US Election Results 2020 LIVE: Trump Says Democrats Using "Illegal Votes" To "Steal" US Election

US Presidential Election Results 2020 LIVE Updates: Joe Biden is chipping away at Donald Trump's incumbent's leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia even as he maintained narrow advantages in Nevada and Arizona.

US Election Results 2020 LIVE: Trump Says Democrats Using 'Illegal Votes' To 'Steal' US Election

US Elections 2020: The US will choose between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. (File)

New Delhi:

US Election 2020 Results Live Updates: With his re-election chances fading as more votes are counted in a handful of battleground states, US President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary assault on the country's democratic process from the White House on Thursday, falsely claiming the election was being "stolen" from him.

Offering no evidence, Trump lambasted election workers and alleged fraud in the states where results from a dwindling set of uncounted votes are pushing Democrat Joe Biden nearer to victory. "This is a case where they're trying to steal an election," Trump said.

Joe Biden, the former vice president, was chipping away at the Republican incumbent's leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia even as he maintained narrow advantages in Nevada and Arizona, moving closer to securing the 270 votes in the state-by-state Electoral College that determines the winner.

In three of the four states, the margins between the two men had tightened, as results from counting centers trickled in and anxious Americans waited for clarity after an exhausting and deeply vitriolic election.

In Pennsylvania, Trump's lead had shrunk from 319,000 on Wednesday afternoon to 74,000 a day later, while his margin in Georgia fell from 68,000 to fewer than 4,000. Those numbers were expected to continue to move in Biden's favor, with many of the outstanding ballots from areas that typically vote Democratic, including the cities of Philadelphia and Atlanta.

Biden, meanwhile, saw his lead in Arizona contract from 93,000 to 65,000; he was ahead in Nevada by only 11,000 votes.

Most major television networks gave Biden a 253 to 214 lead in Electoral College votes, which are largely determined by state population, after he captured the crucial battleground states of Wisconsin and Michigan on Wednesday.

More than 100 million Americans cast their ballots in advance of Tuesday's Election Day, according to the US Elections Project watchdog, a record figure largely attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, reported news agency AFP.

Here are the Live Updates on 2020 US Election Results:

Nov 05, 2020 08:11 (IST)
US Elections 2020: Posters wishing success for US vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris put up in her native village Thulasendrapuram, Tamil Nadu.

Image
Nov 05, 2020 08:03 (IST)
California Voters Expand Data Privacy Law
California voters have backed an initiative expanding a data privacy law criticized by rights watchdogs as having worrying "loopholes" for firms such as Google and Facebook.

The initiative, which got 56 percent of the vote in Tuesday's election, builds on a state law by letting people limit how businesses use data such as their location, race and religion.

It also lets regulators levy fines of up to $7,500 per violation of children's privacy rights and creates a state agency to enforce the law.

The California Consumer Privacy Act become law at the start of this year, the toughest of its kind in the US.
Nov 05, 2020 07:53 (IST)
Thousands Protest In New York, Detroit Ahead Of US Election Results
Thousands of Joe Biden supporters marched Wednesday evening in New York to demand every vote in the tight presidential election be counted, as some Donald Trump supporters protested in Detroit demanding a halt to ballot counting in the key state of Michigan. Read more

Thousands Protest In New York, Detroit Ahead Of US Election Results

Nov 05, 2020 07:37 (IST)
Donald Trump Campaign Files Lawsuit In Georgia Seeking To Pause Vote Count
US President Donald Trump's reelection campaign on Wednesday said it had filed a lawsuit in Georgia seeking to pause the state's count for the presidential election.

The lawsuit, brought against the Chatham County Board of Elections, asked a judge to order the county to secure and account for ballots received after 7 p.m. on Election Day, according to a court document released by the campaign.

"President Trump and his team are fighting for the good of the nation to uphold the rule of law, and Georgia's law is very clear: to legally count, mail ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day," deputy campaign manager Justin Clark said in a statement.

