Election Day came and went without a verdict in the presidential race. Over 100 million Americans voted early, and millions more headed to the polls Tuesday to make their choice between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.Overnight, Trump took a White House stage and falsely claimed he had won and vowed to take his case to the Supreme Court, although there was no evidence of foul play, just votes yet to be counted. Biden also responded to the indecision at an outdoor speaking venue near his home in Wilmington, Delaware. His message: “We’re going to have to be patient.”The Associated Press is not calling the presidential race yet because neither candidate has secured the 270 electoral college votes needed to claim victory.Several key states are too early to call, including Pennsylvania and Georgia. See the latest updates below (all times Eastern):8:05 p.m.Nevada Secretary of States Barbara K. Cegavske released a press statement Wednesday afternoon which gave updates about the state’s tally count and frequently asked questions. In it, the official acknowledged the wait time for learning the results of Nevada, but said ballots were being counted “at the expected pace.”Possibly referencing President Trump’s claim the night before that some states had stopped counting, she said ballot counting has not stopped, and in fact all in-person early votes, all in-person Election Day votes, and most of the mail ballots received before Election Day have been counted.The votes in Nevada that remain to be counted, according to the release, are mail ballots received on or after Election Day as well as ballots from same-day registration voters. 7:10 p.m.President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Georgia Republican Party have filed a lawsuit against the Chatham County Board of Elections asking a judge to order the county to secure and account for ballots received after 7 p.m. on Election Day.State party Chairman David Shafer said in a statement Wednesday night that they planned to sue in a dozen counties.The lawsuit alleges that a Republican observer watched a poll worker take unprocessed absentee ballots from a back room and mix them into processed absentee ballots waiting to be tabulated.In Georgia, ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to count. Chatham County contains Savannah and leans Democratic.Georgia is among a handful of states that The Associated Press has not called. In the race to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, Democrat Joe Biden currently has 264 while Trump has 214.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6 p.m.Democrat Joe Biden has carried Michigan and its 16 electoral votes, further dismantling Donald Trump’s Rust Belt wall of support that helped deliver him the presidency four years ago.The flip from red back to blue was a huge blow to Trump, whose victories in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in 2016 sent him to the White House. Biden also carried Wisconsin, though Pennsylvania hasn’t been called yet.Biden’s victory in Michigan pushes him to 264 Electoral College votes, six short of the 270 needed to win the White House. Trump is 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.Biden’s campaign had particularly focused on turning out Black voters in Detroit, who failed to show up for Clinton in the numbers that Barack Obama received during his two presidential bids. 5:30 p.m.The top elections official in Nevada’s most populous county says more results will be released Thursday morning that include mail-in ballots received on Tuesday and Wednesday.Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon that he did not yet know how many ballots had been received but uncounted in the Las Vegas area.Early results showed Democrat Joe Biden with a slim lead over President Donald Trump in Nevada, but it was too early to declare a winner in the race Wednesday with a large number of ballots yet to be counted.The Nevada secretary of state’s office initially said a new batch of results would be released Thursday morning. But Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley said in a text message that the state would likely release some additional results Wednesday afternoon but that he did not know how many would be included.Gloria said he would be holding daily 10 a.m. news conferences until all ballots were counted, including provisional ballots that were cast by voters taking advantage of same-day registration, electronic ballots sent to overseas voters or ballots for disabled voters.5:15 p.m.The Associated Press has not yet declared winners of the presidential contests in Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina or Michigan.President Donald Trump, however, has prematurely declared that he has carried the states.Trump tweeted Wednesday that he has “claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each one of which has a BIG Trump lead.”“Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan if, in fact,” he says, “there was a large number of secretly dumped ballots as has been widely reported!”Trump has been trying for months to undermine public confidence in the election if he does not win.Trump’s Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, currently has 248 electoral votes, while Trump has 214. It takes 270 to win the presidency. 5 p.m.MICHIGAN: An estimated 4% of the vote remains to be counted in Michigan, much of it from the Democratic stronghold of Detroit. That makes the race between Trump and Biden too early too call.THE BACKGROUND: Michigan is among a handful of battleground states where Trump prematurely claimed early Wednesday he was “winning” the contest with Biden. “We’re winning Michigan by — I’ll tell you, I looked at the numbers,” Trump said during an appearance at the White House, where he promised to contest the election before the Supreme Court. More than 5.26 million votes have been cast in Michigan and many of the ballots left to be counted were submitted by mail, a way of voting that favors Biden. Of those, a significant number were from Wayne County, home to heavily Democratic Detroit. With 96% of the vote counted in the state early Wednesday afternoon, Biden held a roughly 46,000 vote edge over Trump — a lead of about a percentage point.4:55 p.m.President Donald Trump’s campaign has accused a Michigan election official of failing to ensure that challengers and bipartisan observers watch the processing of absentee ballots.The Republican campaign filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to stop the count, which was mostly centered in Detroit, until Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson allows more inspectors. There was no immediate response from a Court of Claims judge.The Associated Press has not yet called Michigan.Trump’s allies chanted, “Stop the count!” inside TCF Center, where ballots were being handled. The Detroit elections department was expected to finish counting absentee ballots by Wednesday evening.Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel says, “Michigan’s elections have been conducted transparently, with access provided for both political parties and the public, and using a robust system of checks and balances to ensure that all ballots are counted fairly and accurately.”More than 3 million absentee ballots were cast in Michigan in the first major election since a new law made them available to any voter. But local election clerks couldn’t start counting them until after polls closed Tuesday.4:15 p.m.Joe Biden says he’s not ready to declare victory as vote counting continues in the presidential election, but he says, “When the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners.”The Associated Press hasn’t called the presidential race. Biden currently has 248 electoral votes, while President Donald Trump has 214. It takes 270 to win the presidency.Biden addressed reporters Wednesday afternoon from Wilmington, Delaware, alongside his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris.Biden says, “Every vote must be counted.” He added, “We the people will not be silenced.”Biden also tried to sound like a president-elect, promising to reach out to political opponents and insisting that the presidency “itself is not a partisan institution.”Biden did not take questions. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Michigan as ballots continue to be counted in both states.The Associated Press says the Pennsylvania presidential race is still too close to call, despite Trump officials claiming a victory in the Keystone State. Currently, there are still more than a million outstanding mail-in votes to be counted as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the state of Pennsylvania. 