2020 US election

What the Capitol Hill siege means for Trump’s legacy
Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump.
Behind the scenes

What the Capitol Hill siege means for Trump’s legacy

President left isolated within his own party after violence in Washington D.C.
7 Jan 2021
What winning the Georgia run-offs would mean for Biden
Joe Biden waves to supporters in Georgia during the 2020 presidential election campaign.
Today’s big question

What winning the Georgia run-offs would mean for Biden

Democrats on verge of taking Senate seats in victories that would swing balance of power in the upper chamber
6 Jan 2021
Is there any limit to who Donald Trump can pardon?
Donald Trump seen with Thanksgiving turkey "Corn" before it was pardoned.
In Brief

Is there any limit to who Donald Trump can pardon?

President grants clemency to former national security adviser Michael Flynn
26 Nov 2020
What happens now Donald Trump has conceded defeat?
Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters after golfing at Trump National Golf Club
In Brief

What happens now Donald Trump has conceded defeat?

President tells federal agency to ‘do what needs to be done’ to hand power to Joe Biden
24 Nov 2020
Four of the strangest claims from Giuliani ‘fraud’ briefing
Rudy Giuliani speaks to the press about various lawsuits related to the 2020 election.
In Brief

Four of the strangest claims from Giuliani ‘fraud’ briefing

Senior Republicans call on Donald Trump to end baseless accusations after chaotic livestream
20 Nov 2020
Could Trump’s reaction to election loss spark global chaos?
Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo
In Depth

Could Trump’s reaction to election loss spark global chaos?

Outgoing president asked for ‘options’ to target Iranian nuclear site following loss to Joe Biden
17 Nov 2020
Trump ally asked election official about tossing ballots
Donald Trump with Lindsey Graham during an event at the White House
In Brief

Trump ally asked election official about tossing ballots

Georgia secretary of state says he interpreted question as request to lose votes
17 Nov 2020

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Who are the winners and losers in a post-Trump world?
Donald Trump attends the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
In Depth

Who are the winners and losers in a post-Trump world?

Britain looks set to remain high on list of Washington’s allies - but some will be cursing Biden’s election victory
11 Nov 2020
Biden locked out of classified briefings by Trump staff
Joe Biden leaves The Queen hotel in Delaware flanked by security personnel.
In Brief

Biden locked out of classified briefings by Trump staff

Administration officials blocking flow of national security information as Democrat criticises incumbent’s failure to admit defeat
11 Nov 2020
US election: how Trump lost the backing of Rupert Murdoch
Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch embrace at a  dinner to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
In Depth

US election: how Trump lost the backing of Rupert Murdoch

One of the president’s most powerful patrons appears to have switched sides
10 Nov 2020
US election: what will be top of Joe Biden’s agenda?
Joe Biden addresses supporters after being confirmed as the 46th president of the United States
In Depth

US election: what will be top of Joe Biden’s agenda?

Tackling coronavirus, economic slump and climate change will be high up on the president-elect’s to-do list
9 Nov 2020
US election: what comes next for Donald Trump?
Donald Trump arrives back at the White House after playing golf on Saturday.
In Depth

US election: what comes next for Donald Trump?

The departing president is facing both political and personal court battles
9 Nov 2020
Starmer: Biden’s victory offers ‘stark lessons’ to Labour
Keir Starmer leaves Millbank studios in central London.
In Brief

Starmer: Biden’s victory offers ‘stark lessons’ to Labour

UK opposition leader argues that broad coalition building can also help his own party regain power
9 Nov 2020
US election 2020: Joe Biden wins the White House
Then-Democratic candidate Joe Biden address supporters while votes were being counted across the US
In Depth

US election 2020: Joe Biden wins the White House

Democrat takes Pennsylvania to clinch victory over Donald Trump
7 Nov 2020
Democrats’ Senate hopes boosted as races head to run-offs
Democratic US Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock gives a supporter a thumbs up at a campaign event
In Brief

Democrats’ Senate hopes boosted as races head to run-offs

Majority in the upper-house could embolden a Joe Biden presidency or stifle Donald Trump’s second term
6 Nov 2020
US election: why did the polls get it wrong again?
People hold signs and dance at a Black Lives Matter rally outside the White House
In Depth

US election: why did the polls get it wrong again?

