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Pompeo, in Indonesia, renews China attacks as US vote looms

With China a central theme in President Donald Trump’s campaign to win a second term in just five days time, Pompeo took aim at Chinese aggressiveness in the South China Sea, where it has advanced maritime and territorial claims over the objections of its smaller neighbors, and over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden says Obama is ‘doing enough’ for campaign

The Democratic nominee did not offer more details but told reporters Tuesday ahead of a campaign trip to Florida that he thinks Obama is “doing enough” for the campaign. Biden mentioned his service as Obama’s vice president often during the Democratic primaries but has not emphasized those ties as frequently as he makes his closing …

The Electoral College and the 2020 US presidential race

There are 538 electoral votes, meaning 270 are needed to win the election. In 2016, President Donald Trump lost the national popular vote to Hillary Clinton but secured 304 electoral votes to her 227. Technically, Americans cast votes for electors, not the candidates themselves. Electors are typically party loyalists who pledge to support the candidate …

Vision 2020: How soon will we know the US election outcome?

A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of the 2020 presidential race on election night, Nov. 3. But that doesn’t mean the results will be flawed or fraudulent. President Donald Trump has repeatedly raised unsubstantiated fears of fraud involving mail-in voting, which is expected to be …

Biden tests negative again for coronavirus on Sunday: Campaign

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tested negative again for Covid-19 on Sunday in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, his campaign said, according to a press pool report. Biden, who shared a debate stage with President Donald Trump last Tuesday in Cleveland, also had tested negative in two tests on Friday, the day Trump disclosed …