3:40 p.m.President Donald Trump’s campaign says it’s suing to temporarily stop the vote count in Pennsylvania, claiming lack of “transparency.”Justin Clark, Trump’s deputy campaign manager, said in a statement Wednesday that the campaign is “suing to stop Democrat election officials from hiding the ballot counting and processing from our Republican poll observers.” He said the campaign wants “to temporarily halt counting until there is meaningful transparency and Republicans can ensure all counting is done above board and by the law.”Clark also said the campaign would seek to intervene in an ongoing Supreme Court case involving the deadline for receiving mail-in ballots.There have been no reports by law enforcement of fraud or any type of ballot concerns out of Pennsylvania. The state had 3.1 million ballots mailed out that take time to count, and an order allows them to be counted up until Friday if they are postmarked by Nov. 3.The Associated Press has not yet called Pennsylvania. Democrat Joe Biden currently has 248 electoral votes, while Trump has 214. It takes 270 to win the presidency. 2:16 p.m. WednesdayJoe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump in battleground Wisconsin, securing the state’s 10 electoral votes and reclaiming a key part of the blue wall that slipped away from Democrats four years ago.The Associated Press called Wisconsin for Biden after election officials in the state said all outstanding ballots had been counted, save for a few hundred in one township and an expected small number of provisional ballots.Trump’s campaign has requested a recount. Statewide recounts in Wisconsin have historically changed the vote tally by only a few hundred votes; Biden leads by .624 percentage points out of nearly 3.3 million ballots counted.The victory for Biden bumps him up to 248 electoral votes, while Trump has 214. It takes 270 to win the presidency.In 2016, Trump won Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes, a breakthrough that along with wins in Michigan and Pennsylvania helped him land his first term in the White House. Democrats were determined to reclaim Wisconsin, a state that before Trump hadn’t gone for a Republican since Ronald Reagan in 1984.2:02 p.m. WednesdayPresident Donald Trump’s campaign says it has filed a lawsuit trying to halt the vote count in battleground Michigan.The latest counts gives Trump’s Democratic challenger Joe Biden a small lead, but the race is still too early to call.Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien says in a statement Wednesday that the campaign “has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law.”He says a suit was filed Wednesday in the Michigan Court of Claims “to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted.”Michigan is a critical battleground state that helped deliver Trump the presidency four years ago, along with Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Neither Wisconsin nor Pennsylvania has been called yet.1:24 p.m. WednesdayPresident Donald Trump has won the 2nd Congressional District in Maine. Maine allocates two electoral votes to the state’s popular winner and one electoral vote to the popular vote winner in each congressional district. Biden won three of the state’s four electoral votes earlier Wednesday. 1:19 p.m. WednesdayMaine’s Republican incumbent Sen. Susan Collins declared victory Wednesday afternoon after she said Democrat Sara Gideon called to concede the race. Collins held a solid 9-point lead in the race since late Tuesday night.This will be Collins’ fifth term in the Senate.Gideon was expected to address the media Wednesday afternoon.The race was one of the most hotly contested and most closely watched Senate races in the country.12:45 p.m. Wednesday President Donald Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien says the president plans to “immediately” request a recount in the battleground state of Wisconsin, where the race remains close.In Wisconsin, if a race is within 1 percentage point, the trailing candidate can force a recount.Stepien says in a statement Wednesday: “The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”The fate of the United States presidency is hanging in the balance, with Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, battling for three familiar battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.In the race to the 270 electoral votes needed to win, Biden has 238 while Trump has 213.11:40 a.m. WednesdayIn an update late Wednesday morning, the Georgia secretary of state said there are approximately 200,000 absentee ballots that need to be counted. Additionally, there are 40,000-50,000 early votes to still count. A Senate runoff race will be held in Georgia Jan. 5. 11:30 a.m. WednesdayThe Michigan secretary of state says there are tens of thousands of ballots that still need to be counted, including in some large jurisdictions like Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint and Kalamazoo. “We’re focused on counting every single ballot,” Jocelyn Benson said.Benson went on to ask for patience to ensure an accurate count. She expects the majority of ballots to be counted by the end of the day.10:40 a.m. WednesdayPennsylvania, an important swing state in the race, is still counting mail-in ballots this morning. “We may not even have results today, but the most important thing is we have accurate results,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.Kathy Boockvar, the secretary of state for Pennsylvania, said the commonwealth is approaching 50% of the mail-in ballots being counted. “There are still millions of ballots left that have to be counted,” she said.10:15 a.m. WednesdayThe Biden campaign said this morning the campaign expects to win several key states, including Wisconsin. Wisconsin has been deemed “too close to call,” according to the AP, along with Pennsylvania, Michigan and Nevada. 9:23 a.m. WednesdaySeveral key states have tallies that are too early to say who won the electoral votes, the path to securing the presidency.Michigan is among a handful of battleground states in which Trump prematurely claimed early Wednesday he was “winning” the contest with Biden.More than 5.26 million votes have been cast in Michigan and many of the ballots left to be counted were submitted by mail.Similarly, in North Carolina, Trump prematurely claimed victory. He was correct that he held a 76,000-vote lead in the state early Wednesday, but the race has been too early to call. As of Wednesday morning, there were still about 200,000 mail-in ballots left to count.The Associated Press also has not declared a winner in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, because there were more than 1.5 million votes left to be counted as of Wednesday morning.In Georgia, another state for which Trump claimed victory, there was an estimated 4% of the vote that still remained to be counted as of Wednesday morning. 8:39 a.m. WednesdayThe fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for familiar battleground states that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.Vote tabulations routinely continue beyond Election Day, and states largely set the rules for when the count has to end. In presidential elections, a key point is the date in December when presidential electors met. That’s set by federal law.The tight overall contest reflected a deeply polarized nation struggling to respond to the worst health crisis in more than a century, with millions of lost jobs, and a reckoning on racial injustice. 7:06 a.m. WednesdayMichigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said early Wednesday that election officials worked through the night to count ballots and still have “hundreds of thousands of ballots” to go. “Hundreds of thousands of ballots in our largest jurisdictions are still being counted, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Warren & Sterling Heights,” Benson tweeted. 5:56 a.m. WednesdayNevada election officials have suspended counting ballots until Thursday. Tweets from the Elections Division of the Nevada Secretary of State say all in-person early votes, in-person Election Day votes and mail-in ballots received through Nov. 2 have been counted. Officials still need to count mail-in ballots received on Election Day, mail-in ballots received over the next week and provisional ballots. “Ballots outstanding is difficult to estimate in Nevada because every voter was sent a mail ballot. Obviously, not all will vote,” election officials tweeted. 