The 2020 election is well and truly heating up...
We've got a rundown of the key events that have happened so far, with all the latest developments.
But there's one big question that many are considering for the first time...what will actually happen if neither candidate gets enough votes to become president?
We have the answers. Keep scrolling for the latest...
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."
A spooky clip of Bernie Sanders has gone viral.
"My view is every vote must be counted." This Week-Old Clip Of Bernie Sanders Talking About Election Night Is Goin… https://t.co/xnVbpeRmG8— BuzzFeed UK (@BuzzFeed UK)1604488500.0
But now people have been asking one very important question...What will happen if neither Biden nor Trump make it to the required 270 electoral college votes to enable them to win the presidency?
So biden took over Wisconsin, assuming that he keeps Nevada and wisconsin and takes over Michigan, then no one woul… https://t.co/tg09WQHL5X— nessi ☀️ (@nessi ☀️)1604490737.0
It’s simple: No one has hit 270 yet so there is no winner https://t.co/pJylmmvLDI— Bearded Brian (@Bearded Brian)1604475383.0
No one is at 270 yet. You know that Electoral College that you LOVE so much.— S Ross (@S Ross)1604476137.0
No one will get to 270 and we’ll never have a legitimate winner. #Elections2020 https://t.co/QqNDc9jkwk— Paul J Elliott (@Paul J Elliott)1604489240.0
What happens in neither reach 270?— Lady Chloë (@Lady Chloë)1604487828.0
#auspol Green saying no one will get to 270 tonight https://t.co/jaBPKlASEg— JimsIrrigation (@JimsIrrigation)1604459532.0
the likelihood of one of them reaching 270 is really low because there is no strong 3rd party candidate, so we need… https://t.co/WgR0QjDVPB— nina lubs dani 🐮 (@nina lubs dani 🐮)1604464169.0
i agree with donald trump that we should stop counting votes now such that no one gets to 270 and there is no president— Nathan Bernhardt (@Nathan Bernhardt)1604476246.0
No one is at 270 yet. https://t.co/31kLBtduT0— ✨Sarah🪶#1 Crow Simp (@✨Sarah🪶#1 Crow Simp)1604478290.0
No one "declares" a winner. A winner is the one who gets the most votes in the Electoral College, declaired or… https://t.co/Emr23PScFa— YupItsMe (@YupItsMe)1604489325.0
@BustosWill @AOC Great. Explain how that will result in 270 electoral votes to chose the president. You do know wha… https://t.co/R63bWYM3fD— Jemez Stargazer ⚖️⚖️for #RBG (@Jemez Stargazer ⚖️⚖️for #RBG)1578439107.0
So the morons, who are trying to undermined the Electoral College, forget what happens if no one gets 270. It goes to House, you still lose.— jason wormser (@jason wormser)1479960995.0
Honest question for those saying you have to vote Trump to stop Hillary. What happens if no one gets 270 electoral votes bc of @Lpnational?— Taylor Millard (@Taylor Millard)1463942290.0
Just remember what happens if no one gets to 270. Reminder: It's not a good thing. https://t.co/BpDCD4r30j— Shoq (@Shoq)1462544368.0