Election 2020

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Voter numbers shatter record as Trump plots next move

09/11/2020

Turn-out in the US election has hit a 50-year high and eclipsed the record set in Barack Obama’s triumph in 2008, in what analysts are calling an extraordinary engagement in what amounted to a referendum on Donald Trump’s leadership.

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World waits for US election result

05/11/2020

From Ford Model T cars that popped off the assembly line in just 90 minutes to 60-second service for burgers, the United States has long had a reputation for having things done swiftly.

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Rural red wave comes out for Trump

05/11/2020

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign long maintained there were thousands of new supporters tucked into rural, red pockets of the country who would come out and vote for the president when asked.

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Trump backers demand Michigan vote centre ‘Stop the count’

05/11/2020

Dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump chanting “Stop the count!” descended on a vote-tallying centre in Detroit on Wednesday, as Americans on both political sides vented their anger and frustration over the undecided presidential contest at protests around the country.

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Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election

30/10/2020

Senior Trump administration officials have visited Texas five days before the election to announce they have completed nearly 400 miles of US-Mexico border wall as they try to show progress on perhaps the president’s best-known campaign promise of 2016.

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Donald Trump forgoes debate practice to campaign in Pennsylvania

21/10/2020

Donald Trump pushed into arguably the most important state on the electoral map on Tuesday, opting for a rally in Pennsylvania instead of formal debate practice two days ahead of the final presidential debate that may be his last and best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign.

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Record flood of early votes transforms US election

17/10/2020

More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes.

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Defiant Trump defends virus record in first post-Covid rally

13/10/2020

US President Donald Trump turned his first campaign rally since contracting Covid-19 into an emphatic defence of his handling of the pandemic that has killed 215,000 Americans, joking he felt healthy enough to plunge into the crowd and give voters “a big fat kiss”.