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US Election 2020 Results LIVE Updates: George W Bush, congratulating Joe Biden, calls election fair and outcome clear

Election ‘fundamentally fair’, outcome clear, says Bush

In his statement, George W Bush also says the American people “can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear.” He says in a statement that “no matter how you voted, your vote counted.” And Bush says President Donald Trump has the right to request recounts and pursue legal challenges, with any unresolved issues to be “properly adjudicated.” Bush further says now is the time when “we must come together for the sake of our families and neighbors, and for our nation and its future.”

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‘Good Man’: George Bush congratulates Joe Biden

Former President George Bush congratulated president-elect Joe Biden as well as vice-president-elect Kamala Harris, as per reports. Bush released a statement, in which he said that he had spoken to Biden and thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered in his speech.  “Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country,” Bush said in the statement.

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Biden attends church, Trump goes golfing

Donald Trump is spending his first day as a lame-duck president golfing while President-Elect Joe Biden went to St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware, as he does every Sunday, reports news agency AP.

When Trump arrived at his Virginia golf club on Sunday for the second day in a row, hee was welcomed by several protesters, including one who held a sign that read, “Orange Crushed.”Trump was also on the golf course Saturday when the news agency and other news outlets called the race for his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, because he had won enough votes to deny Trump a second term.

Meanwhile, Biden was greeted by a huge swarm of media camped near the church entrance when he arrived with his daughter and grandson shortly after the start of Mass.

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Every ‘legal vote’ must be counted, says Kevin McCarthy

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asserted that the election isn’t over yet as every “legal” vote needs to be counted. The Republican leader told Fox News “What we need in the presidential race is to make sure every legal vote is counted, every recount is completed, and every legal challenge should be heard. Then and only then that America will decide who won the race.”
He also suggested that it was still possible for Republicans to take the majority in the House as “we are less than 21,000 votes away.” “There are a number of seats – 10 seats that are still sitting out there. Republicans are leading in three, they haven’t called any of those, so why would you call the presidential race first?” he asked.
According to reports, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham too echoed the view that Trump should not concede, stating that it is a contested election.

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FLOTUS tells Trump to accept defeat, reports CNN

First lady Melania Trump has joined the growing chorus of those telling President Donald Trump to concede, reported CNN quoting sources. Though she has not publicly commented on the election, Melania has privately voiced her opinion. “She has offered it, as she often does,” CNN quotes the source as saying. Earlier, reports had said that the president’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner had approached him about conceding the closely fought election to Joe Biden.

Jared Kushner approaches Trump about conceding election, say reports

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has approached the president about conceding the closely-fought election to his Democratic rival Joe Biden, said media reports. The move came after Trump’s assertion in a statement from his campaign, after major US media outlets projected that President-elect Biden will become the 46th President of the United States, that Biden is “rushing to falsely pose as the winner” and that the race is “far from over.”

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Biden to name Murthy, Kessler to COVID-19 panel

President-elect Joe Biden is planning to name former Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy and former FDA Commissioner Dr David Kessler as co-chairs of the coronavirus working group he’s launching this week.

Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield announced the two public health experts would lead the task force during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. Murthy and Kessler have been part of a group of experts and doctors that have briefed Biden on the pandemic for months throughout the campaign.

Murthy served as surgeon general during President Barack Obama’s second term, and Kessler was FDA commissioner in the 1990s and now serves as board chair at the Centers for Science in the Public Interest.

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Mitt Romney wishes Joe Biden ‘the very best’

Republican Senator Mitt Romney wished President-elect Joe Biden “the very best”, CNN reported.

“I think half the country thinks it’s a great idea. I think the other half thinks it’s not such a great idea, but the reality is given the fact that the statisticians have come to a conclusion at this stage, I think we get behind the new president, unless for some reason that is overturned. We get behind the new president and wish him the very best and I send our congratulations and will keep this president, like the last president, in our prayers,” he said.

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Mitt Romney says Trump will ‘accept the inevitable’

Mitt Romney, former Republican presidential nominee, on Sunday told CNN that US President Donald Trump, will “accept the inevitable” with respect to Joe Biden’s projected victory.

“The president doesn’t have a choice. People think, ‘Can we remove him from office?’ You don’t have to remove him from office. If he does not win on a legitimate basis, he ceases to be the president when Joe Biden is sworn in,” he said.

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Donald Trump claims 2020 polls were ‘stolen election’

US President Donald Trump continued to allege wrongdoing in the 2020 presidential polls on Sunday, hours after his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner reportedly spoke to him about conceding the election.

US Election 2020 Results LATEST Updates: Former president George Bush congratulated president-elect Joe Biden as well as vice-president-elect Kamala Harris, as per reports. Bush released a statement, in which he said that he had spoken to Biden and thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered in his speech.  “Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country,” Bush said in the statement.

The former president also said that the American people “can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear.”

