This live blog is now closed – Coverage began at 22:00 (GMT+1) on November 3rd.

Final update

Update 102 [20:15 November 6th]

With most of the ballots now counted in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia, we are ready to make the following call:

Biden will win Pennsylvania and Nevada. Georgia remains too close to call, but even without it Biden will cross the 270 threshold, and therefore Biden will be President-Elect. On 20th January, he will become the forty-sixth President of the United States. 

Trump: 232

Biden: 290

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

This has been a long and intense process, and some votes will continue to be (re)counted, but The Perspective Lund is now signing off. Thank you for following our coverage! 

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Update 101 [16:45]
Senior Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, are hitting out at Trump for his comments on the election. As the Republicans had a good night in both the Senate and the House, it is possible that the party is now beginning to distance itself from the President.

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Update 100 [15:16]

THE FINAL THREE:

PENNSYLVANIA, 20 votes: With 95% of the vote counted, Biden leads by about 6,000 votes.

GEORGIA, 16 votes: With over 99% in, Biden leads by just over 1,000. It is a statistical tie there, currently: 49.4% each.

NEVADA, 6 votes: With 89% counted, Biden leads by about 12,000 votes. 

Biden needs just one of these states to win. Trump needs both Pennsylvania and Georgia. 

Trump: 232

Biden: 264
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Update 99 [14:53]

PENNSYLVANIA: As counting continues in the Keystone State, Biden has gone into the lead. His 0.1% lead means that Biden is now leading in all three of the final states: Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada.
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Update 98 [14:26]
Biden is maintaining his minute lead in Georgia. He is also tightening Trump’s lead ever more in Pennsylvania. More ballots are expected from the Keystone State shortly.
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Update 97 [13:15]

There are only about 10,000 votes left to be counted in Georgia. Biden now leads by 996 votes.

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Update 96 [12:09]

GEORGIA: The race is down to three counties: Baldwin, Burke and Washington. All three are semi-urban and fairly diverse. 

Biden is leading in Baldwin and Washington; Trump in Burke. 

Things are so tight that even only a few minutes can dramatically shift leads.

The race in Georgia really is going down to the very final ballots. 

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Update 95 [11:06]

With only a few thousand ballots left to be counted in Georgia, it looks as though there’ll be a result from there by the day’s end.

But it is extremely tight

This election has echoes of the 2000 race, when Bush and Gore won Florida and New Mexico respectively by less than a 1000 votes across the two states. The 2000 election took weeks to be certified and ended up in the Supreme Court. 

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Update 94 [10:50]

To recap: Biden is currently leading in Nevada and Georgia (although very narrowly).

Over 150,000 votes still need to be counted in Pennsylvania as of now. Trump leads by 18,229 votes in this state so all eyes are on Pennsylvania as the question is if Biden will take the lead there too.

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 Update 93 [10:31]

Biden has gone into the lead in Georgia.

CNN reports a 917 vote lead for the former Vice President, but votes are still coming in and this is a very narrow margin. The lead is very important however, because without Georgia Trump cannot get to 270 electoral votes and can thus not win the elections! 

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Update 92 [09:55]
UPDATE FROM VIGO:

Counting is nearing completion in Indiana but is only just over the halfway mark in Vigo County. 

The county has voted with every president since 1888.

Currently, counting is 53% complete.

Trump: 56.1%

Biden: 41.4%
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Update 91 [09:30]

To recap: Biden has flipped Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Nebraska Second. 

Trump has held Florida and Texas in wider than expected contests. North Carolina has also held red.
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Update 90 [09:00]

On the ground:

PENNSYLVANIA: As more and more postal votes are counted, Trump’s lead has dropped to around 19,000 votes. It’s unclear how many votes remain, but those remaining are in the Philadelphia area and are likely to favour Biden. 

NEVADA: Biden’s lead is increasing here. It’s now at about 12,000 votes. But 11% of ballots remain uncounted. Many of these ballots are in deeply blue Clark County, the home of Las Vegas.

GEORGIA: With more than 99% of ballots counted, Trump’s lead now stands at just a few hundred votes. Ballots can still be received in Georgia for a few more hours. This really is going down to the wire.

Meanwhile, legal challenges by Trump’s team to stop counts have been rejected by multiple states. The President has reacted angrily. A plot to attack a counting centre in Pennsylvania was also foiled.  

RETRACTION: Georgia, 16 votes, has become extremely tight. With only votes in the Atlanta area left to count, Trump’s lead has diminished to about 28,000. 

