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.
Dollar dips as Biden gains upper hand in tense US election 5 November 2020, 8:11 AM

The dollar slipped to its weakest level in more than two years against the yuan and eased against other Asian currencies as Democrat Joe Biden edged closer to the White House in a nail-biting US presidential election.

Post-election ‘twilight zone’ puts Americans on edge 5 November 2020, 4:00 AM

Weary from one of the most bruising US presidential races in modern times, Republican and Democratic voters alike were in a state of high anxiety on Wednesday with the election outcome still unsettled a day after polls closed.

Trump campaign files lawsuit in Georgia seeking to pause vote count 5 November 2020, 3:19 AM

US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Wednesday said it had filed a lawsuit in Georgia seeking to pause the state’s count for the presidential electio

Biden winning pivotal Wisconsin; Trump sues to halt Michigan count 5 November 2020, 2:00 AM

Democrat Joe Biden held a narrow lead over President Donald Trump in Wisconsin after officials completed their vote count and pulled further ahead in Michigan, even as the Republican incumbent’s campaign vowed to pursue a recount and a lawsuit to challenge the results in the two Midwestern battleground states.

Twitter suspends fake Associated Press accounts that made bogus US election calls 5 November 2020, 12:22 AM

Several Twitter accounts falsely claiming to be tied to The Associated Press have been suspended after broadcasting unverified US election results, according to screenshots circulating online and a review of the accounts in question.

We will be the winners when vote counting is finished: Biden 5 November 2020, 12:03 AM

US Presidential candidate Joe Biden has reiterated confidence that he is on track to win the presidential election. Addressing Americans on Wednesday night, he said the American people have once again proved that democracy is the heartbeat of the nation just like it has been for centuries.

Analysis: Trump or Biden, new US president faces troubled economy 4 November 2020, 11:20 PM

It’s still not clear yet if the next US president will be incumbent Donald Trump or Democratic challenger Joe Biden, but whoever triumphs will face monumental challenges on the economic front.

Allegations of electoral fraud in US elections a threat to global democracy: Malema 4 November 2020, 4:00 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says if there are allegations of electoral fraud and vote-rigging in the US elections, global democracy is in danger.

LIVE | US Elections Results 4 November 2020, 2:22 PM

Live results of the United States Presidential election for 2020.

Rand weakens against US dollar amid election uncertainty 4 November 2020, 11:41 AM

The rand has weakened by around one-and-a-half percent against the US dollar in early JSE trade. This is mainly due to a stronger dollar, which is acting as a safe-haven currency due to uncertainty in the United States Presidential Election.

Trump once again voices claims of voter fraud 4 November 2020, 11:23 AM

US President Donald Trump has again voiced his claim of voter fraud in the United States Presidential Election, saying his administration will head to the Supreme Court to stop all voting and ensure the integrity of the polls.

Kanye West gives up on 2020 White House bid, eyes 2024 4 November 2020, 10:01 AM

Rapper Kanye West on Tuesday voted for himself as the next United States president after a long-shot campaign marked by erratic statements and speculation that he might siphon some Black votes from Democrat Joe Biden.

Biden expresses confidence, optimism as vote counting continues 4 November 2020, 10:00 AM

Democratic challenger Joe Biden has expressed optimism with the United States Presidential Election, saying his team is on the right track to win the poll.

Trump leads Biden in must-win Florida, race close in other battlegrounds 4 November 2020, 6:38 AM

United States President Donald Trump was leading Democratic rival Joe Biden in the vital battleground state of Florida on Tuesday, while other competitive swing states that will help decide the election, including North Carolina, remained up in the air.

Trump and Biden running neck-and-neck in vital battleground of Florida 4 November 2020, 4:52 AM

President Donald Trump was narrowly leading Democratic rival Joe Biden in the vital battleground state of Florida on Tuesday, while other competitive swing states that will help decide the election outcome, such as Georgia and North Carolina, remained up in the air.

Twitter, Facebook suspend some accounts as US election misinformation spreads online 4 November 2020, 3:26 AM

Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc on Tuesday suspended several recently created right-leaning news accounts posting information about voting in the hotly contested US election for violating their policies.

Trump wins Indiana as polls begin to close – Edison Research 4 November 2020, 2:37 AM

US President Donald Trump was projected to win Indiana’s electoral votes, Edison Research said on Tuesday, the first state to be decided in the race against Joe Biden in an election held amid a pandemic gripping a deeply divided United States.

Economy top concern for US voters – exit poll 4 November 2020, 1:24 AM

A third of US voters listed the economy as the issue that mattered the most to them when deciding their choice for president, according to an Edison Research exit poll on Tuesday.

Anxious US voters choose between Biden, Trump after vitriolic campaign 4 November 2020, 1:05 AM

After an acrimonious presidential campaign that exposed the depth of the political divisions in the United States, Americans streamed to the polls on Tuesday to choose either incumbent Donald Trump or challenger Joe Biden to lead a pandemic-battered nation for the next four years.

Dollar slides, stocks rise as markets lean toward Biden 4 November 2020, 12:18 AM

The dollar slid and global equity markets rose Tuesday on bets of increased stimulus if Joe Biden wins the US presidential election against President Donald Trump, but gold prices gained on the prospect of contested voting results.

Biden vs Trump
(LIVE) US Presidential elections 2020 3 November 2020, 11:39 PM

Special coverage of the US 2020 presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

With short lines and face masks, US Election Day gets off to an orderly start 3 November 2020, 11:13 PM

Americans by the millions waited patiently to cast their ballots at libraries, schools and arenas across the United States on Tuesday, in an orderly show of civic duty that belied the deep tensions of one of the most polarising presidential campaigns in the country’s history.

EXPLAINER | Americans go to the polls on Tuesday: How US voting system works 3 November 2020, 3:00 PM

The much-anticipated United States presidential election happens on Tuesday.  The US has a different system of declaring the overall winner of the presidential election compared to South Africa..

As Americans head to the polls, COVID-19’s long shadow looms 3 November 2020, 1:55 PM

For many Americans, this is the coronavirus election. The pandemic has killed about 230 000 people in the country and destroyed millions of jobs, defining the last year of Donald Trump’s presidency.

INFOGRAPHIC | Battleground state polling in 2020 US presidential election 3 November 2020, 11:20 AM

Polling in Arizona, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan for the 2020 presidential election.

Biden leads Trump narrowly in Florida on eve of election: Reuters/Ipsos 3 November 2020, 7:04 AM

Democrat Joe Biden appeared to take a narrow lead over President Donald Trump in Florida in the final days of the 2020 U.S. election campaign, with the two candidates locked in a dead heat in North Carolina and Arizona.

In final pre-election push, Biden and Trump gird for possible court battle 3 November 2020, 4:55 AM

President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden made a last-ditch push for votes in battleground states on Monday as their campaigns prepared for post-election disputes that could prolong a divisive presidential election.

As US COVID-19 cases break records, weekly deaths rise 3% 3 November 2020, 12:09 AM

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States hit another record high last week, rising 18% to more than 575 000, while deaths inched up 3%, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county reports.

US presidential candidates in last push campaigning 2 November 2020, 8:45 PM

As Election Day dawns in the United States, both Presidential campaigns have embraced a frenzied last push in key battleground states that will tip this election in either camp’s favour.

On last day, Trump and Biden scour battleground states for votes 2 November 2020, 10:37 AM

US President Donald Trump will hunt for support in four battleground states on Monday while Democratic rival Joe Biden focuses on Pennsylvania and Ohio during the final day of campaigning in their long, bitter race for the White House.