Biden’s margin of victory — 7 million votes, or 4.5 percent— was considerable by modern American standards. But the quirks of the American system meant that there were a number of moments when Biden’s chances were nearly sunk — moments that Lucky recounts in full.
The House last week paved the way for the Senate proceedings by charging Trump with inciting the violence in the US Capitol, which left five people dead
In farewell speech, Donald Trump says 'movement we started only beginning', wishes new administration luck
The president did acknowledge the new administration taking over the White House, but declined to mention President-elect Joe Biden's name
Congressman Jamie Raskin, who lost his son to suicide 2 weeks ago, leads effort to impeach Donald Trump
Speaker Nancy Pelosi named the Maryland Democrat lead manager of the House team that will present testimony during Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate
Trump, who has not appeared in public since the violent attack on the Capitol, will be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson not to attend his successor's inauguration
US Capitol violence: Facebook, Twitter block Donald Trump from posting over policy breach, appearing to exhort Washington rioters
Donald Trump supporters swarmed the US Capitol, putting it on lockdown, as Vice-President Mike Pence rebuffed the president's demand to overturn his loss to Joe Biden
Despite expectations that Joe Biden, with his everyday Joe persona, would win back many blue-collar voters, he appears to have done worse with them than Hillary Clinton or Obama in both of his elections
US attorney-general William Barr to step down by Christmas as Electoral Colleges affirms Trump defeat
Barr, who had angered Trump by not supporting his claims that the 3 November election result had been tainted by widespread fraud, said he would leave office on 23 December
Speaking at the holiday reception in White House, the US president again claimed that he was robbed of victory in a 'rigged' election
Rejecting Donald Trump's claims, US attorney-general says no sign of voter fraud in presidential polls
William Barr said both the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security called the 2020 election the 'most secure in American history'
Joe Biden names Neera Tanden as White House budget chief; 20 other Indian-Americans in transition team
Tanden, 50, if confirmed by the Senate, would be the first woman of colour and first Indian-American to lead the Office of Management and Budget
The US president-elect won Wisconsin by nearly 20,600 votes, and his margin in Milwaukee and Dane counties was about 2-to-1
Federal court rejects Donald Trump's election lawsuit in Pennsylvania, says 'calling vote unfair doesn't make it so'
The US president's lawyers have vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the federal appeals court's assessment that the 'campaign's claims have no merit'
Donald Trump says he will leave White House if electoral college votes for president-elect Joe Biden
Trump has so far defied tradition by refusing to concede defeat, instead launching legal attempts to challenge the outcomes in several states such Pennsylvania and Michigan
Donald Trump reiterates claim of victory in US election as transition to Joe Biden administration begins
The event in Pennsylvania on Wednesday was the latest attempt by the US president to try to cast doubts on the election results and investigate unproven allegations of voter fraud
Donald Trump had made Pennsylvania a centerpiece of his unsuccessful legal attempts to invalidate the election results, launching legal attacks on vote counting rules and county election procedures
Donald Trump is maligning the incoming Biden administration by reviving a German stab-in-the-back myth
The word Dolchstosslegende is hard to pronounce but important to understand. It translates as “stab-in-the-back myth” and was a key element in the revival of German militarism in the Weimar years
From Mickey Mouse casting ballots to Democratic 'mafia' stealing them, say-anything is Trump's legal strategy
Outgoing US president Donald Trump's overriding goal seems to be to simply throw out as many claims as possible, no matter how outlandish or baseless, in an effort to sow public doubt about Joe Biden’s victory
Joe Biden emerges winner in Georgia vote recount, closes in on White House victory with 306 electoral votes
This makes Biden the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the southern US state in almost three decades since Bill Clinton in 1992
Narendra Modi discusses COVID-19, climate change with Joe Biden, reaffirms commitment to strategic partnership
Modi congratulated Biden on his election, describing it as a 'testament to the strength and resilience of democratic traditions in the United States', the MEA said in a statement