4:20 a.m. WednesdayWisconsin is a key state Trump flipped in 2016 that could have results soon. The state is currently waiting for results from the city of Milwaukee.3:50 a.m. WednesdayAmericans may not know who won the presidential election until well into Wednesday — if not beyond that.The main reason is because many states made it easier to request a mail ballot amid the coronavirus pandemic and concerns about crowded polling places. But mail ballots generally require more time to process than ballots cast in person.States such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, all with Republican-led legislatures and all of them swing states, made a conscious decision to wait so there would be no counting of mail-in ballots prior to Election Day. As a result, it could take days to tally enough ballots to project a winner. 3:10 a.m. WednesdayThe former vice president has won three of Maine’s four electoral votes. The state allocates two electoral votes to the state popular vote winner, and then one electoral vote to the popular vote winner in each congressional district. CD-2 in Maine remains outstanding.3 a.m. WednesdayJoe Biden has been declared the winner of Arizona. Former President Bill Clinton won the state in 1996, but prior to that, no Democrat had won Arizona since Harry Truman in 1948.The Associated Press called the race at 2:50 a.m. EST Wednesday, after an analysis of ballots cast statewide concluded there were not enough outstanding to allow Trump to catch up.With 80% of the expected vote counted, Biden was ahead by 5 percentage points, with a roughly 130,000-vote lead over Trump with about 2.6 million ballots counted. The remaining ballots left to be counted, including mail-in votes in Maricopa County, where Biden performed strongly, were not enough for Trump to catch up to the former vice president.Meanwhile, astronaut Mark Kelly, a Democrat, has defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona.2:30 a.m. WednesdayThe presidential election continues to be too early to call in many states. President Trump claimed, without evidence, that people were trying to disenfranchise voters who supported the president. He then claimed he won Georgia and North Carolina, where the vote continues to be too close to call.He also just mentioned he’s winning Pennsylvania “tremendously,” but many mail-in ballots still need to be counted. Democratic candidate Joe Biden also spoke on election night. After he spoke, he said he expects that when votes continue being counted, he will win the election. The vote is still too close to call and too early to call in many states as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.The Associated Press is not calling the presidential race yet because neither candidate has secured the 270 electoral college votes needed to claim victory.Trump said, “Frankly, we did win this election” over Biden and said he would take the election to the Supreme Court. His assertion of victory does not match the results and information currently available to the AP.At this stage in the race, according to AP counts, Trump has 213 electoral votes while Biden has 225. Trump would need 270 electoral votes to win. Several key states are too early to call, including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona and Michigan. 1:55 a.m. WednesdayDemocrat Joe Biden has won at least one of Maine’s four electoral votes in his bid to unseat President Donald Trump.Biden won the state’s 1st Congressional District, good for one electoral vote.Maine’s statewide vote, which is worth two electoral votes, and the state’s 2nd Congressional District haven’t yet been called.Maine split its electoral votes four years ago, awarding three to Democrat Hillary Clinton and one to Trump. Trump won the 2nd Congressional District, the more rural and conservative of Maine’s congressional districts.It marked the first time in state history that Maine divided its electoral votes.Maine is one of only two states that divides its electoral votes. The other is Nebraska. 1:40 a.m. WednesdayPresident Donald Trump has won four of Nebraska’s five electoral votes, while Democrat Joe Biden has won one electoral vote from the state.The 1st Congressional District was called for Trump early Wednesday. He also won the 3rd Congressional District earlier, as well as the statewide vote. Trump gets one electoral vote for each congressional district, plus two electoral votes for winning the statewide vote.Biden’s win in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Omaha, is a flip from 2016, when Trump narrowly won it against Democrat Hillary Clinton.While Trump easily carried the state itself, Nebraska is one of only two states that divides its electoral votes.In 2016, Trump won all five of Nebraska’s electoral votes.1:22 a.m. WednesdayDemocrat Joe Biden has won Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes Omaha. That flips a district that Donald Trump won in 2016.Nebraska, one of two states that divides its electoral votes, has five total electoral votes up for grabs. On Tuesday, Trump won the statewide vote, which is good for two electoral votes. He also won the 3rd Congressional District, which nets him a third vote.Biden earns one electoral vote for winning Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District hasn’t yet been called.In 2016, Trump narrowly won Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District over Democrat Hillary Clinton.1:06 a.m. WednesdayPresident Donald Trump has won Texas and its 38 electoral votes despite a furious, late push by Democrats to turn America’s biggest red state blue.An avalanche of early votes fed Democrats’ high hopes of ending decades of losses in Texas, where polls showed Joe Biden running unusually close. But Trump carried Texas for a second straight year.Trump won Texas by 9 percentage points in 2016 and all but took a win here for granted. He didn’t swing through Texas for campaign rallies or swamp television airwaves, and his conservative allies on the ground scoffed at Biden’s chances as a far reach.Trump sought to make an issue out of Biden’s answer during their final presidential debate that Biden would “transition away from the oil industry” if elected president. Texas is among the swing states with voters who depend on the oil industry to make a living. 12:35 a.m. WednesdayPresident Donald Trump has won Florida and its 29 electoral votes, the biggest prize among the perennial battlegrounds and a state crucial to his reelection hopes.A victory in Florida means reelection is within Trump’s grasp. A loss in the state would have made it nearly impossible for Trump to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to retain the White House.Democrat Joe Biden’s campaign had hoped the devastating toll of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly among older adults, would put him in a strong position in a state popular with retirees.Trump moved his official residence to his Palm Beach estate Mar-a-Lago from New York last year.Trump narrowly beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the state in 2016.12:21 a.m. WednesdayPresident Donald Trump has won Iowa and Montana.The Republican nominee on Wednesday was awarded six electoral votes from Iowa and three electoral votes from Montana.Trump won Iowa by more than 9 percentage points four years ago against Democrat Hillary Clinton, but his support eroded significantly over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the overall direction of the country.Trump rallied in Iowa in the final stretch of the campaign, going so far as to announce he would be awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Iowa wrestling legend Dan Gable. In an appeal to the state’s farmers, he told them he was responsible for $28 billion in aid designed to help offset damage stemming from his trade war with China. 12:19 a.m. WednesdayPresident Donald Trump has won Ohio and its 18 electoral votes, holding on to a battleground state where the race against Democrat Joe Biden had tightened in recent months.The Republican nominee comfortably carried the Midwestern state four years ago, but polls heading into the final weeks showed Biden well within range, forcing the president to spend more time in the state than anyone expected.In 2016, Trump saw notable support from blue-collar manufacturing and mining communities disenchanted with his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and buoyed by the Republican’s promise to bring back jobs to their hard-hit communities.Biden saw the gap as overly daunting early on but seized an opening in the closing months amid Trump’s softening support among college-educated suburban women. The campaign responded with a summer ad blitz and string of in-person campaign appearances. 