In a press briefing this afternoon, President Trump broke his unusual thirty-six-hour silence with some eye-opening claims.
But first, let's take a look at the key moments from this whirlwind election...
Joe Biden visits his son's grave.
Joe Biden walks with his granddaughter to visit his son Beau’s grave on the morning of Election Day.… https://t.co/n7Ape5OjuV— NBC News (@NBC News)1604413284.0
Donald Trump prematurely announces election win.
via: GettyDespite there being no indication as to who would take the crown, Donald Trump announced that he had won the election. This was a false statement on behalf of the president, who was condemned by the Biden campaign and several Republicans who referred to the claim as "outrageous."
The highest voter turnout was announced.
HIGHEST VOTER TURNOUT SINCE 1900 (per .@ElectProject) https://t.co/INvONPoo1y— Bruce Mehlman (@Bruce Mehlman)1604489302.0
The state of Nevada announced that they will not be revealing any data until Thursday.
via: GettyAccording to the live update system presented by The Associated Press, Biden is currently leading with 67% of the votes counted and half a per cent in the numbers. Nevada is a key state for both campaigns.
Donald Trump accuses the Democrats of trying to "steal" the election."We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election," he writes. "We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!"
via: GettyWhile it seems as though the state turned red back in 2016, Wisconsin is now teetering between the two with some projections claiming it might be turning blue this election.
Donald Trump secures Florida, Ohio, and Iowa.
via: GettyThese victories have put him on the right path to re-election, though Biden is making things difficult for him as he secured Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Both campaigns announce that they're "on the right path."
-Biden's Campaign manager: "Joe Biden is on track to win this election, and he will be the next president of the Un… https://t.co/Z4mYVb9khz— Joyce Karam (@Joyce Karam)1604503872.0
Biden tells his supporters to "keep the faith."
via: GettyWhile the early statistics favored Donald Trump, Joe Biden hit the stage in Delaware to thank all of his fans and supporters and to also remind them to "keep the faith."
Donald Trump tells workers to "stop counting."
via: GettyAccording to CNN, this was an "attack" on democracy. White House reporter, Stephen Collinson, analyzed the remarks and concluded: "Trump's remarks essentially amounted to a demand for the legally cast votes of American citizens not to be recorded in a historic act of disenfranchisement. And they brought closer the potential constitutional nightmare that many have feared since Trump started to tarnish an election that he apparently worried he could lose months ago."
Biden was declared the winner of Wisconsin.
via: GettyIn 2016, Wisconsin sat comfortably as a red state, but 4 years later, Joe Biden has secured it and it's 10 electoral votes.
"The Squad" all win their re-election.
Our sisterhood is resilient. https://t.co/IfLtsvLEdx— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1604463586.0
Donald Trump raises speculation on election credibility.On a Twitter rant, the president claimed that things had taken a "strange" turn after he was leading last night when the early figures showed he was leading in almost all battleground and swing states, even though many journalists and political advisors have claimed that there is no evidence of voter fraud in any state.
Donald trump's tweets are restricted on Twitter.With the label "Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process," the president's tweets get restricted on the Twitter platform as he continues his rant online.
The final winning paths are laid out.
via: GettyThe Guardian outlined the winner's paths. Biden: "Biden had many paths to find his remaining 32 electoral votes. His most likely path lay through the Great Lakes states, where Pennsylvania and Michigan combined would net 36 votes. Without Pennsylvania, Biden could win by winning Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nevada, where he held a clear but narrow lead. A Biden victory in either of the two reddest states in the mix – Georgia or North Carolina – would almost certainly foretell wins elsewhere and a Biden victory. Trump: "The simplest way for Trump to find the 54 electoral votes he needs would be to win Pennsylvania and at least three other states. If he does not win Pennsylvania, Trump must make a clean sweep of all five remaining states to get to 270."
Joe Biden receives more votes than any other presidential candidate in history.
via: GettyThe previous record was held by former president of the United States, Barack Obama, and has now been taken over by Joe Biden who currently stands at 70,147,282 at the time of writing.
Trump campaign announces that they will file for a recount in Wisconsin.
via: GettyBill Stepien, the campaign manager released this statement: “There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so." However, as I have mentioned previously, there has still not been any evidence of voter fraud.
The Democratic nominee in Maine conceded defeat.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) declares victory after her opponent Sara Gideon called her to concede the race.… https://t.co/M5dNrpiUQB— The Recount (@The Recount)1604514358.0
Donald Trump files a lawsuit in Pennsylvania.The current president has filed several lawsuits, one now targeting Pennsylvania, a state that he was projected to win. He has also tweeted that he's had a "big legal win" in the state, even though no evidence has yet been supplied to back it up.
Joe Biden wins Michigan.
via: GettyJust minutes before the final results came in, Biden was projected to win Michigan by a narrow margin and those dreams have finally come true as he manages to clinch the victory. But the winner of the election is still undecided as ballots continue to be counted in the final states: Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
And most recently, this afternoon, Trump has broken his thirty-six-hour silence with a White House press briefing.
via: GettyAnd, of course, he wasted no time in expressing his somewhat illegitimate confidence in his chances of re-election.
He said this:
via: Getty"If you count the legal votes, I win." Trump has made this claim before, even though votes are still being counted. This is a developing story, and updates will be posted accordingly.