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News | Politics | US election: What does Joe Biden's win mean for Brexit Britain and Europe?

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  Katya Adler 8-10 minutes - Source: BBC image copyrightEPA image captionPresident-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill greeting supporters in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday Fevered, divisive and emotional. These words accurately describe the US presidential election. But should they define the reaction of media pundits and politicians in Europe to the result? Will Joe Biden be good or bad for Brexit Britain? Might Washington now favour France and Germany? Could the UK be "punished" for Boris Johnson's amicable relationship with Donald Trump? These questions swirl around the UK press and social media. They are black and white questions, suggesting black and white answers. And we may have forgotten this after four years of Donald Trump in the White House and after the emotional Brexit vote in the UK - but mainstream politics are normally about shades of grey. Not acrimonious extremes. It is quite normal to work alongside former opponents or

News | Politics | US Election: US Election 2020: Biden and Trump hit swing states

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6-7 minutes - Source: BBC image copyrightReuters Donald Trump and Joe Biden have been travelling across the nation as the US election race enters its final hours. Republican President Trump, 74, visited five battleground states while his 77-year-old Democratic challenger spoke at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where the race also looks tight. Mr Biden, a former vice-president, has a healthy national lead in the latest polls ahead of Tuesday's election. But his advantage is narrower in key states which could decide the result. More than 90 million people have already cast their ballots in early voting, putting the country on course for its highest turnout in a century. In the US election, voters decide state-level contests rather than a overall single national one. To be elected US president, a candidate must win at least 270 votes in what's called the electoral college. Each US state gets a certain number of votes partly based on its population and