US Election 2020

‘Call it what it was: a coup attempt’
A supporter of US President Donald Trump outside the US Capitol.
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‘Call it what it was: a coup attempt’

7 Jan 2021
Trump mulled using ‘martial law’ to keep the presidency
Donald Trump leaving the White House
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Trump mulled using ‘martial law’ to keep the presidency

Senior aides reportedly shot down talk of rerunning the election under military control at a ‘chaotic’ White House meeting
21 Dec 2020
Charity run to start at Four Seasons Total Landscaping
Four Seasons Total Landscaping
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Charity run to start at Four Seasons Total Landscaping

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 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
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US election 2020: Joe Biden wins the White House

Democrat takes Pennsylvania to clinch victory over Donald Trump
7 Nov 2020
US election: what were the biggest issues for voters?
Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the two presidential candidates.
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US election: what were the biggest issues for voters?

Exit polls suggest economy and racial inequality influenced voting decisions more than pandemic response
5 Nov 2020
Dead candidate wins election in North Dakota
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Dead candidate wins election in North Dakota

And other stories from the stranger side of life
5 Nov 2020
Why Trump declared victory when he has not won the election
Donald Trump speaks as votes are counted
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Why Trump declared victory when he has not won the election

US president seeks to cast doubt on postal ballots that may hand Joe Biden victory
4 Nov 2020

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Witches cast ‘Blue Wave’ spell to stop Donald Trump winning
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Witches cast ‘Blue Wave’ spell to stop Donald Trump winning

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Nov 2020
Why soybeans could swing the Senate for the Democrats
Senator Joni Ernst
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Why soybeans could swing the Senate for the Democrats

An agricultural faux pas could hand control of the chamber to Joe Biden’s party
29 Oct 2020
Texas calls in National Guard amid ‘voting day violence’ row
National Guard units on patrol near El Paso, Texas
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Texas calls in National Guard amid ‘voting day violence’ row

Democrats accuse Republican governor of seeking to deter voters by calling up troops
28 Oct 2020
Will the Republicans or Democrats win the Senate?
A man walks past the US Senate on Capitol Hill, Washington
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Will the Republicans or Democrats win the Senate?

Donald Trump’s unpopularity threatens to loosen the Republicans’ tight grip on the upper house
26 Oct 2020
Trump vs. Biden: the key moments from the first debate
Trump and Biden on stage during the first presidential debate
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Trump vs. Biden: the key moments from the first debate

Ill-tempered clash defined by name-calling and a lack of focus on policy
30 Sep 2020
Five of the strangest quotes from Donald Trump’s convention
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Five of the strangest quotes from Donald Trump’s convention

The US president launched his reelection campaign with a surreal and occasionally jarring display
28 Aug 2020
What would four more years of Donald Trump look like?
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What would four more years of Donald Trump look like?

Republican National Convention eschews official policy platform - so what is the sitting president’s plan for America?
26 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Tories are ‘filled with Johnson’s vanity’
Boris Johnson
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Instant Opinion: Tories are ‘filled with Johnson’s vanity’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 26 August
26 Aug 2020
Key moments from the Republicans’ ‘dark convention’
MAGA
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Key moments from the Republicans’ ‘dark convention’

Delegates warned that Democrats will ‘disarm you, lock you in your homes’ if Donald Trump loses in ‘rigged election’
25 Aug 2020
What we learned from Biden’s Democratic convention speech
Biden
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What we learned from Biden’s Democratic convention speech

Democratic candidate launches attack on Trump in widely praised address
21 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: young people know ‘hard work doesn’t pay’
A-level results
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Instant Opinion: young people know ‘hard work doesn’t pay’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 19 August
19 Aug 2020
Will Joe Biden rekindle the ‘special relationship’?
Biden
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Will Joe Biden rekindle the ‘special relationship’?

Democratic presidential nominee provokes anger from Tory MPs after tweeting about Brexit and Ireland
18 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘English education rewards the rich’
Eton
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Instant Opinion: ‘English education rewards the rich’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 18 August
18 Aug 2020
Kamala Harris: will she help or hinder Joe Biden’s campaign?
Kamala Harris
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Kamala Harris: will she help or hinder Joe Biden’s campaign?

Establishment Democrats hail ‘historic’ vice presidential pick but some progressives are underwhelmed
12 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Trump ‘doesn’t know what democracy is’
Donald Trump
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Instant Opinion: Trump ‘doesn’t know what democracy is’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 31 July
31 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Trump may lose, but Trumpism will go on’
Donald Trump
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Instant Opinion: ‘Trump may lose, but Trumpism will go on’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 27 July
27 Jul 2020
What happens if Donald Trump refuses to accept defeat?
Donald Trump
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What happens if Donald Trump refuses to accept defeat?

The US president has failed to give a straight answer about whether he will accept result of upcoming election
21 Jul 2020
US election 2020: Facebook pledge to ‘curb foreign meddling’
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US election 2020: Facebook pledge to ‘curb foreign meddling’

Social media platform will ban foreign political adverts - but won’t silence Donald Trump
18 Jun 2020
Why Donald Trump is likely to lose the 2020 election
Donald Trump
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Why Donald Trump is likely to lose the 2020 election

Joe Biden predicts military will intervene if Trump refuses to accept election loss
12 Jun 2020