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Thursday, November 12, 8:08 a.m.: First important personnel in the White House

After the election victory, Joe Biden does not have much time to prepare for his presidency. Instead of criticizing incumbent Donald Trump for his blockade, he directs the view to the future with an important announcement. ReadFirst important person in the White House

Wednesday, November 11th, 10:24 pm: US Presidency: Dispute over election results continues

Trump and Biden attend separate Veterans Day celebrations at the same time. In Alaska, the president can secure a majority and continues to tweet about an election victory - contrary to all results for Biden. ReadUS Presidency: Controversy over election results continues

Wednesday, November 11th, 7.41 a.m.: Biden calls Trump's behavior "shameful"

The tone in the USA is getting sharper: President-elect Joe Biden has described the behavior of incumbent Donald Trump as "shameful" when he continues to speak of a "fake election". Republican Trump is counting on taking legal action against the results of the election and mobilizing his supporters through many messages on Twitter. The Democrat Biden, on the other hand, is preparing to take over government and does not want to be distracted by Trump's actions. "To be honest, we don't see anything that slows us down," said Biden. In view of Trump's lack of recognition of his election victory, Biden said that he did not see this as an obstacle to further preparations for his presidency. "I just think, frankly, that it's shameful," Biden said Tuesday (local time) in Wilmington, Delaware. "How can I say that tactfully? I think it won't help the president's legacy." Biden promised that he could name the first candidates for his cabinet before Thanksgiving on November 26th.

Tuesday, November 10, 9.49 a.m.: Trump dismisses Secretary of Defense Esper

There has been tension between US Secretary of Defense Esper and Donald Trump for months. Only days after his election defeat, the outgoing president is now firing him. ReadTrump dismisses Secretary of Defense Esper

Tuesday, November 10, 4:08 a.m.: Trump reiterates allegations of fraud in the US election


While Joe Biden is already receiving congratulations as the next US President, incumbent Donald Trump wants to challenge the election results with further lawsuits. The most powerful Republican in Congress stands by Trump. And now the Minister of Justice also intervenes. Read about thisTrump reiterates allegations of fraud in the US election

Sunday, November 9th, 4:08 a.m.: Biden goes to work: Presentation of the Corona Expert Council

"Ready from the first day" - that is the promise of the new website of the newly elected US President Joe Biden. And before he officially takes office, the democrat wants to drive in stakes: Today he wants to present a council of experts to contain the corona pandemic. His goal is to launch an action plan to overcome the Corona crisis on the day of his inauguration on January 20. "I want everyone to know: We will put our plan to bring the virus under control on our first day," said Biden on Saturday evening (local time) in his victory speech in his hometown of Wilmington. The Expert Council should have a dual leadership Biden's spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield told NBC News on Sunday. It should therefore be led by Vivek Murthy and David Kessler. Murthy was the U.S. government's chief health officer from 2014 to 2017, and Kessler previously headed the FDA's Food and Drug Administration. They have been advising on the pandemic since March, Bedingfield said. Read about this Biden goes to work: Presentation of the Corona Expert Council

Saturday, November 7th, 8:05 p.m.: Biden promises a new era after historic victory over Trump

After his historic triumph over Donald Trump, the newly elected President Joe Biden wants to end four years of political emergency and unite the deeply divided USA. "Let's let this dark era of demonization come to an end here and now," said the 77-year-old Democrat in his victory speech in his home town of Wilmington, Delaware. "I promise to be a president who seeks not to divide but to unite." Trump's supporter asked Biden to give him a chance. While people in US metropolises celebrated on the streets, the incumbent president did not recognize the result - he wants to sue. Biden was declared the winner by the US media in the race for the White House on Saturday. The Republican Trump, however, resisted being voted out of office after only one term: "The simple fact is that this election is far from over," he said. The 74-year-old presents himself as a victim of systematic electoral fraud without providing any solid evidence. With the help of his lawyers, Trump still wants to avert his defeat. Read about this Biden promises new era after historic victory over Trump

Saturday, November 7, 10:18 p.m.: Biden wins the presidential election - Trump does not want to give way

Democrat Joe Biden defeated incumbent Donald Trump in the historic US presidential election. His success in the key state of Pennsylvania sealed Trump's election on Saturday after serving as president. Biden came across the 270-electoral mark necessary for success at the end of days of trembling. Now it is time to come together as a nation again, said the 77-year-old, who was Vice-President under Barack Obama. Republican Trump disregarded Biden's victory, stating, "The simple fact is that this election is far from over." Read Biden wins the presidential election - Trump does not want to give way

