Nevada certifies Biden win, approving state’s final U.S. election canvas – National

The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state’s final canvass of the Nov. 3 election. The unanimous action by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the western U.S. battleground state to Biden. The […]

Trump vows to continue fight to overturn election results as Biden transition begins – National

U.S. President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he is not giving up his fight to overturn the election results, but across the federal government, preparations were beginning in earnest to support President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration. Within hours of the General Services Administration’s acknowledgement Monday evening of Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election, […]

‘America is back’: Biden announces national security team in shift from Trump era – National

Declaring “America is back,” U.S. President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most important advisers. “Together, these public servants will restore America globally, its global […]

Pennsylvania certifies Biden as state winner, reaffirming U.S. election results – National

Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump, state officials said Tuesday. The Pennsylvania State Department “certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice-president […]

U.S. election: Here’s what the Biden team gets now that the transition is approved – National

The U.S. government is set to begin working with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team now that the head of the General Services Administration has “ascertained” that he is the apparent winner of this month’s presidential election. Among other things, the ascertainment process gives the incoming president and his team access to officials at federal […]

Biden taps Obama-era officials for Cabinet, signalling sharp shift from Trump – National

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles, signalling a stark shift from the Trump administration’s “America First” policies that disparaged international alliances and favoured deregulation and tax cuts. The picks include former Secretary of State John Kerry to take the lead on combating climate change. Biden […]

U.S. agency to allow Biden transition to begin after delay: reports – National

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has informed president-elect Joe Biden that the current  administration is ready to begin the formal transition of power process, according to media reports. Read more: Michigan certifies Biden’s state victory despite Trump efforts to subvert election results In a letter obtained by CNN on Monday, GSA Administrator Emily […]

Biden expected to nominate longtime advisor Antony Blinken as U.S. secretary of state – National

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team’s planning. Blinken, 58, served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the Obama administration and has close ties with Biden. If nominated and confirmed, he would […]

Biden set to announce 1st Cabinet picks despite transition delay – National

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s first Cabinet picks are coming Tuesday and planning is underway for a pandemic-modified inauguration in January as his team moves forward despite roadblocks from the Trump administration. Ron Klain, Biden’s incoming chief of staff, offered no details Sunday about which department heads Biden would first announce. The Associated Press has […]

Biden certified as Georgia winner in U.S. presidential election – National

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s top elections official on Friday certified election results showing Joe Biden won the presidential election after a hand tally stemming from a mandatory audit affirmed the Democrat’s lead over Republican President Donald Trump. The final results certified by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had Biden with 2.47 million votes, President […]