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Biden will carry Georgia after second recount: secretary of state
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.95   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: President-elect Joe Biden points a finger at his election rally in Wilmington, Delaware, November 7. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden is headed towards victory in Georgia in the 2020 U.S. presidential election after the state’s second recount, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said on Wednesday, rejecting false claims of fraud in the election. “It looks like Vice President Biden will be carrying Georgia, and he is our president-elect,” Raffensperger, a Republican, said after noting that no substantial changes have been seen in a second recount demanded by the campaign of Republican President Donald Trump.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kevin Lamarque, Democrat Joe Biden, Brad Raffensperger, Biden, , Donald Trump Organizations: REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Democrat, Republican Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, Georgia
Biden to carry Georgia after second recount: state election official
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden is headed toward victory in Georgia in the 2020 U.S. presidential election after the state’s second recount, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said on Wednesday, rejecting false claims of fraud in the race. FILE PHOTO: President-elect Joe Biden points a finger at his election rally in Wilmington, Delaware, November 7. County election officials have until noon on Friday to finalize their vote counts, said Gabriel Sterling, who manages the Southern state’s voting systems and also appeared at the news conference. Raffensperger said multiple investigations in Georgia have found no evidence of widespread fraud, as alleged by Trump. Raffensperger said officials are looking into whether voting rights groups were trying to register people who have moved out of state or are deceased.
Persons: Democrat Joe Biden, Brad Raffensperger, Joe Biden, Kevin Lamarque, Biden, , Donald Trump’s, Gabriel Sterling, Raffensperger, William Barr, Trump, , ’ ” Raffensperger, Jan Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democrat, REUTERS, Republican, Southern, Trump, U.S . Justice Department, Senate, Republicans Locations: Georgia, Wilmington , Delaware
The number of House districts in the 50 states is based on a state’s population count in the decennial national census, which was conducted this year. The justices were expected to decide the case on a expedited basis, with a ruling before the end of the year. There are an estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally. The challengers have argued that Trump’s policy violates both the Constitution and the Census Act, a federal law that outlines how the census is conducted. Wall told the justices that it is “very unlikely” the administration will amass data to exclude all immigrants in the country illegally.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Erin Scott, Jeffrey Wall, Democrat Joe Biden, John Roberts, Amy Coney Barrett, ” Barrett, Wall, Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, ” “, ” Alito Organizations: WASHINGTON, Conservative U.S, Supreme, U.S, REUTERS, American Civil Liberties Union, Republicans, Trump, Democrat, Conservative Locations: United States, Washington , U.S, New York, Democratic California, U.S, , California, Texas, New Jersey
From the get-go, President Donald Trump has miscast or exaggerated the military's role in his administration's crash program to develop COVID-19 vaccines. The military theme originated in the May 15 announcement of the creation of Operation Warp Speed. But it has been Trump, not Perna, who has miscast the military's role. "There will not be this vision that some people have that there will be Army trucks driving through the streets delivering vaccine," Perna said October 27. The prominence of military officials in Operation Warp Speed has drawn scrutiny on Capitol Hill, where some have questioned whether an outsize military leadership role would marginalize public health agencies.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Gustave Perna, Kevin Lamarque, Perna, Democrat Joe Biden, McKesson, Evan Vucci, Paul Mango, Matthew Hepburn, Democratic Sens, Elizabeth Warren of, Mazie Organizations: Army, Manhattan Project, Pentagon, Health, Human Services Department, Pentagon's Defense, Research Projects Agency, Army Materiel Command, Trump, US Army, White House, REUTERS, Twitter, Democrat, National Guard, Disease Control, McKesson Corp, National Institutes of Health, Human Services, Capitol, Democratic, Armed Services Locations: WASHINGTON, Bethesda , Maryland, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Hawaii
Brazil's Bolsonaro to wait 'a bit longer' to recognize winner of U.S. election
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro gives a thumbs up after voting during the municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 29, 2020. REUTERS/Pilar OlivaresRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday he will wait “a little bit longer” to recognize a winner in the U.S. presidential election, suggesting there was evidence of fraud in the process. After voting in local elections in Rio de Janeiro, Bolsonaro, an ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, said he had heard the U.S. vote was rigged, but presented no evidence. “I have sources and they said there was a lot of fraud,” Bolsonaro said of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3. “You need to have a more reliable way to vote and the count has to be public,” he said.