Saturday, November 7th, 5.42 p.m.: According to the media, Biden can no longer be caught

According to various media reports and surveys, Joe Biden made the running. He had also recently won the key state of Pennsylvania. As a result, Biden is already over 270 voters and Donald Trump can no longer catch up. Trump has announced legal action, however. You can read more about this here: Election crime in the USA ended

Friday, November 6, 5:26 p.m .: Georgia expects the votes to be recounted

The authorities in Georgia are expecting the US presidential election in that state to be so close that a recount is expected. Both candidates could request this as soon as a confirmed result with a gap of no more than 0.5 percent of the vote is available, said the representative of the electoral authority, Gabriel Sterling, on Friday in Atlanta. On Friday, Georgia challenger Joe Biden had a lead of just 1,586 votes over incumbent Donald Trump.

Three days after the election, 4,169 votes had not yet been counted. Due to the high requirements for checking the ballot papers and counting, the result will probably be presented by the weekend, said Sterling. With a recount, each vote would have to be re-scanned, which could take until the end of November.

Republican Party member Sterling said there were no "widespread irregularities" apart from a few minor incidents. The official said that the count was taking place in the middle of a pandemic. It is counted and checked non-stop. He hoped that the election officials could soon find some time to sleep. He thinks that, like after a natural disaster, there should be T-shirts with the inscription: "I survived the 2020 election."

Friday, November 6th, 4:50 p.m .: Twitter banishes Steve Bannon after beheading fantasies

Twitter locked out former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon after fantasizing about the beheading of FBI chief Christopher Wray and corona expert Anthony Fauci. Bannon said in his podcast published on Thursday that US President Donald Trump would fire Wray and Fauci at the beginning of a second term. Trump is a merciful man. He himself, however, would like to return to the time of the Tudor dynasty in ancient England. "I would impale the heads. I would position them on two corners of the White House as a warning to the federal government bureaucrats."

Twitter said that Bannon's statements violated the ban on glorifying violence on the platform and blocked his account. The streaming service Spotify removed the podcast episode. YouTube also took action against the clip. Fauci is a highly respected expert who always calls for more caution towards the coronavirus and to wear masks. He has already received death threats for this. He is accompanied by bodyguards.

Bannon is one of the most influential voices in the ultra-conservative camp of US politics. The co-founder of the Internet platform "Breitbart" joined Trump's team in 2016 and was in charge of the election campaign. The 66-year-old is said to have played a major role in the rather surprising success at the time. After the election victory, Bannon became Trump's chief strategist, but had to resign in 2017.

New York prosecutors have accused Bannon and three other suspects of diverting money from an online fundraiser to build a wall on the border with Mexico. He is free on bail. Bannon denies the allegations. He presents himself as a victim of political persecution.

Friday, November 6th, 3:21 p.m .: Leadership for Biden in four of five open races

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has taken the lead in the counting of votes in four of the five open US states. According to official figures, on Friday he was also ahead in Pennsylvania for the first time. Should this trend solidify, Biden could take over from President Donald Trump in the White House.

Biden would already have a majority of 270 voters if he wins in Pennsylvania. There, the former Vice President under Barack Obama was at a count of just over 95 percent with 5587 votes in front of the Republican incumbent Donald Trump. That means a share of 49.4 percent ahead of Trump with 49.3 percent.

In Georgia, Biden also took a narrow lead - according to the previous count, he has around 1,100 more votes there. In the two western states of Nevada and Arizona, his lead is more than 11,000 and more than 47,000 votes. In Arizona, the AP news agency reported a victory for Biden on election night. Other media are still cautious.

In North Carolina, the state that has not yet been decided, incumbent Trump was ahead with more than 76,000 votes, according to the preliminary count of 95 percent. Alaska, where there is also no result yet, is considered a safe state for the Republicans.