Trump's campaign has mounted a multi-pronged legal attack in several battleground states in the wake of the tight Nov. 3 presidential election.
Nov 05, 2020 07:34 (IST)
JustIn| Joe Biden vows to rejoin Paris climate deal on first day in office

Joe Biden vowed Wednesday that the US would rejoin the Paris climate accord on his first day in the White House, hours after the withdrawal ordered by Donald Trump took effect.

"Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will rejoin it," Biden tweeted as returns from Tuesday's election showed him in a strong position to defeat Trump.

Nov 05, 2020 07:24 (IST)
US Election Result: Where the key states stand in tight US election
The result of the US presidential election is hanging on the vote count in a handful of key states, with the race too close to call so far.

Democrat Joe Biden has multiple paths paths to victory with his 264 electoral votes -- including Michigan and Wisconsin -- compared to 214 for President Donald Trump, who would need to take all the remaining states.

In order to win, 270 electoral votes are required. Those votes are divided up proportionately among the states.

As it stands, there are five states still left uncalled, including major prizes such as Pennsylvania and key small state Nevada, as well as Georgia, North Carolina and Alaska.

Much of the delay has resulted from a flood of mailed-in ballots due to the coronavirus -- and those types of votes have tended to favor Democrats.

If Biden's lead in Arizona holds, and he wins Nevada and its six electoral votes as expected, he will have 270 electoral votes and can claim victory. 

Should Trump hold North Carolina and Georgia but lose Arizona, he must take Biden's home state of Pennsylvania as well as Nevada to win. Simply winning Pennsylvania -- or even Pennsylvania as well as Alaska and its three electoral votes, as expected -- will not be enough.

The paths to victory become more murky should some of the expected outcomes change.
Nov 05, 2020 07:01 (IST)
Nov 05, 2020 06:42 (IST)
Joe Biden supporters march in New York, Trump supporters protest in Detroit 

Thousands of Joe Biden supporters marched in New York to demand every vote in the tight presidential election be counted, as some Donald Trump supporters protested in Detroit demanding a halt to ballot counting in the key state of Michigan.

New York demonstrators were peaceful and spanned generations, with marchers heading from Fifth Avenue towards Washington Square Park in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
Nov 05, 2020 06:24 (IST)
US top court may not have final say in presidential election: Experts

While US President Donald Trump wants the Supreme Court to weigh in on a presidential race that is still too close to call, it may not be the final arbiter in this election, legal experts said.

They said it was doubtful that courts would entertain a bid by Trump to stop the counting of ballots that were received before or on Election Day, or that any dispute a court might handle would change the trajectory of the race in closely fought states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania.

With ballots still being counted in many states in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Trump made an appearance at the White House and falsely declared victory against Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
Nov 05, 2020 06:11 (IST)
Indian American Dr Hiral Tipirneni Maintains Narrow Lead In Arizona Congressional Race
Indian American emergency room physician Dr Hiral Tipirneni has maintained a narrow lead over her Republican incumbent in an Arizona Congressional race, which as of Wednesday night was too close to call.
Nov 05, 2020 05:49 (IST)
US states that are still counting votes

The outcome of the US presidential election hangs in the balance as nine states continued to count ballots, including some of the most competitive battleground states where the tally could take days to complete.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has a slight edge over Republican President Donald Trump with 227 to 213 electoral votes. That leaves 98 electoral votes to be allocated, and possible paths to victory for both candidates. The winner needs to secure 270 votes.

The 9 states are:

Alaska
Arizona
Georgia
Maine
Michigan
Nevada
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin

Nov 05, 2020 05:26 (IST)
Nov 05, 2020 05:19 (IST)
"Will emerge victorious": Joe Biden

US Democratic candidate on Twitter wrote: "To make progress, we have to stop treating our opponents as enemies. We are not enemies."

He added: "I am confident we will emerge victorious, but this will not be my victory or our victory alone."