Persons: Jair Bolsonaro, Pilar Olivares RIO, Donald Trump, ” Bolsonaro, , , Democrat Joe Biden, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Trump’s, Biden Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, U.S, Democrat, Electoral, Supreme, Republicans Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, JANEIRO, Bolsonaro, U.S
Split-Ticket Voters Helped Biden, Republicans in Nebraska, Maine
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Tarini Parti | Chad Day | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
On evening walks with his wife in the suburbs of Omaha, Neb., Jay Jackson, a registered Republican and an Air Force veteran, made the decision to vote for Democrat Joe Biden for president and support Republicans for all other offices. It took some persuading to get his wife on board, he said. But eventually, the two put up a Biden-Harris yard sign, along with others for GOP candidates Rep. Don Bacon and Sen. Ben Sasse.
Persons: Jay Jackson, Democrat Joe Biden, Harris, Don Bacon, Sen, Ben Sasse Organizations: Republican, an Air Force, Democrat, Biden, GOP Locations: Omaha, Neb
Trump plans to pardon former aide Michael Flynn: source
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Steve Holland | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn departs after his sentencing was delayed at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2018. Trump could still change his mind on the planned pardon, which is among a number of pardons under consideration by the Republican president, the source said. If Trump does grant a reprieve to Flynn, it would be the highest-profile pardon issued by the president since he took office. Flynn, a retired Army general, pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about interactions he had with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in the weeks before Trump took office. Trump in March said he was strongly considering a full pardon for Flynn.
Persons: Michael Flynn, Joshua Roberts, Donald Trump, Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, Flynn, Robert Mueller’s Organizations: U.S, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, FBI, Republican, Axios, Democrat, Trump, Monday, Biden, Army, Justice Department Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S, United States
GSA chief says decision to allow transition to begin was 'solely mine'
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney swears in U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily W. Murphy in Washington, U.S. December 5, 2017. GSA/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the General Services Administration on Monday said the decision allowing the start of a presidential transition to Democrat Joe Biden was “solely mine” despite a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump in which he said he recommended the move. “I want you to hear directly from me: I was never pressured with regard to the substance or timing of my decision. The decision was solely mine,” GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said in a letter. “I was not directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official — including those who work at the White House or GSA — to delay this determination or to speed it up.”|
Persons: Mick Mulvaney, Emily W, Murphy, Democrat Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Emily Murphy, Organizations: Office, Management, General Services Administration, GSA, Handout, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Democrat, White House, GSA — Locations: U.S, Washington , U.S
Markit’s manufacturing index climbed to 56.7 from 53.4 in October, above the median forecast in a Reuters economists’ poll of 53. The services index, meanwhile, rose to 57.7 - the highest since April 2015 - from 56.9 a month earlier. Markit’s composite index - a blend of the manufacturing and services readings - increased to 57.9 from 56.3 in October. Meanwhile, a clutch of high-frequency indicators tracked by economists for a real-time reading on activity showed further signs of flattening out. The Atlanta Federal Reserve’s “GDPNow” model currently estimates activity in the current quarter expanding at a 5.6% annualized rate.
Persons: Democrat Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Chris Williamson, Markit Organizations: Reuters, Democrat, Republican, IHS, Commerce Department, Labor Department, Atlanta Federal Locations: U.S
President Donald Trump is considering a range of ways to make money and advance his political brand when he leaves office in January, sources close to the president told The Washington Post. Facing $400 million debts, Trump is talking about ways to cash-in through selling rally tickets, lucrative speaking gigs and media appearances, according to the report. But in private conversation with aides, the Post reports, Trump appears to have acknowledged he will be leaving office in January, and is planning his next moves. Sources told the Post that after leaving office, Trump "wants to remain an omnipresent force in politics and the media," and cement his role as a GOP power broker. There have been some signs Fox News is beginning to distance itself from Trump, which the president has fixated on.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, Biden Organizations: Washington, Trump, White, Washington Post, Democrat, GOP, Fox News, Post Locations: Trump, Arizona
Family Photo composite for the annual G20 Leaders' Summit is projected onto Salwa Palace in At-Turaif, one of the country's UNESCO World Heritage sites, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, November 20, 2020. Saudi G20 Presidency Media/Handout via REUTERS“We will spare no effort to ensure their affordable and equitable access for all people, consistent with members’ commitments to incentivize innovation,” the leaders said in the draft G20 statement, seen by Reuters. Trump, who favored bilateral deals, has reduced support for multilateral institutions like the World Trade Organization, and this year threatened to quit the World Health Organization unless it was reformed. We strive to realize the goal of a free, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory, transparent, predictable, and stable trade and investment environment, and to keep our markets open,” the G20 statement said. The imminent change of guard in the White House also seemed to unblock bolder G20 language on climate change.