Friday, November 6, 11:22 a.m .: Biden takes the lead in Georgia

No Democrat has won in Georgia since Bill Clinton in 1992. For Joe Biden, the state could play a key role. Because President Donald Trump needs Georgia in order to have a chance at all of the 270 electors necessary for a victory. Read about this at Biden Taking Leadership in Georgia

Friday, November 6th, 7.25 a.m.: In the USA the counting continues - Biden is getting closer to victory

US President Donald Trump wants to counter the impending election defeat with a wave of lawsuits. The incumbent portrayed himself as a victim of fraud in the presidential election during a White House appearance. Several leaders in his Republican Party criticized the president's move. Meanwhile, with the count in the last remaining states, challenger Joe Biden was on track to win the presidential election. Read about this. The USA continues to count - Biden is getting closer to victory

Friday, November 6th, 4.20 a.m.: Greta Thunberg's Twitter revenge against Trump

Climate activist Greta Thunberg used the possible election failure of US President Donald Trump for a late revenge on his favorite medium, Twitter. In response to a tweet from Trump calling for the US vote to end, Thunberg wrote, "So ridiculous. Donald needs to work on his anger management problem and then go to a good old movie with a friend! Relax, Donald, relax! " Trump wrote an identical tweet about Greta Thunberg last December. The reason was that the "Time" magazine had named Thunberg "Person of the Year".

Friday, November 6th, 2.58 a.m.: Biden in Pennsylvania only 50,000 votes behind Trump

In the battle for the key state of Pennsylvania, US presidential candidate Joe Biden has further reduced incumbent Donald Trump's lead in the counting of votes. On Thursday evening (local time), Biden was only about 50,000 votes behind Trump, who had led by more than 600,000 on Wednesday morning. About 94 percent of the ballot papers have been counted.

Friday, November 6, 2:41 a.m.: Sharp criticism from Republicans after Trump's press conference

US President Donald Trump received sharp criticism from members of his party after his press conference in the White House. "There is no justification for the President's statements tonight that undermine our democratic process," Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan wrote on Twitter Thursday evening (local time).

"America counts the votes and we must respect the results, as we have always done. No choice or person is more important than our democracy," continued Hogan. In an interview with the station PBS, he accused Trump and his camp of having prepared the ground for the current approach - the questioning of the results - with warnings about the postal vote. Hogan is the chairman of the National Association of Governors. Read about this Trump sees himself as a victim of fraud - without any evidence

Thursday, November 5, 11:29 p.m .: Arizona count could last until the weekend

The vote count in the southwestern US state of Arizona could drag on until the weekend. Currently, around 450,000 votes still have to be counted, said State Secretary Katie Hobbs, who is responsible for carrying out the election, in an interview with the news channel CNN on Thursday.

Most of the votes, around 300,000, are still pending in the Maricopa district, which includes the capital Phoenix. There around 140,000 votes were counted on Wednesday, the next status of the count will be announced on Thursday evening (3 a.m. CET on Friday), she said. The next update will come on Friday evening. "Most of the counties" should be through "by the weekend," Hobbs said.

Thursday, November 5, 7.46 p.m.: Biden asked voters to be patient

The Democratic challenger Joe Biden reached out to the American people on Twitter. "Be patient folks," he wrote. Votes would still be counted, but he and his team felt good.

Thursday, November 5, 6:38 p.m .: 60,000 votes still open in Georgia

When the vote was counted in the extremely close race in Georgia, the authorities urged calm. There are still around 60,000 votes pending that could influence the presidential race for President Donald Trump or challenger Joe Biden. "I think we can all agree that an accurate and fair count is far more important than a quick count," said Gabriel Sterling, an employee of the state secretary in Georgia, Thursday. Sterling did not want to commit to when the final results would be available.

In view of the delays in the election result, Trump, among others, spoke of "massive fraud". Sterling rejected that. "There are 159 election officers and employees who have the task of protecting democracy here," he said. "These people have nothing to do with electoral fraud. These people have nothing to do with intimidating voters. I tell you, they do their job every day. It's hard. And we are grateful to them for it." Sterling assured that every legitimate ballot would be counted. It was expected that the results in Georgia would not be available on election night.

According to Sterling, the open votes come mainly from counties that have so far voted for Biden with a large majority in some cases. This includes the areas around the metropolis of Atlanta. It therefore seems possible that Trump could lose his current lead of less than 20,000 votes.

Thursday, November 5th, 6:30 p.m.: Biden extends lead in Nevada by a few thousand votes

In the still hotly contested state of Nevada, Trump challenger Joe Biden has expanded his narrow lead. After a long standstill in reporting the count, several thousand votes were added on Thursday. The Democrat is now almost 12,000 votes ahead of US President Donald Trump, which corresponds to one percentage point. About 87 percent of the votes were counted. The result in Nevada could be decisive for Biden.

Thursday, November 5th, 1.55 p.m.: Partly violent protests around the vote count

Protests, some of which were violent, broke out in several cities around the counting of votes in the United States.In Portland, Oregon, there were riots on Wednesday evening (local time) on the sidelines of a demonstration. Numerous people there demanded that every vote be counted. According to media reports, shop windows were destroyed. The police spoke of loaded guns and fireworks thrown at police officers. The National Guard had also been activated.

