Joe Biden Wins All-Important State of Michigan | 22 Words

Joe Biden has now won the key battleground state of Michigan - a state that was typically blue until the 2016 election, but that Trump won 4 years earlier.

We've got a rundown of the key events that have happened so far, with all the latest developments.

It's been a whirlwind year.

And it looks only set to get messier. Here are the highs and lows of this year's election, with the latest update from Michigan, and what this means for the Biden campaign.

Before election day: Nearly 100 million had already cast their vote.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 wins Florida.

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At the time of writing, Trump calls a win with 51.3% of the vote, while Biden had 47.8%.

Trump Wins Ohio.

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.

Joni Erst wins re-election to the senate.

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The Republican senator has just confirmed her re-election.

Biden says 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."

Donald Trump posts a tweet that was soon to be marked as 'misinformation' by Twitter.

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It was quickly deleted from the social media platform.

Trump wins Texas.

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Trump wins the crucial seat, earning him 38 electoral points.

Trump asks 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 declares 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.

Arizona predicted to turn blue for the first time in 24 years.

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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 has won the battleground state of Michigan.

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The state had typically been blue when choosing a president over the last twenty-five years until Trump took home a small victory in 2016 - winning the state by 10,704 votes. But, after a consistent lead in the polls in this year's election, Biden has turned the state blue again.