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After the electoral college count ends, US president-elect Joe Biden is expected to have 306 electoral votes, more than the 270 needed to elect a president, to 232 votes for President Donald Trump.(Reuters/ File photo)

US Election 2020: What happens when the electoral college meets

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Here’s everything you need to know about the electoral college and what happens next
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US Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney swears in US General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily W. Murphy in Washington, US. (File photo)(Reuters)
US Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney swears in US General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily W. Murphy in Washington, US. (File photo)(Reuters)

What is GSA and its role in the US presidential transition process

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Here’s everything you need to know about the GSA and its role in the US presidential transition process
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Alejandro Mayorkas, who will be nominated as the secretary for the department of homeland security by President- elect Joe Biden.(AP)
Alejandro Mayorkas, who will be nominated as the secretary for the department of homeland security by President- elect Joe Biden.(AP)

Alejandro Mayorkas, Avril Haines to be nominated by President- elect Joe Biden

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 11:10 PM IST
If so, Alejandro Mayorkas will be the first Latino to run homeland security and Avril Haines will be the first female intelligence chief. Former Secretary of State John Kerry will also be nominated as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.
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US President Donald Trump filed for a recount of Wisconsin’s two largest Democratic counties, paying the required $3 million cost and alleging that they were the sites of the “worst irregularities”.(Reuters/File photo)
US President Donald Trump filed for a recount of Wisconsin’s two largest Democratic counties, paying the required $3 million cost and alleging that they were the sites of the “worst irregularities”.(Reuters/File photo)

Why is President Trump pursuing recount of 2 Wisconsin counties?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 02:51 PM IST
Democrat Joe Biden received 577,455 votes in these two counties compared with 213,157 for Trump. Biden won statewide by 20,608 votes, based on canvassed results submitted by the counties.
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US President Donald Trump as he attends a Veterans Day observance in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, US.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump as he attends a Veterans Day observance in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, US.(Reuters)

With few legal wins Trump team hunts for proof of fraud

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Trump loyalists have filed at least 15 legal challenges in Pennsylvania alone in an effort to reclaim the state’s 20 electoral votes. There is action, too, in Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Michigan.
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President Donald Trump has continuously refused to concede defeat, claiming widespread voter fraud.(Reuters)
President Donald Trump has continuously refused to concede defeat, claiming widespread voter fraud.(Reuters)

Republicans split on Biden’s election win as Trump refuses to concede defeat

By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni | Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 08:24 AM IST
Some Republicans have acknowledged Biden’s election win while others have sided with Trump.
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Despite his loss to Biden, Trump continues to exert a tight hold on Republican voters that some in the GOP say will endure past his time in the White House, adding risk to any member of the party who extends an olive branch to the Democratic winner.(Reuters file photo)
Despite his loss to Biden, Trump continues to exert a tight hold on Republican voters that some in the GOP say will endure past his time in the White House, adding risk to any member of the party who extends an olive branch to the Democratic winner.(Reuters file photo)

Republicans remain divided over results, Donald Trump mostly rages alone against Joe Biden

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 09:55 PM IST
Some of Donald Trump’s most vocal allies in Congress followed the president’s lead by saying the election hasn’t yet been decided, but most of them didn’t repeat his earlier accusations of widespread fraud
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Kamala Harris made history on Saturday becoming the first person of South Asian descent and the first woman of colour to become the vice president-elect of the United States.(AFP)
Kamala Harris made history on Saturday becoming the first person of South Asian descent and the first woman of colour to become the vice president-elect of the United States.(AFP)

From dosas to racist and sexist remarks: The making of vice president-elect Kamala Harris

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 04:10 PM IST
During his North Carolina political rally, President Donald Trump targeted Kamala Harris, saying, “She could never be the first woman vice president. . . That would be an insult to our country.” Now, Kamala Harris is the vice president-elect of the United States of America.
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivers remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020, after being declared the winner with Joe Biden of the presidential election.(AFP)
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivers remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020, after being declared the winner with Joe Biden of the presidential election.(AFP)

