Democrat Joe Biden has been declared president-elect, but President Donald Trump is challenging the result, alleging electoral fraud.
The Trump campaign – yet to provide any strong evidence of fraud – is pursuing lawsuits in several key states.
Individual states would usually handle any such lawsuits, but US attorney general William Barr has allowed federal prosecutors to probe the allegations.
Meanwhile as preparations for a Biden presidency gain momentum in the US, there will inevitably be interest in who the president-elect will be inviting as VIP guests to his inauguration in January.
In India, this has prompted widespread social media speculation, not least because of Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris’s Indian heritage as her mother was born in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Several users on Twitter and Facebook have been saying former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh – now a senior figure in India’s main opposition party – has been invited as the “chief guest” to the inauguration. END