We can expect a result from the Peach State later tonight or early tomorrow. 

Trump: 232

Biden: 264

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

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Update 89 [17:03]

RETRACTION: Georgia, 16 votes, has become extremely tight. With only votes in the Atlanta area left to count, Trump’s lead has diminished to about 28,000. 

We can expect a result from the Peach State later tonight or early tomorrow. 

Trump: 232

Biden: 264

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

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Update 88 [09:15]

CALL: Biden will win Michigan, 16 votes. Trump’s path to victory has now narrowed significantly. Trump’s path to victory now depends on winning both Pennsylvania and Nevada. Biden only needs one of these states. 

Trump: 248

Biden: 264

(Courtesy of 270ToWIn)

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Update 87 [19:22]

With results from the final three states – Nevada, Michigan and Pennsylvania – unlikely tonight, we bring our coverage to an end. 

This is a thrilling election and anything could yet happen. We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as anything more becomes clear. Thank you for following the election with UPF Lund.

For now, these are the current tallies.

Trump: 248
Biden: 248
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Update 86 [19:13]

The Democrats will keep their House majority, albeit with a reduced lead. Meanwhile, the final result in the Senate is unclear. The Republicans currently have 47 seats to the Democrats’ 44.
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Update 85 [19:06]

Biden has increased his lead in Michigan ever so slightly. With 94% of the vote in, Biden leads by 0.9%.
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Update 84 [19:00]

Kanye West has conceded the election. The rapper was on the ballot in Oklahoma, Illinois and South Carolina, but failed to win any of those states. He has vowed a comeback in 2024.
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Update 83 [18:50]

RETRACTION: Nevada, 6 votes, has become incredibly tight. With 86% of the vote in, Biden leads by just 0.6%. This means that Trump and Biden are currently tied.
Trump: 248
Biden: 248
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Update 82 [18:46]

POPULAR VOTE UPDATE: Biden has broken the all-time record for most votes for a presidential candidate. He has now notched up 69,543,071. This breaks the record that Barack Obama set back in 2008.
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Update 81 [18:40]

Officials in Wisconsin are reporting that counting has finished in the state. The numbers are being checked before a final declaration is made. The final results have not yet been published, but Biden leads by 0.7%.
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Update 80 [18:35]

A Trump campaign official has said that they are “in a corner” as Michigan appears to be tipping towards Biden. 

The President started the day in a healthy position, having held Texas and Florida, but the situation has changed throughout the day.
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Update 79 [18:25]

Officials from Georgia and Michigan have confirmed that counting is in the home stretch. 

There are about 200,000 ballots left to count in Georgia, where Trump leads by 87,000 votes.

In Michigan, there are about 100,000 votes left. Many of these are in the Detroit area. Biden currently leads in the state by 32,000.
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Update 78 [18:19]

CALL: Maine Second, 1 vote, will go to Trump. The district was retracted after Biden closed the gap significantly, but, with 96% of the vote in, Trump leads 51.8% to 45.2%.

Trump: 248

Biden: 254

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

The race is extremely alive and well. Biden is marginally increasing his advantages in Michigan and is eating into Trump’s leads in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia. As things stand, this is a contest without clear movement in one direction.
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Update 77 [18:08]
More on those absentee ballots in Pennsylvania. 

There are around a million of these ballots that are still being processed and received. Returns in areas of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have narrowed Trump’s lead to around 500,000 votes. As these absentee ballots are expected to break heavily for Biden, there is still all to play for in the Keystone State
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Update 76 [18:00]

Welcome back to our live coverage of the US Presidential Election 2020.

We start with two retractions: Pennsylvania and Maine Second.

Absentee ballots appear to be tipping towards Biden in Pennsylvania while a strong blue turnout in Bangor has made Maine Second neck-and-neck.

Trump: 247
Biden: 254

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

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Update 75 [13:35]

[Once again, we’re pausing our live coverage. There won’t be a good indication of the result in Michigan for some hours to come. Check back later on as we follow this nail-biting election.]
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Update 74 [13:31]

PENNSYLVANIA AND OHIO: Some votes might not be in for several days. These are tentative calls, which means that situation could well yet change in both states.
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Update 73 [13:27]

This is to the knuckle. Michigan, 16 votes, is the final state. It will decide the next president. Votes are trickling in. Trump has an edge there, but both urban and rural areas are yet to be counted. Michigan is currently too close to call.
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Update 72 [13:25]

CALL: Wisconsin, 10 votes, will narrowly back Biden. He currently leads by about 11,000 votes with some urban areas yet to be counted.