Persons: , , Keen, Democrat Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump Organizations: WASHINGTON, UNESCO, Heritage, Saudi, REUTERS, Reuters, European, COVID, Democrat, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization, Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft Locations: Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, Africa
FILE PHOTO: A poll worker supervisor looks on as she handles an envelope of original ballots at the TCF center after Election Day in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., November 4, 2020. Two Republicans on the county’s canvassing board attempted to rescind their votes to certify the county’s results after Trump himself called them. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, said the certification could not be reversed. The state board, which includes two Democrats and two Republicans, is due to meet on Monday to certify election results and will have as many as 20 days to do so. The Secretary of State’s office on Friday recommended that the state board certify the results, which showed Biden winning in Michigan by 154,187 votes.
Persons: Rebecca Cook WASHINGTON, Wayne County, Donald Trump’s, Democrat Joe Biden, Trump, Jocelyn Benson, Biden, Organizations: TCF, REUTERS, Republican National Committee, Michigan Republican Party, Democrat, Republican Locations: Detroit , Michigan, U.S, Wayne, Black, Detroit, Michigan, Wayne county
U.S. judge dismisses Trump election lawsuit in Pennsylvania
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Simon Lewis | Andy Sullivan | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 3 images )WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump faced a new setback on Saturday in his desperate bid to overturn the U.S. election as a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by his campaign that sought to throw out millions of votes in Pennsylvania. U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann ruled that Trump’s campaign had failed to demonstrate there had been widespread voting fraud in the Nov. 3 election, which Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden. The lawsuit is one of dozens filed by Trump and his Republican allies in the aftermath of the election. They are also seeking to invalidate or change the results through recounts and direct pressure on lawmakers in several states. The campaign has not provided evidence for its claims of widespread and coordinated electoral fraud.
Persons: Donald Trump, Matthew Brann, Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, , ” Brann, Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani Organizations: Democrat, Trump, Republican, General Services Administration Locations: WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania, U.S
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, battered by back-to-back setbacks in his desperate bid to overturn the U.S. presidential election, persisted with claims of massive voter fraud on Saturday, two weeks after Democrat Joe Biden was declared president-elect. His campaign has not been able to provide any evidence for its claims of widespread and coordinated electoral fraud, however. “To effectuate this strategy, Defendants are openly seeking to disenfranchise Black voters, including voters in Detroit, Michigan,” said the lawsuit. PRESSURE TO START FORMAL TRANSITIONBiden, who has denounced Trump’s attempt to reverse the election results as “totally irresponsible”, was due to spend Saturday meeting with transition advisers. Senior Republicans have remained largely silent about Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud or have defended his right to seek redress, but pressure was building after several voiced doubts on Friday.
Persons: Donald Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, Lim Huey Teng Trump, Biden, Brad Raffensperger, Trump, Mike Shirkey, Lee Chatfield, , ” Trump, , Trump’s, Rudolph Giuliani Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democrat, APEC, REUTERS, Republican, Democratic, Georgia, , Twitter, Trump, Electoral, Detroit, Wayne, Senior Republicans, General Services Administration Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Georgia, Michigan, ” Michigan, Pennsylvania, Detroit, Detroit , Michigan, Wayne County
U.S. President Donald Trump is seen on a screen attending the virtual APEC Economic Leaders Meeting 2020, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 20, 2020. His campaign has not provided evidence for its claims of widespread and coordinated electoral fraud. “Massive voter fraud will be shown!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Senior Republicans have remained largely silent about Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud or have defended his right to seek redress, but several voiced doubts on Friday. The single-day death toll surpassed 2,000 this week for the first time since late June, according to a Reuters tally.
Persons: Donald Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, Lim Huey Teng, Biden, Trump, , ” Trump, Brian Kemp, counterprotest, “ Defendants, , Trump’s, ” Biden, Rudolph Giuliani Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democrat, U.S, APEC, REUTERS, Republican, Republican National Committee, Michigan Republican Party, Department of State, Republicans, Democrats, Michigan, Twitter, Democratic, Georgia, Trump, statehouse, Electoral, Detroit, Senior Republicans, General Services Administration, Public, Reuters Locations: Michigan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wayne County, Black, Detroit, Washington, Georgia, Atlanta, Pennsylvania, Sterling , Virginia
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michigan’s Republican state legislative leaders said after meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday that they had no information that would change the outcome of the presidential election in the state, which was won by Democrat Joe Biden. Michigan is one of several states where the campaign of the Republican Trump is seeking to challenge Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election based on unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. Before Friday’s meeting, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said: “This is not an advocacy meeting. He routinely meets with lawmakers from all across the country.”Shirkey and Chatfield said any allegation of election fraud should be thoroughly investigated. “Michigan’s certification process should be a deliberate process free from threats and intimidation,” they said.