Thursday, November 5, 1:49 p.m.: USA waiting for decision - Biden before moving into the White House

In the US, Joe Biden is about to move into the White House after an unprecedented tremendous match. The Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump was only a few votes short of the required majority of 270 voters on Thursday. The decisive factor now is who manages to get the last remaining states. Incumbent Trump, who prematurely declared himself the winner on election night, also has chances. In several states he sent lawyers with lawsuits to prevent defeat through legal channels.

Thursday, November 5th, 1:48 p.m .: Biden catching up in Pennsylvania and Georgia - Nevada close

US presidential candidate Joe Biden is catching up with the counting of votes in several highly competitive states. Especially in the key state of Pennsylvania, Biden has been able to reduce his deficit on incumbent Donald Trump from initially more than ten percentage points to less than three percentage points since election day on Tuesday.

Thursday, November 5, 6 a.m .: Fed decisions: US Federal Reserve should wait after the election

The central bankers of the Federal Reserve (Fed) will decide on their further monetary policy after the US presidential elections and in the midst of another corona wave. However, experts do not initially expect course changes on Thursday (8:00 p.m. CET). "We assume that the Fed will wait," says the outlook from economist Michael Pearce from the analysis firm Capital Economics. The central bank has already loosened its line considerably in the wake of the corona crisis and has recently signaled that interest rates will remain close to zero for the foreseeable future.

Thursday, November 5, 5:38 a.m.: Biden faces US election victory - counting continues

Democrat Joe Biden will hit the home stretch as the favorite, while in the US the final votes will be counted in the presidential election. After winning key states, challenger Biden seems just steps away from the White House. Incumbent Donald Trump, however, claimed the victory for himself and sent his lawyers off with lawsuits in several states.

According to calculations by the AP news agency and the TV broadcaster Fox News, Biden now has 264 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidential election. Accordingly, the former Vice President Barack Obama would only need to choose one state to win. Read more about this Biden faces US election victory - counting continues

Thursday, November 5, 4:29 a.m.: Democrats are still defending Senate seat in Michigan

The Democrats have defended a seat in the US Senate where they were recently seen at a significant disadvantage. In the end, your Senator Gary Peters prevailed against the Republican challenger John James, as the AP news agency reported on Thursday night on the basis of voter surveys and initial vote counts. It is therefore clear that the Democrats will at least manage to reduce the majority of Republicans in the Senate from 53 to 52 of the 100 votes. Read about this forecast: Biden brings important state of Michigan

Thursday, November 5, 2.28 a.m.: Trump files another lawsuit in Georgia

Donald Trump is now also trying to have a court intervene in the counting of votes in the presidential election in the state of Georgia. The president and the Republican Party filed a lawsuit in Chatham County on Wednesday (local time). In it, they demanded that the court should ensure a strict separation of postal ballot papers in the district that arrived after the end of the vote on Tuesday evening.

Trump's campaign team justified the move by stating that, according to an observer, 53 ballot papers had been illegally added to the batch of voting papers that had arrived on time.

Thursday, November 5, 4:43 a.m .: Trump takes further legal action in Pennsylvania

US President Donald Trump takes further legal steps in the struggle for the counting of the votes in the embattled state of Pennsylvania. Trump's campaign team filed a lawsuit calling for the vote to be suspended until their election observers had better access to it. In another lawsuit, the Trump side is again taking action against voting slips sent by letter that reach the electoral commission by Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, November 4th, 11.43 p.m.: Biden still needs a state - further results expected

With the important victories in Michigan and Wisconsin proclaimed by US broadcasters, Joe Biden is close to his goal: On Wednesday afternoon (local time), he was missing only one state to win the election and it seemed possible that the necessary counting would still be in the evening (local time) is present. Read about this. Biden Wins Major States

Wednesday, November 4, 11:30 p.m.: Trump claims victory in contested states

President Donald Trump claims to have beaten his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the US elections in four contested states by a large margin. He is well ahead in Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina and in Michigan a "large number" of ballot papers have been secretly thrown away, wrote Trump on Twitter on Wednesday. The platform immediately issued warning notices to Trump's messages.

In Pennsylvania, Georgia, and North Carolina, the count was ongoing on Wednesday night (local time). The state of Michigan, on the other hand, was won by Democrat Biden, according to CNN and NBC. Based on the count results so far, Trump appeared to be marginally in the lead in Georgia and North Carolina. A similar picture emerged in Pennsylvania. However, experts assumed that Biden could still overtake Trump there because of the numerous postal votes still to be counted.

