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#US Election

# us-election - Yesterday’s News

Donald Trump says he will leave the White House if Electoral College confirms Joe Biden win

Trump has so far refused to concede this month’s election.

# us-election - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Trump accepts Biden transition must begin - but insists he's still not conceding 'rigged' election

Donald Trump has acknowledged it is time for the General Services Administration to “do what needs to be done”.

# us-election - Monday 23 November, 2020

Biden to start naming cabinet picks Tuesday as Trump continues to resist

Trump’s latest legal setback came when a Pennsylvania court threw out his fraud claims in a scathing judgment.

# us-election - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Georgia hand recount result expected to confirm Biden win

The state has until Friday to confirm the results.

# us-election - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Trump fires US election security official who rejected election fraud claims

Christopher Krebs was director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

# us-election - Monday 16 November, 2020

Obama warns of ‘dangerous path’ amid Trump’s refusal to accept election result

The former president said he is troubled that Republican officials are humouring Donald Trump.

# us-election - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Opinion: Why Biden’s presidency will be defined by the Georgia vote in January

Rory McNab says Georgia is key to setting the tone of Biden’s administration but he will be up against the might of McConnell.

# us-election - Friday 13 November, 2020

US election officials say there is 'no evidence' of compromised votes

Their messages came hours after President Donald Trump once again cried foul.

# us-election - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Biden names longtime adviser as White House chief of staff

Klain served as the coordinator to the Ebola response during the 2014 outbreak.

The Explainer: Did the polls get it right in the US election?

We chat to polls expert Kevin Cunningham of TU Dublin to find out more.

# us-election - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

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.

# us-election - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Taoiseach speaks to US President Elect Joe Biden and invites him 'to come back to Ireland'

Micheál Martin says he is keen to make the trip to the White House for St Patrick’s Day.

Johnson tweet congratulating Joe Biden appears to have hidden reference to Trump

A ‘technical error’ is said to be responsible for the situation.

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.

After firing his defence secretary, Trump reportedly wants FBI and CIA chiefs gone too

Democrats are “deeply troubled” by Trump’s sacking of Mark Esper and fear more instability is on the way.

# us-election - Monday 9 November, 2020

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.

Quiz: How closely were you watching CNN's magic wall for 2020?

We’re just counting votes.

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden

Western allies, including the German Chancellor and Taoiseach Micheál Martin – welcomed a fresh start with Washington.

# us-election - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Quiz: Test your knowledge of US politicians elected this week

STOP THE COUNT! Ah no, don’t.

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.

'Warmest congratulations': Leaders from Ireland and around the world welcome Biden election

Taoiseach Micheál Martin offered his congratulations to Biden following his win.

Poll: Are you happy Joe Biden has won the US election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy Joe Biden has won the US election?

The Democratic candidate past the 270 electoral college votes needed to secure the presidency.

'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.

As it happened: 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.

# us-election - Saturday 7 November, 2020

US Election: Here are the main points to know today

A winner has been declared at last.

Irish leaders congratulate Joe Biden on presidential win

Biden will be the 46th president of the US having secured the state of Pennsylvania.

Joe Biden wins election to become 46th President of United States

Kamala Harris is set to be vice president.

# us-election - Friday 6 November, 2020

The state of Georgia will carry out a recount due to 'razor thin' margins

Georgia’s Secretary of State said the race remains “too close to call”.

Former astronaut takes Senate seat previously held by John McCain

Mark Kelly is the husband of former Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

US Election: Biden now leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia as he closes in on 270 electoral college votes

The developments put the former Vice President in a strong position to clinch the 270 electoral college votes needed.

When can we expect to get results in remaining states?

The end is in sight, but could still take days.

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.

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.

# us-election - Thursday 5 November, 2020

'Ballina will go mad': Joe Biden’s Irish ancestral home confident of his victory

The Democrat’s great-great-great-grandfather Edward Blewit emigrated from Ballina, Co Mayo, almost 200 years ago.

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.

Here's what you need to know about the US Senate and House post-election

The Democrats look unlikely to flip the Senate, as some had predicted.

From Sharpies to 'dumped ballots': The misinformation being shared about voting in the US

Here are some claims of electoral fraud being spread on social media, and the facts behind those claims.

What lawsuits has Trump's campaign team launched and why?

Some legal experts have said the lawsuits are an attempt to slow down Joe Biden being elected, rather than being based on genuine legal concerns.

As it happened: Biden wins key battleground Rust Belt states as Trump files law suits

There’s still a long wait ahead before there is a clear winner.

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