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Out of all of the tense moments that this election has brought us so far...
via: GettyIt's nice to see some heartwarming ones every once in a while.
And Kamala Harris has done just that today...
via: GettyBy sharing the most adorable video of her and her great-niece during these anticipating times.
But before we show you the heart-melting pic...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...
via: GettyAnd 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.
via: GettyOther 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.
via: GettyAnd the first results of the 2020 election rapidly began flooding in.
Polling stations in parts of Indiana and Kentucky were the first to close.
via: GettyIt 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.
via: GettyAt 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.
via: GettyThe 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.
via: TwitterIt was quickly deleted from the social media platform.
Trump won Texas.
via: GettyTrump 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.
via: GettyThe 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.
via: GettyBiden 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.
via: Getty“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 is building in Arizona...
via: GettyAnd it has been reported that, at the time of writing, the state still has more than 515,000 votes to be counted.
Tonight, Biden’s lead in Arizona shrunk to about 13,000 votes after an update from Maricopa County showed Trump netting 13,644 more votes.
via: GettySo right now, things are looking very uncertain for the state.
However, the case couldn't be more different over in Georgia.
via: GettyAfter more ballots tallied tonight, Biden is now within striking distance of Trump, putting the Democrat on the verge of a surprising comeback in the all-important swing state. Trump currently leads Biden by about 32,000 votes in Georgia, 49.7% to 49.2%.
But over in Pennsylvania...Trump's lead in the make or break state suddenly narrowed today.
Reports are in that Trump's lead has narrowed to 182,561 in Pennsylvania...With 1,066,963 mail ballots still uncounted. About 88% of the vote is in, and Trump currently leads Biden 50.8% to 47.9% - a significant drop from late Wednesday afternoon, when the president held a much stronger lead of 379,639 votes over Biden.
And all while this has been happening...
via: GettyKamala Harris, Biden's potential vice-president, has taken some time to be with her family.
If Biden is successful, Harris will be America's first female, Black, and South Asian vice president...
Kamala's niece, Meena Harris, shared an adorable video on social media today.
via: TwitterIt shows Harris sitting with her great-niece, Amara, and having a little pep-talk.
Their little chat lasted for more than an hour...
via: TwitterAnd in the short clip, Harris can be heard saying to her niece, "Well, you could be president! But not right now, you need to be over the age of thirty-five."
It's definitely the most heartwarming thing you'll see today!
Make sure to stay posted for further developments.
“You could be president.” https://t.co/akB2Zia2W7— Meena Harris (@Meena Harris)1604538041.0