Wednesday, November 4, 10:33 p.m.: Michigan also appears to be going to Biden

According to CNN projection, Biden will also get the majority of the votes in Michigan. This would give him another 16 votes on his side and would come closer and closer to the decisive mark of 270 votes that would make him the next President of the United States. CNN expects 253 votes for Biden so far, compared to 213 votes for Donald Trump.

Wednesday, November 4th, 8:21 pm: Biden will probably win Wisconsin

According to consistent media reports, the Democratic challenger Biden can probably win the state of Wisconsin. CNN, for example, is assuming a victory. Those who decide the state for themselves can win another 10 electoral votes. Four years ago, Trump had won the state.

Wednesday, November 4th, 7:12 p.m .: The status on Tuesday evening

When counting votes for the US presidential election, there are slight advantages for challenger Joe Biden. In Wisconsin, Michigan and Nevada, the Democratic nominee has the edge. Incumbent Donald Trump was outraged - his lead that still existed on Tuesday evening had "magically disappeared" in one state after another, the President wrote on Twitter - the Internet service again issued the tweet with a warning about "possibly misleading" statements. Biden confirmed on Wednesday: "We will not rest until every vote has been counted." Read about this USA hold their breath - Trump scolds the count

Wednesday, November 4th, 6:56 p.m.: A new Trump tweet, a new warning

On Twitter, incumbent Trump writes ceaselessly against the vote count. Most recently, the US President wrote that "they" were working hard to "make his advantage of 500,000 votes in Pennsylvania disappear". Trump left it open who exactly was meant. This tweet was immediately warned by Twitter that it contained "controversial or misleading facts".

Wednesday, November 4th, 4:54 p.m .: Biden under positive signs before a long final spurt

It could still be days before those responsible in the US states announce a preliminary result, but on Wednesday morning (local time) the positive signs for Joe Biden increased when the presidential election was counted.

You can read more about this here: Positive signs for Biden - but there is still a long way to go.

Wednesday, November 4, 4:39 p.m.: Trump complains about the counting of votes on Twitter

Donald Trump was outraged by the change in the majority in the counting of votes. On Tuesday evening he led in many key states, in some cases solidly, wrote the US President on Wednesday on the Internet service Twitter. This lead then "magically disappeared" in one state after another. This was "very strange," added the incumbent in capital letters. Previously, Trump had declared himself the election winner ahead of time. Twitter also provided this tweet from the president with the note that this was a "controversial or misleading" statement.


Wednesday, November 4, 4:13 p.m .: These are the tightest results since 1892

At the moment, the election for US president looks like an extremely close race. It wouldn't be the first time, as this listing shows:

You can find more infographics at Statista

Wednesday, November 4, 3:33 p.m.: High voter turnout

Due to the high voter turnout, in the end there may be as many votes for one of the candidates as for any president in American history, as announced by the US Politics Poll.

Wednesday, November 4, 2:11 p.m.: These states could now be decisive

The race for the presidency has so far been much closer than many had predicted - also because Trump was probably able to win the important "swing states" Ohio and Florida. You can see in the video which states are still important:


Wednesday, November 4th, 2:09 p.m .: riots in Washington and Portland

According to US media reports, on election night there were clashes between supporters of President Trump and challenger Joe Biden. More about this in the video:


Wednesday, November 4, 1:42 p.m.: Twitter marks Trump tweet

President Donald Trump had spoken in a tweed that night that attempts were being made to steal the elections: "We are up Big, but they are trying to steal the Election," the post said. As soon as the message was dispatched, Twitter stepped in, telling the post: "Some or all of the content shared in this tweet is controversial and possibly misleading about participating in an election or other civic process . "

Wednesday, November 4, 12.43 p.m.: Dax is looking for direction - US election result causes uncertainty

The still uncertain outcome of the US presidential election made the worst scenario for stockbrokers a reality on Wednesday. In a market characterized by high levels of uncertainty, the Dax has not yet found a clear direction. In early trading, the German benchmark index initially plunged to 11,848 points and then rose significantly to 12,194 points. Towards noon, it recorded little change with plus 0.02 percent and 12,091.51 points.

Wednesday, November 4, 12.20 p.m .: Biden team: Trump plan to stop counting "scandalous"

The team of the Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden rejects the statements of incumbent Donald Trump about a possible stop of the vote count as "scandalous" and "unprecedented".