Persons: Donald Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, , Mike Shirkey, Lee Chatfield, Republican Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, Shirkey, Chatfield, Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republican, Democrat, , White Locations: Michigan, ” Michigan
(Reuters) - A judge on Thursday dismissed a Republican-backed lawsuit seeking to halt Arizona officials from certifying President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the state, dealing another courtroom setback to President Donald Trump and his allies. FILE PHOTO: Election workers count ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC), in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., November 6, 2020. Trump has vented his anger on Twitter about the Nov. 3 election results, making unsubstantiated claims of fraud. The judge did not explain why he was denying the request but said he would issue a lengthier decision soon. The Arizona Republican Party said in a statement that it had sought “judicial clarification” on whether election officials could supersede state laws.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Jim Urquhart, John Hannah, Democrat Joe Biden, Hannah, Adrian Fontes, Trump Organizations: Reuters, Republican, REUTERS, Arizona Republican Party, Democrat, Trump, Edison Research, Electoral, Arizona Republicans, Maricopa County Locations: Arizona, Maricopa, Phoenix , Arizona, U.S, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Philadelphia
U.S. labor market losing steam as COVID-19 rages
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( Lucia Mutikani | ) + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits rose last week, likely as new business restrictions to control spiraling COVID-19 infections unleashed a fresh wave of layoffs, which could further slow the labor market recovery. About 12 million people will lose benefits next month when two government-funded programs expire a day after Christmas. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 638,000 jobs in October, the smallest gain since the jobs recovery started in May. Only 12.1 million of the 22.2 million jobs lost in March and April have been recovered. A record 4.377 million workers filed for extended unemployment benefits in the week ending Oct. 31, up 233,458 from the prior week.
Persons: Shannon Stapleton, Donald Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, , , Chris Rupkey, Unadjusted, Sarah House, Gus Faucher, Nonfarm Organizations: WASHINGTON, New York, REUTERS, Labor Department, Democrat, Reuters, Wells, Wells Fargo Securities, Philadelphia Federal Reserve, National Association of Realtors, Treasury, PNC Financial Locations: Coney, Brooklyn, New, New York, Washington, United States, Wells Fargo, Charlotte , North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump has made no plans to host a summit of the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies after cancelling a June gathering because of the COVID-19 pandemic, three diplomatic sources said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers an address from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2020. Three diplomatic sources said there had been no outreach by the Trump administration on dates or an agenda for a possible G7 summit. Russia still holds the territory, and various G7 governments have rebuffed previous calls from Trump to readmit Moscow. The G7 groups the United States, Britain, France, Japan, Germany, Italy and Canada, and the European Union also attends.
Persons: Donald Trump, Carlos Barria, Democrat Joe Biden, Trump, Biden, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama Organizations: WASHINGTON, White, REUTERS, Republican, Democrat, United Nations, Trump, readmit, European Union Locations: Washington , U.S, United States, Scotland, Australia, Russia, South Korea, India, Germany, Moscow, Crimea, Ukraine, readmit Moscow, Britain, France, Japan, Italy, Canada
Georgia recount not likely to change Biden victory: state official
  + stars: | 2020-11-18 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger gives an update on the state of the election and ballot count during a news conference at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A recount being conducted by Georgia is not likely to change the result that gave Democrat Joe Biden a victory in the southern state in the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told CNN on Wednesday. “We’re finishing up, waiting for a few more counties to get back to us - some of the large counties - but I don’t believe at the end of the day it’ll change the total results,” Raffensperger said.
Persons: Brad Raffensperger, Dustin Chambers, Democrat Joe Biden, “ We’re, ” Raffensperger Organizations: State Capitol, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Democrat, CNN Locations: Georgia, Atlanta , Georgia, U.S
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr meets with members of the St. Louis Police Department, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 15, 2020. The decision, the email said, came from the Justice Department’s Tax Division and the office of the deputy attorney general, who was then Rod Rosenstein. Since then, a source close to the case says, the investigation has “stalled.” The order to freeze the Caterpillar investigation has not been previously reported. A Justice Department spokesperson said Barr recused himself from any Caterpillar discussions once he became attorney general, but declined further comment. In November 2018, as the White House scanned potential lawyers to take the job of attorney general, Barr’s name was among those floated.
