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Sidney Powell speaks in Washington DC earlier this month about Donald Trump’s legal challenges to his election loss to Joe Biden. Photograph: EPA

US president Donald Trump’s election campaign issued a statement on Sunday distancing itself from Sidney Powell, a lawyer who made baseless allegation(...)

Republican senator Dan Sullivan campaigning in Palmer, Alaska in September. Photograph: Ash Adams/New York Times

Senate Republicans cemented their surprisingly strong performance in last week’s election on Wednesday as Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan was declar(...)

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(...)

Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly and  his wife, former congresswoman Gaby Giffords,  in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: EPA/RIck D’Elia

The eyes of the world will turn to the US this week as one of the most consequential presidential elections in history takes place, yet the race to th(...)

Supporters watch a video of US president Donald Trump while waiting  for his arrival at a rally at Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, Michigan. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

I am currently reporting from the upper midwest where president Donald Trump is hoping to defend a string of rust-belt states that voted for him in 20(...)

Supreme Court justice Amy Coney Barrett speaks during her swearing-in ceremony at the White House in Washington, on Monday. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/The New York Times

Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a member of the US supreme court at a ceremony at the White House on Monday night, after the US Senate voted by 52-4(...)

US president Donald Trump arriving to speak at a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Sunday. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump accused the media of a “fake news media conspiracy” and a co-ordinated effort to commit election fraud by reporting on coron(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty

The US Senate is expected to vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the supreme court on Monday, as a key procedural hurdle was cleared when the 10(...)

 US president Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden: The average of national polls run by Real Clear Politics has put Biden’s lead at about nine percentage points. Photograph:  Jim Watson, Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US election day has arrived, with polls showing Democratic candidate Joe Biden with a decisive lead in the popular vote. But with the memory of Donald(...)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during an Independence Day celebration outside the White House in Washington. Photograph: Cheriss May/The New York Times

Donald Trump celebrated America’s Independence Day weekend by stoking divisions over a perceived culture war and dismissing the two most immediate thr(...)

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