Wednesday, November 4th, 12.09 p.m.: FDP European politician: Trump tramples on democratic suffrage

The FDP European politician Nicola Beer has heavily criticized the behavior of President Donald Trump before the end of the US elections. "Donald Trump knowingly tramples on the democratic right to vote and steers the USA into a self-made constitutional crisis with eye to eye," said the Vice-President of the European Parliament on Wednesday in Brussels. Trump had declared himself the election winner ahead of time.

Beer emphasized that Trump's model "should not divide instead of one" should now not encompass Europe. She criticized premature congratulations for Trump from the EU state Slovenia. In Europe too, "authoritarian power" is no longer a taboo. Regardless of the outcome of the US election, Europe must strengthen its own role in the world and appear self-confident, said the FDP politician.

Wednesday, November 4th, 11.43 a.m.: German industry fears escalation in the USA

Industry President Dieter Kempf fears that the situation will escalate in view of the trembling game in the US presidential election. "Confidence in American democracy is also extremely important for companies," said Kempf on Wednesday in Berlin. "That is why it is our top priority that all votes are counted and the rightful winner is chosen." A prolonged period of uncertainty would damage business confidence in the future. "We very much hope that the situation in the United States does not escalate and that everyone keeps a cool head." The USA is one of Germany's most important trading partners. For more information, read "German industry fears escalation in the USA"

Wednesday, November 4, 11.30 a.m.: Trump wants to stop the count


Even before the results were announced in several highly competitive key states, incumbent Donald Trump declared himself the winner of the US presidential election. At the same time, he announced that he would have the country's Supreme Court stop another count of votes.

Wednesday, November 4th, 11.15 a.m.: Riexinger: Trump attacks the democratic system

Left leader Bernd Riexinger has seen US President Donald Trump's first reaction to the interim results of the election as an attack on democracy. "Trump has expressed his entire term in office about his contempt for democracy. His claim that the Democrats want to steal the election and his prematurely declared victory are another attack on the democratic system," said Riexinger on Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 4, 11:04 a.m.: AfD has no big problem with Trump's declaration of victory

The AfD considers President Donald Trump's early declaration of victory in the US election to be largely unproblematic. "That is perhaps more due to the excitement of the election," said party leader Jörg Meuthen on Wednesday of the German press agency in Berlin. There is therefore no need to worry about the functioning of democracy in the USA. However, he himself is more cautious with such announcements, "and I have always done well with it so far."

Wednesday, November 4th, 10:35 am: Kramp-Karrenbauer on the US election: "Very explosive situation"

It is not yet clear who will win the US elections - even if Donald Trump has already declared himself the winner. However, the reaction of the US President is fueling fears in Germany. SPD politician Stegner describes Trump as a "charlatan". Federal Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) reacted with concern to the unclear outcome of the US presidential election. Read Kramp-Karrenbauer on the US election: "Very explosive situation"

Wednesday, November 4, 10.15 a.m.: The worst scenario after the US election weighs on the stock market

In view of the uncertain outcome of the US presidential election, the Dax was at times significantly submerged on Wednesday. The leading index fell to 11,848 points in the first hour of trading, but recently only lost 0.64 percent to 12,011.94 points. The day before, the hope of a clear US election result had driven the recovery from the losses of the previous week in the wake of the recent worsening of the Corona crisis. Instead of the hoped-for quick clarity of who the future President of the United States will be, there is now still uncertainty. The investors are therefore withdrawing for the time being.

Wednesday, November 4th, 9:38 am: Biden wins in Maine

As expected, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won in the US state of Maine. The AP news agency reported on Wednesday morning (local time) on the basis of voter surveys and the first vote counts. In the state on the northeastern tip of the USA, like in Nebraska, not all electorates go completely to the winner.

Wednesday, November 4, 9:19 a.m.: Kanye West looks to 2024 after a bizarre presidential candidacy

Rapper Kanye West (43) has apparently admitted defeat in his bizarre candidacy for the US presidency. On Wednesday night, the musician posted a photo of himself on Twitter in front of a US map with election forecasts for Joe Biden and Donald Trump. He commented on the photo with "WELP", an expression of disappointment, and the note "KANYE 2024". This should be a signal for another candidacy in four years. See Kanye West Votes For Yourself

Wednesday, November 4, 9:13 a.m.: Counting is still pending in decisive states

After the US presidential election, the counting of votes has dragged on in several states. Incumbent Trump, however, has already declared himself the winner. Read about this. Counting is still pending in key states

