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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 results of the United States Presidential election for 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Special coverage of the US 2020 presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
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.
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..
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.
Polling in Arizona, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan for the 2020 presidential election.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.