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The 2020 election sees US President Donald Trump make a re-election bid while Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate and former vice president, challenges him in the White House race. This year has been tumultuous, with issues of racism, police brutality, the coronavirus pandemic and the impact on economy, and ties with China dominating US politics. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has also catapulted the justice system into the limelight.

Donald Trump speaks during an election night party in the White House on 4 November

New York Post tells Trump to ‘Give It Up’ over election claim

President Donald Trump’s continued effort to overturn the 3 November election results got a front-page rebuke from one his most loyal backers: the New York Post.
William Barr | Photo: Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg

William Barr steps down as US attorney general after crossing Trump

Barr’s departure followed an interview in which he said the US Justice Department hadn’t seen 'fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the US election'.

‘Time to turn the page’, says Joe Biden after electoral college win

Joe Biden said he would be the president for all Americans, even those who don’t agree with him, & urged people to focus instead on combating the pandemic and its economic fallout.

Biden wins electoral college to cement victory and rebuff Trump

Some Senate Republicans who had refused to recognise Biden’s victory quickly started acknowledging that Trump lost and Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president on 20 January.
An American flag flies outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. | Bloomberg

US Supreme Court rejects Texas and Trump’s bid to nullify election results

The decision ends a lawsuit hailed by Trump on Twitter as 'the big one,' and it dashes his oft-expressed dream of vindication at the Supreme Court.
US President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden | Bloomberg (Andrew Harrer) & Flickr

White House directs staff to save records to ensure ‘smooth transition’ of power

The White House sent the reminder more than two weeks after the General Services Administration ascertained Biden as the apparent winner of the US election.

YouTube to delete misleading videos on US election –– even Trump’s

YouTube said Wednesday that its efforts would apply to content posted as of today, given that enough states have certified their election results to determine a president-elect.

President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani tests Covid positive amid US election fight

Giuliani’s diagnosis is the latest setback for Trump’s effort to cling to power by asserting without evidence that the presidential election was riven with fraud.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at an event on November 01, 2020 in Philadelphia. | Photographer: Drew Angerer | Getty Images North America via Bloomberg

Biden vowed to restore standards. Democrats saying Trump was worse isn’t the way forward

Biden administration has to decide whether to use 'but what about Trump?' as an all-purpose excuse when it gets criticized, even for future controversies that are sure to arise.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally on 3 November 2020 in Grand Rapids, Michigan | Photographer: Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images North America via Bloomberg

Donald Trump campaign spent $8.8 million in effort to overturn vote

The largest outlay was a $3 million payment to the Wisconsin Elections Commission for a partial recount in two populous counties. The recounts did not change the result.

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