After all the drama surrounding the election, Joe Biden has vowed said that he will rejoin the Paris climate agreement on the first day of his presidency if he manages to snatch a win.
The presential debate is continuing to increase tensions.But the Biden campaign is still looking very hopeful. They're so hopeful that Joe Biden has vowed what he plans to do if he wins...
But firstly...Let's take a look at some of the most important events that have gone down in the last twenty-four hours.
So far, it's been a wild ride. Before election day: Nearly 100 million had already cast their vote...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.
Election Day: 69% of voters are reported to have favored Trump.Other polls predicted results that opposed each other, some thinking our current president would be re-elected, while others rounded up that we would have a Democrat on the throne.
Polls started to close.And the first results of the 2020 election rapidly began flooding in.
Polling stations in parts of Indiana and Kentucky were the first to close.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.
Trump won Florida.At the time of writing, Trump calls a win with 51.3% of the vote, while Biden had 47.8%.
Trump won Ohio.
He has 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.
BREAKING: Donald Trump wins Ohio, NBC News projects. https://t.co/rygBIiXyoh https://t.co/NZUI9pSCSE— NBC News (@NBC News)1604465873.0
Joni Ernst wins re-election to the senate.The Republican senator confirmed her re-election.
Biden said he feels on track to win the 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."
Biden: "I am here to tell you tonight we believe we are on track to win this election." https://t.co/YB2ywoJkDn— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1604468630.0
Donald Trump posts a tweet that was soon to be marked as 'misinformation' by Twitter.It was quickly deleted from the social media platform.
Trump won Texas.Trump wins the crucial seat, earning him 38 electoral points.
Trump asked for voting to stop.
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.
Trump: "We'll be going to be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop... As far as I'm concerned w… https://t.co/59n5TGhVBm— nikki mccann ramírez (@nikki mccann ramírez)1604475157.0
Trump declared his own victory.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."
Biden predicted to win Arizona.
In a huge turn of events, Biden is predicted to win the state of Arizona, which will secure him a crucial 11 electoral votes. It's a battleground state that Trump won 4 years prior.
Joe Biden has won Arizona's 11 electoral votes https://t.co/xbLIlHrosr https://t.co/5iOmbi3d6f— POLITICO (@POLITICO)1604476486.0
Arizona predicted to turn blue for the first time in 24 years.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 won Maine.Biden defeated Trump, winning 3 of the state’s 4 Electoral College votes.
Biden campaign responded to Trump's false claims he's won the election.“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."
Biden gained more votes than either candidate in the 2016 election.
Surpassing Clinton’s 65,853,625 with 65,881,145 votes.
Biden has now won more raw votes than Clinton (or Trump) in 2016. https://t.co/ylUhUxPKYE— Will Jordan (@Will Jordan)1604475669.0
Republican David Andahl elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives.
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.
Republican David Andahl, who died from COVID-19 in October, has been elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives— BNO News (@BNO News)1604477893.0
But regardless of all of these developments...The election will be going on for quite some time, according to recent numbers.
Uncertainty was building in Arizona...And it was reported that the state still had more than 515,000 votes to be counted.
However, the case couldn't be more different over in Georgia.After more ballots were tallied last night, Biden is now within striking distance of Trump, putting the Democrat on the verge of a surprising comeback in the all-important swing state.
And all of these factors combined have put Biden's chances of securing the presidency at an all-time high.After securing Wisconsin and Michigan and as mail-in ballots continue to be counted in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Nevada, Biden currently stands an 86.7% chance of beating Trump, according to gambling website Betfair.
Other websites have even placed the stakes higher.Election Betting Odds currently has Biden at an 87.7% chance of winning and Trump at a measly 11.6%.
Pro-Trump protesters take to Detroit's vote-counting centre.In light of Trump's comments, crowds of protestors have taken to the counting center chanting "stop the vote." Security guards had refused entry to any more poll watchers attempting to access the counting room, causing Republican supporters to claim that being denied access meant the people inside were disproportionately Democratic, but others in the group noticed Democrats had been kept out as well.
Aviation authorities designate "national defense airspace" over Biden's current location.With the possibility of a Biden victory, his house in Wilmington, Delaware, has been marked as a restricted area for flights, along with 1 other location in the city. The area has been designated as “national defence airspace" in a measure that will be in place at least until Friday.
Biden's campaign is still looking hopeful...
In fact, they're so hopeful that they've vowed that if he manages to win this election, Biden will rejoin the Paris climate agreement on the first day of his presidency. This move comes soon after Trump removed the United States from the agreement, so this would be a very bold move for the potential incoming president to make.
Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden Admini… https://t.co/7dT22UeN7h— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1604539080.0