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Election 2020

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Biden elected 46th president of the United States

Harris makes history as first woman elected vice president; Trump campaign pursues legal challenges
The ballots counted on Election Day set the candidates up for a tight race. Over the following days, election officials continued to count a historic number of early and mail-in votes.
Republicans faced losses in court in three states, while the final projections in the White House race gave President-elect Joe Biden a resounding 306 electoral votes.
The same impulses that helped lift the president to victory in 2016 contributed to his undoing four years later.
Notable figures and ordinary Americans describe their reaction to Trump's victory in 2016 and describe the moments during his presidency that compelled them to speak out and mobilize against him.
The Washington Post has compiled some of our most deeply reported stories on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their history in public office, and where they stand on the issues.
We're tracking total votes as they continue to be counted.
Races to watch
GOP Sen. David Perdue, running for a second term, fell below the 50 percent threshold required by state law and is likely to face Democrat Jon Ossoff in a Jan. 5 runoff.
Exit pollsSee how various groups voted for Donald Trump and Joe Biden based on surveys of voters.