Canada and World Full Headlines for November 5

Published on November 6, 2020 by

Tonight’s top story: Joe Biden is holding a narrow lead over Donald Trump, as a handful of states continue counting outstanding ballots. As Jackson Proskow explains, Trump is making false claims about illegal votes, as Biden asks people to be patient.

As vote counting continues long after polls have closed, Joe Biden is closer than Donald Trump to those coveted 270 electoral college votes needed to win the White House, although neither candidate has enough to claim victory. Eric Sorensen is tracking the tight races.

In the U.S. Senate race, Republicans are poised to retain control. Jackson Proskow looks at what this would mean for a Joe Biden presidency.

Pennsylvania is eagerly awaiting the final results from the presidential election, but Allegheny County is suspending vote-counting until Friday. Mike Armstrong explains why.
Plus, the National Guard is on standby in Portland, Oregon, where a state of emergency has been declared in the wake of the election. As Sarah MacDonald reports, violence and vandalism were expected, no matter the outcome.

If Joe Biden becomes the next U.S. president, the impact of his leadership would extend beyond America’s borders. David Akin looks at what a change at the White House could mean for the Great White North.

Michigan has flipped back to its Democratic blue roots, after 2016 saw the state go red by choosing a Republican president for the first time in 25 years. Jeff Semple looks at what motivated Michigan voters to revert.

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