Persons: William Barr, Donald Trump’s, Jeff Roberson, Barr, Rod Rosenstein, , , Jason LeBeau, Bruce A ., Barack Obama’s, Eric Holder, Green, general’s, “ it’s, it’s, Leslie Robinson, Jim Umpleby, ” Robinson, Robinson, ” Trump, Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, ” LeBeau, LeBeau Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Department of Justice, Caterpillar Inc, Fortune, . Louis Police Department, Caterpillar, Internal Revenue Service, Reuters, Justice Department’s Tax, Tax, U.S . Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Justice, IRS, DOJ’s, Fordham Law School, DOJ, Swiss Bank UBS, Attorney’s, Central District of, U.S . Senate, White House, Democrat, Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business Locations: St, Louis , Missouri, U.S, Washington, Central District of Illinois, Switzerland, United States, Illinois
Looks now that Biden has won - Trump adviser
  + stars: | 2020-11-16 | by ( Reuters Editorial | ) + 0.99   time to read: 1 min
PoliticsLooks now that Biden has won - Trump adviserPostedU.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, said in an interview released on Monday but taped the week of November 9th, that he will ensure a professional transition to the team led by Democrat Joe Biden if Biden is deemed the winner of the 2020 presidential election and "obviously things look like that now."
Persons: Biden, Donald Trump's, Robert O'Brien, Democrat Joe Biden Organizations: Trump, Democrat
Factbox: U.S. election - key tallies, certification deadlines
  + stars: | 2020-11-13 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Brandon BellBiden, who surpassed the 270 Electoral College votes needed to clinch the presidency on Saturday, ended with 306, Edison Research projected on Friday. Trump closed out the race at 232 Electoral College votes, according to Edison’s tally. Here are the key counts in the White House race, as of 3:25 p.m. EST on Friday (2025 GMT), as well as vote certification deadlines. ELECTORAL COLLEGE: Biden 306; Trump 232POPULAR VOTE:Biden - 77,973,369; Trump - 72,654,368; Biden leads by 5,319,001, or 5.3 million votes. Biden - 50.8%; Trump 47.4% VOTE CERTIFICATION DEADLINES:Arizona - Deadline is Nov. 30Georgia - Deadline is Nov. 20Michigan - Deadline is Nov. 23North Carolina - Deadline is Nov. 24Pennsylvania - Deadline is Nov. 23Wisconsin - Deadline is Dec. 1
Persons: Democrat Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Gladys S, Brandon Bell Biden, Trump, Biden Organizations: Reuters, Democrat, Republican, Dennard, South, REUTERS, Electoral, Edison Research, Biden, Trump Locations: South Fulton, Fulton County, Atlanta , Georgia, U.S, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, Carolina
(Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election, beating President Donald Trump, after a longer-than-usual process of counting mail-in ballots that a record number of Americans relied on during the coronavirus pandemic. The Washington Monument at sunset in Washington, U.S., November 12, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKayBiden surpassed the 270 Electoral College votes needed to clinch the presidency on Saturday, and on Thursday Edison Research projected Biden as the winner in Arizona, leaving just Georgia and North Carolina to be decided.At the same time, vote counts are being challenged in a number of states, including Michigan and Pennsylvania, while the Trump campaign has signaled it may seek a recount in Wisconsin. Here are some key tallies in the White House race, as of 11:20 p.m. EST on Thursday (0420 GMT on Friday), as well as vote certification deadlines. ELECTORAL COLLEGE: Biden 290; Trump 217POPULAR VOTE: Biden - 77,920,048; Trump - 72,609,925 STATES REMAINING TO BE DECIDED:Georgia (16 electoral votes) - Biden 49.5%, Trump 49.2% with 99% of estimated vote talliedNorth Carolina (15 electoral votes) - Biden 48.7%, Trump, 50.0% with 98% of estimated vote talliedVOTE CERTIFICATION DEADLINES:Arizona - Deadline is Nov. 30Georgia - Deadline is Nov. 20Michigan - Deadline is Nov. 23North Carolina - Deadline is Nov. 24Pennsylvania - Deadline is Nov. 23Wisconsin - Deadline is Dec. 1
Persons: Democrat Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Hannah McKay Biden, Biden, Trump Organizations: Reuters, Democrat, Washington, REUTERS, Electoral, Edison Research, Biden, Trump, BE, North Carolina Locations: Washington , U.S, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Carolina
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters during a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden defeated U.S. President Donald Trump in Arizona, Edison Research projected on Thursday, increasing his margin of victory over the Republican incumbent by 11 Electoral College votes following the Nov. 3 presidential election. Trump has yet to concede five days after Edison Research and major media outlets said Biden had surpassed the 270 Electoral College votes needed to capture the presidency.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON, Democrat Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Biden Organizations: REUTERS, Democrat, U.S, Edison Research, Republican, Electoral Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, Arizona
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