Top Republican leaders including Senator Lindsey Graham and House minority leader Kevin McCarthy backed President Donald Trump. McCarthy told Fox News that it was still possible for Republicans to take the majority in the House as “we are less than 21,000 votes away” while Graham said Trump should not concede as it is a contested election.

President-elect Joe Biden is planning to name former Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy and former FDA Commissioner Dr David Kessler as co-chairs of the coronavirus working group he’s launching this week.

Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield announced the two public health experts would lead the task force during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. Murthy and Kessler have been part of a group of experts and doctors that have briefed Biden on the pandemic for months throughout the campaign.

Murthy served as surgeon general during President Barack Obama’s second term, and Kessler was FDA commissioner in the 1990s and now serves as board chair at the Centers for Science in the Public Interest.

US President Donald Trump continued to allege wrongdoing in the 2020 presidential polls on Sunday, hours after his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner reportedly spoke to him about conceding the election.

The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit Saturday in Arizona that seeks the manual inspection of potentially thousands of in-person Election Day ballots in metro Phoenix that they allege were mishandled by poll workers and resulted in some ballot selections to be disregarded.

The legal challenge against Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs centers on instances in which people are believed to have voted for more candidates than permitted.

Chanting “This isn’t over!” and “Stop the steal,” supporters of President Donald Trump protested at state capitols across the country Saturday, refusing to accept defeat and echoing Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations that the Democrats won by fraud.

Control of the Senate likely won’t be decided until a January runoff in Georgia, even after Democrat Joe Biden won the White House on Saturday. That post-election cliff-hanger will determine the balance of power in Washington, as neither party appears to have a lock on a Senate majority right now.

After Democrat Joe Biden had won the race for the White House, Republican President Donald Trump and his allies made one thing clear- he does not plan to concede anytime soon. The president pledged on Saturday to go forward with a legal strategy that he hopes will overturn state results that gave Biden the win in Tuesday’s vote. Trump aides and Republican allies, while somewhat conflicted on how to proceed, largely supported his strategy or remained silent.

The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit Saturday in Arizona that seeks the manual inspection of potentially thousands of in-person Election Day ballots in metro Phoenix that they allege were mishandled by poll workers and resulted in some ballot selections to be disregarded.

Americans gathered spontaneously on street corners and front lawns Saturday after news broke of former Vice President Joe Biden’s projected victory in the presidential election – with people honking their horns and starting impromptu dance parties

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 In his first speech after securing the White House, President-elect Joe Biden is making an appeal to supporters of President Donald Trump. Biden said Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware, that “this is the time to heal in America” and pledged to be a president to represent even those who didn’t support him.

“The Bible tells us that to everything there is a season — a time to build, a time to reap, a time to sow. And a time to heal. This is the time to heal in America,” Biden said.

US President-elect Joe Biden, addressing the nation, said, “I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn’t see Red and Blue states, but a United States.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the many world leaders who congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the US election.

President-elect Joe Biden will address the nation at 8 pm ET (6.30 am IST) in Delaware, according to a press release from the Biden-Harris campaign. Harris is also likely to give a statement preceding Biden’s.

President-elect Joe Biden says it’s time for America to “unite” and to “heal.” Biden said in a statement Saturday, “With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.”

Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday

Amid the protracted counting of votes in the US and President Donald Trump’s claims of “fraud” in the election process, he tweeted at 8.20 pm IST that he will be addressing a “big” press conference in Philadelphia at 10 pm IST.

US Federal Election Commission officer Ellen Weintraub was quoted as saying that “there really has been no evidence of fraud” in the 2020 presidential election, even as President Donald Trump and his campaign claim fraud in the election process.

“State and local officials and poll workers throughout the country really stepped up. And there have been very few complaints about how this election was run,” she was quoted as saying by CNN. “Very few substantiated complaints, let me put it that way. There is no evidence of any kind of voter fraud. There is no evidence of illegal votes being cast. In fact, and you don’t have to take my word for it, because people throughout the country, nonpartisan election experts, have come out and handled this election and how it was run.”

Days after the US went to polls on 3 November, the votes are still being counted, and as the Trump and Biden campaigns await results from major swing states, crucial states like Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Nevada are still “too close to call”.

The Guardian also reported that Georgia is likely to conduct a recount.

The Guardian quoted analysis from the S&P Global firm shows a pattern and differing priorities in the way the Donald Trump and the Joe Biden campaigns spent money on ads.

“The Biden campaign outspent Trump on traditional broadcast TV ads by $249.9m to $174.6m. But the Republicans put more money behind digital. In that market, Trump spent $201.46m. Biden spent $166.12m,” the report said.

The Democratic challenger is edging towards the presidency after pulling ahead in the key states of Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Biden moved closer to winning the White House as he expanded his lead over President Donald Trump in battleground state of Georgia by 7,248 votes.

Biden overtook Trump in Georgia, historically a Republican stronghold, to secure a lead of 4,000 votes.

