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#Presidential Election

# presidential-election - Saturday 7 November, 2020

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.”

# presidential-election - Thursday 5 November, 2020

'This is not over': Election observers criticise Trump's 'baseless accusations' and say it is 'vital' that every ballot is counted

A report drawn up by a group of international observers has found there were deliberate attempts by Trump to undermine the election process.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

As it happened: Trump makes unsubstantiated claims of election 'fraud' as presidential race hangs on knife-edge

Follow our liveblog for all the updates as the results come in.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

The challenges facing US media outlets this year in projecting the next elected president

Media outlets play a significant role in analysing election data and projecting a winner.

# presidential-election - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Poll: Will you stay up to watch the US election? Presidential Election This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you stay up to watch the US election? will have you covered on the night and throughout the following day as results pour in.

# presidential-election - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'This is not a reality show': Obama takes aim at Donald Trump’s handling of coronavirus

Obama’s visit to Philadelphia underscores the significance of Pennsylvania.

# presidential-election - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Explainer: How does the US voting system work?

People have already starting casting their votes in the 2020 election.

Trump uses fear tactics in bid for Midwest states

Michigan and Wisconsin were instrumental to the president’s 2016 victory, but he is in danger of losing them.

# presidential-election - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Record flood of early votes transforms US election

Democrats have so far out-voted Republicans by a 2-1 ratio in the 42 states where figures are available.

# presidential-election - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Joe Biden raises record $383 million in September

Biden said he was “humbled” by the level of financial support.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Donald Trump and Joe Biden zero in on key swing states

Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday while Mr Biden spoke with seniors in Florida.

# presidential-election - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Biden says campaign raised record-breaking $364 million in August as Democratic nominee heads to Kenosha

His campaign has called it “the best month of online fundraising in American political history.”.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Republicans paint dark picture of future if Donald Trump loses election

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was among the key speakers at the first night of the Republican National Convention.

# presidential-election - Saturday 22 August, 2020

US postmaster insists election mail will be delivered despite cuts

Louis DeJoy was speaking before a Senate committee into cuts to the Postal Service ahead of November’s poll.

# presidential-election - Friday 31 July, 2020

Republicans push back against Trump’s suggestion to delay US election

Donald Trump did not deny that he was trying to cast doubt about the election results when asked directly in a news conference.

# presidential-election - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Donald Trump suggests delaying presidential election amid unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud

There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud through postal voting, even in states with all-mail votes.

# presidential-election - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses

The American leader has seen his presidential popularity erode over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Former White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren endorses Joe Biden for president

Biden, 77, now has the endorsement of all former major Democratic candidates.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign

He said that “while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on”.

# presidential-election - Monday 2 March, 2020

Poll: Who do you think will win the Democratic nomination? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the Democratic nomination?

Democrats in 14 States will vote tomorrow for who they want to see take on President Donald Trump in November.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Majority of people in Ireland want to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections

That’s according to an Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll carried out for

# presidential-election - Friday 28 June, 2019

The Democrats debate: Candidates take jabs at Joe Biden over his age and 'hurtful' comments on race Election 2020 This post contains videos

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.

# presidential-election - Friday 15 March, 2019

'Ireland out of step for too long': Campaigners in London to march for Irish abroad vote in presidential elections

VICA says a yes vote would help honour the international role of the Irish President.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Referendum to give Irish abroad vote in presidential elections delayed to last week in October

The referendum was initially due to take place in May but Cabinet today approved to move it to the autumn.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

'Michael D is a formidable president': Adams says Sinn Féin was never going to win Áras election

Adams says that Sinn Féin did not engage with its voters.

# presidential-election - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?

It’s understood a referendum on the matter will be held next May.

# presidential-election - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Opinion: 'A group of Irish lads held a knife to my throat when I was just 11 - but I don't hate Irish people'

Hazel Chu writes about the presidential election and her fears around how people will treat her young Irish-born Chinese daughter.

# presidential-election - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Why was the campaign so lacklustre? For the same reason 'no-one bothered going to Dublin matches this summer'

We take a look at some of the factors that led to such a mundane Áras campaign.

# presidential-election - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years

President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.

Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote'

Varadkar said Michael D Higgins had received a resounding endorsement from the Irish people.

Peter Casey says he is waiting on an apology from Leo Varadkar

Asked if he thinks he is the Trump of Irish politics he replied: ‘God, I hope not.’

Opinion: 'It's such a worrying time for Travellers. Is every fifth person I meet a Traveller hater?'

Activist Eileen Ní Fhloinn says it worries her as a Traveller woman “to see the brazen and openness of anti-Traveller sentiment that’s out there on social media and political forums”.

'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers

Casey has said he’ll take a long time “probably until lunchtime” to decide what to do next.

# presidential-election - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Islanders to cast their ballots in the presidential election today

Registered voters off the coast of Galway, Mayo and Donegal will cast their ballots today.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Poll: Who will you vote for in the presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will you vote for in the presidential election?

The final TV debate with all six candidates took place last night.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

The Candidate: Listen back to all six interviews with the Áras hopefuls here

Haven’t decided who you’re going to vote for? Look no further.

# presidential-election - Monday 22 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse'

One of Higgins’ rivals has claimed that those without personal wealth or the backing of political parties will soon be unable to become president.

# presidential-election - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'I would make sure everyone who's homeless had shelter': We asked these second class students what they'd do as President Aras 18 This post contains videos

Michael D Higgins enjoys commanding lead in latest presidential opinion polls

Although Higgins has a huge lead, the polls may not reflect the recent furore surrounding Peter Casey.

# presidential-election - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Seán Gallagher: RTÉ reading out a statement for Michael D Higgins was 'bizarre'

During the debate, Gavin Duffy told Claire Byrne that “It’s not your job to be a spokesperson for the President.”

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