Here's what will happen now that the federal General Services Administration has allowed the formal transition process to begin after a weeks-long delay.
The move comes almost three weeks after election day, and two weeks after major news outlets projected Biden and running mate Kamala Harris had won enough electoral votes to secure the White House.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s first Cabinet picks are coming Tuesday and planning is underway for a pandemic-modified inauguration in January as his team moves forward despite roadblocks from the Trump administration.
White House spokesman Brian Morgenstern did not address whether Biden's team would be briefed, saying vaccine distribution plans from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state governors were publicly available.
Trump's lawyers are seeking to take the power of appointing electors away from the governors and secretaries of state and give it to friendly state lawmakers from his party.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday outlined his plans to alleviate economic inequality and boost the U.S. economy but said any structural reforms depend first on reining in the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden has been projected to win at least 290 electoral votes, significantly higher than the 270 needed to secure the presidency.
The 56-year-old California senator, also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, represents the multiculturalism that defines America but is largely absent from Washington's power centres.
Since the polls closed on Election Day on Tuesday, Trump supporters -- some of them armed -- have gathered outside buildings where votes were being tabulated,
Mark Feigenbaum, chairman of Republicans Abroad Canada, said the election system is based on important historical precedence and he doesn't see any chance of the two major parties agreeing to change it.
There were no signs across the U.S. of serious violence or widespread unrest in the hours immediately after the polls closed, however.
According to experts, it could be days before we find out who won -- and how the outcome will impact Canada.
The Biden campaign alleged that a bus travelling in Texas from San Antonio to Austin was followed by a caravan of vehicles trying to slow the bus in the middle of the highway.
With the election down to the final days, Donald Trump's closing sprint includes four stops in Pennsylvania on Saturday and nearly a dozen events in the final 48 hours across states he carried in 2016.
Campaigning hours apart in Florida both candidates urged supporters to get to polling places in person.
Michael McDonald, a professor who administers the U.S. Elections Project, predicts a record turnout of about 150 million or 65 per cent of eligible voters.
The race is already thought to be the most litigated in American history, with some 260 lawsuits arising from the coronavirus by one tally.
The nation's first Black president urged Black men especially not to give into apathy.
Both candidates are trying to make inroads in states that could help secure a path to victory.
Dozens of other rallies were planned from New York to San Francisco to signal opposition to Trump and his policies.
Far from distancing himself from Giuliani, Trump has made the purported Hunter Biden emails one of his main talking points in the final weeks of the campaign as he tries to disparage his Democratic rival.
In his first detailed statements on the U.S. presidential campaign, Putin also lamented President Donald Trump's failure to improve relations between Moscow and Washington, but blamed this on a "bipartisan consensus on the need to contain Russia, ...
Trump's reelection team, battered on all sides, now enters the final month of the campaign grappling with deficits in the polls, a shortage of cash and a candidate who is at least temporarily sidelined.
The United States has recorded 7.4 million coronavirus infections and more than 209,000 deaths in the pandemic, more than any other country,
The announcement came during a two-day campaign swing that ticked off a long list of boxes, both geographically and with key constituencies.