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2020 US election: Trump wins WV, IN, KY and Biden wins VT, VA


The elections in Georgia and most of Florida – two major battlefield states – ended as an election year like no other year has ended.

Five states – Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia – had their polls closed at 7:00 p.m. EST, along with most of Florida, where the panhandle portion of the state closes at 8:00 p.m.

Donald Trump took in Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia as he expected, and Joe Biden took in Vermont, also expected, and Virginia.

Trump and Biden are neck to neck in Florida and Ohio right now.

These were the first states to be named in the 2020 presidential election where traditional campaigns were hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump won eight votes from Kentucky, five from West Virginia and eleven from Indiana, while Biden got three for Vermont.

A long night is expected and a final result may not be known for a few days as a large number of Americans voted to mail in due to the coronavirus.

Arizona, Iowa, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin are among the states to watch.

The winner of some of these states may not be known for days. The Supreme Court extended the deadlines in North Carolina and Pennsylvania to allow officials there to accept postal ballots, a blow to Republicans.

In particular, President Trump railed against the Pennsylvania decision and threatened legal action in the state against controversial ballot papers.

It is unclear how Trump will win a second term with Florida and Pennsylvania.

It takes 270 votes to win the presidency.

"We believe this is a close race," said Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien on Tuesday evening when he called reporters. “We believe that every voice will play a role. There will be a turnout. We think we are better positioned in this type of campaign. & # 39;

There have been reports of long queues for polls across the country. As long as voters stand in line at the time of the election, they can vote.

Biden refused to tell how the night would go and told reporters outside a community center in Delaware Tuesday that he was "superstitious" when making predictions but remained "hopeful".

"The things that are happening are a good sign for the grassroots who supported me – but we'll see," he said.

But he noted that because of the large number of states, things were "so unsafe".

Donald Trump was recording Kentucky, West Virginia, and Indiana as he expected when the first polls ended. Trump won eight votes from Kentucky, five from West Virginia and eleven from Indiana

Joe Biden took Vermont, which was expected, and received three votes for the electoral college. He also took Virginia with 13 electoral college votes

Joe Biden took Vermont, which was expected, and received three votes for the electoral college. He also took Virginia with 13 electoral college votes

Biden and Trump switched back and forth between leadership in Florida, although early buzz from Miami-Dade seemed like trouble for Biden as Trump courted the Latino population, particularly in Miami's Cuban communities.

He hosted a midnight rally in the Miami area on Sunday, which was attended by an estimated 12,000 supporters.

CNN reported that Biden undercut Clinton's Miami-Dade totals by more than 5%.

Palm Beach Counties and Broward Counties north of Miami seemed more fertile for Biden. In Hillsborough Counties and Pinellas Counties, where Tampa and St. Petersburg are located, Biden outperformed Clinton in 2016.

In Florida, a machine recount is triggered when the gap between candidates is no more than 0.5 percent of the total votes.

Both Biden and Donald Trump have viewed Pennsylvania as one of the key swing states in the White House race.

Pennsylvania has a significant 20 electoral votes, meaning both Republicans and Democrats – as well as pollsters – believe that the state's outcome could determine the entire race.

There are growing concerns that Trump will declare victory in the state long before the votes are counted, or that he will try to stop the mail-in vote counting after election day.

It is believed that due to Trump's constant rhetoric that the process is "rigged", Democrats are more likely to vote by postal vote.

Trump won the state in 2016 by less than a point over Hillary Clinton. However, the latest polls show that Biden is around 5 points ahead.

Biden has campaigned more often in the state than any other battlefield state, and Trump has also focused heavily on gathering support in the state.

Nearly 100 million Americans across the country voted early, and now voters must quit on election day.

Biden stepped into Election Day with multiple avenues to victory, while Trump, who was catching up in a number of battlefield states, had a narrower but still feasible path to getting 270 votes for the electoral college.

Control of the Senate is also at stake: Democrats had to win three seats if Biden wanted to capture the White House and take control of all of Washington for the first time in a decade.

If Biden loses to Trump, the Democrats can still take control of the Senate if they take four Republican seats.

In the meantime, the house is expected to remain under democratic control.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden walks through the crowd outside his home with his grandchildren in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Election Day.

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden walks through the crowd outside his parents' home with his grandchildren in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA on election day.

Biden started election day Tuesday by attending morning mass and visiting his son Beau's grave in Delaware (pictured)

Biden started election day Tuesday by attending morning mass and visiting his son Beau's grave in Delaware (pictured)

President Donald Trump sent mixed messages when he believes the election winner will be known when he told a staff room at his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, “Losing is never easy. Not for me it's not & # 39;

President Donald Trump sent mixed messages when he believes the election winner will be known when he told a staff room at his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, “Losing is never easy. Not for me it's not & # 39;

Trump admitted on Tuesday that he is not mindful of losing when he rattled off confusing news about when he expected the election winner to become known to states about the results.

Biden left a poignant message on the wall of the living room of his parents' house that read, "From this house to the White House by the grace of God"

Biden left a poignant message on the wall of the living room of his parents' house that read, "From this house to the White House by the grace of God"

“I am not yet thinking about a concession or acceptance speech. Hopefully we'll just do one of those two, ”Trump told reporters as he visited his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia on Tuesday afternoon while voters across the country lined up to cast their ballots.

