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Narrow Wins In These Key States Powered Biden To The Presidency

Dec. 2
Benjamin Swasey / NPR

Joe Biden topped President Trump by nearly 7 million votes, and 74 votes in the Electoral College, but his victory really was stitched together with narrow margins in key states.

In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo Attorney Gene...

Barr: No Evidence Of Fraud That Would Change Election Outcome

Dec. 1
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press

His comments come despite President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the election was stolen, and his refusal to concede his loss to President-Elect Joe Biden.

What Joe Biden's Election Means For Abortion Rights

Dec. 1
Sarah McCammon / NPR

Groups opposed to abortion rights have celebrated many policy wins during the Trump administration. Now, reproductive rights advocates want the president-elect to reverse those actions.

Biden's Coalition Was United In Beating Trump. Governing May Reveal Its Cracks

Dec. 1
Asma Khalid / NPR

Joe Biden won by tapping into a diverse group of voters who were on a mission to defeat President Trump. But now without Trump, Biden faces a daunting challenge to keep that coalition together.

Fired Official Says Correcting Trump's Fraud Claims The 'Right Thing To Do'

Dec. 1
Miles Parks / NPR

Christopher Krebs, who led the federal government's efforts to secure the 2020 election, called the operation near seamless despite President Trump's claims to the contrary.

President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice ...

Completed Wisconsin Recount Confirms Biden's Win Over Trump

Nov. 30
By Associated Press

Wisconsin has finished a recount of its presidential results, confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Biden won the state by about 20,600 votes and his margin in Milwaukee and Dane counties was about 2-to-1. Trump’s next move in Wisconsin will likely be in court.

Biden Names All-Female White House Communications Team; Will Tap Tanden For OMB

Nov. 29
Benjamin Swasey / NPR

The president-elect has emphasized the elevation of women to key roles in his incoming administration.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Republican Suit To Throw Out Ballots

Nov. 29
Jason Slotkin / NPR

One justice writes: "It is not our role to lend legitimacy to such transparent and untimely efforts to subvert the will of Pennsylvania voters."

Biden Gains Votes In Recount Of Milwaukee County Requested By Trump

Nov. 28
Colin Dwyer / NPR

The Trump campaign paid $3 million to get recounts in two heavily Democratic counties in Wisconsin. The effort backfired in Milwaukee County, at least, where Biden expanded his margin of victory.

Republican Infighting Threatens GOP Chances In Georgia Senate Runoffs

Nov. 28
Emma Hurt / NPR

The Republican incumbents are baselessly casting doubt on the state's voting system. Some in the GOP worry their words could depress voter turnout and cost the party two Senate seats.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the ...

Appeals Court Rejects Trump Challenge Of Pennsylvania Race

Nov. 27
Maryclaire Dale / Associated Press

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals echoed a string of other courts in finding his campaign offered no evidence of any election fraud. Instead, the court said “the campaign's claims have no merit.”

Wait, Wait, Don't Inaugurate: Why The U.S. Takes So Long To Change Presidents

Nov. 27
Ron Elving / NPR

How is it that the Brits can have a newly elected prime minister meeting with the queen to form a new government within a day or two, but Americans need 10 or 11 weeks to install a new crew?

China's Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Win, Urges Cooperation

Nov. 25
John Ruwitch / NPR

He is one of the last major world leaders to wish Joe Biden congratulations.

President-Elect Joe Biden Hits 80 Million Votes In Year Of Record Turnout

Nov. 25
Domenico Montanaro / NPR

The 2020 presidential election saw the most votes in U.S. history at 156 million and counting, and the highest participation rate since 1900.

As States Certify Ballot Totals, An Extraordinary Election Comes To An End

Nov. 25
Pam Fessler / NPR

Voting took place amid a pandemic and unprecedented polarization. Despite baseless claims by the president and his allies that the outcome was rigged, states say the results are accurate.

Expanded Access To Voting Yielded Huge Turnout. Will States Take It Away?

Nov. 25
Miles Parks / NPR

Voting experts say it's not easy to remove options once they've been given to voters. But the fraught politics around alleged "fraud" complicate the outlook for coming elections.

President-elect Joe Biden gestures to supporter...

Pennsylvania Certifies Biden As Winner Of Presidential Vote

Nov. 24
By Associated Press

Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump, state officials said Tuesday.

House lawmakers called on General Services Admi...

General Services Administration Says Biden Is "Apparent Winner," Lets Transition Begin

Nov. 23
Matthew Daly and Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press

The General Services Administration has ascertained that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election. The move clears the way for the start of the transition from Trump’s administration and allows Biden to coordinate with federal agencies on plans for taking over on Jan. 20.

In Georgia, Pence Walks Line Between Trump's Election Falsehoods And GOP Senate Fight

Nov. 21
Claudia Grisales / NPR

The vice president made his first campaign appearance since he and President Trump lost their bid for reelection. He boosted Senate Republicans, while sidestepping the president's fraud claims.

Trump's Futile Fight To Overturn Election Loss Breeds Turmoil, Risk

Nov. 21
Franco Ordoñez / NPR

The president has made it clear that he will spend his remaining days in the White House in the same way he spent much of his term in office: fighting.

President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice ...

Biden Turns 78, Will Be Oldest US President

Nov. 20
By Associated Press

President-elect Joe Biden turned 78 on Friday. In 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.

Former San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez ...

Local Leaders Want A Latino Senator To Replace VP-Elect Kamala Harris

Nov. 19
By Jacob Aere

A coalition of local Latino elected officials and community leaders want Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint a Latino man or woman to replace Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate when she vacates her seat in January.

San Diego County District 2 supervisor candidat...

Anderson Leads Vaus By 259 Votes in Second District Supervisors Race

Nov. 18
By City News Service

Former state legislator Joel Anderson holds a 259- vote lead Wednesday over Poway Mayor Steve Vaus in the race for the Second District seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Nona Claypool, a third year student at UC Berke...

Affirmative Action Ballot Measure Fails, But These Students Are Still Fighting To Diversify Their Universities

Nov. 18
Kayleen Carter | CalMatters

Proposition 16 failed, but students at public colleges and universities in California have been trying to increase representation of students of color at their campuses for years and will continue their efforts.

Trump Campaign To File For Partial Recount In Wisconsin

Nov. 18
Barbara Sprunt / NPR

The campaign is filing for recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties — and paying $3 million for it. Wisconsin does not have automatic recounts, although a losing candidate can file a sworn petition.

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