2020 US Election Results – Live: Breaking news as Joe Biden meets with Covid-19 task force today

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Donald Trump plans to revive campaign-style rallies to build support for his baseless claims that the US election was stolen from him, even as his advisers and personal lawyer clash behind the scenes over whether he should simply concede defeat.

Overnight, the outgoing president tweeted a series of Fox News clips in which the hosts discussed one of his main talking points, which was that the news media should not call the election results. Media organizations do this at each election, based on projected votes; in 2016, the Associated Press kicked off the race for Mr. Trump at 2:29 a.m. ET on November 9, the day after the polls closed.

Joe Biden, meanwhile, is due to call a Covid-19 task force meeting with former senior officials today. He and Kamala Harris have named the coronavirus as one of the four key issues to be addressed during their transition to power.

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South Korean President congratulates Biden

Moon Jae-in, the South Korean president, congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the American elections and pledged to ally with his new counterpart.

“We will join forces as an alliance on the common values ​​of democracy, peace, human rights, international solidarity and multilateral cooperation,” Moon told his key staff, Maison said. presidential blue in a press release concerning the new administration.

Mr. Moon enjoyed good relations with Donald Trump as the latter tried to pressure neighboring North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

However, the relationship has been strained by disputes over exactly how to engage with Pyongyang, trade, and Mr. Trump’s demand that Seoul pay more to support the US military presence on the peninsula.

Jon SharmanNovember 9, 2020 8:17 AM

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Analysis: what can we expect from Bidenomics? On a first judgment, it will be a prudent and pro-business administration

So it must be Bidenomics. But it will be Bidenomics Lite. The US economy is a big beast but it has taken a huge hit and it will be months before the new administration is fully in place, written Hamish McRae.

Assuming Republicans retain control of the Senate, Joe Biden will be a weak president, who especially has to deal with Congress. He will be good at it, which is a source of optimism.

But U.S. tax and regulatory policies will be limited by what Congress passes – and remember, it’s not just the Senate that will hold the president back, as the shift to Republicans in the House will make everyone think too. at mid-term.

Jon SharmanNovember 9, 2020 8:04 AM

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A record proportion of Americans of voting age turned out for this election.

He broke the record set in 2008, when Barack Obama won his first term as president.

With votes still counted on Sunday, the counted ballots represented 62% of the voting age population in the United States.

Jon Sharman9 November 2020 08:00

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Trump campaign caught sharing fake newspaper coverage of election result

In an attempt to undermine media projections of Joe Biden as the newly elected president, a senior Donald Trump aide tweeted a forged front page headline from Le Washington Times, written Namita Singh.

Trump Campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh shared a photo of the Conservative publication with its headline titled “President Gore,” a reference to former Vice President Al Gore’s race against George W. Bush in 2000.

Jon SharmanNovember 09, 2020 7:47 AM

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Trump actively tweets overnight

Donald Trump has tweeted a series of music videos over the past few hours. He was clearly late.

These are long snippets of Fox News’ coverage of election results – but partisan opinion stuff, not news. One of the videos is that of Steve Hilton, former “blue sky” adviser to David Cameron, the former British Prime Minister.

At least two of the clips echo the president’s own tweets on the matter, complaining that the election was called in favor of Joe Biden by the news media. It happens in every election and is based on projections of how the remaining votes will go down.

In Mr. Trump’s 2016 victory, the Associated Press called an election in his favor at 2:29 a.m. EST on November 9.

Jon SharmanNovember 09, 2020 7:36 AM

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Biden to convene Covid-19 task force today

Joe Biden is due to meet with a Covid-19 advisory team today as he ramps up transition planning.

The coronavirus is one of the four main issues he and Kamala Harris are committed to focusing on first.

The Covid-19 panel is led by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and David Kessler, the former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Donald Trump has no public events scheduled for Monday and he has not spoken in public since Thursday.

As part of a public campaign to cast doubt on the election results, he plans to hold rallies to strengthen his support for his baseless claims that the vote was stolen from him, the spokesperson said. from the campaign, Tim Murtaugh.

Jon SharmanNovember 09, 2020 7:15 AM

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ICYMI: Agitation over whether Trump should concede in the White House

Reports have painted the picture of a White House in turmoil following the defeat of President Donald Trump in the 2020 US election.

It is still unclear how Mr. Trump responded to conversations about his concession, or whether Mr. Meadow was successful in encouraging the president to consider eventually giving in to Mr. Biden. It was reported that Mr. Meadows tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, before news broke projecting Mr. Biden as the official winner in the 2020 election.

Some of the president’s legal advisers have issued public statements of support for the president in his legal battles, including Jenna Ellis, a lawyer hired for the Trump campaign who tweeted on Sunday: “I just spoke with President Trump and told him that I love him and I’m so proud of him for standing up for the rule of law, the Constitution, and our American system. Every legal vote should be counted fairly and accurately, regardless of the outcome. “

Chris RiottaNovember 09, 2020 03:51

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ICYMI: Trump reportedly ready to hit the road with campaign rallies

President Donald Trump takes his anger on the road.

After losing his bid for re-election to President-elect Joe Biden, new reports indicate that Mr. Trump will organize campaign rallies in states across the country while battling the electoral process in court.

The President will post alleged obituaries of deceased voters and affirm that ballots were cast on their behalf in the 2020 US election, Axios reported on Sunday, just before Mr. Trump gave his first TV interview since the election was lost.

Mr. Trump’s false claims of massive electoral fraud, especially regarding postal voting, have no basis in fact or reality, according to a vast body of data and research that has consistently proven that postal voting was safe from fraud and cheating.

Chris RiottaNovember 9, 2020 3:53 AM

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Daily tips for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris

Sons: On Monday, November 9, in the morning, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will receive a briefing in Wilmington, Delaware from the COVID-19 Transition Advisory Board, which will include a photo spray.

Next, President-elect Biden will deliver remarks on his plans to defeat COVID-19 and better rebuild our economy, which will be shared by the press.

In the afternoon, President-elect Biden and Vice-President-elect Harris will hold briefings with transition advisers.

Chris RiottaNovember 09, 2020 4:17 AM

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Romney predicts Trump will end up ‘accepting the inevitable’ of Biden winning election

John Bennett writes: Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said that Donald Trump, despite a “relaxed relationship with the truth,” will eventually “come to terms with the inevitable” – that Joe Biden is the president-elect.

“The president has no choice. People think, “Can we remove him from office? “You don’t have to remove him from office,” Romney told CNN. “If he doesn’t win on a legitimate basis, he ceases to be president when Joe Biden is sworn in. “

“You are not going to change the nature of President Trump these last few days, apparently, of his presidency,” he said. “He is who he is. And he has a relatively relaxed relationship with the truth, so he will continue to fight until the very end.

Chris RiottaNovember 9, 2020 4:00 AM

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