"And you know it is easy to win," continued the President. & # 39; Losing is never easy. Not for me, it isn't. & # 39;

The president was accompanied by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, his chief of staff Mark Meadows, and a very well-dressed Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior adviser.

There were reports over the weekend that Trump was preparing to declare victory tonight before a winner is officially named – but the president denied this, claiming the reports were "false".

Just hours before the polls were closed, Joe Biden spoke to a large crowd of supporters in Philadelphia.

This was the second stop on a tour of two cities in Pennsylvania on Tuesday as the Democrat plays one final piece for the battlefield state where pollsters and both parties believe the White House race may be won or lost.

On his first stop, he visited his parents' home in Scranton on Tuesday morning, where he left a poignant message on the living room wall.

The Democratic candidate wrote the message "from this House to the White House by the grace of God" along with his signature and the date of the 59th US presidential election.

Biden was then bullied by a large crowd of supporters who had gathered outside for a demonstration of support – a far cry from the smaller turnouts at the socially distant rallies he held throughout the campaign season.

INDIANA

Mike Pence casts his ballot next to Second Lady Karen Pence at the Marion County Clerk office in Indianapolis, Indiana during the US presidential election

Mike Pence casts his ballot next to Second Lady Karen Pence at the Marion County Clerk office in Indianapolis, Indiana during the US presidential election

Voters wait in line to vote early as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence vote in person at the Marion County Clerk office in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, in the October 23rd presidential election

Voters wait in line to vote early as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence vote in person at the Marion County Clerk office in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, in the October 23rd presidential election

Trump supporters gather in the parking lot of the Regal Greenwood & RPX cinema two days before the 2020 election to drive to a Trump Parade caravan around Interstate 465

Trump supporters gather in the parking lot of the Regal Greenwood & RPX cinema two days before the 2020 election to drive to a Trump Parade caravan around Interstate 465

A protester dressed as a Handmaids Tale figure outside the Marion County Clerk office where US Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will vote in the US presidential election on October 23

A protester dressed as a Handmaids Tale figure outside the Marion County Clerk office where US Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will vote in the US presidential election on October 23

Biden gave an embarrassing gape during his final pit stop when he introduced his granddaughter Finnegan as his late son Beau Biden, then called her by her cousin's name Natalie, before finally correctly introducing Natalie as Beau's daughter to a crowd of Philadelphia followers.

"This is my son Beau Biden, whom many of you helped elect to the Delaware Senate," he said, putting his arm around Finnegan's shoulder.

Then he continued the slip by calling her Natalie and saying she was Beau's daughter. Natalie, 16, is Beau's daughter, while Finnegan, 20, is actually the daughter of Biden's other son, Hunter.

"This is my granddaughter, Natalie," Biden continued before saying, "No, wait, we got the wrong one."

Then he finally put his arm around Natalie's shoulder, who was standing nearby, and said correctly: "This is Natalie, this is Beau's daughter."

Biden's trip to Scranton came after he began Election Day by attending morning mass and visiting Beau's grave at St. Joseph On's Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife Jill and teenage granddaughters Finnegan and Natalie would have.

The family attended brief mass at their local church before visiting the grave of Biden's late son Beau, a war veteran and Attorney General of Delaware, who was buried there after his death in 2015 from brain cancer.

Biden's late first wife, Neilia, and young daughter, Naomi, who both died in a car accident in 1972, are also buried in the cemetery.

Biden and Finnegan crossed their arms and she eventually put her arm around her grandfather as they took a moment for his grave.

Finnegan's message to the American people was visible to all as she wore a face mask with the word "Vote" on it and what appeared to be Stuart Weitzman 5050 "Vote" black boots, valued at $ 695.

FLORIDA

Mel Case holds a Trump flag with fellow supporters on election night on San Jose Boulevard off Lakewood in Jacksonville, Florida

Mel Case holds a Trump flag with fellow supporters on election night on San Jose Boulevard off Lakewood in Jacksonville, Florida

An election worker assists a voter with her postal ballot paper at an official Miami-Dade County ballot box in the Miami-Dade County Electoral Department in Miami, Florida

An election worker assists a voter with her postal ballot paper at an official Miami-Dade County ballot box in the Miami-Dade County Electoral Department in Miami, Florida

Election workers open ballots at the Palm Beach County election office during the 2020 US presidential election in West Palm Beach, Florida

Election workers open ballots at the Palm Beach County election office during the 2020 US presidential election in West Palm Beach, Florida

Trump said & # 39; Fox & Friends & # 39; in a call-in interview on Tuesday morning that he would "only declare victory if there is a win".

During his visit to the suburbs of Washington DC, which was broadcast live on television, Trump told a staff room that the election winner was to be determined on Tuesday and again railed against postal ballots.

"When will we know a winner and should every vote be counted, no matter how long it takes?" A reporter gathered for the short trip across the DC border asked the president.

“Well, I think you may know tonight, depending on the extent of a victory. I think you might know tonight, ”Trump said.

"I think the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling was unfortunate because I think we should know what happened that night," he said. “Let people put their ballots in earlier. But you have to have numbers, you can delay these things for many days and maybe weeks. You can't do that. The whole world is waiting, this country is waiting – but the whole world is waiting. & # 39;

"You have to have a date, and the date happens to be November 3rd," Trump repeated. "And we should have the right to know who won on November 3rd."