12:13 a.m. WednesdayDemocrat Joe Biden has carried Minnesota, turning back a strong push by President Donald Trump and holding on to a state narrowly won by Democrat Hillary Clinton four years ago.Biden was awarded the state’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday.Biden made up for his campaign getting a late start in Minnesota compared with Trump, who held several campaign rallies in the state this election cycle. The former vice president took advantage of anti-Trump sentiment and organizing efforts by the state’s Democrats, who stressed COVID-19 and health care issues.Trump came within 1.5 percentage points of carrying Minnesota in 2016 and made winning the state this time a personal priority. Republicans invested time and money in building a field organization to boost GOP turnout, focusing on conservative rural Minnesota and suburban areas that were once mostly Republican but have become swing territory.The last Republican presidential candidate to capture the state was Richard Nixon in 1972. 12:06 a.m. WednesdayDemocrat Joe Biden has won the state of Hawaii.He was awarded its four electoral votes on Tuesday.Hawaii is a reliably Democratic state and last went for a Republican presidential candidate in 1984, when it was won by Ronald Reagan.Tuesday11:08 p.m.President Donald Trump has won the state of Utah.The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its six electoral votes.Utah hasn’t supported a Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.Trump won Utah in 2016, but independent candidate Evan McMullin had a strong showing in the state owing to widespread distaste of both Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. McMullin captured more than 20% of the vote.11 p.m.Democrat Joe Biden has won California, Oregon and Washington state, while President Donald Trump has won Idaho.California, Oregon and Washington are all liberal states, while Idaho is conservative.California has 55 electoral votes, the biggest haul of any state. It’s also the home of Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris. She served as the San Francisco district attorney and the state’s attorney general before winning election to the Senate in 2016.Biden nets 74 electoral votes for the three Western states, while Trump takes four electoral votes from Idaho. 10:54 p.m.Democrat Joe Biden has won New Hampshire and its four electoral votes, holding on to a state that President Donald Trump only narrowly lost in 2016.The state was considered a 2020 battleground despite not going for a Republican presidential candidate since George W. Bush in 2000.Four years ago, Democrat Hillary Clinton won the small state over Trump by roughly 2,700 votes. That’s less than 1% of the 732,000 ballots cast, and it was the second-closest margin of victory in the country.Biden didn’t fare as well in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Democratic primary in February. He finished a dismal fifth, behind Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. But his candidacy took off after a commanding win later that month in the South Carolina primary, leading to the exits of several of his competitors.10:30 p.m.President Donald Trump has won the state of Missouri.The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its 10 electoral votes.In 2016, Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the state by 18 percentage points.9:59 p.m. President Donald Trump has won the state of Kansas and was awarded its six electoral votes.In 2016, Trump coasted to victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton by 20 percentage points in the state.Meanwhile, Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has secured a fourth term in the Senate, defeating Democrat Jamie Harrison.Some polling in the campaign’s closing weeks showed a head-to-head race, and Harrison’s massive fundraising broke records. But Graham mustered support across South Carolina, where all statewide offices are held by Republicans and support for President Donald Trump remains strong. 9:44 p.m.Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, according to the Associated Press, marking the first flip of a Senate seat in the 2020 election.Colorado has become reliably Democratic under Trump, and for that reason, Gardner has been seen as one of the most vulnerable Republican senators seeking reelection.Trump embraced Gardner as behind him “100%” in February — an endorsement seized by Hickenlooper in his bid to replace Gardner.9:37 p.m.Democrat Joe Biden has won the state of Colorado.He was awarded its nine electoral votes on Tuesday.The state, which went for Democrat Hillary Clinton four years ago, has trended sharply to the left since President Donald Trump’s 2016 election. 9:27 p.m.Democrat Joe Biden has won the District of Columbia.He was awarded its three electoral votes on Tuesday.District voters have been allowed to cast presidential ballots since 1964 and have always voted overwhelmingly Democratic. Hillary Clinton’s win there over Republican Donald Trump in 2016 was by the widest margin ever. 9 p.m.President Donald Trump has won Louisiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and some of Nebraska’s electoral votes, while Democrat Joe Biden has won New Mexico and New York.Nebraska, which is one of two states that divides its electoral votes, has five total electoral votes up for grabs. Trump won the statewide vote, which is good for two electoral votes. He also won the 3rd Congressional District, which nets him a third vote.Nebraska’s 1st and 2nd congressional districts haven’t yet been called.Trump nets 20 electoral votes from his wins in Louisiana, Nebraska, Nebraska’s 3rd, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, while Biden takes 34 electoral votes for winning New Mexico and New York.8:52 p.m.President Donald Trump has won the state of Indiana.The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its 11 electoral votes.Indiana is the home state of Trump’s running mate, Vice President Mike Pence.Trump won Indiana by 19 percentage points in 2016 over Democrat Hillary Clinton.8:30 p.m.President Donald Trump has won the state of Arkansas.The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its six electoral votes.Arkansas is a reliably Republican state that hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1996.8:19 p.m.Republican President Donald Trump defeated Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden to carry Kentucky, a state where the GOP has dominated federal elections for more than 20 years. That includes the last presidential election, when Trump carried Kentucky by 30 percentage points.The last Democrat to carry Kentucky was Bill Clinton in 1996. Neither candidate campaigned in Kentucky, instead focusing on swing states elsewhere. 8:05 p.m.Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has won a seventh term in Kentucky.McConnell is the chief ally of President Donald Trump in Congress and the longest-serving Republican Senate leader in history.The 78-year-old McConnell defeated Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine combat pilot who challenged him as a political outsider.8 p.m.Numerous races are being called by The Associated Press.President Donald Trump picked up Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Oklahoma.Democrat Joe Biden won Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. 7:55 p.m.Virginia voters elected Joe Biden, according to the Associated Press, giving the Democrat 13 electoral votes.President Donald Trump has won the state of South Carolina.The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its nine electoral votes.Trump handily won the state in 2016 over Democrat Hillary Clinton. South Carolina hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter in 1976.Joe Biden’s victory in the South Carolina primary in February started a wave of wins that helped cement his status as Democrats’ presidential nominee. South Carolina Republicans didn’t hold a primary, an early sign of their support for Trump’s reelection.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.Former Vice President Joe Biden has captured Vermont’s three electoral votes, according to The Associated Press.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.