Nov 05, 2020 05:07 (IST)
Nov 05, 2020 04:58 (IST)
US Judge pushes Postal Service to ensure all remaining election ballots delivered
A judge on Wednesday said he wants to ensure all remaining ballots for the closely contested U.S. election are delivered, demanding that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy answer questions about why the postal service failed to complete a court-ordered sweep for undelivered ballots.

"The pressing issues are where are the ballots and how do we get them delivered so they can be counted," US District Judge Emmet Sullivan said in concluding a hearing that included testimony from US Postal Service (USPS) official Kevin Bray who answered questions about ballot deliveries.

Many states are accepting ballots for up to a week after Election Day Tuesday as long as they were postmarked by then. Ballots are still being counted by election officials in battleground states in the contest between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

The postal service is carrying out sweeps and using priority mail networks through Saturday to deliver any remaining ballots. It said on Wednesday that it had completed sweeps late on Tuesday ordered by the judge and turned up just 13 ballots, all of them in Pennsylvania.
Nov 05, 2020 04:48 (IST)
Indian origin candidates loose Senate races in Maine and New Jersey
Indian origin candidates Rikin Mehta and Sara Gideon have lost their Senate race from New Jersey and Maine respectively, according to projections made by the American media on Tuesday night.

Born to an Indian father and an Armenian mother, Ms Gideon, the current speaker to the Maine House of Representatives, lost to Republican heavyweight Senator Susan Collins.

Ms Collins received 4,09,974 votes as against the 3,39,364 bagged by Ms Gideon. This was the fifth consecutive victory for Collins. In her remarks, she publicly thanked Ms Gideon for "a very gracious call", conceding the race.

Republican Rick Mehta lost the election to Democratic incumbent Cory Booker. Booker received 60.4 per cent of the votes counted as against Mehta's 38 per cent.

Kamala Harris from California is the first Indian-origin Senator to be elected to the US Senate.
Nov 05, 2020 04:36 (IST)
US Presidential Election 2020 - Joe Biden vs Donald Trump: Who's Winning Which State?
Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden won the vital states of Michigan and Wisconsin, US media projected on Wednesday, nearing the magic number of 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House even as incumbent President Donald Trump's campaign vowed to pursue a recount and a lawsuit to challenge the results in the two Midwestern battleground states." itemprop="description
Nov 05, 2020 04:26 (IST)
Angry poll watchers barred in Detroit
Emotions were running high in Detroit, where poll watchers were barred from the counting room on Wednesday afternoon.

Republican President Donald Trump narrowly won Michigan in 2016 but late on Wednesday, US media houses declared Democratic challenger Joe Biden won the state. Trump has made clear he will fight to challenge the results there.

"We know that tens of thousands of ballots are still outstanding and need to be tabulated" in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Kalamazoo and other cities, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said in a Wednesday morning news conference.

She said the outstanding vote count was just over 100,000, with most being absentee ballots.

Nov 05, 2020 04:19 (IST)
"Campaigned as Democrat but will govern as American president": Joe Biden
US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday (local time) expressed confidence over his imminent victory in the 2020 presidential polls, adding that he may have campaigned as a Democrat but he will govern as an American president.

"Let me be clear, I may have campaigned as a Democrat but I will govern as an American president. The presidency itself is not a partisan institution; it's the one office in this nation that represents everyone. It demands the duty and care of all and that''s what I will do," Biden said.

"After a long night of counting, it's clear that we're winning enough states to reach 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. I'm not here to declare that we won but I'm here to report when counting is finished, we believe we'll be winners," he added.
Nov 05, 2020 04:05 (IST)
Biden foresees victory in US election; Trump pursues suits, recount
Democrat Joe Biden said on Wednesday he was headed toward a victory over President Donald Trump in the US election after claiming the pivotal Midwestern states of Wisconsin and Michigan, while the Republican incumbent opened a multi-pronged attack on vote counts by pursuing lawsuits and a recount.

