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Economic Times | 20 Nov, 2020 | 11.47PM IST

US Election 2020 highlights: Biden wins Georgia after recount; 'numbers don't lie,' says election official

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and a team of attorneys told reporters on Thursday that they are challenging vote count in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, among other states.

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11:37 PM

Two Michigan state legislators are headed to the White House as Trump makes an attempt to block Biden's victory in the battleground state and subvert the results of the 2020 election.

10:30 PM

Two Iraqi officials say Iran has instructed allies across the Middle East to avoid provoking tensions with the US that could give an outgoing Trump administration cause to launch attacks in president's final weeks in office

09:53 PM

Republican Senate Health committee chairman says the Trump administration should provide President-elect Joe Biden access to transition materials "to ensure a smooth" transfer of power

09:13 PM

Bauer says no state legislature has ever done what Trump is agitating for Michigan lawmakers to do

08:58 PM

Bauer says constitution does not permit Michigan lawmakers to overturn popular vote after the fact

08:46 PM

Biden is set to hold his first in-person meeting since winning the election with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer

08:45 PM

Biden campaign legal adviser Bauer says Trump is in a hopeless legal position

07:10 PM

Donald Trump did not win Georgia's electoral votes, secretary of state says.

05:39 PM

Trump will meet with Republican leaders from Michigan as his campaign pursues desperate bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election result following a series of courtroom defeats.

04:43 PM

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are at risk of being excluded from the senior ranks of President-elect Joe Biden's administration.

04:05 PM

Deadline dates for key US battlegrounds

States that were important in Democrat Biden's victory need to certify totals from the November 3 vote and pick electors who will formally vote for Biden next month in the Electoral College.
03:32 PM

President Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will attend a virtual summit of Asia Pacific leaders to discuss the coronavirus and global economic recovery, with lingering trade differences likely to cloud the meeting.

03:17 PM

President Trump will meet with the Republican leaders of the Michigan state legislature at the White House, as his campaign pursues an increasingly desperate bid to overturn the election amid a series of courtroom losses.

02:50 PM

President Trump' s strategy for retaining power despite losing the election is focused increasingly on persuading Republican legislators to intervene on his behalf in battleground states Biden won, three people familiar with the effort said.

02:28 PM

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel have spoken regularly, both before and since Biden’s election win, about the future of the transatlantic relationship, conversations which prompted Macron to say Merkel was more in line with Paris.

02:06 PM

Barack Obama has voiced concern over the Republican leaders' attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and said that they are defending President Donald Trump's "bogus claims" of voter fraud because they are "intimidated" by it.

01:17 PM

The Justice Department's move also contrasts with an effective halt on executions by the individual states due to the complications of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hit prisons hard.

01:16 PM

A convicted murderer was put to death Thursday as President Donald Trump's administration pushes ahead with executions of criminals, despite a tradition of outgoing governments refraining from the practice.

12:47 PM

President-elect Joe Biden turned 78 on Friday. In exactly two months, he'll take the reins of a politically fractured nation facing the worst public health crisis in a century, high unemployment and a reckoning on racial injustice.

12:47 PM

Biden will be sworn in as the oldest president in the nation's history, displacing Ronald Reagan, who left the White House in 1989 when he was 77 years and 349 days old.

11:52 AM

The scrutiny on Biden's staffing decisions reflects the tremendous pressure the president-elect faces as he cobbles together a senior team to execute his policy priorities drawing from his party's disparate factions.

11:52 AM

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, leaders of the Democratic Party's left wing, are at risk of being excluded from the senior ranks of President-elect Joe Biden's administration

11:06 AM

Wisconsin on Friday will begin recounts of the presidential race in the state's two biggest and most Democratic counties.

11:06 AM

Trump, who lost by more than 20,600 votes in Wisconsin, has alleged "mistakes and fraud'' in the two counties, though he has produced no evidence to back up his claims.

10:38 AM

According to Asian Pacific American surveys, President-elect Joe Biden lost 21 percentage points compared to Hillary Clinton.

10:37 AM

Indian-Americans supported Donald Trump in large numbers in the US election, especially in the battleground states than they did four years ago, the president's supporters have said.

10:03 AM

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, one of Trump's most vocal GOP critics, tweeted Thursday, ``It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President.''

10:03 AM

Two Republican senators are criticizing President Donald Trump and his team for their efforts to pressure state and local election officials to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victories in several closely contested states.

09:44 AM

New York's attorney general has sent a subpoena to the Trump Organization for records related to consulting fees paid to Ivanka Trump as part of a broad civil investigation into the president's business dealings, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

09:08 AM

A judge on Thursday rejected a Republican party lawsuit seeking an audit of ballots in Arizona's biggest county, which helped flip the state to the Democrats for the first time in over 20 years.

08:49 AM

The outgoing US President Trump has left the country more divided than ever and the country's reputation under his presidency has been damaged on the international stage which will take years to repair, says an influential Indian American Sikh leader.

07:59 AM

US authorities on Thursday urged Americans not to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday as virus cases soared in the worst-hit nation and California announced a night-time curfew aimed at curbing the surging pandemic.

07:09 AM

Over 60% of American businesses in China are more optimistic about doing business in China after the results of the United States presidential election, according to a business group survey released on Friday.

06:58 AM

President-elect Joe Biden met Thursday with governors from both parties and criticized President Donald Trump's unprecedented attempt to block the peaceful transition of power, saying it was hindering the flow of information about programs to develop a vitally important coronavirus vaccine.

06:58 AM

"I don't know his motive, but I think it's totally irresponsible," Biden said of Trump's actions. "It's hard to fathom how this man thinks. I'm confident he knows he hasn't won, and is not going to win, and we're going to be sworn in on Jan 20"

06:58 AM

President Donald Trump and his allies are taking increasingly frantic steps to subvert the results of the 2020 election, including summoning state legislators to the White House as part of a longshot bid to overturn Joe Biden's victory.

06:58 AM

Officials working on vaccine distribution planning under President Donald Trump have no intention of briefing anyone on President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, Democratic senators said on Thursday.

06:58 AM

Joe Biden has won Georgia and its 16 electoral votes, an extraordinary victory for Democrats who pushed to expand their electoral map through the Sun Belt.

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