Joe Biden 2020

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Another State Makes Biden's Win Official

Arizona certifies results

(Newser) - Another state has certified Joe Biden as its winner. Arizona on Monday made the results official, with Biden winning by more than 10,000 votes, or about 0.3% of the 3.4 million votes cast, reports Axios and the AP . That leaves Wisconsin as the last state yet to...

White House Press Shop Will Be All Female
White House Press Shop
Has One Thing in Common
the rundown

White House Press Shop Has One Thing in Common

Topping the list are Jennifer Psaki and Kate Bedingfield

(Newser) - Joe Biden and Kamala Harris plan to announce their senior communications team this week—and the big news is it's all-female, CNN reports. "I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women," Biden said in a statement. "These...

Joe Biden Injures Himself
Joe Biden Injures Himself

Joe Biden Injures Himself

The president-elect goes to an orthopedist in Delaware

(Newser) - President-elect Joe Biden twisted his ankle while playing with one of his dogs and will be examined by a doctor "out of an abundance of caution," his office said Sunday, per the AP . Biden suffered the injury on Saturday and visited an orthopedist at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in...

Pa. Court Rejects GOP Bid to Chuck the Election

Another legal defeat for President Trump's team

(Newser) - Pennsylvania's highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court's order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit filed by Republicans attempting to thwart President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state. The state Supreme...

Milwaukee County Finishes its Recount

Biden's lead widens, but Trump campaign could take the totals to court

(Newser) - After eight days of counting nearly 460,000 ballots by hand, Milwaukee County confirmed that President-elect Joe Biden received the most votes there in the presidential election. President Trump picked up 125 votes in the recount, but Biden picked up more—257. That put the totals at 317,527 votes...

Trump Loses Again on Pennsylvania's Count

President tries to attach new string for leaving the White House

(Newser) - Two days after President Trump told Pennsylvania legislators "We have to turn the election over," federal appeals judges rejected the notion. A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday found no merit in Trump's argument to overrule a US district court's decision...

Lawyer Fired by Trump Files Election Fraud Suits

Sidney Powell sues in Michigan and Georgia, which already certified results

(Newser) - Sidney Powell has filed lawsuits in Michigan and Georgia claiming election fraud, despite her having been publicly disowned by the Trump campaign. The suits blame supposed vote-counting inaccuracies on voting machines, mail-in ballots, and former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, Bloomberg reports. Powell posted the suits, which were filled with...

Biden: We Must 'Steel Our Spines' This Holiday

The president-elect calls on Americans to help curb the coronavirus

(Newser) - In a time of plague and raw division, President-elect Joe Biden appealed for unity Wednesday in a Thanksgiving-eve address to the nation asking Americans to "steel our spines" for a fight against the coronavirus that he predicted would continue for months, the AP reports. But even as he implored...

Congratulations, Trump Says, but Not to Biden

President praises administration and nation as Dow breaks 30,000

(Newser) - President Trump had no public appearances scheduled Tuesday before the annual pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey in the afternoon, but events changed that. With only moments' notice, the president walked into the White House briefing room to make the announcement, the Hill reports. "The stock market Dow Jones Industrial...

Pennsylvania Certifies Biden as the Winner
Pennsylvania, Nevada
Certify Vote Results

Pennsylvania, Nevada Certify Vote Results

Joe Biden defeats President Trump in both states

(Newser) - Two more states made it official on Tuesday, though President Trump still isn't conceding his fight :
  • Pennsylvania: Joe Biden was certified as the winner of this state, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by Trump, per the AP . Gov. Tom Wolf sent

Flournoy May Not Be a Shoo-In for Defense After All

Sources tell Politico that Biden is still mulling his options for defense secretary

(Newser) - President-elect Joe Biden is hard at work making picks for his administration, with reports already circulating on his choices for secretary of state, Homeland Security chief, and director of national intelligence, among others. But one key role tied to national security is still up in the air: secretary of defense,...

Trump, GSA Tell Biden to Start the Transition

Agency head says she wasn't pressured by White House to delay

(Newser) - Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, announced Monday afternoon that she had determined that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 presidential election, clearing the way for federal agencies to cooperate with Biden's team on the transition. In a tweet, Trump endorsed...

Michigan Certifies Biden Win

Michigan Confirms Results

Republican who voted with Democrats to certify Biden's win says 'the law is pretty clear'

(Newser) - After listening to three hours' worth of public comment and receiving a recommendation from the state Bureau of Elections to approve, a Michigan board voted to certify President-elect Joe Biden's Nov. 3 victory in the state. One Republican member voted with the two Democrats to confirm the certified results...

Not Yet, Putin Says of Congratulating Biden

Russia wants to see 'legitimate, legal' confirmation of the election results

(Newser) - Don't read anything into Russia's reluctance to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin said Sunday. That process is just a formality, the Russian leader said on state TV, Bloomberg reports. But he specified that his recognition does have prerequisites. "We will work with anyone who has the...

Georgia Recount Confirms 'the Verdict of the People'

Trump can still request the votes be counted a third time

(Newser) - Georgia certified its presidential election results Friday, after a recount confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's victory Nov. 3 over President Trump. "I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct," said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. "The numbers reflect the verdict of the people....

All Eyes on Trump&#39;s Meeting With Michigan Lawmakers
All Eyes on Trump's Meeting
With Michigan Lawmakers
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All Eyes on Trump's Meeting With Michigan Lawmakers

It's not an 'advocacy' meeting, says White House, but stakes are high for president

(Newser) - President Trump's long-shot bid to remain president intensifies Friday in the form of an afternoon meeting at the White House with state Republican leaders from Michigan. The state's results are not yet certified, and Trump has sought to cast doubt on the credibility of the vote count there....

It&#39;s Joe Biden&#39;s Birthday
It's Joe Biden's

It's Joe Biden's Birthday

He turns 78, on track to be oldest president in history

(Newser) - Joe Biden will meet with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on Friday to continue laying out his plans for becoming president in January, reports Politico . (Even as President Trump digs in and promises to overturn the election results.) They might want to wish Biden happy birthday—he turns 78...

Tucker Carlson Calls Out Trump Attorney Over Evidence

Sidney Powell says software flipped votes from Trump to Biden, but hasn't provided any proof

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani got most of the attention at Thursday's memorable press conference on Election 2020, but fellow Trump attorney Sidney Powell made some huge allegations herself. Powell alleged that software used in voting machines made by Dominion Voting Systems was rigged to flip votes from President Trump to Joe...

Georgia Finishes Recount
Hand Count Complete,
AP Calls Georgia for Biden

Hand Count Complete, AP Calls Georgia for Biden

Once results are certified, Trump campaign can request a recount

(Newser) - A hand tally of ballots cast in Georgia for the presidential race has been completed, and it affirms Joe Biden's narrow lead over President Trump, according to results released Thursday by the secretary of state's office. The Associated Press declared Biden the winner of Georgia and its 16...

It&#39;s Time to Transition Out of Biden&#39;s Way, CEOs Tell Trump
CEOs Tell
Trump to
Move Along

CEOs Tell Trump to Move Along

Biden needs to be ready for Inauguration Day, business groups advise

(Newser) - Many Republicans and presidential appointees in Washington are supporting President Trump's refusal to cooperate with President-elect Joe Biden's transition. But Trump now has been nudged by his former orbit, the business world. Trump "should not delay the transition a moment longer," the CEO of the US...

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