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Biden elected 46th president of the United States; Harris makes history as first woman elected vice president
In a recording obtained by The Washington Post, President Trump alternately berated, begged and threatened Brad Raffensperger to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the state.
Millions more Americans cast ballots than in 2016. The counties that saw the largest turnout increases drove Biden's win, but Democratic gains were uneven.
A chart showing the number of electoral votes won by Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
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 same impulses that helped lift the president to victory in 2016 contributed to his undoing four years later.

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Election analysis
Two in three eligible Americans cast a ballot, the highest figure since 1900.
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.
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Democratic candidates in two Senate races in Georgia upended Republicans, which alongside a small House majority gives Joe Biden higher odds of enacting his agenda.

Jon Ossoff (D) is projected to win.

Number of votes and percentage of total vote received by eachcandidate
VotesPct.
OssoffDEM2,269,92350.6%
PerdueGOP2,214,97949.4

Raphael Warnock (D) is projected to win.

Number of votes and percentage of total vote received by eachcandidate
VotesPct.
WarnockDEM2,289,11351.0%
LoefflerGOP2,195,84149.0
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In an emotional post-election conference call, liberals pushed back at the criticism from moderates, arguing that their ideas have fired up the party base.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer faces long odds of winning back the majority, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on track to lose seats in her caucus.
A chart showing which party has won or is leading in more House seats.

Preliminary results

Number of votes and percentage of total vote received by eachparty
Pct. votes
SPD
Social Democrats
25.8%
CDU/CSU
Christian Democrats
24.1
GRÜNE
The Greens
14.8
FDP
Free Democratic Party
11.5
AfD
Alternative for Germany
10.3
DIE LINKE
The Left
4.9
How Germans will pick the successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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