11 months ago

Joe Biden to speak at 8 p.m. EST

The president-elect will deliver remarks tonight from a drive-in event in Wilmington, Delaware, after securing Pennsylvania and winning the election late this morning. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is also expected to speak at the event. WATCH HERE.

11 months ago

Biden wins Nevada, bringing Electoral College total to 290

Pennsylvania already put Joe Biden over the 270 electoral vote threshold to secure the presidency moments ago. Nevada adds another 6 electoral votes to his total. Georgia, North Carolina and Alaska have yet to be called.

11 months ago

Suburban and urban voters clinch win for Biden in Pennsylvania

A majority of Pennsylvania’s suburban and urban voters helped Biden win Pennsylvania, a state President Donald Trump secured during the last election. Trump still held onto voters in small towns and rural communities. Despite courting suburban voters with months of attack ads and rhetoric, Trump lost his appeal with a majority of suburban constituents. Read more.

11 months ago

Biden wins the presidency

After the Associated Press called the race in Pennsylvania for Joe Biden, he surpassed the 270 electoral vote threshold required to win the presidency. Read more.

12 months ago

Perdue, Ossoff head to runoff in Georgia U.S. Senate seat

From the Associated Press: Neither Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue nor Democrat Jon Ossoff cleared the 50 percent threshold needed to win a contested U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, forcing a Jan. 5 runoff that could determine which party controls the upper chamber. Perdue, the incumbent, is an ally of President Donald Trump, but libertarian candidate Shane Hazel was able to get enough votes to prevent either major party candidate from winning outright.

12 months ago

Justice Alito orders county elections officials to separate Pennsylvania mail-in ballots that arrived after Election Day

From the AP: The order came in response to a plea from the state Republican Party as Democrat Joe Biden inched ahead of President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania in the presidential race. The state’s top elections official already had ordered those ballots be kept apart.
Alito, acting on his own, ordered a response from the state by Saturday afternoon and said he has referred the matter to the full court for further action. He said he was motivated in part by the Republicans’ assertion that they can’t be sure elections officials are complying with guidance issued by Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat. The justice handles emergency appeals from Pennsylvania.

12 months ago

Biden’s lead in Nevada grows

Joe Biden’s lead in Nevada grew to 22,657 this afternoon after Clark County, which includes Las Vegas and three-quarters of Nevada’s population, tallied more mail-in ballots. Statewide, Biden has 632,558 votes and Trump has 609,901. Vote counting in Nevada and in other key battleground states continues.

12 months ago

Democrat flips Georgia House seat

The Associated Press has called the race in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District for Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux. GOP Rep. Rob Woodall had held the seat since 2010, but did not run for reelection this year. Bordeaux has defeated Republican Rich McCormick.

12 months ago

Joe Biden to give prime-time speech

The Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign said that he would be making an address Friday night. Officials did not say what he would speak about or where the address would take place, but a stage has been set up since early this week in Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, where he has spoken before urging patience as vote counting continued amid the president’s unfounded claims of fraud and cheating. Biden leads the president 264-214 in the Electoral College, and in several states that remain uncalled.

12 months ago

Georgia secretary of state says race too close to call, merits recount

Out of 5 million votes cast in Georgia going into the 2020 presidential election, 4,169 votes from four counties are outstanding, along with nearly 9,000 military provisional ballots, the state’s voting system implementation manager, Gabriel Sterling, said during a briefing Friday morning.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said the race was too close to call, and merited a recount. “When you have a narrow margin, little, small things can make a difference,” he said.

Sterling also said that Georgia typically has about 5 percent of the total vote from absentee ballots, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close to a third of all votes were absentee.