Biden to name first Cabinet picks on Tuesday, plans scaled-down inauguration

22 November 2020, 8:32 PM
United States President-elect Joe Biden will announce the first of his Cabinet appointments on Tuesday and is planning for a scaled-down inauguration due to the coronavirus pandemic, aides said on Sunday, as he lays the foundation for his new administration despite President Donald Trump's refusal to concede.
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Congratulatory messages continue to pour in for Biden, Harris 8 November 2020, 7:31 AM

Congratulatory messages are pouring in from leaders across the globe for US president Elect, Joe Biden, and US Vice president-elect Kamala Harris.

Obama congratulates Joe Biden on his presidential election victory 8 November 2020, 5:00 AM

Former US president Barack Obama has extended words of congratulations to fellow Democrat Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s ‘historic and decisive victory’ in the US presidential election.

Arabs doubt Biden will herald change in the Middle East 8 November 2020, 4:41 AM

Arab leaders congratulated Joe Biden on his election victory, but some people in the Middle East expressed cynicism over U.S. policy even if he pursues diplomacy rather than President Donald Trump’s blunt approach to the region’s myriad problems.

Trump campaign files lawsuit over rejected vote claims in Arizona 8 November 2020, 3:19 AM

Republican President Donald Trump’s campaign said on Saturday it had filed suit in Arizona, alleging the Southwestern state’s most populous county incorrectly rejected votes cast by some voters in the US presidential race on Election Day.

Investors celebrate Biden winning US presidency 8 November 2020, 1:20 AM

Investors and financial executives took a big sigh of relief on Saturday after major networks declared Democrat Joe Biden winner of the U.S. presidential election, offering some certainty after days of conflicting reports about who might run the White House next term.

Palestinians welcome Trump exit, but are cautious about Biden 8 November 2020, 12:44 AM

The Palestinians have been holding out for a change of US president for three years, hoping for a chance to hit the reset button on relations with Washington.

LIVE: US President-Elect Joe Biden to address the Nation at 3am CAT 7 November 2020, 11:36 PM

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to address the nation at 3AM CAT/8 pm Eastern Time in light of his victory over President Donald Trump.

Biden wins US presidency: Edison Research, major TV networks 7 November 2020, 6:55 PM

Joe Biden has won the US Presidential Election, according to Edison Research and several major television networks.

Biden poised for US election win as his lead over Trump grows 7 November 2020, 4:41 PM

Democrat Joe Biden appeared poised for victory in the US presidential election on Saturday as vote counts in key states leaned his way, while President Donald Trump showed no sign of conceding despite his increasingly bleak chances.

Ramaphosa will only comment on US elections when final results are announced 7 November 2020, 11:42 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will comment on the US elections once the final results have been tallied.

Biden and Harris prepare to put plans in place to slow down the spread of COVID-19 7 November 2020, 8:44 AM

The Democratic challenger in the United States Presidential election, Joe Biden, says that he and his running mate, Kamala Harris, are preparing to put in place a plan to slow the spread of the coronavirus once they take office.

Supreme Court’s Alito tells Pennsylvania counties to separate late ballots 7 November 2020, 4:53 AM

US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday night ordered county election boards in Pennsylvania to comply with a state directive to separate mail-in ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day from other ballots.

Biden lead widens in US election as votes trickle in 7 November 2020, 4:05 AM

Democrat Joe Biden edged closer to winning the White House on Friday, expanding his narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Georgia even as Republicans sought to raise $60 million to fund lawsuits challenging the results.

Trump tweets Biden ‘should not wrongfully claim’ presidency 7 November 2020, 2:04 AM

Republican President Donald Trump, in a tweet on Friday evening, warned Democrat Joe Biden should not "wrongfully claim" the presidency, indicating he would double down on a legal challenge of the election results.

Georgia presidential vote likely to go to a recount, state official says 7 November 2020, 1:05 AM

Georgia’s secretary of state on Friday said he expects a presidential vote recount in the battleground state, where Democrat Joe Biden has a small lead over Republican President Donald Trump.

