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Election 2020: Updates from The Washington Post
4 minutes | 5 days ago
Trump allows transition to begin, but his baseless efforts to sow doubt continue
On "The Daily 202" podcast, President Trump effectively surrendered his three-week protest of the election results on Monday night by giving the green light for the government's official transition process to begin.
12 minutes | 9 days ago
The campaign to flip the election
Will anyone stop the president’s attempts to overturn the election?
7 minutes | 9 days ago
Trump puts democracy through a stress test
From "The Daily 202" podcast, President Trump is using the power of his office to try to reverse the results of the election. He is orchestrating a far-reaching pressure campaign to persuade Republican officials to overturn the will of voters.
24 minutes | 10 days ago
Trump’s lame-duck agenda: Lessons from history and warnings for coronavirus
This week on the "Can He Do That?" podcast, Professor Jeremi Suri offers an example from history with lessons for today. Plus, reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb on the implications of Trump's approach to the virus for Biden's incoming team.
18 minutes | 10 days ago
Inauguration is 62 days away. What could go wrong?
The votes have been (mostly) counted, and though Joe Biden is clearly the president-elect, there are still more steps and potential obstacles for that to become official. Plus, why more men are dying of covid-19.
31 minutes | 11 days ago
How we voted, and why
A look at how key groups voted in this election: from Latinos in Texas and the women who went for President Trump to the Black voters who pushed President-elect Joe Biden across the finish line.
14 minutes | 12 days ago
A red wave of Republicans — and covid cases
From the "Post Reports" podcast: How Republicans are using election wins to justify their approach to the pandemic. The CDC’s latest on why you should wear a mask. And, the coronavirus response in Africa.
32 minutes | 15 days ago
Does Trump’s refusal to concede put national security at risk?
On "Can He Do That?" Experts are concerned that the president's unwillingness to start a transition threatens our country’s safety by denying President-elect Joe Biden resources. Shane Harris explains the risks when a smooth transition is blocked.
13 minutes | 16 days ago
The worst covid surge is just beginning
The Democrats’ last hope to take control of the Senate comes down to Georgia, from "Post Reports."
10 minutes | 16 days ago
Trump checks out, ignoring public duties, as coronavirus surges and firing spree continues
Plus, President-elect Joe Biden considers Hillary Clinton for UN ambassador.
15 minutes | 17 days ago
What’s wrong with polling?
Campaign strategists and the public were led to believe that Democrats were headed for a wave. Election results have told a different story, just as they did four years ago. And the next steps for a promising coronavirus vaccine.
11 minutes | 17 days ago
Biden’s pick for chief of staff is the ultimate Washington survivor
On "The Daily 202" podcast, President-elect Joe Biden has chosen longtime Washington operator Ron Klain to be White House chief of staff.
22 minutes | 18 days ago
Is this a coup?
On "Post Reports," White House reporter Josh Dawsey on what’s going on behind the bold claims from the president that he will stay for four more years. Plus, Juliet Eilperin on Biden's plans to tackle climate change, and what could stand in his way.
6 minutes | 18 days ago
Biden hopes to name several Cabinet nominees by Thanksgiving
On "The Daily 202" podcast: President-elect Joe Biden downplayed the difficulties that his team is having amid a lack of cooperation by Trump in the transfer of power.
20 minutes | 19 days ago
These tweets may be harmful to your democracy
On "Post Reports" podcast, breaking down conspiracy theories over election fraud. The Republicans who won, even when Trump didn’t.
8 minutes | 19 days ago
Barr weaponizes the Justice Department to investigate Trump’s baseless fraud claims
On "The Daily 202" podcast, Attorney General Bill Barr gave federal prosecutors the green light on Monday to pursue any allegations of “vote tabulation irregularities” before results are certified.
29 minutes | 20 days ago
New president, same pandemic
President-elect Joe Biden prepares a transition to the White House — and readies a team to combat a surging pandemic. And for future leaders, the hope and promise of Kamala Harris.Read more: Joe Biden is projected to be the next president of the United States. But, as politics writer Matt Viser reports, the president-elect faces some Trump-sized roadblocks in his transition to the White House.Days after winning the election, Biden put forth a plan to slow the coronavirus. Health policy reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb walks us through who is on the president-elect’s coronavirus task force and what we know about his strategy to tackle the pandemic. Senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan talks about Kamala Harris making history with quiet, exquisite power.Follow The Post’s live updates on the election here. Subscribe to The Washington Post: postreports.com/offer
7 minutes | 20 days ago
Trump appointee refuses to sign key letter allowing Biden's transition team to get to work
On "The Daily 202" podcast: the Trump administration, in keeping with the president’s failure to concede the election, has no immediate plans to sign paperwork officially turning over millions of dollars to President-elect Joe Biden's transition team.
15 minutes | 21 days ago
President-elect Joe Biden calls this ‘a time to heal’ as he reads a Catholic hymn in victory speech
On "The Daily 202" podcast, Joe Biden, the man who was once the country’s youngest senator, will become the country's oldest president.
28 minutes | 23 days ago
How does a man who hates losing prepare to lose?
On "Post Reports," Biden renews calls for patience as key states swing in his favor. Meanwhile inside the White House, President Trump is by turns angry and despondent. But no matter what happens next, it’s clear: Trumpism is here to stay.
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