The 2020 election has been well and truly heating up...
And now, things look set to get even hotter with Trump's latest legal move in Pennsylvania.
We've 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...
It's been a turbulent election night to say the least....And Trump's latest legal move could really rock the boat for Pennsylvania. Let's run through the high and lows of the last few hours...
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 wins Florida.At the time of writing, Trump calls a win with 51.3% of the vote, while Biden had 47.8%.
Trump Wins Ohio.
BREAKING: Donald Trump wins Ohio, NBC News projects. https://t.co/rygBIiXyoh https://t.co/NZUI9pSCSE— NBC News (@NBC News)1604465873.0
Joni Erst wins re-election to the senate.The Republican senator has just confirmed her re-election.
Biden says 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.It was quickly deleted from the social media platform.
Trump wins Texas.Trump wins the crucial seat, earning him 38 electoral points.
Trump asks 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 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.
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 wins Maine.Biden defeated Trump, winning 3 of the state’s 4 Electoral College votes.
Biden campaign responds 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 gains 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
Twenty-five-year-old Republican Madison Cawthorn set to be the youngest member of Congress after winning his race in North Carolina.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."
60,000 Americans vote for Kanye West to become president.
The first vote of my life We are here to serve We pray for every servant leader in the world 🕊 https://t.co/UWSrKslCt1— ye (@ye)1604436165.0
As more and more results come in, it seems as though Donald Trump is getting confident.
Pennsylvania has more than 1 million votes left to count, said Gov. Tom Wolf in a Twitter posting early Wednesday… https://t.co/5rzoqnh2Ik— Bloomberg (@Bloomberg)1604478343.0
Joe Biden breaks an impressive record.The presidential candidate has now reportedly received more votes than either candidate did back in 2016.
Donald Trump continues election night rant on Twitter.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!"
Trump calls out mail-in-ballot "dumps" - branding them as "devastating in their percentage and power of destruction."Making his stance on the matter very clear.
Joe Biden's campaign manager releases a statement in which she claims they are still on a "path to victory."
BIG DAY! So proud to cast my vote for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Honor of my lifetime to work for them and vote f… https://t.co/ar5KMO8p3e— Jen O'Malley Dillon (@Jen O'Malley Dillon)1603213795.0