Joe Biden widens electoral vote lead against Donald Trump in decisive presidential race

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With Georgia added to his tally, Biden would have 306 electoral votes compared to Trump’s 232. President-elect Joe Biden widened his electoral vote lead against incumbent President Donald Trump on Friday after multiple decision desks called the state of Georgia in his favor. NBC News, CNN, and The New York Times made the call with projections that would add the state’s 16 electoral votes to the former vice president’s tally, giving him a total of 306 compared to Trump’s 232. Read Full Story

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Electoral College vote: How to watch live streams, coverage on CNN, MSNBC, and elsewhere

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Electors will meet in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to cast their ballots. Here’s how to watch the proceedings. In a normal presidential election, the meeting of the electors would be a minor blip in the news cycle, but ever since Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential race more than a month ago, legal challenges from President Trump and his supporters—many of whom have falsely alleged fraud or sought to overturn the results—have placed a greater-than-usual attention on the day the Electoral College actually votes. That day is today. Here’s what to know: Read Full Story

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Congress goes on lockdown as Trump supporters storm the Capitol building

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Trump supporters have gathered en masse in the nation’s capital to protest the counting of the electoral votes that were already certified by the states. In the midst of discussions leading up to the counting of the electoral votes on Wednesday, pro-Trump demonstrators broke through four layers of security fencing and entered the Capitol building in a stunning escalation of aggression. Read Full Story

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When do states certify their election results? Here’s the full list as the Electoral College vote approaches

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Election disputes must be resolved by December 8, and the meeting of electors takes place on December 14. As President Trump continues to falsely claim that the 2020 election was “rigged,” time is running out for his legal team to produce any evidence of widespread fraud, which experts have concluded again and again and again does not exist. Read Full Story

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How to watch Congress count the electoral votes live on CNN, MSNBC, elsewhere without cable

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A procedural affair that typically garners little attention. A joint session of Congress is meeting today to formally count the electoral votes and certify Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. This procedural affair typically garners little attention in an election cycle, but the vote count this year will be marred by partisan politics as a number of Republicans are expected to object to the counts. Those objections will not change the results of the election—the states have already certified it—but it could hold up the process by forcing the House and Senate to debate the objections. Meanwhile, pro-Trump protesters are expected to gather in Washington, D.C., to protest the results and Biden’s victory. Read Full Story

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When does the Electoral College vote? Key dates and deadlines to know as final states certify

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President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the next U.S. president in less than eight weeks. Here are a few final election-related dates to watch. With less than eight weeks to go before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the next president of the United States, legal challenges to the election results have clearly not gone well for incumbent President Donald Trump and his team. Read Full Story

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