Trump: 268

Biden: 254

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

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Update 71 [13.20]

CALL: Pennsylvania, 20 votes, will vote for Trump. Previously, this state had been too unclear to call. However, it is now mathematically very difficult for Biden to close the large gap there.

Trump: 268

Biden: 244

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

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Update 70 [13:14]

CALL: Maine Second, 1 vote, will likely vote for Trump. He has secured large wins in central areas of the district.

Trump: 248

Biden: 244

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)


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Update 69 [13:08]

RUST BELT UPDATE:

In Wisconsin, Milwaukee has, as expected, backed Biden. However, Green Bay has unexpectedly backed Trump. Currently, Biden is leading in the Badger State by 0.2%.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania still can’t be called as postal votes are still being processed and much of the vote is still pending in the strongly-blue Philadelphia area. Currently, Trump is leading by 11.5%. This is a healthy lead, but could yet shift.
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Update 68 [13:05]

CALL: Ohio, 18 votes, will vote for Trump. Ohio had previously been too uncertain, but Trump has now built up a healthy lead there. He has 53.3% to 45.2% with 90% of votes counted.

Trump: 247

Biden: 244

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)


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Update 67 [13:00]

Strongest States: Wyoming looks set to retain its place as the reddest state as Trump is on course for about 70% of the vote there. Meanwhile, Massachusetts looks set to become the bluest state, with about 69% of the vote going to Biden.
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Update 66 [12:50]

MICHIGAN UPDATE: Trump leads, but the race is very tight. About one-third of the vote remains outstanding in the Detroit area, which is strongly blue. Meanwhile, the cities of Grand Rapids and Flint have backed Trump, albeit narrowly. The city of Ann Arbour has backed Biden by a larger-than-expected margin. It’s going down to the wire in the Great Lakes State.
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Update 65 [12:44]

POPULAR VOTE:

As expected, Biden is leading in the popular vote. He currently has 50.1% to Trump’s 48.3%. This is significantly smaller than the 8.5% lead predicted in the final State of the Race.
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Update 64 [12:40]

CALLS: North Carolina will vote for Trump; Nevada is very likely to vote for Biden.

Trump: 229

Biden: 244

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

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Update 63 [12:31]

A third of Senate seats and the entire House of Representatives are also being elected. As things stand, Republicans are doing better in the Senate than expected. It’s neck-and-neck, with 47 seats each. 51 are needed for a majority. 

Meanwhile, Republicans are also putting in a good showing in the House. They’ve pulled off some upsets in places like New York. 218 seats are needed for control in the House. Currently, Democrats have 188 to the Republicans’ 181
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Update 62 [12:22]

Three states that we’re earnestly waiting on are North Carolina, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Currently, Biden leads in Wisconsin, with postal votes still to be counted in the strongly-blue Milwaukee area. Trump leads in Michigan and North Carolina. In Michigan, about a fifth of the vote is yet to be counted, mostly in bluer urban areas. In North Carolina, it looks as though Trump will narrowly hold the state.

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Update 61 [12:15]

OHIO: Some networks, including the BBC and Fox, are calling Ohio for Trump, but with so much hanging in the balance there, the situation remains changeable.
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Update 60 [12:05]

CALLS: Rhode Island, Hawaii and Nebraska Second will vote for Biden; Trump is likely to take Montana.

Trump: 205

Biden: 238

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)


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Update 59 [12:00]

Welcome back to UPF Lund’s live coverage of the US Presidential Election. As you’re probably aware, there’s still no obvious winner.

Postal votes have not yet been counted in Pennsylvania and Ohio is now accepting ballots until 13 November. As such, we might well be in this for the long haul.

But, there have been some calls, as this map shows:

Wisconsin has been retracted from Trump, as has Iowa from Biden. After a late surge, Biden is also the predicted victor in Virginia.

Trump: 202

Biden: 237

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)


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Final night update [05:35]
Thank you for following our coverage! This is Luke and Daniel signing off.
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Update 58 [05:30]

Here it is:

We hoped to have a result during this night. We did not. The direction of travel certainly favours Trump – looking at postal and absentee ballots -, but we are still a long way from the finish line. In several key states, like Ohio and Pennsylvania, votes are still being received and counted.

This is why our map is so tight. 

