Presidential electors plan to cast their ballots in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The results will be tallied in Washington on January 6 in a joint session of Congress.
US Vice President Mike Pence plans to mobilise Canton and Gainesville, Republican strongholds where Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler will need a strong turnout in the January 5 run-off election.
Two Senate seats in the state are now held by Republican incumbents. They were forced into the January runoff contests after no candidate reached the 50 percent threshold needed to win outright in multi-candidate races.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden held drive-in rallies in Flint and Detroit, predominantly Black cities where strong turnout will be essential to swing the longtime Democratic state to Biden's column.
The Senate voted 51-48, largely along party lines, on Sunday afternoon to limit debate on the nomination, teeing up the final vote that is expected to take place on Monday evening.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump experiencing "mild symptoms," while Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus.
The legislation imposes sanctions on Chinese officials engaged in a crackdown on Hong Kong. It also penalises banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement Beijing's new national security law on the semi-autonomous city.
With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.
Democrats in Congress immediately cried foul, with the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee suggesting that Steve Linick was fired in part in retaliation for opening an unspecified investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The global pandemic has killed more than 286,000 people and infected over 4.2 million even as countries slowly lift restrictions. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 12:
With millions out of work and economies flatlining – including in the United States, where 20 million people lost their jobs in April – governments are desperate to reopen, but most are choosing a gradual approach.
US Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, making her the second person who works at the White House complex known to test positive for the virus this week.
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