Thousands of flags flooding the National Mall is stunning, and the reason for them is moving
The "Field of Flags" is illuminated on the National Mall as the U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inauguration ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. One of the first glimpses of Biden’s inauguration was revealed Monday night, when thousands of U.S. state and territory flags were set across the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol with lights beaming on them. *Check out our art installation of nearly 200,000 state and territory flags accompanied by 56 pillars of light 🤩We can’t wait for this to be showcased on #InaugurationDay! It’s a stunning art installation, and people on Twitter are already praising it for being super creative and incredibly moving. On the National Mall, @BidenInaugural is currently lighting nearly 200,000 flags — one for each person who cannot attend the inauguration.
PHOTOS: A look through the past 40 years of inaugurations
What is to come on this year’s Inauguration Day is to be determined, but from President Donald Trump to President Ronald Reagan, let’s take a look at the past 40 years of inaugurations. Jan. 20, 2017: Inauguration Day for President Donald TrumpPeople gather on the National Mall on Inauguration Day Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (2017 Getty Images)The presidential motorcade drives down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (2017 Getty Images)Anti-Trump protesters stand during a demonstration on Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)American singer Aretha Franklin (1942 - 2018) performs at Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington D.C. on Jan. 20, 2009. Bush, during his Inaugural ceremonies in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2001.
Election results 2020: Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden: Where the presidential race stands right now
Trump has 214 electoral votes, and 71,188,847 votes. Still, with Biden winning the state of Pennsylvania on Saturday, the count of his electoral votes passed 270, making him the U.S. President-elect. Projections right now show Biden with 253 electoral votes compared to AP’s 264. Donald Trump stands at 214 electoral votes. The victory for Biden bumps him up to 248 electoral votes, while Trump has 214.
Election viewing party essentials
San Antonio – Stephanie Peña Frost from Princess and the Monkey has all the essentials needed to make your election viewing party a fun one. Next have a sweet snack ready with some popcorn covered in white chocolate drizzle and topped with red and blue sprinkles. Also add some election decor to your wine bottles with some custom made labels that can be found just about anywhere online. Finally, to pass the time while the votes come in and the polls are closing, get your guests thinking with some good old election trivia. For more great ideas from Princess and the Monkey Home Decor, head to her Facebook page.
Election results 2020: Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden. Who is winning battleground states?
Updated 11:30 a.m. Friday: Democrat Joe Biden is now leading President Donald Trump in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Georgia. By Friday morning, Biden overtook Trump in the number of ballots counted in the states, which Trump must win to have a shot at reelection. In Georgia, which has long been a Republican stronghold and another must-win for Trump, Biden leads by about 1,000 votes. Donald Trump stands at 214 electoral votes. Nevada, which has six electoral votes, is among the states Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016 that hasn’t yet been called.
Election results 2020: Who is winning Texas? Presidential results mapped from all 254 counties for Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden
Find other election results Type to search all races...President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling for the U.S. presidency on Nov. 3, 2020. Election results will start coming in at 7 p.m. CST. The last time a Democrat won Texas in a presidential election was Jimmy Carter 1976. Mitt Romney won Texas by nearly 16 percentage points in 2012, but that number dropped to nine percentage points in 2016. Editor’s note: Get more election results on our homepage and Vote 2020 page.
Election results 2020: Who is winning the presidential election? Track electoral votes for Trump, Biden from all 50 states
In Georgia, which has long been a Republican stronghold and another must-win for Trump, Biden leads by about 1,000 votes. ABC has not yet projected Biden as the winner in Arizona, which is why their projections right now show Biden with 253 electoral votes compared to AP’s 264. As of Friday morning, there’s no definitive winner in:Georgia - 16 electoral votesPennsylvania - 20 electoral votesArizona - 11 electoral votesNevada - 6 electoral votesNorth Carolina - 15 electoral votesCan’t see the interactive map? Nevada, which has six electoral votes, is among the states Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016 that hasn’t yet been called. The victory for Biden bumps him up to 248 electoral votes, while Trump has 214.
Trump, Biden supporters push for unity in anticipation of presidential election results
San Antonio – Several voters in support of President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, let their voices be heard at the Cowboys Dancehall Sunday afternoon. I wanted to see it if it was like on TV with the violent clashes between Biden and Trump supporters. We need God back in our country and I believe most Trump supporters stand on the word of God and this country’s principals.”“I am voting for Joe Biden,” Fabian Jalomo said. “One thing we can agree on, whether you are on the side of Trump or Biden, we need unity, and we want our country to be blessed,” Comparin said. “Go America!”RELATED: Democratic, Republican representatives join Leading SA to discuss general election, early voting turnouts
Let it flow: Trump Administration eases showerhead rules
WASHINGTON The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough. Since 1992, federal law has dictated that new showerheads shouldnt pour more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute (9.5 liters). As newer shower fixtures came out with multiple nozzles, the Obama administration defined the showerhead restrictions to apply to what comes out in total. The new proposal Wednesday would allow each nozzle to spray as much as 2.5 gallons, not just the overall showerhead. Appliance and plumbing energy and water conservation standards save consumers about $500 a year on energy bills, deLaski said.
FIFA to AP: Infantino should remain president during probe
LONDON Gianni Infantino can remain FIFA president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world football's governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino's conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the country's attorney general who has been leading a sprawling investigation into football corruption. There is nothing preventing the president from performing his duties, FIFA said in a statement to the AP. The FIFA president is subject to a criminal investigation by the Swiss judicial authorities," FIFA said, but he has not been charged nor is he guilty of anything. FIFA is convinced that at the end of the current investigations it will be confirmed that the FIFA president didnt do anything wrong by performing his fiduciary duties and meeting the attorney general of Switzerland, FIFA said.
Is it safe to take hydroxychloroquine?
SAN ANTONIO – President Donald Trump has said he is taking hydroxychloroquine, a drug commonly used to treat lupus or malaria, as a preventive measure to battle COVID-19. KSAT viewers wanted us to ask local Doctor Ruth Berggren from UT Health, “Is this a good idea”? “We only use prescription medication when we know that the benefits are going to outweigh the risks and the public needs to know the risks of hydroxychloroquine are not trivial,” Berggren said. Until that happens, I do not recommend that people take this drug,” Berggren said. Watch anchor Steve Spriester ask local leaders your questions weeknights at 6 p.m. on KSAT12 and 9 p.m. on KSAT-TV and KSAT.com.