Wisconsin and Michigan were giving Biden, the former vice president who has spent five decades in public life, a critical boost in the race to the 270 electoral votes in the state-by-state Electoral College needed to win the White House. Trump won both states in his 2016 election victory. Losing them would narrow his path to securing another four years in office.

"And now after a long night of counting, it's clear that we're winning enough states to reach (the) 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency," Biden, appearing with his running mate Kamala Harris, said in his home state of Delaware. "I'm not here to declare that we've won. But I am here to report that when the count is finished we believe will be the winners."
Nov 05, 2020 03:27 (IST)
Biden at 264 electoral votes, Trump at 214: US media
Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden on Wednesday neared the magic number of 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House with several battleground states still in play, as incumbent President Donald Trump challenged the vote count.

As it stands, there are five states still left uncalled, including major prizes such as Pennsylvania, and key small state Nevada -- meaning both Trump and Biden still have a path to victory.

US media outlets have projected wins for the Republican incumbent in 23 states including big prizes Florida and Texas, as well as Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio -- all states he won in 2016.

Biden has captured 22 states including his home state Delaware and big prizes California and New York, as well as the US capital.

The former vice president has flipped three states won by Trump in 2016 -- Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Nebraska split its electoral votes between the two -- four for Trump and one for Biden. Maine was won by Biden, but he seized only three of the four electoral votes on offer, with the last allocated to Trump.

So far, that gives Biden 264 electoral votes and Trump 214.
Nov 05, 2020 03:05 (IST)
"Confident we will emerge victorious," says Joe Biden
"I am confident we will emerge victorious. But, this won't by my victory alone. There won't be any blue states or red states when we win, it will the United States of America," said Joe Biden.

Biden has won key states of Michigan and Wisconsin in the White House race with Trump, US media pro

Nov 05, 2020 02:38 (IST)
Candidates break barriers in several US races
Candidates broke barriers in several races in the US election, including in New Mexico, the first state to send a delegation to the US House of Representatives made up entirely of women of color.

The group will consist of Representative Deb Haaland, a Democrat who in 2018 became one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, Republican Yvette Herrell, who is also Native American, and Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez, who is Hispanic.

In Wyoming, Republican Cynthia Lummis on Tuesday became the first woman from the western state to win a seat in the US Senate.

The race in Wyoming was historic in itself as all candidates from both parties for the state's delegation to Washington were women.

Among them was Liz Cheney, the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, who won a third term to the US House.


In Missouri, Cori Bush became the first black women elected to represent the state in Congress.
Nov 05, 2020 02:24 (IST)
International observer to US elections says Trump allegations on vote 'harm public trust'
The head of an international observer mission to the US elections on Wednesday criticized President Donald Trump's allegations of cheating, saying he undermined trust in democracy.

"Baseless allegations of systematic deficiencies, notably by the incumbent president, including on election night, harm public trust in democratic institutions," said Michael Georg Link, who led an observer mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which monitors elections throughout Western nations and the former Soviet Union.
Nov 05, 2020 02:01 (IST)
Trump campaign says suing to halt Pennsylvania vote count
President Donald Trump's campaign said Wednesday it was suing to halt the counting of votes in Pennsylvania, after mounting similar challenges in fellow crucial election sates of Michigan and Wisconsin.

The Trump campaign accused electoral officials of prohibiting its "observers" from approaching closer to 25 feet (7.6 meters) to vote counters in Pennsylvania.

"We are also suing to temporarily halt counting until there is meaningful transparency and Republicans can ensure all counting is done above board and by the law," deputy campaign manager Justin Clark said in a statement.
Nov 05, 2020 01:47 (IST)
Twitter, Facebook flag Trump posts, battle spills to social media
Twitter and Facebook moved Wednesday to curb the reach of President Donald Trump's posts questioning the vote-counting process as a battle over the knife-edge US election spilled into social media.

Twitter and Facebook acted after saying the president violated platform rules in claiming ballot irregularities from Tuesday's vote.