"You should put the ballot in earlier, there is no reason why you can't put the ball in a few weeks early, a week early," he said. "I think it's a very dangerous decision for a country to be dangerous in many ways, in many ways."

GEORGIA

Voting rights attorney Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters in the Kirkwood neighborhood near a DeKalb County constituency in Atlanta, Georgia on election day

Voting rights attorney Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters in the Kirkwood neighborhood near a DeKalb County constituency in Atlanta, Georgia on election day

Senator Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., Who is running for re-election, gestures on her way to a private jet after a campaign rally at Cobb County International Airport on election day

Senator Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., Who is running for re-election, gestures as she breaks out on a private jet after a campaign rally at Cobb County International Airport on election day

An election worker sorts the voting material in the Park Tavern in Atlanta

An election worker sorts the voting material in the Park Tavern in Atlanta

VIRGINIA

US President Donald Trump speaks as he visits his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia

US President Donald Trump speaks as he visits his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia

A voter shows her ID to polling station workers next to a mannequin (L) at a polling station at a fire station in Purcellville, Virginia

A voter shows her ID to polling station workers next to a mannequin (L) at a polling station at a fire station in Purcellville, Virginia

Betty Holland, 76, left, checks in to vote with election officer Dawn Erdman in the South Roanoke ward at Crystal Spring Elementary School on Election Day in Roanoke, Virginia

Betty Holland, 76, left, checks in to vote with election officer Dawn Erdman in the South Roanoke Ward at Crystal Spring Elementary School on Election Day in Roanoke, Virginia

The president is particularly angry with the swing state of Pennsylvania, which could determine the election result.

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Pennsylvania Democrats, who, due to the influx of postal ballot papers that year, introduced a new policy that allowed the state electoral board to count votes received up to three days after election day.

Trump says this is just a cover for Democrats to try to "steal" the elections through fraud.

The court also ruled that North Carolina, another swing state – slightly less momentous than Keystone State – has up to eight days after the election to collect and count ballots until Tuesday, November 3rd , were postmarked.

"And a lot of gimmicks, a lot of bad things happen to ballots when you say," Oh, let's devote days and days and all of a sudden the number of ballots changes. "

Trump has constantly pondered how the rest of the election should progress, claiming he would announce the results on election night but promised to start litigation that could hold up the results.

The president predicted that he would win by an even bigger margin than in 2016, but said he would only declare that he won "if there is a win".

"So my last number was 306," Trump said when the Fox & Friends panel asked him how many electoral college votes he earned.

"I ended up with 306, which was good numbers – 223-306," he said of the 2016 result against Hillary Clinton – but the Democratic nominee actually earned 232, not 223.

"And that was a big number," said the president. “And I think we'll top it. I'll leave it at that. I think we will top it. & # 39;

KENTUCKY

A polling officer speaks to a voter at the polling station of the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage on November 3, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky

A polling officer speaks to a voter at the polling station of the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage on November 3, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky

Voters cast their ballots at Stamping Ground Elementary in Stamping Ground, Kentucky

Voters cast their ballots at Stamping Ground Elementary in Stamping Ground, Kentucky

SOUTH CAROLINA

Voters wait in line to cast ballots outside the Savannah Grove Baptist Church on November 3, 2020 in Effingham, South Carolina

Voters wait in line to cast ballots outside the Savannah Grove Baptist Church on November 3, 2020 in Effingham, South Carolina

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham reacts after electronically marking his ballot as he votes in the general election on election day at the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department in Seneca, S.C.

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham reacts after electronically marking his ballot as he votes in the general election on election day at the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department in Seneca, S.C.

Voters wait in line to cast ballots at the Savannah Grove Baptist Church in Effingham, South Carolina

Voters wait in line to cast ballots at the Savannah Grove Baptist Church in Effingham, South Carolina

Speaking hoarsely and 45 minutes later than planned after arriving at the White House around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, he expressed confidence that he can win.

According to the Cook Political Report, Trump currently holds likely around 163 electoral college votes from those states that are solid, probable, and slim Republican. If he won all of the votes of the state electoral college that counts as a "roll," his total would rise to 248.

This means he would have to get 58 votes from solid, probable, or lean Democrats to hit the threshold at which he won in 2016.

When asked during the draft interview when Trump was going to declare that he won the election, the president said, "Only if there is a victory."

“I mean, there is no reason to play games. And I think we will get the win, ”he said during his interview where he could be heard but not seen.

"I see this as a very solid chance of winning," he continued. "I don't know what the odds are – I don't know how they rate the odds, but I think we have a very solid chance of winning."

VERMONT

Ragi Patel of Bellows Fall, Vt., Casts her vote as her 8-year-old son Rushi watches at the Bellows Falls polling station

Ragi Patel of Bellows Fall, Vt., Casts her vote as her 8-year-old son Rushi watches at the Bellows Falls polling station

Town clerk Bobbi Brimblecombe (left) and assistant Winnie Valenza (right) process the election on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, in Marshfield, Vermont. The city set up a drive-through vote with election officials and volunteers working in a heated tent

Town clerk Bobbi Brimblecombe (left) and assistant Winnie Valenza (right) process the election on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, in Marshfield, Vermont. The city set up a drive-through vote with election officials and volunteers working in a heated tent

Reports came out over the weekend claiming the president had extensively discussed his plans for election night. This also includes the early declaration of victory.

