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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.
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
Don't be fooled: The polls weren't wrong in 2016, the analysis was
The goalposts – and polling analysis – have shifted since 2016, Noel Rock writes.
Explainer: The next US president may not be announced on election night as normal - here's why
Will the next president be decided on 3 November?
Simon Harris defends Irish-based American pharmaceuticals following Trump criticism
US President Donald Trump made a pledge to bring Irish-based US pharmaceutical companies back to the US.
'It's emboldened Trump. But then everything emboldens him': Focus turns to election after impeachment victory
The starting gun in the 2020 presidential race was shot this week.
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 'The Irish are for Trump. So perhaps we should say something about it'
The staffers and spokespeople who robustly defend Trump’s indefensible presidency have Irish names, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.
'We practiced him stalking me on the stage': Hillary Clinton takes aim at Trump in Late Late Show interview
In a pre-recorded interview Clinton talked about what it felt like losing the election to Trump.
The Electoral College is set to officially elect Donald Trump today
Trump won a clear majority of those electors despite losing the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton blames FBI director for her election loss
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest against Donald Trump.
Captain fantastic Marquez delighted as Mexico trump USA
The skipper said the victory could help the Mexican people forget the “intolerance” of the US Presidential election.
Building a giant wall, protecting gun owners and stopping immigration - here are the policies that got Trump elected
The president-elect’s vague policy proposals resonated with a lot of voters.
Voting day: We followed America as it went to the polls
Strong turnout, tired campaigners and Trump cakes – we were with you as the US cast its vote.
Donald Trump bundled off the stage at rally over gun scare
The US Secret Service later said someone in the crowd had shouted “gun” but that no weapon was found.
"What he wants to do is interfere with the machinery of government" - Julian Assange's mission
The founder of Wikileaks detailed his approach a decade ago in an essay.
Paddy Power are so certain Hillary Clinton will win, they're paying out on bets early
Trump’s odds are now at 9/2, representing an 18.2% chance of winning.
Trump urges terminally ill people to "hang on" to vote for him
“I say kiddingly, but I mean it. I don’t care how sick you are.”
Donald Trump's charity has been ordered to stop raising money in New York
The Donald J Trump foundation was told that it must “cease and desist from soliciting contributions” in New York.
'I put the words about Trump in Enda Kenny's mouth and he repeated it. I'm glad he said it'
Richard Boyd Barrett says he’s happy the Taoiseach spoke out against Trump.
Clinton and Trump’s campaign teams have been using Pokémon Go to try to catch voters
They want to be the very best, like no-one ever was.
'Pundits are terrified of being proven wrong by Donald Trump again. I'm not'
Larry Donnelly says he would bet a lot of money on Hillary Clinton being the next US president.
Poll: Who do you want to be the next US President?
Trump had a setback last night, as the Democratic race remains a dead heat.
LISTEN: This US presidential candidate is targeting black voters - with a rap
“Sometimes your policies just hypnotise me…”
If you try to attack Donald Trump, "you're gonna be shocked"
Obama’s not impressed by The Donald.
Trump: Only a 'deviant' would think I was talking about menstruation
One of his top aides has left his campaign following the controversial comments.
Donald Trump taps into the fear and anger of ordinary Americans - and that makes him powerful
The emerging sentiments that the billionaire’s candidacy appeals to won’t be willed away easily.
LISTEN: US politician calls unmarried presidential candidate a "bro with no ho"
Senator Lindsey Graham has no children and has never been married.
WATCH: Would-be US president cracks a joke about Joe Biden, days after son's death
Beau Biden died tragically on Sunday.
WATCH: Presidential candidate Rand Paul's new ad is the most American thing ever
Fire-breathing American eagle? Check. “Royal Rumble” voice-over? Check.
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign could be in trouble because of her choice of email account
Mitt Romney might run to become US President ... again
“Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no,” he had previously said of another election campaign.
US man refers to 'very close race' for presidency just before execution
Oklahoma executed a convicted murderer who referenced the presidential race in his final words last night.
Obama or Romney? Voters go to the polls in US presidential election
Tens of millions of Americans will cast their vote today as the US presidential election reaches its conclusion.
The final countdown: Obama and Romney in last push for votes
The candidates are criss-crossing the key battleground states with just hours to go before the US decides on Obama or Romney.
Nobel Prizes and Viagra: Here's what happens to US presidential election losers
Winning Nobel Prizes, making Viagra ads, and playing ‘Mitt Romney’ – just some of what the losers of past US presidential elections have done and what might await Romney or Obama on Wednesday morning.
Poll: Who do you think will win the US presidential election?
The final debate took place in Florida last night, with two weeks to go before America decides on Obama or Romney. But who will they choose?
Former US presidential candidate George McGovern dies
The former US senator ran against Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election but was soundly beaten.
Olympic date: Enda Kenny set to meet Mitt Romney
Arrangements are being finalised for Friday’s meeting.
"I was famous and I was powerful" - George Bush wants to step out of the limelight
In a recent interview Bush reflected on his time in office and spoke about his struggle to regain anonymity now that he is no longer President.