WASHINGTON, Nov 11: President-elect Joe Biden plans further meetings on Wednesday to lay the groundwork for his new administration while President Donald Trump pursues a flurry of lawsuits challenging the election results in an effort to cling to power.

WASHINGTON, Nov 10: Americans took to the polls last Tuesday for what many expected to be a contentious and possibly even violent general election.

TOKYO, Nov 9: As Asia comes to terms with the reality of a Joe Biden administration, relief and hopes of economic and environmental revival jostle with needling anxiety and fears of inattention.

BEIJING, Nov 9: China, which has held off on congratulating U.S. presidential election winner Joe Biden even as leaders of other countries have done so, said on Monday it would follow custom in responding to the result.

WASHINGTON, Nov 5: Democrat Joe Biden edged closer to victory in the U.S. presidential race on Thursday as election officials tallied votes in the handful of states that will determine the outcome and protesters took to the streets.

WILMINGTON, Del./WASHINGTON, Nov 5: Democrat Joe Biden on Wednesday predicted victory over President Donald Trump after winning two critical U.S. states, while the Republican incumbent alleged fraud, filed lawsuits and demanded recounts in a race yet to be decided a day after polls closed.

WASHINGTON, Nov 4: President Donald Trump carried the prized battleground of Florida, then he and Democrat Joe Biden shifted their focus early Wednesday to three Northern industrial states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.

WILMINGTON, Del./WASHINGTON, Nov 4: President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory over Democratic rival Joe Biden on Wednesday with millions of votes still uncounted in a tight White House race that will not be resolved until a handful of states complete vote-counting over the next hours or days.

Democrat Joe Biden has won Arizona and its 11 electoral votes, flipping a critical battleground state that Donald Trump won four years ago and that could help determine which candidate wins the presidency.

More than 96 million Americans have already cast their ballots in the United States presidential election, beating all the previous early voting numbers. Some estimates say more than 150 million Americans are expected to vote in the election. President Donald J. Trump, 74, and Joseph R. Biden Jr., 77, were in the competitive states on the final day of the campaigning. President Trump was in Michigan, a state he narrowly won in 2016, and Biden was in Pennsylvania with singer Lady Gaga. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the election. Pennsylvania has 20 electoral votes, and Biden is currently leading in the polls there.

WASHINGTON, Nov 3: Americans head to the polls on Tuesday to conclude a bitter and divisive U.S. election campaign, as Republican President Donald Trump seeks to overcome Democratic rival Joe Biden’s lead in opinion polls to win four more years in the White House.

UNITED STATES, Nov 2: A major misconception about the vote for U.S. president is that it is a national election. It’s not.

WASHINGTON, Oct 30: Politics aside, there is one outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election that could bring some relief to Pentagon planners: a clear-cut victory. By either candidate.

WASHINGTON, Oct 30: More than 80 million Americans have cast ballots in the U.S. presidential election, according to a tally on Thursday from the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida, setting the stage for the highest participation rate in over a century.

CARSON CITY, Nevada/DURHAM, N.C. Oct 19: President Donald Trump implored supporters in Nevada on Sunday to cast ballots early in a state he narrowly lost in 2016, while Democrat Joe Biden urged North Carolina residents to “go vote today,” as the final presidential debate looms later this week.

MIAMI/PHILADELPHIA, Oct 16: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday criticized what he called President Donald Trump’s “panicked” response to the coronavirus pandemic, while Trump defended his handling of a crisis that has killed more than 216,000 Americans.

UNITED STATES, Oct 9: President Donald Trump is stepping up his plans to return to the campaign trail after being sidelined for a week with COVID-19. He is considering holding weekend rallies in the battleground states of Florida and Pennsylvania.

LOS ANGELES, Oct 1: More than 50 Republican former national security officials will endorse Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday, joining one of several Republican organizations opposing the re-election of President Donald Trump.

CLEVELAND, Sept 30: President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden battled fiercely over Trump’s record on the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare and the economy in a chaotic and bad-tempered first debate marked by personal insults and Trump’s repeated interruptions.

The revelation comes weeks before the November 3 presidential election, and before the first presidential debate of the year-- on Tuesday---between Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for the president of the United States.

WASHINGTON, Sept 27: Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden face off on Tuesday in a televised presidential debate, part of a 60-year-old tradition marked by some of the most memorable moments of modern U.S. political history:

UNITED STATE, Sept 24: The Nov. 3 contest between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden has generated an unprecedented wave of election-related litigation, as both sides seek to shape the rules governing how votes are tallied in key states.

WILMINGTON, Del. Aug 12: Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON, Aug 3: The White House and Donald Trump’s campaign on Sunday sought to shut down the Republican president’s musings on delaying the 2020 vote, saying there will be an election on Nov. 3.