Sunday's Axios report said Trump privately discussed in Delta plans to take the podium on Tuesday and declare that he won before the official electoral college results are released.

Trump denied the claims, saying "No, no, that was a false report" on Sunday after landing in North Carolina for his third rally of the day.

The president on Tuesday touted his hectic campaign schedule in the days leading up to election day, which included 14 rallies in three days. And the massive crowds, which regularly include thousands of loyalists, are proof that he will win re-election.

"There was no small event – anywhere, no matter where we went," Trump said of his rallies in the days leading up to the elections.

"I really did six yesterday," he said. “Because he left until two in the morning from the day before. So I got up and did one at 8am. & # 39;

During his rally in Michigan on Monday – the last before election day – Trump told the crowd, "I think we will win everything. I think tomorrow will be one of the greatest victories in history. & # 39;

"This is not the amount of someone who is going to lose the state of Michigan," he said of the state of the rust belt. "This isn't the crowd of a runner-up."

Get ready for the most thrilling election in history: your hourly guide on what to expect when America chooses between Donald Trump and Joe Biden

2020 election night is unlike any American before – with the presidency in balance and a record number of votes counted in the teeth of the COVID pandemic.

Once the polls are complete, the potential for chaos and crisis will only begin. Here is DailyMail.com's hourly guide on what to look out for as the US decides whether and who to be Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the White House Senate controls.

All times are EST.

6 p.m.

Initial polls in parts of Indiana and Kentucky will be closed.

19 o'clock

All polls close in Georgia, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia. The rest of the Indiana and Kentucky polls will be closed. Florida polls, except for those in the Panhandle, which is located in Central Time, are closing.

WHAT TO SEE

EXIT POLLS: Initial polls on the exit could be done in minutes – but in a pandemic year it's unclear how precise they will be, with at least 93 million voting ahead of time or by postal vote. A large turnout in Georgia could mean the lines are still outside the polling stations – an issue that weighed on them in the recent election.

7.30 p.m.

All polls close in North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia

WHAT TO SEE

NORTH CAROLINA – TRUMP WON IN 2016

Initial results will be available within minutes – but they can be very small percentages of the total vote. North Carolina estimates that about 80 percent of its votes will be counted on election night, starting with the personal area code sums and the postal ballot papers received by November 2nd. In the hours following the polls, the state will personally report the votes votes on election day. The state allows postal ballot papers to be submitted until November 12th. If so, it may take several days for a final result to be announced.

Polls in North Carolina have repeatedly switched between Trump and Biden. Trump won the state in 2016. An Emerson poll that ended the poll on Oct. 30 shows the candidates are bound. The Real Clear Politics poll average has Trump a tiny 0.5 percent lead. The race in the Senate is just as closely fought. Republican Thom Tillis hopes to hold out, but Democrat Cal Cunningham rose 2.2% on the latest average, despite admitting sexting a woman who was not his wife.

Could it be the end: South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham finds himself in the battle of his political life with Jamie Harrison

Could it be the end: South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham finds himself in the battle of his political life with Jamie Harrison

SOUTH CAROLINA – REPUBLICANS DEFENDING A SENATE

Not in the game for the presidential election – but a highly competitive Senate race could end Republican Lindsey Graham's career and replace Democrat Jaime Harrison. Graham was three to six points ahead in the last three polls, but Harrison funded him tens of millions of dollars and there have been too few polls to make sure Graham is safe. The state says it will start reporting from about

EXIT POLLS: Polls for the swing states of North Carolina and Ohio are expected now. Biden's campaign believes Ohio can turn it around, even though it went 8.3% to Trump in 2016. His Republican governor predicts an extremely close Trump victory.

8 p.m.

All polls close in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington, DC. Most polls close in Texas and Michigan. Central time polls close in Kansas, North and South Dakota. Remaining polls, in Central Time in the Panhandle, close in Florida.

WHAT TO SEE

Must Win: Barack Obama held a rally in Miami Monday night to support the state's Latino and black voters

Must Win: Barack Obama held a rally in Miami Monday night to support the state's Latino and black voters

FLORIDA – TRUMP WON 2016

The first official results are expected within minutes of Panhandle's surveys being completed – and give an indication of how the multi-year swing state has gone. Florida is used to processing large numbers of postal ballot papers. Early voting numbers are also posted quickly. These numbers are followed by a personal vote. But officials believe they will still count in the daylight on Wednesday.

Biden could have an early head start in this state and see it decrease as the night progresses. He's only one point ahead of the Real Clear Politics survey average in Trump's adopted country. A significant portion of Florida’s results should be reported by 8:30 p.m. – so the state will at least state whether one or the other candidate can expect a blowout

OHIO – TRUMP WON 2016

The first results could already be announced at 8 p.m. Districts must announce the results of all postal ballot papers received by election day and any early votes. You can then start counting the ballots cast on election day and these will be updated overnight. The number of pending postal ballots is reported on election night, which means the number of crunchers can determine if there are enough pending ballots to influence the president's race. Ballot papers postmarked November 2nd can be counted until November 13th – a clear result can therefore take more than a week

Recent Ohio polls gave Trump a small edge in the state he won against Clinton in 2016, which President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden conducted in 2008 and 2012. The survey average by Real Clear Politics shows Trump 1.4 points ahead.