Election Day came and went without a verdict in the presidential race.

Over 100 million Americans voted early, and millions more headed to the polls Tuesday to make their choice between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

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Overnight, Trump took a White House stage and falsely claimed he had won and vowed to take his case to the Supreme Court, although there was no evidence of foul play, just votes yet to be counted.

Biden also responded to the indecision at an outdoor speaking venue near his home in Wilmington, Delaware.

His message: “We’re going to have to be patient.”

The Associated Press is not calling the presidential race yet because neither candidate has secured the 270 electoral college votes needed to claim victory.

Several key states are too early to call, including Pennsylvania and Georgia.

See the latest updates below (all times Eastern):

8:05 p.m.

Nevada Secretary of States Barbara K. Cegavske released a press statement Wednesday afternoon which gave updates about the state’s tally count and frequently asked questions.

Possibly referencing President Trump’s claim the night before that some states had stopped counting, she said ballot counting has not stopped, and in fact all in-person early votes, all in-person Election Day votes, and most of the mail ballots received before Election Day have been counted.

The votes in Nevada that remain to be counted, according to the release, are mail ballots received on or after Election Day as well as ballots from same-day registration voters.

7:10 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Georgia Republican Party have filed a lawsuit against the Chatham County Board of Elections asking a judge to order the county to secure and account for ballots received after 7 p.m. on Election Day.

State party Chairman David Shafer said in a statement Wednesday night that they planned to sue in a dozen counties.

The lawsuit alleges that a Republican observer watched a poll worker take unprocessed absentee ballots from a back room and mix them into processed absentee ballots waiting to be tabulated.

In Georgia, ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to count. Chatham County contains Savannah and leans Democratic.

Georgia is among a handful of states that The Associated Press has not called. In the race to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, Democrat Joe Biden currently has 264 while Trump has 214.

6 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden has carried Michigan and its 16 electoral votes, further dismantling Donald Trump’s Rust Belt wall of support that helped deliver him the presidency four years ago.

The flip from red back to blue was a huge blow to Trump, whose victories in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in 2016 sent him to the White House. Biden also carried Wisconsin, though Pennsylvania hasn’t been called yet.

Biden’s victory in Michigan pushes him to 264 Electoral College votes, six short of the 270 needed to win the White House. Trump is 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.

Biden’s campaign had particularly focused on turning out Black voters in Detroit, who failed to show up for Clinton in the numbers that Barack Obama received during his two presidential bids.

5:30 p.m.

The top elections official in Nevada’s most populous county says more results will be released Thursday morning that include mail-in ballots received on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon that he did not yet know how many ballots had been received but uncounted in the Las Vegas area.

Early results showed Democrat Joe Biden with a slim lead over President Donald Trump in Nevada, but it was too early to declare a winner in the race Wednesday with a large number of ballots yet to be counted.

The Nevada secretary of state’s office initially said a new batch of results would be released Thursday morning. But Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley said in a text message that the state would likely release some additional results Wednesday afternoon but that he did not know how many would be included.

Gloria said he would be holding daily 10 a.m. news conferences until all ballots were counted, including provisional ballots that were cast by voters taking advantage of same-day registration, electronic ballots sent to overseas voters or ballots for disabled voters.

5:15 p.m.

The Associated Press has not yet declared winners of the presidential contests in Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina or Michigan.

President Donald Trump, however, has prematurely declared that he has carried the states.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that he has “claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each one of which has a BIG Trump lead.”

“Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan if, in fact,” he says, “there was a large number of secretly dumped ballots as has been widely reported!”

Trump has been trying for months to undermine public confidence in the election if he does not win.

Trump’s Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, currently has 248 electoral votes, while Trump has 214. It takes 270 to win the presidency.

5 p.m.

MICHIGAN: An estimated 4% of the vote remains to be counted in Michigan, much of it from the Democratic stronghold of Detroit. That makes the race between Trump and Biden too early too call.

THE BACKGROUND: Michigan is among a handful of battleground states where Trump prematurely claimed early Wednesday he was “winning” the contest with Biden.

“We’re winning Michigan by — I’ll tell you, I looked at the numbers,” Trump said during an appearance at the White House, where he promised to contest the election before the Supreme Court.

More than 5.26 million votes have been cast in Michigan and many of the ballots left to be counted were submitted by mail, a way of voting that favors Biden. Of those, a significant number were from Wayne County, home to heavily Democratic Detroit.

With 96% of the vote counted in the state early Wednesday afternoon, Biden held a roughly 46,000 vote edge over Trump — a lead of about a percentage point.

4:55 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s campaign has accused a Michigan election official of failing to ensure that challengers and bipartisan observers watch the processing of absentee ballots.

The Republican campaign filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to stop the count, which was mostly centered in Detroit, until Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson allows more inspectors. There was no immediate response from a Court of Claims judge.

The Associated Press has not yet called Michigan.

Trump’s allies chanted, “Stop the count!” inside TCF Center, where ballots were being handled. The Detroit elections department was expected to finish counting absentee ballots by Wednesday evening.

Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel says, “Michigan’s elections have been conducted transparently, with access provided for both political parties and the public, and using a robust system of checks and balances to ensure that all ballots are counted fairly and accurately.”

More than 3 million absentee ballots were cast in Michigan in the first major election since a new law made them available to any voter. But local election clerks couldn’t start counting them until after polls closed Tuesday.

4:15 p.m.

Joe Biden says he’s not ready to declare victory as vote counting continues in the presidential election, but he says, “When the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners.”

The Associated Press hasn’t called the presidential race. Biden currently has 248 electoral votes, while President Donald Trump has 214. It takes 270 to win the presidency.

Biden addressed reporters Wednesday afternoon from Wilmington, Delaware, alongside his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris.

Biden says, “Every vote must be counted.” He added, “We the people will not be silenced.”

Biden also tried to sound like a president-elect, promising to reach out to political opponents and insisting that the presidency “itself is not a partisan institution.”

Biden did not take questions. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Michigan as ballots continue to be counted in both states.

The Associated Press says the Pennsylvania presidential race is still too close to call, despite Trump officials claiming a victory in the Keystone State. Currently, there are still more than a million outstanding mail-in votes to be counted as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the state of Pennsylvania.

3:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s campaign says it’s suing to temporarily stop the vote count in Pennsylvania, claiming lack of “transparency.”

