brexit.
The key moments from an epic US presidential election count over the past four days
It’s hard to choose singular moments from a blockbuster election count. Here are the main events.
Filling up: Here's the state-by-state guide of who's taken where
270, that’s the magic number.
As it happened on Saturday morning: Biden says 'clear majority of nation' behind him as tense wait for final result continues
It’s not official but the former vice president looks set to return to the White House.
Filling up: Here's the state-by-state guide of who's taken where
Joe Biden: 'The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story'
Donald Trump’s chief of staff contracts Covid-19
He had been one of the close aides around Trump when the president came down with the virus.
Joe Biden: 'The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story'
The candidate said he is going to win the 2020 US presidential election.
One man arrested as police in Philadelphia investigate planned attack at election count centre
Police received a tip that an armed group had driven to Philadelphia to carry out an attack.
Trump supporters protest outside count centres in several US states
The protesters, some of them armed, gathered overnight in the wake of the president’s baseless claims of election fraud.
US Election: Here are the main points to know on Friday
Counting continues in the key states of Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Nevada.
Filling up: Here's the state-by-state guide of who's taken where
As it happened: Biden looks set to be the next President of the United States but no official call yet
US Election: Here are the main points to know as of Thursday evening
Joe Biden now has 264 electoral college votes – just six shy of the presidency.
Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency
While evaluating why Trump remains so popular, one must examine what is on offer from his foes, writes Larry Donnelly.
Joe Biden: 'When the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners'
Joe Biden said his ticket will have more votes than any other in American history.
'What's taking so long?' Here's why we're still waiting for the results of the US election
As counting continues in eight final states, here’s why the result is taking longer than in previous years.
Trump and Biden crisscross Midwestern states as they enter final days of election campaigning
Trump was in Michigan and Biden in Iowa before they both held events in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Joe Biden casts his US election ballot in Delaware
The US Presidential nominee and his wife joined 74 million Americans in voting early in the election.
Biden insists he'll tackle virus as Trump pushes 'super-recovery'
Both hopefuls are in the last days of electioneering.
Democrats work towards holding virtual convention for Joe Biden’s nomination
The convention is due to take place in August.
Party leaders planning new week of talks but still no sign of government being formed
Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee said people need to respect that the party will not go into government with Sinn Féin.
Showbiz, Baby! Bertie, Eamon Dunphy and a Celtic Tiger pop culture low-point
In September 2001, the then-leader of the country appeared as a guest pundit on RTE show The Premiership.
Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks
We’ve been keeping an eye on the campaign over the last four weeks to sort out the facts from the waffle.
What are the issues affecting people in your area? We want to send our election team to your hometown
Over the next three weeks we’ll be sending reporters around the country to hear directly from voters about the issues that really matter in their local area.
Poll: On what date do you think the general election will be held?
Leo Varadkar has so far stayed schtum on when the election would be.
'This government's race is firmly ran': Independent TDs plan no-confidence motion in Simon Harris
The Minister for Health responded to the no-confidence threat with: “I don’t have any confidence in Michael Collins, we don’t agree on much.”
'No big surprise if the Dáil doesn't return next week': Campaigning well under way as FG target FF housing policy
Fine Gael general election candidates have been given a document targeting Fianna Fáil’s housing policy.
Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are neck-and-neck in the polls.
Democrat White House candidate hits back after Clinton labels her the 'favourite of the Russians'
The congresswoman called her ‘a personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party’.
Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government
The Taoiseach mentioned Green Party leader Eamon Ryan’s idea of rewilding the countryside with wolves during his speech last night.
Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow
The party states ‘a new generation is coming through’ following a good local election.
Leo Varadkar tells Fine Gael politicians to get ready for November by-elections
The letter is seen as a rallying call as Fine Gael enters into election mode.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants a general election in May 2020
At the party’s annual away day, Varadkar said he has always believed that the next election should take place in the summer of 2020.
Larry Donnelly: We can expect a dramatic cull of the Democratic debate lineup before the next TV clash
Some observers will welcome a clearing out of the long-shots – but others may find it unnerving.
The Democrats debate: Candidates take jabs at Joe Biden over his age and 'hurtful' comments on race
A series of debates are being held by the Democrats to whittle down the 10 candidates vying to become the party’s presidential nominee.
Joe Biden is officially running for US president
The former Vice President has been hinting that he would for a number of months now.
Hillary Clinton rules out a rematch with Trump in 2020
Clinton added that she’s “not going anywhere”.