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 U.S. election Congress results infographic
Graphic shows result of presidential election, Senate and House of Representatives.
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U.S. ELECTION

U.S. election Congress results

By Duncan Mil

November 9, 2020 - LAST UPDATED 09:40GMT: Democrat Vice President Joe Biden has defeated Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election. Victory in Pennsylvania and Nevada delivered 26 Electoral College votes, pushing him past the 270-vote threshold needed to take the White House. President Trump has vowed to file legal challenges.

Biden’s agenda in office may rest on his ability to work with Congress. In the U.S. Senate, Democrats -- with the support of two Independents -- and the Republicans each hold 48 seats in the 100-member Senate. The balance of power will be decided in January when Georgia has double run-off elections for its two seats.

In the House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on track to keep control but with a shrinking majority. Democrats lead with 211 to 197 seats with less than 30 seats to be declared.

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PUBLISHED: 09/11/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press
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