After a series of dramatic events, Joe Biden was finally sworn in as the 46th POTUS on January 20. Amid tight security at the US Capitol and taking oath from the Chief Justice John Roberts, President Biden said “Democracy has prevailed.” Kamala Harris took the oath of the US Vice-President, becoming the first female, first black and first Asian-American Vice-President. However, the oath-taking ceremony missed lakhs of spectators owing to the… read-more
US President Donald Trump has finally accepted his defeat in the 2020 Presidential Elections on January 7. Outgoing POTUS Trump stated that there would be an orderly transition of power on January 20. The statement was made soon after a joint session of the US Congress certified the President-elect Joe Biden as the incoming-President. Besides, Trump stated that his government was ‘the greatest first term in presidential history’.
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Expressing his doubts over the US presidential election, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, said that he would wait to recognise the President-elect Joe Biden as the POTUS. Supporting Donald Trump’s claim over the irregularities, Bolsonaro has added that, ".. there really was a lot of fraud.." While casting his vote for local elections, the right-wing leader has expressed his views on switching back to paper ballot system for 2022… read-more
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President Donald Trump's election campaign had demanded a recount of votes in the two democratic countries of Wisconsin which costed around $3 Million. However, the recount in Milwaukee County led Joe Biden exceed 132 votes and the recount at Dane County will finish by November 29. "The recount demonstrates what we already know: that elections in Milwaukee County are fair, transparent, accurate and secure,” said Milwaukee County Clerk George… read-more
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Democratic candidate for Vice President Kamala Harris' two ancestral villages in Tamil Nadu are witnessing an early Diwali as Joe Biden is inching closer towards the US Presidential elections victory. The residents of the villages - Thulasenthirapuram and Painganadu - in Tiruvarur district are in a celebration mood. While women have drawn rangolis, men have kept firecrackers ready to celebrate the victory after formal declaration. … read-more
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In a major editorial decision, US' news channel biggies stopped airing President Trump’s speech, in which he made false claims of vote-rigging. While ABC, CBS and NBC News cut away his streaming, CNN’s anchor Anderson Cooper, after airing full speech, called him an obese turtle flailing in sun. Many other channels switched their broadcast to either other issues or reporter visuals. New York Post headlined Trumps claims as baseless.
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Taking on Trump’s move to challenge the vote counting in the Supreme Court, New York Attorney General Letitia James denounced the former's doubt over integrity of elections. James said, In USA, the people chose their president and it was not other way round. Assuring citizens, she added the electoral process was administered in a fair and secure way. Earlier, Trump claimed that he was winning if "legal votes" were counted.
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United States’ Secret Service have erected makeshift, non-scalable walls around the White House complex, fearing violence ahead of the elections on November 3. Also the stores across major cities have put protective covers on windows and hired extra services to ensure safety from vandalism. The fear comes after supporters of both warring sides, including the ‘Black Lives Matter' protestors asked to gather in Washington DC on Vote count night… read-more
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A week before the presidential elections, Trump's campaign website was 'defaced' by hackers on October 28. Tim Murtaugh, spokesperson of Trump's campaign, has however confirmed that none of the sensitive data has been leaked, as it was not available on the website. The website was restored in less than 30 minutes. The agencies are investigating the source of the attack. FBI has not commented on the matter yet.
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OpenSecrets, a website that tracks money in political campaigns, has claimed Microsoft is backing Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden in the US presidential elections. Reportedly, although companies are prohibited to have direct political engagements, Microsoft managed to donate through its employees and 'political action committees'. The data also suggests LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman and his wife have financial stake in Biden’s campaign.… read-more
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