About: US elections 2020

Europe's East 12-01-2021

US imposes sanctions on pro-Russia Ukrainians over election interference

The US imposed sanctions on several Ukrainian individuals, accusing them of US election interference and associating with a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker linked to efforts by President Donald Trump’s allies to dig up dirt on President-elect Joe Biden and his son.
Global Europe 07-01-2021

US Congress accepts Electoral College result; clears way for Biden to become president

Democrat Joe Biden was cleared to be sworn in as US president when Vice President Mike Pence declared that Congress had confirmed the Electoral College tally of states’ results that showed Biden the winner of the US election.
Global Europe 07-01-2021

Trump summoned supporters to ‘wild’ protest, and told them to fight. They did

The chaos in the US Capitol unfolded after President Donald Trump spent weeks whipping up his supporters with false allegations of fraud in the 3 November election, culminating in a call to march to the building that represents US democracy.
Global Europe 07-01-2021

Georgia delivers Senate to Democrats with Warnock, Ossoff wins

Democrats completed a sweep of the two US Senate seats up for grabs in runoff elections in the state of Georgia, giving the party control of the chamber and boosting the prospects for President-elect Joe Biden’s ambitious legislative agenda.
Global Europe 04-01-2021

In recorded call, Trump pressures Georgia official to ‘find’ votes to overturn election

US President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s top election official to “find” enough votes to overturn his defeat in the southern state, according to a recording of the hour-long call published by US media on Sunday (3 January).
Global Europe 15-12-2020

Putin congratulates Joe Biden on US election victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (15 December) congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election, after Biden won the state-by-state Electoral College vote that officially determines the US presidency, the Kremlin said.
Global Europe 24-11-2020

Trump finally gives the green light to proceed with Biden transition

After weeks of defiance, President Donald Trump allowed officials to proceed with a transition to President-elect Joe Biden, giving his Democratic rival access to briefings and funding even as he vowed to persist with efforts to fight the election results.
Global Europe 23-11-2020

Biden to start naming cabinet picks as Trump resists

US President-elect Joe Biden will name his first cabinet picks on Tuesday (23 November), his chief of staff said, even as Donald Trump clung to unsubstantiated claims of fraud despite growing dissent from within his own party.
Global Europe 18-11-2020

Israel strikes widely in Syria, sending signal of aggressive post-Trump posture

Israel launched air raids against what it called a wide range of Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria, sending a signal that it will pursue its policy of striking across the border despite US President Donald Trump’s election defeat.
Global Europe 16-11-2020

Macron: Europe needs its own sovereignty in defence, even with new US government

Europe still needs its own independent and sovereign defence strategy, even if it is dealing with a new US government which may result in friendlier ties, French President Emmanuel Macron told the "Revue Grand Continent" publication.
Global Europe 16-11-2020

Trump briefly admits election defeat, clings to flailing legal strategy

President Donald Trump briefly acknowledged losing the US election in a morning Twitter post but then backtracked, saying he concedes “nothing” and vowing to keep up a court fight that election-law experts say is unlikely to succeed.
Global Europe 13-11-2020

Biden cements victory by flipping Arizona, as Trump keeps transition in limbo

President-elect Joe Biden cemented his electoral victory by capturing the battleground state of Arizona late on Thursday (12 November), but the transition to his administration remains in political stasis as President Donald Trump refuses to accept defeat.
Global Europe 12-11-2020

EU lawmakers back US lobster deal after Biden election win

European Union lawmakers have backed a small trade deal with the United States to remove EU tariffs on US lobsters following Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the US presidential election.
Global Europe 11-11-2020

Von der Leyen: EU seeks ‘new transatlantic agenda’ with Biden

The United States and European Union need to forge a new transatlantic alliance in areas such as climate change and the digital economy under president-elect Joe Biden, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday (10 November).
Coronavirus 10-11-2020

Vaccine ‘milestone’ hailed as global Covid cases soar

One of the teams racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine announced Monday (9 November) its drug had shown 90% effectiveness, sending markets soaring and raising hopes of an end to the worst pandemic in a century.
Global Europe 07-11-2020

Biden wins presidential race in a deeply divided United States

Democrat Joe Biden captured the US presidency on Saturday (7 November), several major television networks said, as voters narrowly rebuffed Republican incumbent Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership and embraced Biden’s promise to fight the coronavirus pandemic and fix the economy in...
Global Europe 07-11-2020

Biden predicts victory as his lead over Trump grows

Democrat Joe Biden said Friday (6 November) that he was going to win the US presidency as his lead grew over President Donald Trump in battleground states, although television networks held off from declaring him the victor as officials continued...
Global Europe 06-11-2020

Vote counts push Biden closer to victory as Trump falsely claims election being ‘stolen’

With his re-election chances fading as more votes are counted in a handful of battleground states, US President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary assault on the country’s democratic process, falsely claiming the election was being “stolen” from him.
Global Europe 06-11-2020

Election observer accuses Trump of ‘gross abuse of office’

The head of the OSCE observer mission to the US elections accused Donald Trump on Thursday (5 November) of a "gross abuse of office" after the president alleged he was being cheated and demanded that vote counting be halted.
Politics 05-11-2020

Berlin calls for ‘trust’ in electoral process after US vote

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday (4 November) urged America’s politicians to help maintain “trust” in the electoral system after President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory in the tightly contested race. “It is important that all politicians who reach...
Global Europe 05-11-2020

Republicans on track to dash Democratic hopes of US Senate majority

Republicans appeared poised to retain control of the US Senate on Wednesday (4 November), after Senator Susan Collins defied political odds to win re-election in Maine and other Republican incumbents led Democrats in a handful of undecided races.
Climate change 04-11-2020

Global investor group urges United States to rejoin Paris climate accord

A group representing European and US investors urged the United States to quickly rejoin a global accord to tackle climate change on Wednesday, as a decision by President Donald Trump to leave the pact came into effect.
Brexit 02-11-2020

‘Special Relationship’ faces reset as UK watches US polls

Having set great store in its ‘special relationship’ with the United States, the UK will be watching the US presidential polls with great interest, and none more so than Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government.
Global Europe 02-11-2020

Four narrow pathways for Trump

As it happened to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and to Al Gore in 2000, Joe Biden could win millions of votes more than his opponent and still not take the White House, writes Dick Roche.