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# US Election

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21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# US Election
Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis has officially launched his presidential campaign
The 44-year-old governor has filed a declaration of candidacy for US president.
# US Election
Republican senator Tim Scott launches 2024 US presidential bid
Scott, the Senate’s only black Republican, kicked off the campaign in his home town of North Charleston.
Last year
Trump poised to launch 2024 comeback bid as he makes 'very big announcement' tonight
Possible 2024 rivals are circling, chief among them the rising star governor of Florida Ron DeSantis.
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# mike pence
Pence says idea of overturning presidential election result was ‘un-American’
He has hit out at former president Donald Trump who put pressure on him to reverse the result of last year’s vote.
# dominion
Voting machine maker suing Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani for damages of $1.3 billion
Dominion Voting Systems said Giuliani had damaged its reputation by alleging its widely used voting machines were part of a “massive fraud”.
Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol
Larry Donnelly reflects on the final days of President Donald Trump’s term.
Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change
Rory McNab says President-elect Joe Biden’s climate policies are ambitious, but if Georgia doesn’t go in the Democrats’ favour, he could be up against it.
# US Election
Martial law raised as suggestion in White House meeting on resisting election result
The idea of deploying the military was reportedly raised in discussions on overturning the election.
Larry Donnelly: Thinking of all emigrants like me this Christmas - not getting back home is really tough
Not going to Boston for a week after Christmas Day this year will be tough, particularly when his 86-year-old dad is in a nursing home alone, says Larry Donnelly.
Ireland's economy is on track for recovery but Brexit and Biden could soften our cough, says ESRI
Remarkably, the Irish economy is forecast to grow by 3.8% this year.
# US Election
Biden praises US 'flame of democracy' and criticises Trump after Electoral College win
Electors confirmed Biden as the president-elect yesterday.
# US Election
Wisconsin judge rules against Trump lawsuit seeking to overturn Biden win in state
Joe Biden won the state by about 20,600 votes.
# US Election
'I want to stay presidential': Donald Trump calls on Georgia governor to overturn election result
Trump spoke with governor Brian Kemp hours before he held a rally in the state.
# White House
Joe Biden suffers hairline fractures in foot while playing with dog
“It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” his doctor said.
# US Election
Trump says he will not 'change mind' on election fraud claims
Trump has continued to claim that the election was “rigged”.
# US Election
Donald Trump says he will leave the White House if Electoral College confirms Joe Biden win
Trump has so far refused to concede this month’s election.
# Progress
Trump accepts Biden transition must begin - but insists he's still not conceding 'rigged' election
Donald Trump has acknowledged it is time for the General Services Administration to “do what needs to be done”.
# US Election
Biden to start naming cabinet picks Tuesday as Trump continues to resist
Trump’s latest legal setback came when a Pennsylvania court threw out his fraud claims in a scathing judgment.
# Georgia on their mind
Georgia hand recount result expected to confirm Biden win
The state has until Friday to confirm the results.
# You're Fired
Trump fires US election security official who rejected election fraud claims
Christopher Krebs was director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
# Obama
Obama warns of ‘dangerous path’ amid Trump’s refusal to accept election result
The former president said he is troubled that Republican officials are humouring Donald Trump.
Opinion: Why Biden’s presidency will be defined by the Georgia vote in January
Rory McNab says Georgia is key to setting the tone of Biden’s administration but he will be up against the might of McConnell.
# US Election
US election officials say there is 'no evidence' of compromised votes
Their messages came hours after President Donald Trump once again cried foul.
# Ron Klain
Biden names longtime adviser as White House chief of staff
Klain served as the coordinator to the Ebola response during the 2014 outbreak.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Did the polls get it right in the US election?
We chat to polls expert Kevin Cunningham of TU Dublin to find out more.
# US Election
Donald Trump wins Alaska - but that won't impact on US election outcome
Alaska was expected to vote Republican, so this will not hinder Joe Biden’s win.
# US Election
Taoiseach speaks to US President Elect Joe Biden and invites him 'to come back to Ireland'
Micheál Martin says he is keen to make the trip to the White House for St Patrick’s Day.
# US Election
Johnson tweet congratulating Joe Biden appears to have hidden reference to Trump
A ‘technical error’ is said to be responsible for the situation.
# counting on
US Election: Four states yet to be called by some media outlets as counts continue
The states still to be called by some outlets are: Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and Alaska.
# not going quietly
After firing his defence secretary, Trump reportedly wants FBI and CIA chiefs gone too
Democrats are “deeply troubled” by Trump’s sacking of Mark Esper and fear more instability is on the way.
# Mitch McConnell
US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results
The president’s allies have been reluctant to congratulate Joe Biden on his projected win.
# ingrained
Quiz: How closely were you watching CNN's magic wall for 2020?
We’re just counting votes.
# US Election
Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden
Western allies, including the German Chancellor and Taoiseach Micheál Martin – welcomed a fresh start with Washington.
# democracy is good
Quiz: Test your knowledge of US politicians elected this week
STOP THE COUNT! Ah no, don’t.
# US election 2020
US Election: Here are the main points to know this afternoon
Joe Biden has won the US election. Here’s what you need to know.
LIVE: America looks to the future as Biden prepares to take the reins
The key moments from an epic US presidential election count over the past four days
# The World is Watching
'Warmest congratulations': Leaders from Ireland and around the world welcome Biden election
Taoiseach Micheál Martin offered his congratulations to Biden following his win.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you happy Joe Biden has won the US election?
The Democratic candidate past the 270 electoral college votes needed to secure the presidency.
# A nation once again
'This is the time to heal in America': Joe Biden vows to unite the US in his election victory speech
The 77-year-old has pledged to heal divisions in the country.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris give victory speeches after winning the US election
Michael D Higgins, Boris Johnson and others have congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.