Justin Clark, Trump’s deputy campaign manager, said in a statement Wednesday that the campaign is “suing to stop Democrat election officials from hiding the ballot counting and processing from our Republican poll observers.” He said the campaign wants “to temporarily halt counting until there is meaningful transparency and Republicans can ensure all counting is done above board and by the law.”

Clark also said the campaign would seek to intervene in an ongoing Supreme Court case involving the deadline for receiving mail-in ballots.

There have been no reports by law enforcement of fraud or any type of ballot concerns out of Pennsylvania. The state had 3.1 million ballots mailed out that take time to count, and an order allows them to be counted up until Friday if they are postmarked by Nov. 3.

The Associated Press has not yet called Pennsylvania. Democrat Joe Biden currently has 248 electoral votes, while Trump has 214. It takes 270 to win the presidency.

2:16 p.m. Wednesday

Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump in battleground Wisconsin, securing the state’s 10 electoral votes and reclaiming a key part of the blue wall that slipped away from Democrats four years ago.

The Associated Press called Wisconsin for Biden after election officials in the state said all outstanding ballots had been counted, save for a few hundred in one township and an expected small number of provisional ballots.

Trump’s campaign has requested a recount. Statewide recounts in Wisconsin have historically changed the vote tally by only a few hundred votes; Biden leads by .624 percentage points out of nearly 3.3 million ballots counted.

The victory for Biden bumps him up to 248 electoral votes, while Trump has 214. It takes 270 to win the presidency.

In 2016, Trump won Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes, a breakthrough that along with wins in Michigan and Pennsylvania helped him land his first term in the White House. Democrats were determined to reclaim Wisconsin, a state that before Trump hadn’t gone for a Republican since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

2:02 p.m. Wednesday

President Donald Trump’s campaign says it has filed a lawsuit trying to halt the vote count in battleground Michigan.

The latest counts gives Trump’s Democratic challenger Joe Biden a small lead, but the race is still too early to call.

Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien says in a statement Wednesday that the campaign “has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law.”

He says a suit was filed Wednesday in the Michigan Court of Claims “to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted.”

Michigan is a critical battleground state that helped deliver Trump the presidency four years ago, along with Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Neither Wisconsin nor Pennsylvania has been called yet.

1:24 p.m. Wednesday

President Donald Trump has won the 2nd Congressional District in Maine.

Maine allocates two electoral votes to the state’s popular winner and one electoral vote to the popular vote winner in each congressional district.

Biden won three of the state’s four electoral votes earlier Wednesday.

1:19 p.m. Wednesday

Maine’s Republican incumbent Sen. Susan Collins declared victory Wednesday afternoon after she said Democrat Sara Gideon called to concede the race.

Collins held a solid 9-point lead in the race since late Tuesday night.

This will be Collins’ fifth term in the Senate.

Gideon was expected to address the media Wednesday afternoon.

The race was one of the most hotly contested and most closely watched Senate races in the country.

12:45 p.m. Wednesday

President Donald Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien says the president plans to “immediately” request a recount in the battleground state of Wisconsin, where the race remains close.

In Wisconsin, if a race is within 1 percentage point, the trailing candidate can force a recount.

Stepien says in a statement Wednesday: “The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”

The fate of the United States presidency is hanging in the balance, with Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, battling for three familiar battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.

In the race to the 270 electoral votes needed to win, Biden has 238 while Trump has 213.

11:40 a.m. Wednesday

In an update late Wednesday morning, the Georgia secretary of state said there are approximately 200,000 absentee ballots that need to be counted. Additionally, there are 40,000-50,000 early votes to still count. A Senate runoff race will be held in Georgia Jan. 5.

11:30 a.m. Wednesday

The Michigan secretary of state says there are tens of thousands of ballots that still need to be counted, including in some large jurisdictions like Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint and Kalamazoo. “We’re focused on counting every single ballot,” Jocelyn Benson said.

Benson went on to ask for patience to ensure an accurate count. She expects the majority of ballots to be counted by the end of the day.

10:40 a.m. Wednesday

Pennsylvania, an important swing state in the race, is still counting mail-in ballots this morning. “We may not even have results today, but the most important thing is we have accurate results,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.

Kathy Boockvar, the secretary of state for Pennsylvania, said the commonwealth is approaching 50% of the mail-in ballots being counted. “There are still millions of ballots left that have to be counted,” she said.

10:15 a.m. Wednesday

The Biden campaign said this morning the campaign expects to win several key states, including Wisconsin. Wisconsin has been deemed “too close to call,” according to the AP, along with Pennsylvania, Michigan and Nevada.

9:23 a.m. Wednesday

Several key states have tallies that are too early to say who won the electoral votes, the path to securing the presidency.

Michigan is among a handful of battleground states in which Trump prematurely claimed early Wednesday he was “winning” the contest with Biden.

More than 5.26 million votes have been cast in Michigan and many of the ballots left to be counted were submitted by mail.

Similarly, in North Carolina, Trump prematurely claimed victory. He was correct that he held a 76,000-vote lead in the state early Wednesday, but the race has been too early to call. As of Wednesday morning, there were still about 200,000 mail-in ballots left to count.

The Associated Press also has not declared a winner in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, because there were more than 1.5 million votes left to be counted as of Wednesday morning.

In Georgia, another state for which Trump claimed victory, there was an estimated 4% of the vote that still remained to be counted as of Wednesday morning.

8:39 a.m. Wednesday

The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for familiar battleground states that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.

Vote tabulations routinely continue beyond Election Day, and states largely set the rules for when the count has to end. In presidential elections, a key point is the date in December when presidential electors met. That’s set by federal law.

The tight overall contest reflected a deeply polarized nation struggling to respond to the worst health crisis in more than a century, with millions of lost jobs, and a reckoning on racial injustice.

7:06 a.m. Wednesday

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said early Wednesday that election officials worked through the night to count ballots and still have “hundreds of thousands of ballots” to go.

“Hundreds of thousands of ballots in our largest jurisdictions are still being counted, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Warren & Sterling Heights,” Benson tweeted.

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5:56 a.m. Wednesday

Nevada election officials have suspended counting ballots until Thursday.

Tweets from the Elections Division of the Nevada Secretary of State say all in-person early votes, in-person Election Day votes and mail-in ballots received through Nov. 2 have been counted.

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Officials still need to count mail-in ballots received on Election Day, mail-in ballots received over the next week and provisional ballots.

“Ballots outstanding is difficult to estimate in Nevada because every voter was sent a mail ballot. Obviously, not all will vote,” election officials tweeted.