Trump alleged that there had been "surprise ballot dumps" in states where he had been leading Democrat Joe Biden in the race for the White House.

Twitter's action made the comments less visible, and users seeking to read the post were required to click through a warning that "some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading."
Nov 05, 2020 01:42 (IST)
UK says US ties will go 'from strength to strength' whoever wins
Britain on Wednesday insisted its close partnership with the United States was in safe hands whoever comes out on top of the tumultuous presidential election, while noting disaccord over the Paris climate pact.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a populist ally of President Donald Trump, stayed up into the night to follow the results coming in, according to a Downing Street spokesman.

But Johnson refused to be drawn in parliament when grilled about the Republican's premature claim of victory and his intention to ask the Supreme Court to halt the vote counting.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps came closer to breaching UK neutrality over the election, in discussing Britain's support for action on climate change as it prepares to host a major UN summit next year.

"One can imagine that one of those candidates would be more enthusiastic (on climate policy) as president than the other," he told ITV News, referring to Democrat Joe Biden.
Nov 05, 2020 01:33 (IST)
Judge says US postmaster must answer questions on delay in ballot sweep
A US judge on Wednesday said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must answer questions about why the US. Postal Service failed to complete a court-ordered sweep for undelivered ballots in about a dozen states before a Tuesday afternoon deadline.

US District Judge Emmet Sullivan said at a hearing Wednesday that DeJoy "is either going to have to be deposed or appear before me and testify under oath about why some measures were not taken."

The Postal Service, or USPS, disclosed on Wednesday it had completed the sweeps late on Tuesday and turned up just 13 ballots in Pennsylvania.

Sullivan had ordered the sweeps in response to lawsuits by groups including Vote Forward, the NAACP, and Latino community advocates.

The USPS told Sullivan it could not meet his 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) Tuesday deadline for completing the checks, saying it was not logistically possible.
Nov 05, 2020 01:04 (IST)
Joe Biden wins Wisconsin, in blow to Trump
Democrat Joe Biden has won the vital battleground of Wisconsin, flipping a state won by Donald Trump in 2016 and boosting his own chances of winning the White House, US media projected.

The Trump campaign has announced its intention to request a recount in the state, citing "reports of irregularities... which raise serious doubts about the validity of the result."

With 94 percent of votes counted in the state, Biden led Trump by about 20,000 votes.

Barack Obama won Wisconsin by seven points in 2012. But Hillary Clinton famously did not even bother to campaign there in 2016, and ended up suffering an embarrassing defeat to Trump, by less than a percentage point.
Nov 05, 2020 00:55 (IST)
US Top Court May Not Have Final Say In Election, Despite Trump Threat
While President Donald Trump has promised to ask the US Supreme Court to weigh in on a presidential race that is still too close to call, the nation's top judicial body may not be the final arbiter in this election, legal experts said.

Election law experts said it is doubtful that courts would entertain a bid by Trump to stop the counting of ballots that were received before or on Election Day, or that any dispute a court might handle would change the trajectory of the race in closely fought states like Michigan and Pennsylvania.

With vote-counting still underway in many states in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Trump made an appearance at the White House and declared victory against Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

"This is a major fraud on our nation. We want the law to be used in a proper manner. So we'll be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop," he said.
Nov 05, 2020 00:45 (IST)
Trump campaign asks court to suspend vote count in Michigan
US President Donald Trump's campaign said Wednesday it had asked a court to stop the counting of votes in the pivotal state of Michigan, where rival Joe Biden holds a thin lead.

Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien alleged without providing evidence that his team had not been allowed legally guaranteed access to observe vote counting in "numerous" locations.
Nov 05, 2020 00:42 (IST)
US judge skeptical of ballot counting challenge in suburban Philadelphia county
A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Wednesday appeared skeptical of arguments by Republican officials seeking to stop a suburban Philadelphia county from counting mail-in and absentee ballots that voters had been permitted to correct.US.

