US Election 2020

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  • The Guardian

    Dogs and cats living together: Joe Biden says feline will join White House pets

    Dogs and cats living together: Joe Biden says feline will join White House pets. The president-elect is uniting dog-lovers and cat people by bringing a ‘first cat’ to join his two german shepherds

  • The Telegraph

    Joe Biden's cabinet picks face scrutiny over corporate ties

    Joe Biden's decision to appoint a number of officials with ties to WestExec, a high-powered consulting operation with a secret roster of clients, has come under scrutiny, with critics accusing the president-elect of returning to the "swamp" of Washington establishment politics. Two of Mr Biden senior Cabinet nominees hail from the consulting firm, while several more WestExec employees are helping the president-elect's transition team prepare for office in January. The company was co-founded in 2017 by Tony Blinken, Mr Biden's longtime adviser and his nominee to be secretary of state, and Michele Flournoy, a former defence official and a top contender to lead the Pentagon in the Biden administration. Another former WestExec employee, Avril Haines, has been selected as Mr Biden's director of national intelligence. Mr Biden's transition team is also heavily populated with WestExec staffers, with five of the company's employees currently on leave from the firm to advise the Biden camp and help fill positions in the Pentagon, Treasury and other government departments.

  • The Guardian

    What do progressives make of Joe Biden's cabinet picks so far?

    What do progressives make of Joe Biden's cabinet picks so far?. The bad news for progressives is that there has not yet been a single person announced for an official post that the left can be enthusiastic about

  • The Independent

    Former security officials warn Donald Trump won’t keep state secrets

    Former security official said it was ‘easy to imagine’ that Trump would be refused further intelligence

  • The Independent

    Joe Biden expected to name Cindy McCain as ambassador to UK

    The widow of the late Republican Senator John McCain has been a fierce critic of Donald Trump and crossed party lines to endorse Mr Biden.

  • The Telegraph

    Joe Biden gains votes in recount ordered by Donald Trump

    A recount in Wisconsin's largest county demanded by Republican President Donald Trump's election campaign ended Friday with Democratic President-elect Joe Biden gaining votes. After the recount in Milwaukee County, Mr Biden had a net gain of 132 votes, out of nearly 460,000 cast. Overall, Mr Biden gained 257 votes to Mr Trump's 125. Mr Trump's campaign had demanded recounts in two of Wisconsin's most populous and Democratic-leaning counties, after losing Wisconsin to Mr Biden by over 20,000 votes. The two recounts will cost the Trump campaign $3 million. Dane County is expected to finish its recount on Sunday. Overall, Mr Biden won the November 3 US presidential election with 306 Electoral College votes - many more than the 270 needed for victory - to Mr Trump's 232. Mr Biden also leads by more than six million in the popular vote tally. After the recount ended, Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said: "The recount demonstrates what we already know: that elections in Milwaukee County are fair, transparent, accurate and secure." The Trump campaign is still expected to mount a legal challenge to the overall result in Wisconsin, but time is running out. The state is due to certify its presidential result on Tuesday.

  • The Telegraph

    Former US election security chief says Trump team's fraud allegations are 'farcical'

    The top US cybersecurity official fired by Republican President Donald Trump for saying the November 3 election was the most secure in American history said on Friday that voter fraud allegations made by Mr Trump and his allies are "farcical". Chris Krebs, the former director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, told the CBS 60 Minutes program that allegations of US voting machines being manipulated by foreign countries were baseless. Sidney Powell, a Trump attorney cut loose by the Trump legal team this week, had put forward a conspiracy theory that election systems created in Venezuela at the behest of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez helped tip the US election to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. She and others have also alleged that voting machines had flipped votes from Mr Trump to Mr Biden and some US voting information was stored on servers in Germany.

  • The Independent

    Joe Biden considers retired General Lloyd Austin as his nominee for defence secretary, report says

    If Mr Austin was picked, he would serve as first Black secretary of defence in American history.

  • The Independent

    Donald Trump Jr claims he’s Covid free days after announcing infection

    President’s oldest son says he was ‘cleared’ less than a week after contracting Covid-19

  • The Independent

    Where could Donald Trump move if he loses the election?

    President Trump said in October that he might have to leave the country if he is beaten by Joe Biden. He now trails the Democrat in most of the key states remaining to be declared