4:20 a.m. Wednesday

Wisconsin is a key state Trump flipped in 2016 that could have results soon. The state is currently waiting for results from the city of Milwaukee.

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3:50 a.m. Wednesday

Americans may not know who won the presidential election until well into Wednesday — if not beyond that.

The main reason is because many states made it easier to request a mail ballot amid the coronavirus pandemic and concerns about crowded polling places. But mail ballots generally require more time to process than ballots cast in person.

States such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, all with Republican-led legislatures and all of them swing states, made a conscious decision to wait so there would be no counting of mail-in ballots prior to Election Day. As a result, it could take days to tally enough ballots to project a winner.

3:10 a.m. Wednesday

The former vice president has won three of Maine’s four electoral votes. The state allocates two electoral votes to the state popular vote winner, and then one electoral vote to the popular vote winner in each congressional district. CD-2 in Maine remains outstanding.

3 a.m. Wednesday

Joe Biden has been declared the winner of Arizona. Former President Bill Clinton won the state in 1996, but prior to that, no Democrat had won Arizona since Harry Truman in 1948.

The Associated Press called the race at 2:50 a.m. EST Wednesday, after an analysis of ballots cast statewide concluded there were not enough outstanding to allow Trump to catch up.

With 80% of the expected vote counted, Biden was ahead by 5 percentage points, with a roughly 130,000-vote lead over Trump with about 2.6 million ballots counted. The remaining ballots left to be counted, including mail-in votes in Maricopa County, where Biden performed strongly, were not enough for Trump to catch up to the former vice president.

Meanwhile, astronaut Mark Kelly, a Democrat, has defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona.

2:30 a.m. Wednesday

The presidential election continues to be too early to call in many states. President Trump claimed, without evidence, that people were trying to disenfranchise voters who supported the president. He then claimed he won Georgia and North Carolina, where the vote continues to be too close to call.

He also just mentioned he’s winning Pennsylvania “tremendously,” but many mail-in ballots still need to be counted.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden also spoke on election night. After he spoke, he said he expects that when votes continue being counted, he will win the election. The vote is still too close to call and too early to call in many states as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Associated Press is not calling the presidential race yet because neither candidate has secured the 270 electoral college votes needed to claim victory.

Trump said, “Frankly, we did win this election” over Biden and said he would take the election to the Supreme Court. His assertion of victory does not match the results and information currently available to the AP.

At this stage in the race, according to AP counts, Trump has 213 electoral votes while Biden has 225. Trump would need 270 electoral votes to win. Several key states are too early to call, including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona and Michigan.

1:55 a.m. Wednesday

Democrat Joe Biden has won at least one of Maine’s four electoral votes in his bid to unseat President Donald Trump.

Biden won the state’s 1st Congressional District, good for one electoral vote.

Maine’s statewide vote, which is worth two electoral votes, and the state’s 2nd Congressional District haven’t yet been called.

Maine split its electoral votes four years ago, awarding three to Democrat Hillary Clinton and one to Trump. Trump won the 2nd Congressional District, the more rural and conservative of Maine’s congressional districts.

It marked the first time in state history that Maine divided its electoral votes.

Maine is one of only two states that divides its electoral votes. The other is Nebraska.


1:40 a.m. Wednesday

President Donald Trump has won four of Nebraska’s five electoral votes, while Democrat Joe Biden has won one electoral vote from the state.

The 1st Congressional District was called for Trump early Wednesday. He also won the 3rd Congressional District earlier, as well as the statewide vote. Trump gets one electoral vote for each congressional district, plus two electoral votes for winning the statewide vote.

Biden’s win in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Omaha, is a flip from 2016, when Trump narrowly won it against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

While Trump easily carried the state itself, Nebraska is one of only two states that divides its electoral votes.

In 2016, Trump won all five of Nebraska’s electoral votes.

1:22 a.m. Wednesday

Democrat Joe Biden has won Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes Omaha. That flips a district that Donald Trump won in 2016.

Nebraska, one of two states that divides its electoral votes, has five total electoral votes up for grabs. On Tuesday, Trump won the statewide vote, which is good for two electoral votes. He also won the 3rd Congressional District, which nets him a third vote.

Biden earns one electoral vote for winning Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District hasn’t yet been called.

In 2016, Trump narrowly won Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

1:06 a.m. Wednesday

President Donald Trump has won Texas and its 38 electoral votes despite a furious, late push by Democrats to turn America’s biggest red state blue.

An avalanche of early votes fed Democrats’ high hopes of ending decades of losses in Texas, where polls showed Joe Biden running unusually close. But Trump carried Texas for a second straight year.

Trump won Texas by 9 percentage points in 2016 and all but took a win here for granted. He didn’t swing through Texas for campaign rallies or swamp television airwaves, and his conservative allies on the ground scoffed at Biden’s chances as a far reach.

Trump sought to make an issue out of Biden’s answer during their final presidential debate that Biden would “transition away from the oil industry” if elected president. Texas is among the swing states with voters who depend on the oil industry to make a living.

12:35 a.m. Wednesday

President Donald Trump has won Florida and its 29 electoral votes, the biggest prize among the perennial battlegrounds and a state crucial to his reelection hopes.

A victory in Florida means reelection is within Trump’s grasp. A loss in the state would have made it nearly impossible for Trump to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to retain the White House.

Democrat Joe Biden’s campaign had hoped the devastating toll of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly among older adults, would put him in a strong position in a state popular with retirees.

Trump moved his official residence to his Palm Beach estate Mar-a-Lago from New York last year.

Trump narrowly beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the state in 2016.

12:21 a.m. Wednesday

President Donald Trump has won Iowa and Montana.

The Republican nominee on Wednesday was awarded six electoral votes from Iowa and three electoral votes from Montana.

Trump won Iowa by more than 9 percentage points four years ago against Democrat Hillary Clinton, but his support eroded significantly over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the overall direction of the country.

Trump rallied in Iowa in the final stretch of the campaign, going so far as to announce he would be awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Iowa wrestling legend Dan Gable. In an appeal to the state’s farmers, he told them he was responsible for $28 billion in aid designed to help offset damage stemming from his trade war with China.

12:19 a.m. Wednesday

President Donald Trump has won Ohio and its 18 electoral votes, holding on to a battleground state where the race against Democrat Joe Biden had tightened in recent months.

The Republican nominee comfortably carried the Midwestern state four years ago, but polls heading into the final weeks showed Biden well within range, forcing the president to spend more time in the state than anyone expected.