Wednesday 4thNovember 8:59: Biden wins the embattled state of Arizona

The Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden secured the embattled state of Arizona in the US election, which has long been considered a safe bastion for the Republicans. The AP news agency reported on Wednesday morning (local time) based on voter surveys and vote counts. Read on for Biden Takes Victory in the Embattled State of Arizona

Wednesday, November 4, 8:48 a.m.: Trump declares himself the election winner

US President Donald Trump has declared himself the winner during the ongoing counting of votes in the US election. "We were about to win this election. Frankly, we won this election," Trump said on Wednesday morning (local time) in the White House. However, US media have not yet forecast a winner. Legally, Trump's declaration of victory has no relevance. Read about this Trump declares himself the election winner

Wednesday, November 4th, 8:25 am: Trump wants to go to the Supreme Court for "fraud" in the election


US President Donald Trump has spoken of "fraud" in view of the delay in an election result in the US election. Trump announced on Wednesday morning (local time) in the White House that he would go to the US Supreme Court to stop another vote count. Read about this Trump wants to go to the Supreme Court for "fraud" in elections

Wednesday, November 4, 8:08 a.m.: Trump gets four votes in Nebraska - one for Biden

In the election on Tuesday in the state of Nebraska, US President Donald Trump won four out of five votes for the electoral assembly, with challenger Joe Biden winning one vote. Nebraska, along with Maine, is one of the US states in which not all electorates go completely to the winner.

Trump achieved a majority in all of Nebraska and in two out of three counties, according to calculations by the AP news agency. In the district with the largest city of Omaha, however, Biden was ahead and was able to win a vote for the electoral assembly. Four years ago, Trump had just won this district. Read about the decision in the race for the White House is still open

Wednesday, November 4th, 8:04 am: Polling stations closed in all US states

The US polling stations are now closed in all states. In the Aleutian Islands, which belong to Alaska, voters could cast their votes in person until 7 a.m. Shortly before, the restaurants in the rest of Alaska, Hawaii and on the US west coast closed. Because the United States spans multiple time zones, polling stations closed for several hours.

Wednesday, November 4th, 8:03 am: Barricades and screaming duels - tension in New York

Four years ago, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were in New York on election night, this time the metropolis is only a sideline. Nevertheless, the situation between Trump Tower and Times Square is much more tense on election night. Read about barricades and screaming duels - tension in New York

Wednesday, November 4th, 7.45 am: Biden sees himself "on track" to win the election

Despite the uncertain outcome of the US presidential election, opposition candidate Joe Biden has shown victory. He was "on track to win this election," Biden told supporters in the state of Delaware.

Wednesday, November 4, 7:20 a.m .: Georgia and the Midwest still open - long count possible

When the US election was counted, there were cautious positive signs for the Democrats in the early hours of Wednesday (local time). However, there are many indications that it could be days before a winner will be determined. The decision now boils down to the states of the Midwest. In Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, polling officers had previously stated that it might take days for all votes to be counted. In particular, the counting of votes cast by letter and in large cities was initially still partially pending. Similar reports of a delayed count were received from Atlanta, Georgia. Read about US election boils down to states in the Midwest

Wednesday, November 4th, 7.16 a.m.: Another damper for Democrats in the fight for a Senate majority

Democratic hopes for a majority in the US Senate have suffered another setback. Republican Senator Joni Ernst has defended her seat in Iowa, the AP news agency reported on Wednesday morning (local time) based on voter surveys and initial vote counts. Polls last saw Ernst in a neck and neck race with the Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield.

Previously, several other Republican senators, who were considered a shaky candidate, were able to defend their seats. The Republicans recently held a majority of 53 of the 100 seats in the Senate.

Wednesday, November 4, 7:09 a.m.: US President Trump wins the state of Texas

The Republican incumbent Donald Trump won the important state of Texas in the US presidential election. This secures the votes of 38 voters, as the AP news agency reported on Wednesday morning (local time) on the basis of voter surveys and initial vote counts. Read about US election boils down to states in the Midwest

Wednesday, November 4th, 7:07 am: State of Delaware elects first female transgender senator

In the USA, for the first time, an openly living transgender politician has been elected to the Senate of a state. The Democrat Sarah McBride won on Tuesday in Delaware against the Republican Steve Washington, as the AP news agency reported on Tuesday evening (local time). 30-year-old McBride campaigned for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ). She had completed an internship in the White House under ex-President Barack Obama.

