the 2020 election unlike any other playing out amid a pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 people in the U. S Cove in 19 a virus unknown just one year ago. Now a major issue for voters. Americans are very concerned about the government’s response to it, Analysts say. This election will be a referendum on the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic and the action it has and has not taken to help Americans. We’re not just dealing with the question of Are you going to get sick? But how are you able to pay your bills? The economy taking a huge hit, small businesses closed, industries struggling to survive and millions of Americans out of work? There are indications that the economy is perhaps the most single most important issue that people are gonna be voting on in 2020. Another major issue health care. For many people, losing their jobs has meant losing their health insurance. One of the things that voters are thinking about is the Supreme Court and how there is a case in November about the Affordable Care Act, analysts say the future of the Supreme Court could galvanize more Democrats than Republicans this election. Conservatives will feel satisfied that they have the court. Democrats will not on the nationwide movement demanding racial justice and equality a motivating factor for many voters. The issue of racial justice in America has really pushed young voters to consider which party is there for them and if they see themselves being part of the electoral systems.

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Live Updates: National election results

Americans are making their choice between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.Over 100 million Americans voted early, and now it falls to Election Day voters to finish the job.They’re looking to clinch 270 Electoral College votes. Control of the Senate is at stake, too.See the latest updates below (all times Eastern):7:30 p.m.President Donald Trump has won West Virginia’s five electoral votes, according to The Associated Press. Trump had been widely expected to defeat Democrat Joe Biden in a state that backed him in 2016 with 68% of the vote. West Virginia has largely abandoned Democratic presidential candidates in recent decades. While Sen. Joe Manchin won reelection as a moderate Democrat in 2018, the last Democrat to win a presidential race in West Virginia was Bill Clinton in 1996.7 p.m.President Donald Trump has captured Kentucky’s eight electoral votes, and former Vice President Joe Biden has captured Vermont’s three electoral votes, according to The Associated Press.They are the first two states called in the 2020 presidential election. Kentucky is reliably conservative, while Vermont is considered one of the most liberal states.Polls are closing in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia and Vermont. Some areas, such as western Florida, still have polls open due to the time zone they’re in. Georgia also has some exceptions.6 p.m.The first polls close at 6 p.m. Eastern time in swaths of Indiana and Kentucky, followed by a steady stream of poll closings every 30 minutes to an hour throughout the evening. The last polls in Alaska shut down at 1 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.Voters already have braved long lines and the threat of the coronavirus to cast ballots as they chose between two starkly different visions of America for the next four years. It’s already elicited a record-setting early vote and legal skirmishing over how it will be counted.The nation is bracing for what’s to come — and a result that might not be known for days. Check back here as we report on major updates.The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Americans are making their choice between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

Over 100 million Americans voted early, and now it falls to Election Day voters to finish the job.

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They’re looking to clinch 270 Electoral College votes. Control of the Senate is at stake, too.

See the latest updates below (all times Eastern):

7:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump has won West Virginia’s five electoral votes, according to The Associated Press. Trump had been widely expected to defeat Democrat Joe Biden in a state that backed him in 2016 with 68% of the vote.

West Virginia has largely abandoned Democratic presidential candidates in recent decades. While Sen. Joe Manchin won reelection as a moderate Democrat in 2018, the last Democrat to win a presidential race in West Virginia was Bill Clinton in 1996.

7 p.m.

President Donald Trump has captured Kentucky’s eight electoral votes, and former Vice President Joe Biden has captured Vermont’s three electoral votes, according to The Associated Press.

They are the first two states called in the 2020 presidential election. Kentucky is reliably conservative, while Vermont is considered one of the most liberal states.

Polls are closing in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia and Vermont. Some areas, such as western Florida, still have polls open due to the time zone they’re in. Georgia also has some exceptions.

6 p.m.

The first polls close at 6 p.m. Eastern time in swaths of Indiana and Kentucky, followed by a steady stream of poll closings every 30 minutes to an hour throughout the evening. The last polls in Alaska shut down at 1 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.

Voters already have braved long lines and the threat of the coronavirus to cast ballots as they chose between two starkly different visions of America for the next four years. It’s already elicited a record-setting early vote and legal skirmishing over how it will be counted.

The nation is bracing for what’s to come — and a result that might not be known for days.

Check back here as we report on major updates.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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