In 2016, Trump saw notable support from blue-collar manufacturing and mining communities disenchanted with his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and buoyed by the Republican’s promise to bring back jobs to their hard-hit communities.

Biden saw the gap as overly daunting early on but seized an opening in the closing months amid Trump’s softening support among college-educated suburban women. The campaign responded with a summer ad blitz and string of in-person campaign appearances.

12:13 a.m. Wednesday

Democrat Joe Biden has carried Minnesota, turning back a strong push by President Donald Trump and holding on to a state narrowly won by Democrat Hillary Clinton four years ago.

Biden was awarded the state’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday.

Biden made up for his campaign getting a late start in Minnesota compared with Trump, who held several campaign rallies in the state this election cycle. The former vice president took advantage of anti-Trump sentiment and organizing efforts by the state’s Democrats, who stressed COVID-19 and health care issues.

Trump came within 1.5 percentage points of carrying Minnesota in 2016 and made winning the state this time a personal priority. Republicans invested time and money in building a field organization to boost GOP turnout, focusing on conservative rural Minnesota and suburban areas that were once mostly Republican but have become swing territory.

The last Republican presidential candidate to capture the state was Richard Nixon in 1972.

12:06 a.m. Wednesday

Democrat Joe Biden has won the state of Hawaii.

He was awarded its four electoral votes on Tuesday.

Hawaii is a reliably Democratic state and last went for a Republican presidential candidate in 1984, when it was won by Ronald Reagan.

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11:08 p.m.

President Donald Trump has won the state of Utah.

The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its six electoral votes.

Utah hasn’t supported a Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

Trump won Utah in 2016, but independent candidate Evan McMullin had a strong showing in the state owing to widespread distaste of both Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. McMullin captured more than 20% of the vote.

11 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden has won California, Oregon and Washington state, while President Donald Trump has won Idaho.

California, Oregon and Washington are all liberal states, while Idaho is conservative.

California has 55 electoral votes, the biggest haul of any state. It’s also the home of Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris. She served as the San Francisco district attorney and the state’s attorney general before winning election to the Senate in 2016.

Biden nets 74 electoral votes for the three Western states, while Trump takes four electoral votes from Idaho.

10:54 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden has won New Hampshire and its four electoral votes, holding on to a state that President Donald Trump only narrowly lost in 2016.

The state was considered a 2020 battleground despite not going for a Republican presidential candidate since George W. Bush in 2000.

Four years ago, Democrat Hillary Clinton won the small state over Trump by roughly 2,700 votes. That’s less than 1% of the 732,000 ballots cast, and it was the second-closest margin of victory in the country.

Biden didn’t fare as well in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Democratic primary in February. He finished a dismal fifth, behind Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. But his candidacy took off after a commanding win later that month in the South Carolina primary, leading to the exits of several of his competitors.

10:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump has won the state of Missouri.

The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its 10 electoral votes.

In 2016, Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the state by 18 percentage points.

9:59 p.m.

President Donald Trump has won the state of Kansas and was awarded its six electoral votes.

In 2016, Trump coasted to victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton by 20 percentage points in the state.

Meanwhile, Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has secured a fourth term in the Senate, defeating Democrat Jamie Harrison.

Some polling in the campaign’s closing weeks showed a head-to-head race, and Harrison’s massive fundraising broke records. But Graham mustered support across South Carolina, where all statewide offices are held by Republicans and support for President Donald Trump remains strong.

9:44 p.m.

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, according to the Associated Press, marking the first flip of a Senate seat in the 2020 election.

Colorado has become reliably Democratic under Trump, and for that reason, Gardner has been seen as one of the most vulnerable Republican senators seeking reelection.

Trump embraced Gardner as behind him “100%” in February — an endorsement seized by Hickenlooper in his bid to replace Gardner.


9:37 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden has won the state of Colorado.

He was awarded its nine electoral votes on Tuesday.

The state, which went for Democrat Hillary Clinton four years ago, has trended sharply to the left since President Donald Trump’s 2016 election.

9:27 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden has won the District of Columbia.

He was awarded its three electoral votes on Tuesday.

District voters have been allowed to cast presidential ballots since 1964 and have always voted overwhelmingly Democratic. Hillary Clinton’s win there over Republican Donald Trump in 2016 was by the widest margin ever.

9 p.m.

President Donald Trump has won Louisiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and some of Nebraska’s electoral votes, while Democrat Joe Biden has won New Mexico and New York.

Nebraska, which is one of two states that divides its electoral votes, has five total electoral votes up for grabs. Trump won the statewide vote, which is good for two electoral votes. He also won the 3rd Congressional District, which nets him a third vote.

Nebraska’s 1st and 2nd congressional districts haven’t yet been called.

Trump nets 20 electoral votes from his wins in Louisiana, Nebraska, Nebraska’s 3rd, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, while Biden takes 34 electoral votes for winning New Mexico and New York.

8:52 p.m.

President Donald Trump has won the state of Indiana.

The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its 11 electoral votes.

Indiana is the home state of Trump’s running mate, Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump won Indiana by 19 percentage points in 2016 over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

8:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump has won the state of Arkansas.

The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its six electoral votes.

Arkansas is a reliably Republican state that hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1996.

8:19 p.m.

Republican President Donald Trump defeated Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden to carry Kentucky, a state where the GOP has dominated federal elections for more than 20 years. That includes the last presidential election, when Trump carried Kentucky by 30 percentage points.

The last Democrat to carry Kentucky was Bill Clinton in 1996. Neither candidate campaigned in Kentucky, instead focusing on swing states elsewhere.

8:05 p.m.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has won a seventh term in Kentucky.

McConnell is the chief ally of President Donald Trump in Congress and the longest-serving Republican Senate leader in history.

The 78-year-old McConnell defeated Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine combat pilot who challenged him as a political outsider.

8 p.m.

Numerous races are being called by The Associated Press.

President Donald Trump picked up Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Oklahoma.

Democrat Joe Biden won Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

7:55 p.m.

Virginia voters elected Joe Biden, according to the Associated Press, giving the Democrat 13 electoral votes.

President Donald Trump has won the state of South Carolina.

The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its nine electoral votes.
Trump handily won the state in 2016 over Democrat Hillary Clinton. South Carolina hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Joe Biden’s victory in the South Carolina primary in February started a wave of wins that helped cement his status as Democrats’ presidential nominee. South Carolina Republicans didn’t hold a primary, an early sign of their support for Trump’s reelection.

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.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has captured Vermont’s three electoral votes, according to The Associated Press.

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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