In an emotional address, Joe Biden strikes a unifying tone, while subtly displaying his confidence
We’ve also got a rundown of the key events that have happened so far, with all the latest developments, and what this means exactly for the election. Keep scrolling for what we know so far…
And Biden’s latest speech has many feeling like he could be ready to take the presidency.
Let’s run through the high and lows of the last few hours…
And according to the Independent, polls showed that Biden and his vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, lead the way, being favored amongst 66% of voters.
And the first results of the 2020 election rapidly began flooding in.
It was quickly confirmed that Trump won in a number of states, including Indiana, Kentucky, and Alabama, while Biden won over the West Coast states, such as California, Washington, and Oregon.
At the time of writing, Trump calls a win with 51.3% of the vote, while Biden had 47.8%.
He has now secured Ohio, a state that has predicted every president since 1964.
As per projections from NBC News and Fox News, Trump is projected to win in Ohio, which has predicted every president since 1964.
The Republican senator has just confirmed her re-election.
“We knew this was going to go long, but who knew we would go into maybe tomorrow morning, maybe even longer!” Biden said.
“But we feel good about where we are. I’m here to tell you tonight we believe we’re on track to win this election.”
It was quickly deleted from the social media platform.
Trump wins the crucial seat, earning him 38 electoral points.
In a speech, he expressed a worry that ballots would be found at “4 o’clock in the morning” which he didn’t think should be counted.
He followed up his wish to close voting by suggesting he would be taking the matter to the Supreme Court.
Trump said: “As far as I am concerned, we have already won.”
In a huge turn of events, Biden is predicted to win the crucial state of Arizona, which will secure him 11 electoral votes.
It’s a battleground state Trump won 4 year priors.
The state has previously only ever backed 1 other Democratic candidate in the last 72 years, so this is a huge event for Biden and his party tonight.
Biden defeated Trump, winning 3 of the state’s 4 Electoral College votes.
“The president’s statement tonight about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect,” said Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon in a statement:
“It was outrageous because it is a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens.
“It was unprecedented because never before in our history has a president of the United States sought to strip Americans of their voice in a national election. Having encouraged Republican efforts in multiple states to prevent the legal counting of these ballots before Election Day, now Donald Trump is saying these ballots can’t be counted after Election Day either.
“And it was incorrect because it will not happen. The counting will not stop. It will continue until every duly cast vote is counted. Because that is what our laws — the laws that protect every Americans’ constitutional right to vote — require.
“We repeat what the Vice President said tonight: Donald Trump does not decide the outcome of this election. Joe Biden does not decide the outcome of this election. The American people decide the outcome of this election. And the democratic process must and will continue until its conclusion.”
Surpassing Clinton’s 65,853,625 with 65,881,145 votes.
Andahl died of COVID-19 last month aged fifty-five, but the election results in North Dakota showed the Bismarck-area district going to both him and Dave Nehring.
After rising to prominence following his surprise primary win earlier this year, Cawthorn has defeated Democrat Moe Davis in the state’s eleventh Congressional District, which occupies most of Western North Carolina.
Reacting to his victory, Cawthorn tweeted, “Cry more, lib.”
After revealing that he voted for himself, it turns out the rapper actually garnered quite a few supports.
Though of course, it’s not enough to see him in the White House.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, both Democrats, criticized President Donald Trump after he claimed victory (early) in the 2020 presidential race even though they have not been officially called yet.
And given the circumstances, it could be much longer until the final result is in.
The presidential candidate has now reportedly received more votes than either candidate did back in 2016.
Donald Trump continues election night rant on Twitter.
The president continued where he left off, writing:
“Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!”
Making his stance on the matter very clear.
“We believe we are in a clear path to victory by this afternoon, we expect that the vice president will have leads in states that put him over 270 electoral votes today. The vice president will garner more votes than any presidential candidate in history, and we’re still counting. He has won over 50% of the popular vote. We are on track to win in Michigan by more than Donald Trump did in 2016. To win in Wisconsin by more than Trump did in 2016. To win in Pennsylvania by more than Trump did in 2016. And we flipped one of his states, Arizona.”
In an attempt to stop absentee ballots from being counted, the Trump campaign has filed a loaded lawsuit.
“President Trump’s 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. We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted,” his campaign manager said in a statement.
“We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access. President Trump is committed to ensuring that all legal votes are counted in Michigan and everywhere else.”
“Bad things are happening in Pennsylvania,” Justin Clark, deputy campaign manager said in a recent statement. “Democrats are scheming to disenfranchise and dilute Republican votes. President Trump and his team are fighting to put a stop to it.”
However, there is still no evidence to back up those claims.
This is currently false as the key swing state of Pennsylvania still remains too close to call. According to sources, there are still 1 million ballots left to count.
“When the count is finished, we will be the winner.”
His short address focussed more generally on unifying the voters as a democracy and working for the American people, but was clear he was confident about the win.
This is a breaking news story, stay tuned for further updates.