Some Americans dance, others wield guns at vote-tallying sites as Biden’s lead solidifies 7 November 2020, 12:34 AM

Supporters of Joe Biden danced in the streets outside a ballot-counting center in Philadelphia on Friday as the steadily growing vote tallies showed the Democratic former vice president could soon be declared winner of the US presidential election.

Biden on verge of winning US presidency, leads in Pennsylvania, Georgia 6 November 2020, 10:37 PM

Democrat Joe Biden stood on the verge of winning the US presidency on Friday, as he expanded his narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Georgia three days after polls closed.

Judge denies Trump campaign bid to halt Philadelphia count 6 November 2020, 11:12 AM

A federal judge denied an emergency request from US President Donald Trump’s campaign on Thursday to stop ballot counting in Philadelphia so long as Republican observers were not present.

US Postal Service says 1 700 ballots found in Pennsylvania facilities 6 November 2020, 11:00 AM

The US Postal Service (USPS) said about 1 700 ballots had been identified in Pennsylvania at processing facilities during two sweeps on Thursday and were being delivered to election officials.

Trump promises ‘lot of litigation’ over alleged ballot rigging 6 November 2020, 5:00 AM

President Donald Trump appeared before the media late Thursday as his grip on the White House appeared to slowly slip away, presenting a litany of grievances while he accused Democrats of trying to steal and rig the election.

Trump says he is being cheated out of victory 6 November 2020, 3:01 AM

Donald Trump is accusing the Democrats of trying to cheat him of victory. He addressed the media at the White House, accusing the Biden camp of trying to steal votes.

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Biden calls for calm as Americans await final results 6 November 2020, 1:37 AM

US Presidential hopeful Joe Biden has appealed for calm as Americans wait anxiously for the election results. Addressing Americans after briefings on COVID-19 and the economy, Biden called for each ballot to be counted amid allegations of vote fraud.

Biden inches nearer to victory; Trump rages about ‘fraud’ 6 November 2020, 12:32 AM

Democrat Joe Biden crept nearer to victory over Donald Trump on Thursday in an exceedingly close US election that hinged on razor-thin margins in a handful of states, while the Republican president escalated his legal efforts to influence vote counting and made fresh unsubstantiated claims of voting fraud.

Trump campaign loses lawsuit seeking to halt Michigan vote count 5 November 2020, 9:51 PM

A judge in Michigan has tossed out a lawsuit brought by US President Donald Trump's campaign in hopes of halting vote-counting in the battleground state.

Political parties in SA react to developments in US election 5 November 2020, 9:24 PM

As the race to the White House continues in the United States, many across the world wait in anticipation of who will be the next United States (US) president. For South Africa, these elections are important as many hope that relations between the two countries will continue to improve.

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Biden gains ground in White House vote count as Trump mounts legal challenges 5 November 2020, 4:01 PM

Democrat Joe Biden edged closer to victory in the US presidential race on Thursday as election officials tallied votes in the handful of states that will determine the outcome and protesters took to the streets.

Biden edges closer to White House win as Trump mounts legal challenge 5 November 2020, 12:16 PM

Democrat Joe Biden moved closer to victory in the US presidential race on Thursday as election officials tallied votes in the handful of states that will determine the outcome and protesters took to the streets

Trump supporters protest outside Arizona voting center 5 November 2020, 10:51 AM

A crowd of Donald Trump supporters, some armed with rifles and handguns, gathered outside an election center in Arizona on Wednesday night after unsubstantiated rumors that votes for the Republican president were deliberately not being counted.

Police arrest 10 in Portland, 50 in New York on the night after US vote 5 November 2020, 8:38 AM

Police in the city of Portland made arrests and seized fireworks, hammers and a rifle after late night demonstrations, as Oregon Governor Kate Brown activated the state’s National Guard in response to “widespread violence” on the night after voting in the U.S. presidential election.

Rand strengthens against greenback amid US election volatility 5 November 2020, 8:13 AM

In a true show of volatility, the rand has strengthened by around one percent against the dollar in overnight trade.