US elections

Despite the violence, Congress reconvened in a late-night session after police secured the Capitol to certify Biden's victory with 306 electoral votes in his favour as compared to Trump's 232.

US President elect Joe Biden twisted his ankle on Saturday when he slipped while playing with Major, one of his two German shepherd.

Joe Biden on Saturday became the President-elect of the United States after victory in the battleground state of Pennsylvania which took him past the electoral college threshold of 270 votes.

A new batch of votes from Allegheny County was counted and released tonight, widening Biden's lead over President Trump by 27,130 votes, according to a CNN tally.

In a series of tweets, Biden asked people to keep the faith, and added that there was a good feeling on his position. "Keep the faith, guys. We're gonna win this," he tweeted.

To win the presidency, either Trump or Biden must acquire over 50 per cent of the electoral college vote, which is 538 in total. Therefore, each candidate must get a minimum of 270 electoral votes to clinch the presidency.

The poll which was conducted from October 29 to 31 found that 57 per cent of voters disprove Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, while 55 per cent in the poll approve his administration's dealing with the economy.

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"The White House will be hosting a very big and very important Social Media Summit today. Would I have become President without Social Media? Yes (probably)!," the president tweeted.

Unveiling a theme of 'Keep America Great', Trump in a speech that lasted 79 minutes exuded confidence of winning the general elections. In his 2016 election campaign, he had popularised the slogan 'make america great again'.