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Electoral College formally confirms that Joe Biden is the next US president
Heightened security was in place in some states, as Donald Trump has contested the election result.
The famous electoral college electors will finally vote on Monday, so how does it all work?
One way or another, it should lock in Joe Biden for the US presidency.
Joe Biden wins total of 306 electoral votes, with 232 for Donald Trump - US media
Biden’s win in Arizona represents a ‘flip’ of the state to Democrat for the first time since 1996.
US Election: Your guide to the key swing states Trump and Biden are targeting
There’s just a few days left until the US Presidential Election.
Explainer: How does the US voting system work?
People have already starting casting their votes in the 2020 election.
Trump's presidency has weakened the electoral college - time for it to go
Caoimhín de Barra looks at the dual US voting system and says the electoral college has the potential to cause major upheaval now and in future.
It's official: Donald Trump surpasses 270 votes to formally win US presidency
Today’s vote ensures that the billionaire will become America’s 45th president.
The Electoral College is set to officially elect Donald Trump today
Trump won a clear majority of those electors despite losing the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton.
SNL did a brilliant US election parody of *that* Love Actually scene
Say it’s carol singers…
Clinton campaign presses for intelligence briefing on Russian hacking
Ten members of the Electoral College have called for a briefing before they officially vote in the next US President.
Is it time the US Electoral College voting system was done away with?
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the election. But ending the Electoral College would mean altering the US Constitution – no easy task.
How to win the US election? Here is the maths you need to know
Florida, Florida, Florida…
Opinion: 'I all but guaranteed a win for Hillary but then we had a political earthquake...'
At this extremely late stage, there are a lot of unknowns, writes Larry Donnelly.
Citizens in the US don't actually elect the president - it's more complicated than that
The Founding Fathers of the US were apprehensive about the power of the unchecked popular vote.
'Pundits are terrified of being proven wrong by Donald Trump again. I'm not'
Larry Donnelly says he would bet a lot of money on Hillary Clinton being the next US president.
Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers
121,366,971 people went to the polls on Tuesday. How did they vote – and which candidates did better with certain groups?
Donald Trump on Obama's win: "A total sham and a travesty"
Someone’s not happy.
Barack Obama wins second term as US President
The Democratic incumbent fends off the challenge of Mitt Romney to clinch Ohio – and four more years in the White House.
Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened
Barack Obama will serve four more years as the President of the United States. Here’s how it all unfolded.
Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire
With over 7.4 million votes counted – around 84% of the total – Barack Obama leads by only a few thousand votes.
Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours
Mitt Romney’s hopes are likely to hinge on Virginia – but long queues and state law means the result could be a late one.
Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama
The incumbent appears to have the upper hand according to the first polls from the Buckeye State, which will be crucial.
So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie?
It probably won’t happen, but the result could be 269-269. So what happens if there’s a deadlock?
Here's what you need to know if you're watching the US election tonight
If you’re staying up late tonight, here are the times to take note of, the poll closing times to watch and the swing states where the battle for the White House will come down to.
Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate
Mitt Romney’s going to Ohio, Virginia and Iowa with a spring in his step; Barack Obama’s busy practising his lines.
Roe v Wade, Obamacare and Super PACs: US election terms explained
Blue State or Red State, No Child Left Behind and Grover Norquist. What do these terms mean and who are these people? explains…