OTHER: The Associated Press, Reuters, and TV networks are likely to release a rapid-fire statement of the likely winners in a number of states shortly after 8 p.m. – but it's likely just already considered to be certain Republican or Democratic.

8.30 p.m.

Arkansas polls close

9 p.m.

All polls close in Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Remaining polls close in Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas

WHAT TO SEE

In Trouble: Kelly Loeffler was called to the Senate to fill Republican Johnny Isakson's seat, but the best she can hope for in the recent polls is a runoff in January

In Trouble: Kelly Loeffler was called to the Senate to fill Republican Johnny Isakson's seat, but the best she can hope for in the recent polls is a runoff in January

GEORGIA – WON TRUMP IN 2016, REPUBLICANS DEFENDING TWO SENATE SEATS

It is expected that Georgia will take around two hours to start reporting on the results. The state was allowed to begin processing postal ballot papers on October 19. After legal challenges, postal ballot papers had to be returned at the time the surveys were completed – not just by post. The only exception are Georgian voters living abroad.

Polls show an extremely close race with Trump by 0.2 percent in the survey average of Real Clear Politics. At the height of Biden's support in mid-October, he was only two points clear.

But there are two other races that could shape the Senate. Republican Kelly Loeffler is running for the seat she was named in a three-way battle: She faces Republican Dan Collins and Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock. Warnock will need 50% for an overall win or the race will go to the top 2 runoff. According to surveys, it was between 34 and 46 percent, which is not enough for a knockout, while it is unclear who is in second place between Collins and Loeffler.

Unusually, the other Senate seat is also involved, with Republican David Perdue running for another term and could have problems with Democrat Jon Ossoff, who has risen an average of 0.7% in a formerly safe Republican state. Both Republican incumbents have been looking into potential insider trading – which they have been exempted from – but realistically, both races will likely turn into a January runoff that could determine who controls the Senate.

TEXAS – TRUMP WON IN 2016, REPUBLICANS DEFENDING A SENATE SEAT

It is possible that the query from Texas gave an indication of the race there as it will be completely closed. But what happens next is unknown. Texas allowed mail-in votes to be counted prior to election day, so the Lone Star state expects to hear these results and vote in person on election night. Postal ballot papers have until November 4th at 5 p.m. So if the state is very close, there could be waiting times in the end. The way the results are reported could show a Biden and then a Trump swing – with a boost for Biden at the end of the remaining mail-in ballots.

The Real Clear Politics survey average gives Trump an advantage of 1.2 points in the historically red state. Two polls – an Emerson and a Quinnipiac poll – from October showed the candidates were bound. For most of the race, however, Trump was firmer up front, and a poll here and there showed the state is going blue. Officials expect a quick count and results. In 2016, the winner was announced shortly after midnight – Trump won the state by nine points. A close race, however, will slow the Associated Press, Reuters, and television networks' ability to call the race.

In the Senate, John Cornyn seeks a fourth term as a Republican. He votes ahead of Trump and averages 6.8% above Democratic challenger M.J. Hegar. If Cornyn lost it would be a sign that Texas is officially a purple state.

OTHER: Safe states, including New York, are likely to get quick calls from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Biden's numbers are set to rise more than Trump's at this point, thanks to 29 voters in New York and 20 in Illinois. Shortly after 9 p.m., both election campaigns will likely have more than 100 electoral college votes in their column.

10:00 PM

Polls close in Iowa, Montana, Nevada, and Utah. Mountain time polls are closing in Idaho and Oregon.

WHAT TO SEE

Campaign: Gabrielle Giffords speaks for her husband Mark Kelly, who beats Republican-appointed Senator Martha McSally in Arizona polls

Campaign: Gabrielle Giffords speaks for her husband Mark Kelly, who beats Republican-appointed Senator Martha McSally in Arizona polls

ARIZONA – TRUMP WON IN 2016, REPUBLICANS DEFENDING A SENATE SEAT

The state expects the district's first registration numbers to be around 10 p.m. Early and postal ballot papers submitted over the weekend have been pre-counted and these results will be announced quickly. The ballot papers submitted on election day are also expected to take place on Tuesday evening – historically the state counts quickly. However, it can take several days for the last minute postal vote to be tabulated, with Thursday or Friday being considered realistic. Biden has been a few points ahead of Trump in Arizona for months, but a Trafalgar Group poll and a Rasmussen poll showed Trump 3 and 4 points in late October, possibly suggesting a narrowing of the race. The Real Clear Politics survey average has Biden 1 point ahead.

The Senate seat to which Martha McSally was appointed also plays a role here: that of John McCain. The Democrat Mark Kelly, a former astronaut who is married to Gabrielle Giffords. The former congressman was seriously injured in mass shootings, but is consistently ahead of the polls by 6.2% on average. Flipping McCain's seat would be a major blow to Republicans and would suggest that Arizona is not only purple but blue too.

ALABAMA: DEMOCRATS DEFENDING A SENATE SEAT

Alabama says to expect all results on election night.

