General Election 2020

As President Trump continues to contest the results of the election, President-elect Joe Biden continues to shape his administration, which will take office on Jan. 20. But there is still no formal transition underway, a far cry from the last several times new presidents have taken power.

In 2009, just before then-President-elect Barack Obama was to deliver his inaugural address, members of the outgoing Bush administration's national security team sat down with the people who were about to take their place.

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Officials in Michigan's most populous county reversed course and certified its election results Tuesday evening, just a few hours after a surprising party-line deadlock suddenly cast the certification of more than 800,000 votes in doubt. Wayne County voted overwhelmingly for President-elect Joe Biden.

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U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) urges patience as states across the country continue counting votes in the 2020 election. 

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Indiana Democratic Party Chair John Zody said he’ll step down as head of the state party after his term is up in March.

Three days after Election Day, Democratic nominee Joe Biden took narrow leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia, according to The Associated Press, putting him on the cusp of a victory in the Electoral College.

Early Friday, Biden took a 5,500-vote lead in the Keystone State, after trailing President Trump there for days. He also took a narrow lead in Georgia, giving the Democratic nominee the lead in a state that hasn't voted for a Democrat for president since Bill Clinton was on the ticket in 1992.

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With former Vice President Joe Biden inching closer to the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to win, President Trump and his campaign have ramped up their efforts to delegitimize the vote-counting process.

Those efforts have come both in public comments, with Trump airing unfounded conspiracies and incorrect information about voting in recent days, and in lawsuits that have thus far had almost no success.

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Three of the four school referendums on the ballot in Indiana this election passed, according to results available Wednesday.

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Indiana was called by the Associated Press for incumbent President Donald Trump shortly before 9 p.m. While media organizations like – the AP – may call races on election night, final vote tallies may take up to several days to finish counting. 

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Voter turnout in Northeast Indiana increased in nearly every county that provided voter turnout data from the 2016 general election.

 

In Wabash and Noble counties, turnout increased by about 10 percent this election. Wells County increased from 70% in 2016, to 75% this year.

 

 

Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, says the whole state saw an increase in early voting.

 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb has easily secured a second term in office, winning re-election over challengers Dr. Woody Myers, the Democrat, and Libertarian Donald Rainwater.

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