Harris’ victory latest in growing circle of Indian-origin lawmakers taking prominent roles across the globe

By Press Trust of India | Edited by Mallika Soni | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Countries across the world - from the US, UK, Canada to Singapore and New Zealand, are witnessing phenomenal strides by Indian-origin politicians, who are now taking on influential and prominent roles in governments and cabinets.
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President- elect Joe Biden, who has promised a “peaceful” transition will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021.(REUTERS)
President- elect Joe Biden, who has promised a “peaceful” transition will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021.(REUTERS)

Tasks that await president- elect Joe Biden

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 06:38 PM IST
The transition from a Trump administration to a Biden administration is expected to be abrupt. President- elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office on January 20.
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Major news channels ABC, CBS and NBC have cut away from the President’s press conference as “false” statements mounted.(Bloomberg)
Major news channels ABC, CBS and NBC have cut away from the President’s press conference as “false” statements mounted.(Bloomberg)

US Election 2020: Trump to explore more legal options as Biden inches closer to presidency

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Washington
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 12:53 PM IST
By late Thursday night, Biden -- who bagged 253 seats as against Trump’s 213 -- appeared to be nearing the magical figure of 270 out of the 538 electoral college votes.
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Donald Trump had tried to commandeer the nation’s airwaves at a time when the evening newscasts are shown on the East Coast(Reuters)
Donald Trump had tried to commandeer the nation’s airwaves at a time when the evening newscasts are shown on the East Coast(Reuters)

‘President made number of false statements’: Cable networks cut away from Trump’s speech

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 11:46 AM IST
Network personalities had sharply criticized Trump after his angry, middle-of-the-night speech following Election Day but aired that talk in full
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Villagers in the Indian ancestral home of Kamala Harris painted slogans on roads wishing her victory on Thursday(ANI Twitter)
Villagers in the Indian ancestral home of Kamala Harris painted slogans on roads wishing her victory on Thursday(ANI Twitter)

US Election 2020: Kamala Harris’s ancestral village in India gets festive as Biden leads count

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Thulasendrapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 02:32 PM IST
Thulasendrapuram, located about 320 km south of Chennai, is where Harris’s maternal grandfather was born more than a century ago, the lush, green village has also been decked out in posters of Harris, with prayers offered at the local Hindu temple
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Some demonstrators smashed storefront, windows in the downtown areas as the police labelled the incident a riot and swarmed in.(AP Photo)
Some demonstrators smashed storefront, windows in the downtown areas as the police labelled the incident a riot and swarmed in.(AP Photo)

US Elections 2020: Protests reported across America as voters await results

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Washington
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 12:57 PM IST
On Wednesday night, tensions rose at a ballot-counting centre in Michigan’s largest city Detroit, a critical reservoir of votes for Biden.
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Biden’s lead has shrunk over the last few days, as Trump and his family have virtually carpet bombed the key battle ground states, including as many as 15 rallies by the president.(AP Photo)
Biden’s lead has shrunk over the last few days, as Trump and his family have virtually carpet bombed the key battle ground states, including as many as 15 rallies by the president.(AP Photo)

US presidential elections headed for a tight finish: Polls

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 08:17 AM IST
Joe Biden, 77, was leading Donald Trump, 74, in the key battle ground States by 2.9 percentage points, which comes within margin of error, according to Real Clear Politics which maintains an average of major opinion polls.
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Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference ahead of the second phase of Bihar assembly polls.(PTI)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference ahead of the second phase of Bihar assembly polls.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Chirag Paswan continues attack on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, calls him ‘Palturam’ and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
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In picture - Vice President Mike Pence and his Chief of Staff Marc Short, outside the New Hampshire State House in Concord, New Hampshire, US.(REUTERS)
In picture - Vice President Mike Pence and his Chief of Staff Marc Short, outside the New Hampshire State House in Concord, New Hampshire, US.(REUTERS)

