After days of suspense awaiting results from Pennsylvania, a key battleground state with 20 electoral votes, the Associated Press and major news networks declared Democratic nominee Joe Biden the winner in the 2020 presidential race on Saturday, Nov. 7. Biden has widened his electoral college lead since his victory in Pennsylvania. President Trump has so far refused to concede, asserting without evidence that the election was stolen. In a statement this weekend, Trump declared the election "far from over," promising more legal action. Several battleground states are headed for recounts. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have established a transition team and four major policy areas the incoming administration plans to prioritize.
Airdate: Nov. 9, 2020
For an explainer on how The Associated Press calls elections, visit here.
For an explainer on how recounts work in various states, visit here.
Sarah Gibson - NHPR reporter.
Democratic U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan - Elected to the Senate in 2016, Hassan serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commitee; the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Commitee; and the Finance Committee.
Dean Spiliotes - Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University.
Jazmine Ulloa - National political reporter covering the 2020 election for The Boston Globe. Read her coverage here. Among her most recent articles: Biden and Trump both did well with Latino voters. This is how that happened.