Decision Desk HQ calls the presidential race for Joe Biden

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The upstart election data firm is the first to call Pennsylvania, and therefore the presidency, for Joe Biden. The four-year old election data firm Decision Desk HQ, which competes with the Associated Press and network news desks to call races on election night (and beyond), has beat its better-known rivals to make the call for Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Read Full Story

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Joe Biden wins the presidential race, defeating Donald Trump

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Multiple major decision desks are now officially projecting a Biden-Harris victory. After several days of furious ballot counting, multiple major decision desks have now called the 2020 presidential race for former Vice President Joe Biden, bringing a higher degree of certainty and much-anticipated relief to an election that saw record participation from American voters despite a multitude of converging national crises. Read Full Story

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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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Newsmax could end up being the Fox News of the post-Trump era

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According to Sensor Tower, Newsmax’s rank among free apps in Apple’s App Store climbed from No. 1,061 on Election Day to No. 8 on Saturday. On Saturday, when major decision desks were calling the 2020 election for Joe Biden, Fox News joined them. For much of the day, the conservative news outlet was splashed with chyrons about Biden’s victory as its correspondents covered the historic moment in earnest. Over at Newsmax, meanwhile, readers could find stories about how the “ mainstream media ” called it for Biden, but that Newsmax itself had not. Read Full Story

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Here’s where VP pick Kamala Harris stands on Big Tech, family leave, fair pay, and more

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Former vice president Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his running mate in the 2020 presidential election. Former vice president Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his running mate, a historic move that will make her the first woman of color to be nominated by a major party in a U.S. presidential election. Harris, one of Biden’s toughest rivals in the Democratic primary race, had been seen as one of the most likely choices throughout the months-long vetting process. 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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Political cartoonists respond to Joe Biden’s win and the end of Donald Trump’s presidency

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These are some of the best political cartoons immortalizing Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump. After four long days of post-election uncertainty, Joe Biden was officially declared president-elect on Saturday, November 7. Biden’s win marks the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency and a historic first for the vice presidency, with Kamala Harris becoming not only the first female vice president-elect but the first Black and Asian American vice president-elect as well. Read Full Story

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Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 presidential race

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Bernie Sanders leaving the Democratic primary race clears the way for former Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced his withdrawal from the presidential race on Wednesday morning, following Tuesday’s Wisconsin in-person primary. The in-person primary was widely criticized, and Sanders had called for its postponement . Its results will not be announced until next week . Read Full Story

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Michael Bloomberg calls it quits after blowing $600 million on a doomed presidential campaign

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Bloomberg is endorsing former rival Joe Biden, after Biden surged and Bloomberg floundered on Super Tuesday. After entering the race only 100 days ago to be the Democratic presidential nominee, billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced he’s ending his bid for the White House. The former New York mayor officially made the announcement on Twitter, where he said he was endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden, who performed better than expected in Super Tuesday voting (and suffered some viral drama ). Read Full Story

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How to donate to the Georgia Senate runoff election: 8 ways to help the races before January

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Who will control the Senate next year? These runoff races (and lots of money) could decide. The biggest bang for your political buck (in this lifetime, anyway) awaits in Georgia, where the U.S. balance of power is at stake: As of this writing, runoffs for two Senate seats in January will determine whether or not Democrats control all three branches of government. If Republicans win one or both seats, then they will maintain control of the Senate. If Democrats win both seats, the Senate will be controlled by Democrats, who already have the House. And thanks to Joe Biden’s victory, they’ll also control the presidency, giving Vice President-elect Kamala Harris tie-breaking votes in the Senate. Here’s where to donate to these high-stakes races: Read Full Story

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