As the ballot counts draw to a close, the odds on Joe Biden securing the presidency have risen to an all-time high...
Things are looking good for the Democrats.
via: GettyAfter Trump initially dominated the polls, recent numbers show a surprising change coming in for presidential-hopeful, Joe Biden.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
via: GettyAnd 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.
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%.
And all of these factors combined have put Biden's chances of securing the presidency at an all-time high.
via: GettyAfter 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.
via: GettyElection Betting Odds currently has Biden at an 87.7% chance of winning and Trump at a measly 11.6%.