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# US election 2020

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Donald Trump rebuked for call to suspend constitution over election
The former US president made his remarks on his Truth Social media platform.
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Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win
Congress is today set to certify Biden’s presidential win.
Donald Trump recorded pressuring official to ‘find’ votes to overturn election result in Georgia
The conversation is the latest step by Trump to reverse the outcome of the US election.
No widespread voter fraud found in US presidential election, William Barr says
Shortly after Barr’s statement was published, Trump tweeted out more baseless claims of voter fraud.
Trump calls for recount in Georgia as states prepare to certify election results
The Republican secretary of state certified the state’s election results on Friday, showing a Biden win by 12,670 votes.
Joe Biden wins Georgia after hand recount affirms lead
No individual county showed a variation in margin larger than 0.73%.
Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing
The companies have been criticised for their handling of political content recently.
Joe Biden warns 'more people may die' from Covid-19 if Trump refuses to concede US election
Trump continues to insist that he has won the US election.
Donald Trump wins Alaska - but that won't impact on US election outcome
Alaska was expected to vote Republican, so this will not hinder Joe Biden’s win.
Trump throws transition into turmoil while refusing to concede
The defeated president has blocked co-operation with Joe Biden’s team, while electoral investigations have been authorised.
US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results
The president’s allies have been reluctant to congratulate Joe Biden on his projected win.
US Election: What happens between now and inauguration day?
Here are a few likely, and unlikely, things to happen between now and 20 January.
Voter numbers shatter record as Trump plots next move
Republican figures believe the president’s threatened legal action is designed mainly to provide an off-ramp from an unpalatable defeat.
Biden seeks to move quickly and build out his administration
Donald Trump has yet to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory and vowed to mount legal challenges in several closely contested states that decided the race.
America looks to the future as Biden prepares to take the reins
World leaders have congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
How Biden and Trump reacted to news of the presidential result
What exactly does US President-elect Joe Biden plan to do?
US Election: Here are the main points to know this afternoon
Joe Biden has won the US election. Here’s what you need to know.
LIVE: America looks to the future as Biden prepares to take the reins
The key moments from an epic US presidential election count over the past four days
'This is the time to heal in America': Joe Biden vows to unite the US in his election victory speech
The 77-year-old has pledged to heal divisions in the country.
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.
Kamala Harris set to make history as first female US Vice President
Harris will also be the first black person to be elected to the position.
Final makeup of US Senate to be settled in January as second Georgia race heads to run-off
Two Senate races in the battleground state did not meet the required results to declare a victor.
Some Republicans desert Trump over baseless vote-fraud claims, others back the president
Trump said last night the ballot-counting process was unfair and corrupt.
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.
Did the US election polls get it right this time around? Here's what we know so far
It’s still too soon to judge the total accuracy of US pollsters, but let’s take a look at current knowledge.
US Election: Here are the main points to know so far
The momentum is with Joe Biden as America awaits the final results.
Filling up: Here's the state-by-state guide of who's taken where
As it happened: Biden wins key battleground Rust Belt states as Trump files law suits
Democrats' odds on regaining control of US Senate take another blow as Susan Collins holds Maine seat
The Democrats appear to have fallen short of the three to four seat gains they needed.
Now what? The key states to keep a close eye on in the coming hours (and days)
Seven states are all waiting to be called.
US Senate race tightens as Republicans hold off Democrat challengers
Republicans have held onto seats in South Carolina, Texas, Kansas and Iowa.
QAnon-supporting Republican wins US House of Representatives seat
A transgender person has also been elected to the US Senate for the first time.
US state of New Jersey votes to legalise recreational marijuana
It is the 12th state in the US to do so.
One-third of US voters say economy is most important voting issue, CNN poll shows
One-fifth said racial inequality was the most critical issue and more than one-sixth said the pandemic was most important.
The fight for a US Senate majority is on - here are the 7 key states to watch
A third of the US Senate seats are up for grabs – here’s some interesting races to watch.
Biden promises to end divisions between red states and blue states
Follow our liveblog for updates as US citizens vote in a historic election.
'We are not prepared for this at all': What happens if Donald Trump disputes the US election result?
Trump has repeatedly refused to commit to the result of this week’s presidential election.
Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects
Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden go head-to-head in first presidential debate
We’ll be liveblogging the latest as Donald Trump and Joe Biden square off in Cleveland.
Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016 and 2017, according to New York Times
The major investigation into the US president’s finances comes just weeks before the election.
'It's close to criminal': Joe Biden blasts Trump's pandemic response
Joe Biden was taking part in his first town hall event.
Donald Trump angrily denies remarks about US troops and 'losers'
Trump’s comments were reported by The Atlantic.