The ruby ​​state's Senate seat went to Democrat Doug Jones in a special election in 2017. Republicans saw a vote collapse when the already controversial candidate Roy Moore was hit by allegations of inappropriate behavior towards teenage girls, which he denies. Jones won 1.5% and now faces Tommy Tuberville, a former Auburn University coach. Limited polls gave the Republican an 11-point lead in October.

MONTANA – REPUBLICANS DEFENDING A SENATE SEAT

Not competitive for Trump and Biden, but Democratic Governor Steve Bullock is running for the Senate against Republican incumbent Steve Daines. In this tiny state, polls were relatively rare. The three most recent polls all point to a close race. Bullock is either three points behind Daines, three points ahead, or one point ahead.

10:30 p.m.

WHAT TO SEE

WISCONSIN – WON TRUMP 2016

First results will be published immediately, with Washington County, which is largely rural but has a few suburbs from Milwaukee, likely to be the first to be fully declared. The final results are expected by 7 a.m. in the heavily Democratic Milwaukee County. The Supreme Court has prevented ballot papers from being counted after November 2nd, meaning a full count by Wednesday is realistic.

Trump only took Wisconsin 0.8% in one of the 2016 riots that cost Clinton the White House. Trump has repeatedly held rallies there – including in Kenosha on Monday evening (right). The state has been one of the worst hit by the coronavirus in recent weeks, but Trump continues to believe that he can repeat the surprise of 2016. His survey average there has been bad since the summer and Biden is now 6.6% higher.

11:00 p.m.

Polls in California and Washington state; and Pacific Time polls in Oregon and Idaho.

WHAT TO SEE

MINNESOTA – CLINTON WON IN 2016, DEMOCRATS DEFENDING A SENATE SEAT

Now expect an idea of ​​the direction of Minnesota. Minnesota gave itself two weeks to begin the postal ballot count. The results should therefore be available on November 3rd. The state ballot papers had to be returned by election day, which could also speed up the process.

Polls have never shown Trump before Biden, despite the fact that the president played a piece for the blue state anyway, suggesting its demographics are similar to Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, where he won the White House in 2016. The Real Clear Politics survey average has Biden 4.3 points ahead.

Democratic Senator Tina Smith is seeking re-election with a challenge to Republican Jason Lewis. She asked an average of five points from the challenger, who had to stop the campaign for much of the past week due to emergency hernia surgery.

NEBRASKA – TRUMP WON SINGLE COLLEAGUE IN 2016

Nebraska began counting its postal ballot papers before election day, and postal ballots had to be returned by November 3rd. So the expectation is that the results will be published quickly. Nebraska divides its votes for the electoral college so that each congressional district has one. Only one is competitive – Nebraska-02, which represents Omaha and its suburbs. It was only about two points for Trump last time and the few polls are sure to get Biden up three points – although Democrats believe it could be more. Trump fought in Omaha hoping to keep the vote because in a close fight this could be crucial. Nebraska is usually relatively quick and all results are due by midnight. So make sure it is known now.

COLORADO: REPUBLICANS DEFENDING A SENATE

Most of Colorado was already mailed, so it expects the effects of the pandemic to be easier to manage than some states. Partial results are uploaded approximately every 90 minutes, so the first should now be safely processed.

Cory Gardner, the seated Republican senator, faces popular former Democratic governor John Hickenlooper. In October there were only two polls in which Hickenlooper scored eight or nine points each. In a state that was Clinton with 4.9 points in 2016, Gardner has bonded closely with Trump, whom Democrats believe will seal his fate.

OTHER: Calls will come for what is sure to be a democratic west coast. By now, Joe Biden is likely to garner more than 200 votes for the electoral college, with California's mammoth 55 being key to its great advantage – Trump could only be 104 at this point. Now it is entirely up to the competing states to see what happens next. Trump's path to re-election could now be over or be a nail biter.

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Polls close in Alaska (excluding the Hawaii time zone) and Hawaii

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Reinforcements: Fear of losing Iowa and a Senate seat sent Donald Trump and Mike Pence to Iowa to fight Joni Ernst

Reinforcements: Fear of losing Iowa and a Senate seat sent Donald Trump and Mike Pence to Iowa to fight Joni Ernst

IOWA – TRUMP WON IN 2016, REPUBLICANS DEFENDING A SENATE SEAT

Counts relatively quickly and the first results should have leaked by now. Trump overtook Biden in the recent Iowa election after the Democrat took the lead for most of the fall. Real Clear Politics' survey average is 1.4 points ahead of Trump.

In the last four polls, Trump won the state. The poll in the Des Moines Register gave Trump the biggest edge, beating Biden 7-48 percent to 41 percent. Ballot papers stamped by November 2nd and arriving by November 9th can also be counted. This could give Biden a boost when the race is tight.

In the Senate, Republican Joni Ernst is facing a huge challenge from Theresa Greenfield. Four out of five polls put Ernst in the lead in October, but only one out of error, while another said so for Greenfield.

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The last polls in Alaska are over – voting is over everywhere

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NEVADA – CLINTON WON 2016

Nevada has sent ballots out to every registered voter this year, and those ballots only need to be stamped by November 3rd – meaning the count can take days. However, mail-in ballots can be counted before election day so some results can be reported on November 3rd. If it's tight, the ballots counted later will likely lean towards Biden.

Biden was always ahead of Trump in Nevada, while Trump was never ahead in a poll last year. In the survey average by Real Clear Politics, the democrat wins the state with 3.6 points.

