US president Donald Trump: he claimed in a late-night tweet on Sunday that he “won the election”. Photograph: EPA/Chris Kleponis

US president Donald Trump has accused Democrats and the media of trying to “steal” the presidential election as he doubled down on false claims that t(...)

President-elect Joe Biden said  the delay ‘does not change the dynamic at all of what we’re able to do’. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Joe Biden said Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election was “an embarrassment”, vowing to move forward with the presidential transition despite (...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks as US Senator and vice-presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, looks on at the Queen venue in Wilmington, Delaware. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

Democratic candidate Joe Biden has called for the public to stay calm as the votes are counted and said he has “no doubt” he will win the presidency. (...)

A Democratic party supporter at a watch party in Miami, Florida. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty

After four years of head-spinning drama and churning news cycles, a presidential election in the time of Donald Trump was never going to conclude quie(...)

People stand in front of a digital screen displaying election coverage in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington DC. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Given Donald Trump’s lifelong predilection for tying up opponents in the courts, and his long-stated threat to do the same with an election result tha(...)

Workers count votes on election night at the Los Angeles County Registrar’s tally operations centre in Downey, California. Photograph: AP

Elections are meant to resolve differences. But whichever of Donald Trump or Joe Biden prevails in the presidential race - at this point too close to (...)

US President Donald Trump speaks during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Wall Street stocks rose in early trading despite the absence of a clear result from the US presidential election. The Dow Jones was up about 2.3 per c(...)

Donald Trump supporters in Miami, Florida. Photograph: EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH

Anyone hoping to wake up to a post-Trump world, or even a conclusive election result, will be disappointed this morning. In keeping with the head-spi(...)

Amy Coney Barrett  is sworn in as a US supreme court judge as her husband Jesse Barrett looks on on the south lawn of the White House on October 26th. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Of all the attacks on Amy Coney Barrett, newly confirmed to the US supreme court, the onslaught on her childcare arrangements is the most bewildering.(...)

US president Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after supreme court judge Clarence Thomas administered the constitutional oath to her on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday evening. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

On Monday, eight days before the presidential vote, the US supreme court’s conservative majority rejected a bid to extend Wisconsin’s deadline for rec(...)

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