Photos: Timeline of 2020 US presidential election

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 The 2020 US presidential election was held on Nov. 3, 2020. Democrat Joe Biden (L) defeated incumbent president Donald Trump in a resounding victory. Scroll through for a quick recap of the events, including the unprecendented events at the US Capitol just days before the inauguration. (Reuters)
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The 2020 US presidential election was held on Nov. 3, 2020. Democrat Joe Biden (L) defeated incumbent president Donald Trump in a resounding victory. Scroll through for a quick recap of the events, including the unprecendented events at the US Capitol just days before the inauguration. (Reuters)

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 President Donald Trump officially filed paperwork for his re-election campaign on his inauguration day on Jan. 20, 2017. (Image: Reuters)
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President Donald Trump officially filed paperwork for his re-election campaign on his inauguration day on Jan. 20, 2017. (Image: Reuters)

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 Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney was the first Democrat to join the race. He filed his nomination in July 2017.  However, he suspended his campaign on Jan. 31, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney was the first Democrat to join the race. He filed his nomination in July 2017.  However, he suspended his campaign on Jan. 31, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy on Feb. 19, 2019. (Image: Reuters)
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy on Feb. 19, 2019. (Image: Reuters)

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 Senator of California, Kamala Harris, announced her presidential candidacy in January 2019. But she dropped out of the race in December 2019 due to lack of funds. (Image: Reuters)
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Senator of California, Kamala Harris, announced her presidential candidacy in January 2019. But she dropped out of the race in December 2019 due to lack of funds. (Image: Reuters)

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 Former vice president Joe Biden joined the presidential race on April 25, 2019. (AP Photo)
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Former vice president Joe Biden joined the presidential race on April 25, 2019. (AP Photo)

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 President Trump officially launched his campaign with a rally in Orlando, Florida, on June 18, 2019. (AP Photo)
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President Trump officially launched his campaign with a rally in Orlando, Florida, on June 18, 2019. (AP Photo)

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 Former U.S. congressman Joe Walsh (L) and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld joined the race to challenge Trump for the Republican nomination. The former ended his run in February 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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Former U.S. congressman Joe Walsh (L) and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld joined the race to challenge Trump for the Republican nomination. The former ended his run in February 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, too, entered the race officially on Nov. 25, 2019. (Image: Reuters)
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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, too, entered the race officially on Nov. 25, 2019. (Image: Reuters)

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 After a string of primaries, Biden formally won the Democratic Party nomination to take on Trump on June 5, 2020. Biden said:
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After a string of primaries, Biden formally won the Democratic Party nomination to take on Trump on June 5, 2020. Biden said: "It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party." (Image: AP Photo)

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 Kamala Harris was announced as Biden's running mate on Aug. 11, 2020. (Image: AP Photo)
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Kamala Harris was announced as Biden's running mate on Aug. 11, 2020. (Image: AP Photo)

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 Vice president Mike Pence was announced as Trump's running mate. (Image: Reuters)
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Vice president Mike Pence was announced as Trump's running mate. (Image: Reuters)

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 The general election took place on Nov. 3, 2020. By Nov. 7, most national media organizations projected that Biden had clinched the electoral votes to be named the US president-elect. Receiving over 81 million votes, Biden got the most votes ever in a US presidential election. (AP Photo)
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The general election took place on Nov. 3, 2020. By Nov. 7, most national media organizations projected that Biden had clinched the electoral votes to be named the US president-elect. Receiving over 81 million votes, Biden got the most votes ever in a US presidential election. (AP Photo)

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 By Dec. 9, election results across all states were certified. The presidential electors formally cast their votes on Dec. 14. However, the day the votes were to be counted by Congress, the US Capitol was stormed by Trump supporters on Jan. 6. It was witness to a major unprecedented chaos, which also resulted in the death of a few civilians. (Image: Reuters)
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By Dec. 9, election results across all states were certified. The presidential electors formally cast their votes on Dec. 14. However, the day the votes were to be counted by Congress, the US Capitol was stormed by Trump supporters on Jan. 6. It was witness to a major unprecedented chaos, which also resulted in the death of a few civilians. (Image: Reuters)

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 Not deterred by the events, Congress resumed work and certified the final Electoral College vote -Biden receiving 306 votes and Trump 232. Finally, on Jan. 7, Trump conceded defeat and promised orderly transition. (Image: Twitter)
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Not deterred by the events, Congress resumed work and certified the final Electoral College vote -Biden receiving 306 votes and Trump 232. Finally, on Jan. 7, Trump conceded defeat and promised orderly transition. (Image: Twitter)

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 President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will formally be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021. (Image: Reuters)
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President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will formally be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021. (Image: Reuters)

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