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Trump tries to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win

21/11/2020

President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but his pleas to Michigan lawmakers to overturn the will of their constituents appeared to have left them unswayed.

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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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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as US Supreme Court justice

27/10/2020

Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the newest member of the US Supreme Court by a deeply divided Senate on Monday, as Republicans overpowered Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee only days before the election.

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President Trump attacks polls, press and Dr Fauci

20/10/2020

An angry President Donald Trump came out swinging on Monday against Dr Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from the US election.

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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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Pelosi brings bill aiming to remove Trump from executive duties

09/10/2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is questioning President Donald Trump’s fitness to serve, announcing legislation that would create a commission to allow Congress to intervene under the US Constitution’s 25th Amendment and remove the president from executive duties.

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Mike Pence and Kamala Harris trade blows over Covid in debate

08/10/2020

Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Kamala Harris began their vice presidential debate by sparring over the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus, a point that highlighted the parties’ sharply conflicting visions for a nation in crisis.