Everywhere: Hillary Clinton was declared the loser on November 9, 2016 at 2:29 a.m.

Everywhere: Hillary Clinton was declared the loser on November 9, 2016 at 2:29 a.m.

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In 2016, the Associated Press said Trump won and Hillary Clinton lost.

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MAINE – TRUMP WON AN ELECTION IN 2016 FOR COLLEAGUES, REPUBLICANS DEFENDING A SENATE

Like Nebraska, Maine shares its votes for the electoral college with one for each congressional district. Maine officials allow postal ballots to be counted before polls are completed.

But Maine uses a ranked preference system, which means that if a candidate breaks 50 percent, the result will likely be before midnight. If not, the ballot papers go to Augusta to tabulate the second preferences, which could go well into Wednesday.

Trump withdrew Hillary Clinton one vote in 2016 thanks to Maine's 2nd congressional district in the north of the state. However, all three surveys carried out in October showed that Biden is around 3 points ahead there.

Republican Senator Susan Collins appears deeply vulnerable to Democratic challenger Sara Gideon as well.

Collins, who Trump did not promote, fell four to seven points in October polls and was mostly overfunded. She held her seat by a 37-point lead in 2014, but Democrats believe she is the most vulnerable Republican Senator of all.

All About Michigan: Joe Biden fought Barack Obama in Detroit on Saturday. The Democrats are determined not to repeat the 2016 surprise

All About Michigan: Joe Biden fought Barack Obama in Detroit on Saturday. The Democrats are determined not to repeat the 2016 surprise

MICHIGAN TRUMP WIN 2016, DEMOCRATS DEFENDING A SENATE SEAT

Michigan's results will be slow to come as the postal vote count didn't begin until November 2nd. Michigan's Secretary of State estimated it could take until Friday for all ballot papers to be counted. The state could lean towards Biden later in the week as Democrats are more inclined to send in their ballots.

According to polls, Biden has been ahead for months for months in Michigan, one of the three "Blue Wall" states that Trump won in 2016. However, a groundbreaking Trafalgar poll found that Trump was up 2 points. Overall, Biden is 5.1 points ahead of the Real Clear Politics survey average.

Democratic Senator Gary Peters is also defending his seat against Republican John James. James, who is black, was seen as a rising Republican star. But Peters' poll average is 5.5 points ahead of him, almost identical to Biden's lead.

Hat everyone: No state has occupied any campaign more than Pennsylvania - but when the results of their efforts will be known is unknown

Hat everyone: No state has occupied any campaign more than Pennsylvania – but when the results of their efforts will be known is unknown

PENNSYLVANIA – TRUMP WON 2016

Mail-in ballots cannot be processed in Keystone status until 7am on November 3rd. This means that a final result can take days. Some Pennsylvania counties are also planning to personally count votes on election day first – this could give Trump a perceived advantage in the state only to have later ballots shift the count toward Biden.

Postal ballot papers stamped on election day cannot arrive until November 6, which further extends the process. The counting period ends on November 23rd – a full 20 days after the election – but officials pointed to Friday when most Pennsylvanians' votes are counted.

Die Umfragen in Pennsylvania hatten Biden monatelang den Vorteil verschafft, aber mehrere Umfragen Ende Oktober zeigen, dass Trump in dem Bundesstaat, in dem er 2016 seinen Wahlkollegiumsgewinn errungen hatte, die Nase vorn hat. Durch das engere Rennen hat Biden im Real Clear Politics-Umfragedurchschnitt um 2,9 Punkte zugelegt.

UND WO DIE KANDIDATEN ZU FINDEN SIND

TRUMPF: Der Präsident wird im Weißen Haus eine Party mit mehreren hundert Anhängern veranstalten, die alle auf Coronavirus getestet werden, da die Veranstaltung im Inneren stattfinden wird. Die Trump-Kampagne förderte eine Wahlnacht im Hotel des Präsidenten in Washington, DC, aber Trump zeigte mit einem Finger auf Bürgermeister Muriel Bowser, der in der zweiten Phase die Versammlungen auf 50 Personen beschränkt, als Parteikiller. Da das Weiße Haus Eigentum des Bundes ist, kann Trump tun, was er will.

BIDEN: Der demokratische Kandidat wird in der Wahlnacht mit seiner Laufkameradin, Senatorin Kamala Harris, in Wilmington, Delaware, sein. Die Kampagne hat noch keine weiteren Details zu ihren Plänen veröffentlicht. Zuvor wird Biden noch eine Reise in die Stadt Pennsylvania machen, in der er geboren wurde, Scranton, und er wird in Philadelphia Halt machen, wo sich seine Wahlkampfbüros befanden. Harris wird auch in Detroit einen letzten Wahltag einlegen. Ebenso wie Dr. Jill Biden, die Frau des ehemaligen Vizepräsidenten. Sie wird in Tampa und St. Petersburgh, Florida, sein und dann nach Wake County, North Carolina, fahren. Harris 'Ehemann Doug Emhoff wird in Columbus, Ohio, sein.

