Internal documents released by Twitter CEO Elon Musk show that staff at the company suppressed posts discussing the October 2020 "New York Post" article on the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 United States presidential election.
President Trump tweets that he has fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. Esper had prepared a letter of resignation in the wake of the recent presidential election. National Counterterrorism Center director Christopher C. Miller has been named acting secretary.
Police, acting on a tip, investigate an alleged plot by a group to attack the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, where votes are being counted in the city. Two men have been taken into custody, and a weapon has been recovered.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden meet for the final debate before the election next month.
U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested November's presidential election could be postponed, saying increased postal voting could lead to fraud and inaccurate results. Under the U.S. Constitution, Trump does not have the authority to postpone the election himself; a delay would have to be approved by both houses of Congress.
Senator Bernie Sanders suspends his presidential campaign, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden as the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party for President in the general election.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says he will assess his presidential campaign after losing three more states (Florida, Illinois, and Arizona) to former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic primaries of the 2020 presidential election. Biden has 1,181 delegates, while Sanders has 885. The minimum required to win the nomination is 1,991.
The first nominating contest in the Democratic Party and Republican Party primaries takes place in the U.S. state of Iowa. Eleven Democratic Party candidates will challenge for 49 delegates, while incumbent President Donald Trump will face two Republican challengers for 40 delegates, regarding the 2020 United States presidential election
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Russian President Vladimir Putin and warns Russia to not interfere in the 2020 United States presidential election.
Former U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke from Texas announces he is running for the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 election.