Wednesday, November 4th, 7:05 am: Transatlantic coordinator Beyer fears riots in the USA

The transatlantic coordinator of the federal government, Peter Beyer, fears that a long hangover after the presidential election in the USA could lead to violent riots. "If it takes until there is a final decision on the election winner, it is to be feared that there will be confrontations between the two camps on the streets," the CDU politician told the German press agency on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, November 4th, 6.57 a.m.: Trump is confident of victory and raises allegations

US President Donald Trump was confident of victory on election night and announced a statement on the election. Without mentioning his Democratic challenger, Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning: "They are trying to steal the election." He will not allow this. After the polling stations were closed, no more votes could be cast.

Wednesday, November 4th, 6.43 a.m.: Democrat Pelosi defends seat in the House of Representatives

The Democratic Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has defended her seat in the Congress Chamber. Pelosi clearly prevailed in her constituency in California, as the AP news agency reported on Wednesday morning (local time) on the basis of voter surveys and initial vote counts.

According to calculations by TV stations NBC and Fox News, the Democrats are also overall on track to defend their majority in the House of Representatives. So far, they have held 232 of the 435 seats in the chamber, which was fully up for voting on Tuesday. According to calculations by the AP news agency, 152 Republicans and 137 Democrats were elected shortly after 6.30 a.m. CET on Wednesday. The Democratic and Republican seats won and lost were balanced.

Wednesday, November 4th, 6:41 am: Joe Biden expresses himself and is confident of victory

In the US election, US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was confident of victory despite a setback in Florida. "We believe that we are on the way to win this election," said Biden early Wednesday morning (local time) in Wilmington, Delaware. "Be confident, we will win this." The Democrat called on his supporters to be patient. It may take some time before a result in the race between him and incumbent Donald Trump is certain. "It's not over until every vote has been counted," Biden insisted.

Wednesday, November 4, 6:38 a.m.: Trump wins key state Florida

US President Donald Trump prevailed against the Democrat Joe Biden in the race for the White House in the key state of Florida with its 29 voters. The AP news agency reported on Wednesday morning (local time) on the basis of voter surveys and the first vote counts. Read about Trump wins key state Florida

Wednesday, November 4, 6:31 a.m.: Iowa goes to Trump

The US state of Iowa and its six voters go to the Republican incumbent Donald Trump in the US presidential election. The AP news agency reported on Wednesday morning (local time) on the basis of voter surveys and the first vote counts. Iowa is also an important "swing state". Read Iowa goes to Trump

Wednesday, November 4, 6:29 a.m.: Trump wins election in Montana

As expected, US President Donald Trump secured a majority of the votes and thus three more electorates in the US state of Montana. The AP news agency reported on Wednesday morning (local time) on the basis of voter surveys and the first vote counts. In 2016, Trump was able to prevail in the state in the northwest of the USA by a clear margin. Polls recently saw only a narrow lead over his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Wednesday, November 4th, 6:24 p.m .: Biden wins in Minnesota

The Democratic challenger to US President Donald Trump, Joe Biden, emerges as the winner in the state of Minnesota in the US election. The AP news agency reported on Wednesday morning (local time) on the basis of voter surveys and the first vote counts.

Wednesday, November 4, 6:23 a.m.: Arizona victory is on the horizon for Biden - Ohio is slammed into Trump

In the US presidential election, there are increasing signs that challenger Joe Biden could win the state of Arizona for the Democrats, unlike in 2016. If this trend proves to be true, it would be the first state in which voters made a different decision than they did four years ago. In Ohio, however, incumbent Donald Trump was finally declared the winner. In the course of the count, it had looked like Biden also had a chance of victory. Read Democrats in the US House of Representatives strong - dampers in the Senate

Wednesday, November 4, 6:20 a.m.: Democrats on course in the US House of Representatives - dampers in the Senate

In the US congressional elections, Democrats are on track to retain their majority in the House of Representatives. However, their hopes of gaining control in the Senate were dampened. Several Republican senators, who were considered a shaky candidate, were able to defend their seats. Read about Trump versus Biden - The decision in the minutes

Wednesday, November 4th, 6.12 a.m.: Biden wins in the US state of Hawaii

As expected, the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the majority in the US state of Hawaii. This was reported by the AP news agency on Tuesday evening (local time) on the basis of voter surveys and initial vote counts. Hawaii is considered a safe bastion for the Democrats. In 2016, then-candidate Hillary Clinton won the four electors with a clear majority. At the time, it was more than 30 percentage points ahead of Republican Donald Trump. To become president, a candidate needs the votes of at least 270 electoral voters. Read about US election boils down to Midwestern states

Wednesday, November 4th, 6:06 am: No clear trend yet