Biden denied landslide as Trump outperforms predictions in almost every state
5 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: US ‘class war a wake-up call’ for Johnson
A woman votes during Super Tuesday in the US presidential primaries.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: US ‘class war a wake-up call’ for Johnson

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 5 November
5 Nov 2020
Who will win the US Senate and House of Representatives?
A man walks past the US Senate on Capitol Hill, Washington
In Depth

Who will win the US Senate and House of Representatives?

Democrats hopes of winning the all-important upper house fade as Biden nears victory in battle for White House
5 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘America, what the hell happens now?’
A Donald Trump supporter flies a "Keep America Great" flag out of the window of a moving car.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘America, what the hell happens now?’

Your guide to the best US election columns and commentary on Wednesday 4 November
4 Nov 2020
US election: what has happened and what to keep an eye on
A trader watches an election map as results roll in.
In Depth

US election: what has happened and what to keep an eye on

Race for the White House comes down to the wire after Trump takes Florida
4 Nov 2020
Trump vs. Biden: how to spot the early signs of the winner
A volunteer cuts out "I VOTED TODAY" stickers for voters queueing outside a polling station
In Depth

Trump vs. Biden: how to spot the early signs of the winner

Your guide to interpreting the results from the country’s 50 states
3 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: the UK needs Joe Biden ‘to fix America’
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden boards his campaign plane.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the UK needs Joe Biden ‘to fix America’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 3 November
3 Nov 2020
Mystery British businessman bets $5m on Trump
Donald Trump at his final rally before election day in the 2020 presidential election.
In Brief

Mystery British businessman bets $5m on Trump

The former banker stands to win almost $15m if the US president wins a second term
3 Nov 2020
Where Trump and Biden need to win to take the White House
Donald Trump and Joe Biden take part in the final presidential debate.
In Depth

Where Trump and Biden need to win to take the White House

Four key results to look out for on election night
2 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: the most important election of a lifetime
Donald Trump makes a campaign stop in Miami, Florida.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the most important election of a lifetime

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 2 November
2 Nov 2020
Biden lines up 4,000 lawyers in Florida amid recount fears
Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Federation Labor Convention
In Brief

Biden lines up 4,000 lawyers in Florida amid recount fears

Democrats taking measures to avoid rerun of Bush v. Gore court dispute
2 Nov 2020
What can we learn about Trump-Biden from Bush v. Gore?
George W. Bush shakes hands with Al Gore before a debate in 2000.
In Depth

What can we learn about Trump-Biden from Bush v. Gore?

Drama of 2000 election could be repeated if Trump and Biden slog out victory in the courts
30 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: the BBC cannot police ‘virtue-signalling’
Staff entering BBC Broadcasting House in London.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the BBC cannot police ‘virtue-signalling’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 30 October
30 Oct 2020
US election: counting votes could take ‘up to nine days’
Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the two presidential candidates.
In Brief

US election: counting votes could take ‘up to nine days’

Supreme Court rules in favour of counting after election day in key swing states
30 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Donald Trump ‘sealed his fate with women’
Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Donald Trump ‘sealed his fate with women’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 29 October
29 Oct 2020
Will Johnson fall out with Biden if he wins the White House?
Joe Biden at a drive-in campaign rally at Dallas High School
In Depth

Will Johnson fall out with Biden if he wins the White House?

Government sources forced to deny reports of growing concern in No. 10 about the presidential challenger
26 Oct 2020
Could Biden’s ‘problem child’ scupper his election hopes?
Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hunter Biden talk during a college basketball game in 2010.
In Depth

Could Biden’s ‘problem child’ scupper his election hopes?

Scandal and addiction have dogged the Democrat’s second son - as Donald Trump has pointed out
23 Oct 2020
Four of the best lines from the second presidential debate
The final debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden plays on a restaurant television in Manhattan
In Brief

Four of the best lines from the second presidential debate

Biden landed blow on Trump’s pandemic performance while the president questioned his rival’s achievements
23 Oct 2020
US election: Donald Trump has a secret Chinese bank account
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping
In Depth

US election: Donald Trump has a secret Chinese bank account

Questions are raised about the president’s business dealings in China
22 Oct 2020