Joe Biden urged unity in a brief address in Delaware, calling for an end to the “partisan warfare” that has characterized American politics in recent years.

The Democratic presidential candidate confidence as his campaign inches closer to the White House while votes continue to be tallied in key battleground states.

The posts were flagged amid complaints that the social media giant only censors users with conservative viewpoints.

Biden continues to lead in the battleground state of Pennsylvania after a new batch of votes from Allegheny County were counted, widening his lead by 27,130 votes.

Two men armed with loaded handguns were arrested Thursday near the Philadelphia convention center where an ongoing vote count could decide the presidential election, police told AP.

Joe Biden is expected to begin his speech soon, with some news reports suggesting that it may be a victory speech.

President Donald Trump issued a fresh statement on Friday as his political rival Joe Biden solidified leads in key states. Repeating his claim about Democrats endorsing counting of illegal ballots, Trump said he will not give up fighting for America and Americans.

Joe Biden’s campaign says he will give a speech during prime time Friday. The Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign announced that he would be making an address but did not say where or what he plans to say.

Biden is on the cusp of winning the presidency as he opens up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in several critical backgrounds.

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The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

As news headlines declared a Biden lead in key swing state of Pennsylvania, the Trump campaign hit back harder with allegations of breach of law in counting and polling processes, reminding people of it’s threat to drag the battle in courts.

Biden has finally managed to pull ahead in the critical state of Pennsylvania, an absolute must win for Trump if he wants to stay within a fighting chance for the presidency. After Philadelphia posted it’s vote count, Biden reportedly has a lead of 5,587 votes

Reports say that Pennsylvania can post another batch of vote counts in an hour. Biden is only behind President Trump by a little more than 18,000 votes in Pennsylvania right now, after having trailed at one point by more than half a million ballots in the hours after polls closed, according to CNN. This comes at a time when poll watchers and reporters have been opining on Twitter that the only counties left to be counted in are predominantly Blue.

The expected count is from the city of Philadelphia, considered a Democratic bastion.

The votes counted tally in Georgia now shows that Joe Biden has the lead in the state.

Clayton County in Georgia has just 3,500 of its 30,000 mail-in and provisional ballots left to count, the director of the county’s board of election, Shauna Dozier, told CNN.

Trump and Biden have won 49.4 percent of the vote share. This state is key for Trump’s re-election chances.

Local media said the men were detained following a tip-off that an armed group were heading to the centre.

Joe Biden’s lead continued to shrink in Arizona after more vote tallies were released Thursday evening in a state that The Associated Press and Fox News have already put in the former vice president’s column.

President Donald Trump is currently leading Joe Biden by only 1,709 votes in Georgia, where he previously had a lead of over 18,000 votes.

According to local media Action News, a man has been taken into custody, and cops have recovered a weapon and recovered the Hummer vehicle they were tipped off about.

President Donald Trump’s campaign lost court rulings in the closely contested states of Georgia and Michigan on Thursday, even as it vowed to bring a new lawsuit challenging what it called voting irregularities in Nevada.

President Donald Trump’s lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in Georgia has shrunk to 1,775 votes, said CNN. The two candidates are tied at 49.4% each.

At least three leading television news networks in the US cut away from Donald Trump’s address from the White House on Thursday evening and expressed doubts on its legitimacy.

In Pennsylvania, Biden is trailing by 48,800 votes after officials released a new batch of ballot counts from Delaware county.

The US president struck a typically defiant tone, accusing pollsters of interfering in the election process and Democrats of engaging in fraud.

A judge in Georgia has dismissed a lawsuit by the state Republican Party and US president Donald Trump’s campaign that asked him to ensure a coastal county was following state laws on processing absentee ballots, AP reported.

Chatham County Superior Court Judge James Bass did not provide an explanation for his decision on Thursday at the close of a roughly one-hour hearing. The county includes the heavily Democratic city of Savannah.

The suit had raised concerns about 53 absentee ballots that poll observers said were not part of an original batch of ballots. County elections officials testified that all 53 ballots had been received on time.

Joe Biden’s campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said that the Democratic presidential candidate was closing in on the lead of US President Donald Trump in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania. She also said that while Georgia is a “toss-up” and is a “very very close” race, “the state is leaning towards the former vice president”.

Poll authorities in one of the crucial battleground statesArizona, said that there are 375,000 ballots still to be counted in the Western battleground, reports said.

Biden holds a 2.35 percentage point lead over Trump in Arizona, an advantage of about 68,000 votes. The vast majority of the ballots yet to be counted are from Maricopa County, the most populous area of the state.

Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania are among the handful of states up for grabs to determine the final outcome of the election. Democratic candidate Joe Biden is currently inching towards a victory with 264 projected electoral college votes. Now Biden needs just six more to win the race to the White House.

Pennsylvania is a controversial state with a massive number of electoral votes – 20. With around 89% of votes are in, and Trump is up 50.7% against Biden’s 48.1%.

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