This means that our Election Night coverage ends with this:

Trump is likely to take Wisconsin, a state that had been in Biden’s likely column.

Trump: 225

Biden: 222

As we end our coverage, our predicted map looks like this:

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

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Update 57 [05:12]

OHIO: Postal votes have until 13 November to arrive at an electoral office in Ohio. Currently, President Trump leads there with 53.1% of the vote, a result better than in 2016. However, postal votes could easily tip it the other way.

Ohio, as was said in the final State of the Race, is one to watch.
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Update 56 [05:05]

CALLS: Biden wins California, Oregon and Washington. 

This is tight.

Trump: 215

Biden: 222


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Update 54 [04:56]

RETRACTION: As the uncertainty over postal ballots continues, Ohio, 18 votes, has had to be retracted.

Trump: 211

Biden: 148
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Update 53 [04:51] 

CALL: The tight swing state of Iowa, 6 votes, will likely vote for Biden

Trump: 229

Biden: 148

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)


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Update 52 [04:41]

In America’s ultimate bellwether, Vigo County, Indiana, Trump currently has a huge lead. Based on historical precedence, this suggests that Trump has won a second term.
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Update 51 [04:35]

RETRACTION: Biden may not have won North Carolina, 15 votes. With 89% of votes counted, Trump leads in the Old North State. 

CALL: South Carolina will likely go for Trump.

Trump: 229

Biden: 142

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

 


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Update 50 [04:27]
CALL: Arizona, 11 votes, will vote for Biden; Ohio, 18 votes, will likely vote for Trump.

Trump: 220

Biden: 157

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

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Update 49 [04:21]

Trump now leads in Ohio, Texas and Georgia.

Trump: 202

Biden: 146
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Update 48 [04:13]

CALL: With a majority of the vote in, we are ready to call Virginia, 13 votes, and Georgia, 16 votes, for Trump. 

Virginia was safely projected for Biden so this is a surprise. Georgia was only tilting towards Biden, so this is not as unexpected. 

Trump: 202

Biden: 146

 

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

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Update 47 [04:07]

Vigo County, Indiana has still not declared a winner. As this is the ultimate bellwether in the US, we are waiting with bated breath.

Meanwhile, with a quarter of the vote counted, Biden leads in Arizona by 56.6% to 42.1%.
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Update 46 [04:05]

CALL: Utah will vote for Trump

Trump: 173

Biden: 146

 

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

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Update 45 [03:55]

CALLS: Minnesota will vote for Biden; Texas is for Trump

Trump: 167

Biden: 139

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)


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Update 44 [03:53]
Trump is pulling ahead in Texas, Kansas and Florida. The situation in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia is unclear.

Trump: 129

Biden: 129
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Update 43 [03:41]

CALL: Kansas, 6 votes, will vote for Trump

Trump: 129

Biden: 129

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)


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Update 42 [03:33]

UPDATE: Delaware State Senator Sarah McBride becomes the first trans person elected to such an office in the First State. She also holds the highest office in American history for a trans person.
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Update 41 [03:27]
RETRACTION: Virginia, 13 votes, has been retracted from Biden as the race is tight there.

Trump: 123

Biden: 129
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Update 40 [03:20]

Texas tilts towards Trump. 

North Dakota (despite the call) tilts towards Biden. Kansas and Missouri tilt towards Biden.

Wisconsin leans towards Biden; Michigan towards Trump.
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Update 39 [03:15]

CALL: New Mexico will go for Biden

Meanwhile, Rhode Island has been withdrawn from Biden.

Trump: 123

Biden: 142

 

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)


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Update 38 [03:05]

CALLS:

Trump wins North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and 4 out of 5 votes in Nebraska 

Biden wins Colorado

Trump: 123

Biden: 148
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Update 37 [03:00]

Trump was expected to have an advantage in Ohio. But, currently, Biden is leading. How is that possible?

With 52% of the vote in, many metropolitan areas have been called. Only a handful of rural counties are left. However, not all of the vote is in both rural and urban counties. As such, Biden currently has an advantage in Ohio, but it’s not clear if this will hold once all the votes have been counted.
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Update 36 [02:54]
Biden ahead in Texas, North Carolina, Kansas, Ohio and Missouri, albeit in early tallies. Trump closes in on the win Florida.

Trump: 110

Biden: 124
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Update 35 [02:40]

CALL: Florida will narrowly vote for Trump

We’re being bold and predicting that those 29 votes will go red again.

