1. Senior Republicans have been responding in very different ways to Trump’s refusal to concede, his insistence the election was stolen without offering evidence and his refusal to co-operate with the transition. The BBC’s Ros Atkins has been examining them.Article share tools
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  2. Posted at 17:0217:02In case you’re just joining us…Ron Klain (L) and Joe Biden pictured in 2014ReutersCopyright: ReutersJoe Biden has named Ron Klain (L) as his chief of staffImage caption: Joe Biden has named Ron Klain (L) as his chief of staffIt’s been over a week since election day in the US, but the drama is far from over. Here’s a reminder of the top stories so far today:
    • President-elect Joe Biden has been speaking to foreign leaders by phone as he continues his preparations to take office in January
    • Biden has named Ron Klain, a veteran Washington insider, as his White House chief of staff. Klain has been a top aide to Biden and also served under President Barack Obama and Vice-President Al Gore
    • Donald Trump has still not admitted defeat and has vowed to continue legal action over the results of the 3 November election. However, his claims of election fraud have been unsubstantiated
    • The outcome of the races in Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina is still unclear, but Biden has already secured the 270 electoral votes needed to become president, according to BBC projections
    • The coronavirus pandemic continues to be a key issue in the US, with a record 140,000 new infections announced on WednesdayArticle share tools
  3. Posted at 16:4916:49The three states yet to be decidedtrump supporter outside voting centreReutersCopyright: ReutersTrump supporters demonstrate outside a vote counting centre in Phoenix, ArizonaImage caption: Trump supporters demonstrate outside a vote counting centre in Phoenix, ArizonaVote counting is continuing in three states where no result has yet been projected.Arizona – which some US networks have already called for Joe Biden – has 11 electoral college votesBiden is on 49.4% with 1,663,447 votesDonald Trump is on 49.1% with 1,651,812 votesSo far 99% of the votes has been counted.Georgia – where Biden has overtaken Trump – has 16 electoral college votesBiden is on 49.5% with 2,471,981 votesTrump is on 49.2% with 2,457,924 votesSo far 99% of the vote has been counted. On Wednesday Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said there would be a full manual recount of voting. However this will not prevent the state from certifying its results on 20 November, he said.North Carolina – where Trump is leading – has 15 electoral college votesTrump is on 50% with 2,736,881 votesBiden is on 48.7% with 2,663,605 votesSo far 98% of the vote has been counted. Thursday is the last day for postal votes postmarked by election day to arrive, US media report. More absentee ballots may also remain to be counted.


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