VP Mike Pence tested negative for Covid-19 after top aide tested positive

By Bloomberg | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Pence will continue to campaign for President Donald Trump’s re-election, according to a statement from the vice president’s office announcing Short’s diagnosis.
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US President Donald Trump gestures during a campaign rally at Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center in Circleville, Ohio.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump gestures during a campaign rally at Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center in Circleville, Ohio.(AFP)

Biden, Trump rallies in swing states starkly different as Covid-19 cases surge

By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Circleville, Ohio
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Opinion polls show Biden leading Trump nationally, but the race is much closer in the battleground states that will decide the election.
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In Picture - US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware.(REUTERS)
In Picture - US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware.(REUTERS)

Always felt deeply connected to Indian American community, says Joe Biden

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:58 AM IST
Slamming US President Donald Trump, he said “President Trump doesn’t share our values. As a result, today’s America doesn’t feel like the America of our dreams.”
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In Picture - Shashi Tharoor speaks during an interview with Thomson Reuters Foundation at his office in New Delhi(REUTERS)
In Picture - Shashi Tharoor speaks during an interview with Thomson Reuters Foundation at his office in New Delhi(REUTERS)

India - US relations is independent of political parties in power: Tharoor

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 07:43 AM IST
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Presidential candidate Joe Biden promised to repeal President Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ if he is elected(REUTERS)
Presidential candidate Joe Biden promised to repeal President Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ if he is elected(REUTERS)

Joe Biden vows to repeal ‘Muslim ban’ imposed by Donald Trump admin if elected

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Greenville
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 05:59 PM IST
In a video message to Muslim Advocates, a civil rights organisation, on Thursday, Biden also promised to push lawmakers for legislation to fight the growing spike in hate crimes in the US.
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The social media company will no longer remove hacked material unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those working with them(AP)
The social media company will no longer remove hacked material unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those working with them(AP)

Twitter changes hacked content rules after Joe Biden story furor

By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 05:52 PM IST
Twitter initially responded by banning users from sharing links to the article in tweets and direct messages because it violated the company’s policy prohibiting hacked content.
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Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris face off tonight in their first and only debate less than a month before the election, with coronavirus adding a sudden twist to the event.(Bloomberg photo)
Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris face off tonight in their first and only debate less than a month before the election, with coronavirus adding a sudden twist to the event.(Bloomberg photo)

Facebook to pause political ads as US election day ends

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh | San Francisco
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 06:27 AM IST
Facebook on Wednesday said it will stop running political or social issue ads after the US polls close on November 3 to reduce chances of confusion or abuse.
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In this combination of file photos, former US vice president Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington and US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington. Trump suggested Tuesday that his Democratic opponent Joe Biden has taken drugs to improve his performance in debates.(AP Photo)
In this combination of file photos, former US vice president Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington and US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington. Trump suggested Tuesday that his Democratic opponent Joe Biden has taken drugs to improve his performance in debates.(AP Photo)

Trump accuses Biden of taking performance-enhancing substance: Report

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Meenakshi Ray | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:43 PM IST
Trump, who is well behind in the polls, initially insinuated during a Fox News interview that “something was strange” with what he saw as Biden’s improvement during the Democratic primary season debates.
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US President Donald Trump and former US vice president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden Joe Biden.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump and former US vice president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden Joe Biden.(AFP)

US Elections 2020: What is an electoral college?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:31 AM IST
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The unity task force is a result of Senator Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of the Biden campaign.(AFP)
The unity task force is a result of Senator Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of the Biden campaign.(AFP)

Six prominent Indian-Americans named to Biden-Sanders unity task forces

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Washington, United States
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 12:43 PM IST
Climate change activist Varshini Prakash, 26, from Boston is the youngest member of these task forces alongside Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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Joe Biden is currently the top contender for the nomination in polls even though he has yet to announce his run.(REUTERS)
Joe Biden is currently the top contender for the nomination in polls even though he has yet to announce his run.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden, top Democratic contender for White House, faces accusations of inappropriate touching

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 09:39 AM IST
Joe Biden’s aides have alleged there may be a “smear” underway against the former vice-president.
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