Trump: 110

Biden: 124

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Update 34 [02:34]

CALL: Arkansas, 6 votes, and Louisiana, 8 votes, will go to Trump

Trump leading in Florida, Georgia; Biden leading in Texas (with 47% in) and North Carolina (65%).

This race is wide open. 

Trump: 81

Biden: 124

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

 

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Update 33 [02:29]

Biden leading in Kansas in early returns; Trump leads in Michigan in early returns. 

Trump: 67

Biden: 124
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Update 32 [02:27]

CALL: Maine First, 1, and Maine State-Wide, 2, go to Biden

Trump: 67

Biden: 124

 

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)


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Update 31 [02:22]
CALL: Missouri will go to Trump

Trump: 67

Biden: 121
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Update 30 [02:18]

FLORIDA UPDATE:

With 89% of the vote in, Trump is leading.

Trump: 50.3%
Biden: 48.7%

It could all come down to the final votes in a few select counties, like Pinnelas and Baker.
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Update 29 [02:14]
OHIO UPDATE:

This is a crucial swing state. No Republican has ever lost Ohio and then gone on to win the White House.

With 36% of the vote in:

Biden: 56.0%

Trump: 42.9%
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Update 28 [02:11]

Trump win Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi 

Biden wins Illinois, the home of Chicago

Trump: 57

Biden: 121

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)


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Update 27 [02:06]

Biden wins Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

Trump: 31

Biden: 101

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)


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Update 26 [01:55]

Biden is on 53.4% in Miami-Dade County, Florida. This is a safely Democrat county, so this is a tight earlyish result. ________________________________________________________________________________________
Update 25 [01:50]

CALL: New Hampshire will go to Biden

Trump: 24

Biden: 20

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

 

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Update 24 [01:46]

Biden’s New Hampshire lead tightens; early results show a Trump lead in North Carolina; Georgia and Florida are too close to call, but Biden currently leading in early returns in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
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Update 23 [01:34]

CALL: Trump wins West Virginia, 5 votes

Trump: 24

Biden: 16

 

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

A safe red state, this is no surprise.
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Update 22 [01:21]

FLORIDA UPDATE:

Trump has gone into the lead again. The race in Florida is extremely tight and is, at this time, far too close to call.
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Update 21 [01:15]
FLORIDA UPDATE:

Biden: 51.8%

Trump: 47.5%

Broward County and the city of St Petersburg are currently looking better for Biden than they did for Clinton in 2016.
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Update 20 [01:07]

TRUMP LEADS IN FLORIDA

Trump: 52.4%

Biden: 46.7%
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Update 19 [01:03]

On the hour calls:

Trump: 19

Biden: 16

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)


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Update 18[00:53]

Unclear situation in Kentucky; record turnout in Maine

Various outlets are unclear as to whether or not Trump or Biden is currently leading in the safely-red state of Kentucky. However, early counts can change dramatically.

Meanwhile, Maine could well be heading for its highest ever turnout.
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Update 17 [00:35]

We have our first call of the night!

Indiana, 11 votes, is going to back Trump, as expected, according to CNN and ABC.
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Update 16 [00:32]

Despite all the problems with votes this year, no swing state is reporting any major issues with ballots at this time.
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Update 15 [00.28]

Biden wins Anderson County, Kentucky. According to the BBC, he has taken 58.3% of the vote.

This is not an indication of how the night will go, but this is interesting.
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Update 14 [00:26]

BBC UPDATES:
Trump:

Indiana: 66.7%

Kentucky: 69.3%

Due to those early votes, Trump also leads in New Hampshire: 61.5%

These are both safe states for Trump and these are extremely early results.

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

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Update 13 [00:17]

Fox news updating results:

Trump leading in two safe states: Indiana and Kentucky

Indiana: 70%

Kentucky: 76.8%

These are rural areas that were always likely to vote for Trump.
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Update 12 [00:16]

KENTUCKY INITIAL RESULTS:

Trump: 66.1%

Biden: 32.7%

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Update 11 [00:15]

The first results are in from Indiana, 11 votes.

As expected, the state is currently going for Trump.

Trump: 73.4%

Biden: 25%

Meanwhile, polls have closed in the crucial swing state of Ohio. 

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Update 10 [00:00]

PENNSYLVANIA UPDATE:

There’s been a lot of chatter about Pennsylvania. It’s the likely tipping-point state and it’s also notoriously slow at counting votes. 

That being said, Fox News is reporting that the state’s Lieutenant General John Fetterman is reporting that postal votes are being counted smoothly. 

