Election 2020

President-elect Joe Biden’s top adviser says a government agency’s delay in officially acknowledging his electoral victory could hinder efforts to prepare for the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine, among other critical issues.

President Trump said Sunday morning that Democrat Joe Biden ‘won because the election was rigged,’ his first comments suggesting he believed he had lost the presidential election. Mr. Trump later tweeted that he wasn’t conceding and said, ‘We will win.’

Thousands of supporters of the president gathered in the capital to protest the results of the election. They were greeted by counterdemonstrations, and skirmishes between the two sides attracted police attention.

President Trump paid a visit to demonstrators who gathered in Washington in a show of support for him, driving past the crowd in his motorcade and waving en route to his golf course in Virginia.

Under questioning from judges, at least two of the lawyers have backed away from suggestions the election was stolen or fraudulent. In other instances, attorneys have said under oath they have no evidence of fraud.

President Trump and his allies have filed lawsuits alleging election irregularities or improper ballot-counting procedures in five states where President-elect Joe Biden leads. Here is a guide to the lawsuits.

State officials said they expected counties to complete their by-hand recounts by midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

From 1980 through 2016, 19 of the nation’s more than 3,000 counties voted for the eventual president in every election. Only one of them, Washington state’s Clallam County, backed President-elect Joe Biden last week.

Some Senate Republicans backed giving President-elect Joe Biden access to classified White House intelligence briefings, saying such a step wouldn’t undercut President Trump’s efforts to challenge the election result.

Major news outlets joined the Associated Press and Fox News in calling Arizona for Joe Biden, with the president-elect ahead of President Trump by slightly less than 11,500 votes.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has combined with the campaigns of Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to raise $32 million over the past six days.

Trump is set to lose protections of the presidency as he deals with a criminal investigation in Manhattan, a New York state attorney general civil probe into alleged fraud and multiple lawsuits.

President Trump made his first public appearance since his election defeat was projected, while Georgia’s Republican secretary of state ordered all the ballots cast in the state’s presidential vote to be recounted by hand.

Facebook and Google plan to continue banning political ads on their platforms for the next several weeks to prevent confusion about election results.

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