November 8, 2020

National

What’s next? Saturday’s election verdict isn’t last step

Saturday’s election verdict isn’t the last step in selecting an American president. Under a system that’s been tweaked over two centuries, there is still a weeks-long timeline during which the 538-member Electoral College picks the president. A look at the key steps: — When American citizens vote for a presidential candidate, they really are voting

U.S. Government

How to build a government: Transition challenges await Biden

Joe Biden just won the presidency. That may turn out to be the easy part. The president-elect already was braced to deal with the worst health crisis the nation has seen in more than a century and the economic havoc it has wreaked. Now, he has to build a government while contending with a Senate

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