As America chooses between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, the Guardian is tracking the latest polling in eight states that could decide the election
Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump in the national polls for the presidential election. Continue reading...
Donald Trump has nominated appeals court judge Amy Coney Barrett to take the place of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US supreme court, saying he expected the appointment to be confirmed before the 3 November presidential election. Barrett is a devout pro-life Catholic and would tip the supreme court 6-3 in favour of conservatives. Continue reading...
Hezbollah and its sponsors in Tehran realized that they do not have to make concessions in Lebanon – or anywhere else for that matter – before the US presidential elections on November 3. They would
As voters in the United States prepare for the presidential election in November, the South China Morning Post explores the potential ramifications for China. In the latest instalment in our US election series, Eduardo Baptista examines the history of the ‘October surprise’ and asks what the campaigns may have up their sleeves.When then-FBI director James Comey notified Congress on October 28, 2016, that an investigation into Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was being…
As voters in the United States prepare for the presidential election on November 3, the South China Morning Post is exploring the potential ramifications for China. The 12th part in the series looks at the importance of semiconductors in the deteriorating US-China relationship. Read the entire series here.A spiralling tech war between the United States and China has reinvigorated Beijing’s ambitions for semiconductor independence in recent months and turbocharged efforts in Washington to thwart…
Hong Kong markets gained on Wednesday but reported its first monthly decline since May, as deteriorating US-China relations ahead of the US presidential elections roiled the markets despite signs of economy recovery from China.The Hang Seng Index ended trading on Wednesday with a 0.8 per cent gain to 23,459.05, paring an earlier 2.2 per cent rally in early trading. The benchmark completed the month with a 6.8 per cent drop, bringing the loss this year to 17.2 per cent.Heightened US-China…
Peter Hessler writes on Chinese pharmaceutical companies’ efforts to produce and distribute a coronavirus vaccine before a U.S. vaccine, which Donald Trump has intimated could arrive before the U.S. Presidential election, in November.
Bill McKibben writes about the coming Presidential election, the threats posed by Donald Trump, and the activism of the rock climber Sasha DiGiulian.
Temperatures are dropping, and that could mean a spike in coronavirus cases. How a Supreme Court vacancy — or replacement — could have an impact on the presidential election. And, pandemic-inspired music you can dance to.
Michigan will be crucial in deciding who will win the presidential election in November. Both the Trump and Biden campaigns face an uphill battle to engage Black voters in the state as the pandemic brings to the forefront the effects of systemic racism.
In a bombshell report a month before November's presidential election, The New York Times reveals Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years, and just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017. "We don't have to just take his word for the fact that he paid lots of taxes. We can see in the documents that he didn't," says Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation who has written about the legal fight over Trump's tax returns. "If those documents are wrong, Donald Trump can release his taxes and show us what he claims is the real truth."
Door-knockers are finding a landscape changed by COVID-19. In Arizona they are lifelines for communities that could decide the presidential election.
Every four years Americans are reminded of an institution that is controversial, poorly understood, and yet responsible for selecting the country's only nationally elected officials -- the Electoral College. Controversy over the body has only grown as two of the last five US presidential elections have resulted in outcomes where the person receiving the most votes across the country did not capture the presidency -- and it's possible that Donald Trump could still win in 2020 even if he loses the popular vote by five million.
If presidential elections really turn on how the country is doing, there's a good reason for the incumbent to sweat.
Ivory Coast should allow former president Laurent Gbagbo, who has been barred from running in next month's key presidential election, to vote in the poll, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights said Friday.
Ivory Coast’s Constitutional Court ruled last week that only four out of 44 presidential hopefuls would be allowed to run in the country’s presidential election.
Ivory Coast's head of state, Alassane Ouattara, has blasted attempts by two rivals to contest next month's presidential elections as "provocation" and says one of them belongs behind bars.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death just weeks ahead of the US presidential election has triggered a fierce battle at the Capitol and exposed the frailties of the country's justice system. Also this week, Covid-19 caused the UN to hold its first virtual General Assembly and France to impose deeply unpopular restrictions in hard-hit areas. In other news, we look at the continuing political deadlock in Lebanon, the trial of suspected accomplices in the January 2015 Paris attacks, the latest scandal roiling the financial world, and the death of iconic French singer Juliette Gréco.
The Trump administration is targeting the son-in-law of retired Cuban leader Raul Castro with sanctions as it steps up its campaign against the communist island’s government ahead of the US presidential election in November.
The Vatican said Wednesday it had denied a request from Mike Pompeo for an audience with Pope Francis, and accused the Secretary of State of trying to drag the Catholic Church into the US presidential election by denouncing its relations with China.
The easiest and most common answer that politicians and observers give nowadays as to why Lebanon, despite the severe economic crisis, cannot end the current political gridlock and form a new Cabinet is that officials are waiting for the outcome of the US presidential election this November.
The social media companies said the accounts and pages were linked to Russian actors that had launched "hack-and-leak" operations to hurt Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.