‘No question’ that Trump’s words sparked violence at U.S. Capitol: experts – National

After months of making false claims that the election was stolen from him, U.S. President Donald Trump told his supporters Wednesday at the ‘Save America’ rally in Washington, “Our country has had enough, and we will not take it anymore,” and then urged the crowd to “fight like hell.” The crowd cheered and yelled, […]

Arrests made as hundreds of Trump supporters cheer false election claims in D.C. – National

Hundreds of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump descended on the nation’s capital Tuesday to cheer his baseless claims of election fraud a day before a congressional vote to affirm Joe Biden’s victory, with police facing violence and making some arrests. Just blocks from the White House, protesters — many without masks — gathered […]

Pence weighs duty to Trump, U.S. Constitution ahead of election showdown in Congress – National

He has been U.S. President Donald Trump’s most loyal soldier, dutifully backing the unpredictable leader through one chaotic situation after another. Now Vice-President Mike Pence finds himself in the most precarious position of his tenure as he prepares to preside over Wednesday’s congressional tally of Electoral College votes, the last front in Trump’s futile […]

D.C. warns armed Trump supporters to join election rallies, calls in National Guard – National

Bracing for possible violence, the nation’s capital has mobilized the National Guard ahead of planned protests by U.S. President Donald Trump’s supporters in connection with the congressional vote expected Wednesday to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory. Trump’s supporters are planning to rally Tuesday and Wednesday, seeking to bolster the president’s unproven claims of widespread […]

Republican leaders seek restrictions to American voters despite smooth U.S. election – National

ATLANTA (AP) — Changes to the way millions of Americans voted this year contributed to record turnout, but that’s no guarantee the measures making it easier to cast ballots will stick around for future elections. Republicans in key states that voted for President-elect Joe Biden already are pushing for new restrictions, especially to absentee […]

‘I trust the Electoral College’: Trump voters grudgingly accept Biden’s win – National

Robert Reed says he will always believe the 2020 U.S. election was stolen from President Donald Trump. The retired police officer-turned-construction worker believes fraud marred the vote, no matter how many courts rejected that claim. Still, a day after the Electoral College made Joe Biden’s win official, the ardent Trump supporter from the suburbs […]

Biden nominates Pete Buttigieg to join cabinet as U.S. transportation secretary

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has nominated his one-time rival Pete Buttigieg to serve as his Secretary of Transportation, Biden’s transition team announced Tuesday. If confirmed by the Senate, the former South Bend, Ind., mayor would become the first openly gay person to hold a cabinet position in U.S. history. At 38, he would also […]

The U.S. Electoral College meets tomorrow. Here’s how it may unfold – National

Voters cast their ballots for president more than a month ago, but the votes that officially matter will be cast Monday. That’s when the Electoral College meets. The Constitution gives the electors the power to choose the president, and when all the votes are counted Monday, President-elect Joe Biden is expected to have 306 electoral votes, more than the […]

Most states have certified their U.S. election results. Here’s what happens next – National

Joe Biden has gotten another step closer to being declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election. Tuesday marked the “safe harbour” deadline in federal law that states had to meet to ensure Congress would be essentially required to accept their certified election results. Other than Wisconsin — where a lawsuit from President Donald […]

Judges continue to toss Trump’s election lawsuits, pointing to shaky legal arguments – National

U.S. President Donald Trump and allies say their lawsuits aimed at subverting the 2020 election and reversing his loss to Joe Biden would be substantiated, if only judges were allowed to hear the cases. There is a central flaw in the argument. Judges have heard the cases and have been among the harshest critics […]