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Amerika hat das Wort: Im Morgengrauen außerhalb der Wahllokale im ganzen Land bilden sich riesige Linien, während die Wähler am Wahltag bereits 100 Millionen Stimmzettel abgeben

Die Amerikaner haben begonnen, ihre Stimmzettel zum Wahltag im hart umkämpften Rennen des Präsidenten zwischen Donald Trump und Joe Biden abzugeben, als Wahllokale in den Vereinigten Staaten eröffnet wurden.

Lange Schlangen bildeten sich lange vor Tagesanbruch am Dienstag, und in einigen östlichen Bundesstaaten wurden bereits um 6 Uhr EST Umfragen eröffnet.

Diejenigen, die am Wahltag ihre Stimmzettel abgeben, werden die Rekordzahl der Amerikaner – fast 100 Millionen – erhöhen, die entweder persönlich oder per Post vorzeitig abgestimmt haben.

Einige, die früh gewählt hatten, waren nicht nur motiviert, am Wahltag inmitten der COVID-19-Pandemie in Warteschlangen zu stehen, sondern auch von außerordentlichem Enthusiasmus nach einer Polarisierungskampagne.

Während es an vielen Stellen lange Schlangen gab, waren in einigen Staaten die Schlangen kürzer – möglicherweise ein Spiegelbild der massiven vorzeitigen Abstimmung.

In Pennsylvania stellten sich an einem ungewöhnlich kühlen Morgen Dutzende von Wählern in Jacken und Hüten auf. Einige Wähler in den Vororten von Ohio und Michigan trotzen den kalten Temperaturen, als sie sich vor den Wahllokalen anstellten, bevor die Sonne überhaupt aufgegangen war.

UNION, KENTUCKY: Hunderte von Wählern warten an einem Wahllokal an der Larry A Ryle High School in Union in der Schlange

UNION, KENTUCKY: Hunderte von Wählern warten an einem Wahllokal an der Larry A Ryle High School in Union in der Schlange

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: People will line up at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center first thing Tuesday morning to cast their vote for Trump or Biden

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: People will line up at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center first thing Tuesday morning to cast their vote for Trump or Biden

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: Voters report to election officials before receiving their ballard papers at Ballard High School

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: Voters report to election officials before receiving their ballard papers at Ballard High School

MARSHFIELD, MASS: Die Wähler trotzen langen Schlangen und kaltem Wetter vor einem Wahllokal an der Marshfield High School

MARSHFIELD, MASS: Die Wähler trotzen langen Schlangen und kaltem Wetter vor einem Wahllokal an der Marshfield High School

HOUSTON, TEXAS: Die Linien vor diesem Wahllokal in Houston, Texas, erstreckten sich nach dem Öffnen um den Block

HOUSTON, TEXAS: Die Linien vor diesem Wahllokal in Houston, Texas, erstreckten sich nach dem Öffnen um den Block

In McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, sagte Martin Seylar, ein 45-jähriger Schweißer, der gerade seine Schicht beendet hatte, über Trump, seinen bevorzugten Kandidaten: „Er ist ein bisschen ein Idiot, und das weiß ich zu schätzen.

"Er bekommt nicht alles, was er sagt, erledigt, aber so wie ich es sehe, versucht er es, im Gegensatz dazu, wo alle anderen Rauch auf uns blasen."

In Detroit stimmte der 26-jährige republikanische Wähler Nick Edwards für Biden, stimmte aber für republikanische Kandidaten für den Kongress.

"Ehrlich gesagt, Anstand im Weißen Haus", sagte Edwards, als er nach seinem Hauptanliegen gefragt wurde. „Wenn jemand die Partei leitet, muss er auch diese Werte halten. Ich glaube nicht, dass Trump das umfasst. & # 39;

Biden, der ehemalige demokratische Vizepräsident, der ein halbes Jahrhundert im öffentlichen Leben verbracht hat, hat in nationalen Meinungsumfragen einen starken und konsequenten Vorsprung gegenüber dem republikanischen Präsidenten. Aber Trump ist in mehreren Wahlkampfstaaten nah genug dran, um die 270 Stimmen des Wahlkollegiums von Staat zu Staat zusammenzusetzen, die für den Wahlsieg erforderlich sind.

The most closely watched results will be visible after 7:00 p.m. EST when polls in states like Georgia close.

However, definitive national results can take days if the competition is tight.

Die Ergebnisse in Florida, wo die Briefwahl vor dem Wahltag gezählt werden kann, werden voraussichtlich am Dienstagabend relativ schnell eingehen.

But Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin won't count the vast majority of postal ballots until election day, increasing the possibility of a longer number of votes that could span several days.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: Die Wähler checken kurz nach Eröffnung der Wahlen am Wahltag in der First Ward-Grundschule in Charlotte, North Carolina, ein

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: Die Wähler checken kurz nach Eröffnung der Wahlen am Wahltag in der First Ward-Grundschule in Charlotte, North Carolina, ein

LOS ANGELES: Die Leute warten in der Schlange, bis das Abstimmungszentrum im Pantages Theatre auf dem Hollywood Walk of Fame eröffnet wird, um ihre Stimmzettel abzugeben

LOS ANGELES: Die Leute warten in der Schlange, bis das Abstimmungszentrum im Pantages Theatre auf dem Hollywood Walk of Fame eröffnet wird, um ihre Stimmzettel abzugeben

PORTLAND, MAINE: People are waiting in line to be the first to vote on Tuesday morning in Maine

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