This doesn’t mean that we can expect a result from the Keystone State tonight, just that postal votes are being counted more smoothly than expected. 

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Update 9 [23:45]

Final election day polls appear to have also shifted the dial a little further. None of these movements really favour either candidate.

  • Texas, 38 votes, has moved from Leaning Trump to too close to call
  • Florida, 29 votes, has moved from Leaning Biden to nudging towards Biden
  • Pennsylvania, 20 votes, has followed Florida’s lead

Until votes are counted, predictions are just that: predictions. But these shifts are interesting.

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Update 8 [23:30]

Since the last State of the Race came out on Monday, there have been some slight changes to the map. 

These are:

  • Indiana has moved from Likely Trump to Safely Trump
  • Utah has moved from Safely Trump to Likely Trump
  • Nebraska Second has moved from Safely Biden to Likely Biden
  • Maine Second has moved from Leaning Biden to too close to call

Now, Biden has 350 probable votes to Trump’s 163, with 25 too close to call.

(Courtesy of 270ToWin)

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Update 7 [23:15]

Outside of the United States:

Large pro-Trump rallies have been held in Nigeria, India and Israel today. Trump has made allies in these countries as well as other places like Poland, Hungary and Brazil. 

Expat and dual-citizens’ votes will already have been cast, counted and tallied, but these rallies suggest that the overseas vote could come out for the President. 

Overseas votes go to individual states and districts. For example; an American citizen living in Israel but registered in New York would have their vote registered in New York. 

Look out for when states announce their out-of-state totals. In a postal election, these could make the difference. 

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Update 6 [23:00]

Guam, a US territory in the Pacific, has no electoral votes, but, since 1980, it has conducted a straw poll – an election with no influence. 

In the ten elections since, Guam has only been wrong twice: 1984 and 2016. 

Guam can be slow to count and is not used to counting a lot of postal and absentee ballots. As such, not all results are in, but this is how things stand at the time of writing:

Biden: 54.9%

Trump: 42.9%

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Update 5 [22:45]

As tense as the waiting is, some of the result has already actually been cast, counted and revealed.

Two towns in New Hampshire cast their votes shortly after 0600: Dixville Notch and Millsfield. Due to an old law in Coös County, where the towns are located, certain communities can vote as soon as Election Day comes.

The results are as follows:

Dixville Notch – Biden: 5/Trump: 0

Millsfield – Biden: 5/Trump: 16

Trump has 16 votes to Biden’s 10. Although not indicative of anything in particular, this is interesting.

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Update 4 [22:30]

Covid-19 has completely changed US voting procedures this year. Record numbers of people have voted early or voted by mail. This is likely to cause delays in many states. 

One exception is Florida. As Florida, 29 votes, is such a major swing state, officials are known to count the votes fairly quickly. Additionally, postal votes have been counted as soon as they have been received. We can expect a result within a few hours of closing, all being well.

If Biden wins Florida, then Trump’s path to the White House becomes extremely difficult. If Trump wins, then we might well be in for a nail-biter of an election.

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Update 3 [22:15]

The initial results should be from five states: Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Carolina and Vermont. These all look set to safely go one way or the other, but Indiana is the interesting one here. Nestled in the western corner is Vigo County. 

Vigo has voted with the winning candidate in every election since 1888. Even though Indiana, 11 votes, looks set to be safely red, local polling suggests that Vigo is a dead heat. Keep an eye on this small county. Whoever prevails here will probably win.

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Update 2 [22:00]

Hello and welcome to UPF Lund’s live coverage of the US Presidential Election 2020. My name is Luke Sandford. Joining me is editor-in-chief Daniel Bergdal. We will be reporting to you live as the night unfolds. 

Tonight, the American people will not only be choosing their president, they will also be electing dozens of senators, all 435 members of the House of Representatives, judges to various tiers of the legislative branch, as well as voting on many measures at various state levels. 

As the results come in, we will update you with maps and images designed to make America’s unusual voting system as clear as possible. 

The pandemic has made US voting rather unusual this time around. This means that there could be counting delays. As we twiddle our thumbs and wait for calls, we will bring you factoids about the various states and counties and stories of precedents in elections past.

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Update 1 [18:00]

Welcome to this blog with live updates about the 2020 US Presidential Elections Flag: United States on OpenMoji 12.3

From 22.00 onward we will be covering the Election Night here and will keep you updated about all the latest news from the States!