District Judge Timothy Savage in Philadelphia challenged the plaintiffs' lawyer on whether Montgomery County election officials violated the US.

Constitution and state law by trying to ensure voters would not be disenfranchised."I don't understand how the integrity of the election was affected

That's what I'm looking for," Savage told the lawyer, Thomas Breth, whose clients included Kathy Barnette, a Republican running for Congress.A decision could have implications for the national presidential race between Republican incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden, where Pennsylvania is a battleground.Trump appeared at the White House early Wednesday to falsely claim victory and make unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud.The lawsuit was filed by Barnette, a conservative political commentator who appears to have lost her race for a US.
Nov 05, 2020 00:26 (IST)
India-US ties will grow stronger irrespective of who emerges victorious in US presidential election: Envoy
Bilateral ties between India and the US are not going to be affected and will only continue to grow stronger irrespective of whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden emerge victorious in the presidential polls according to the former Indian ambassador to China, Gautam Bambawale.

Incumbent Republican President Trump and his Democratic challenger Biden are seeking the minimum 270 out of the 538 electoral votes needed to win the White House. While Biden is leading marginally in overall Electoral College vote tally, yet Trump has already claimed victory and has said he will move the Supreme Court to dispute the process of counting.

"The elections results are neck to neck so far. There are a few states left still and they are important as either of the two candidates can win. It really is for American people to decide who their president will be. India will work with either Trump or Biden.
Nov 05, 2020 00:22 (IST)
Maine Republican holds US Senate seat in blow to Democrats
Embattled Republican incumbent US Senator Susan Collins of Maine scored a come-from-behind election victory as her challenger conceded Wednesday, virtually closing Democrats' pathway to regaining control of the Senate.

"I just received a very gracious call from Sara Gideon conceding the race," said Ms Collins, 67, who had trailed for months in polling against her Democratic rival.

Ms Gideon said in a televised address that she spoke with Ms Collins and "congratulated her on winning this election," which chalks up another victory for Republicans from Tuesday's election.


Nov 05, 2020 00:18 (IST)
Which US states are still counting votes and when will they be done
The outcome of the U.S. presidential election hung in the balance on Wednesday as nine states continued to count ballots, including some of the most competitive battleground states where the tally could take days to complete.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has a slight edge over incumbent Republican Donald Trump with 227 to 213 electoral votes. That leaves 98 electoral votes to be allocated, and possible paths to victory for both candidates. The winner needs to secure 270 votes.

Here is the state of play in the nine states. The vote counts are supplied by Edison Research.

  1. Alaska
  2. Arizona
  3. Georgia
  4. Maine
  5. Michigan
  6. Nevada
  7. North Carolina
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Wisconsin

Nov 05, 2020 00:02 (IST)
Warnings, high hopes: world reacts to knife-edge US vote
From warnings to good wishes, governments in Europe and beyond reacted very differently to the hotly-contested US election on Wednesday as votes continued to be counted and incumbent Donald Trump prematurely declared victory against challenger Joe Biden.

German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said the United States was facing a "very explosive situation" and a possible systemic crisis.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he hoped Trump would win.

Britain insisted its close partnership with the United States was in safe hands whoever came out on top -- Trump or Democrat challenger Biden.
Nov 04, 2020 23:35 (IST)
Trump to ask for recount in Wisconsin: campaign manager
President Donald Trump's campaign said Wednesday it was demanding a recount in Wisconsin, where early returns show Democrat Joe Biden with a slender lead.

"There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results," campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement. "The president is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so."

Wisconsin is one of a handful of states where the fate of the US election now hangs in the balance.
Nov 04, 2020 22:42 (IST)
USPS reports few ballots discovered in ballot sweeps ordered
 The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday disclosed it had found just 13 undelivered ballots in Pennsylvania after it completed required sweeps of mail processing facilities late Tuesday in about a dozen states.

The Postal Service earlier on Tuesday had said it could not meet a 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) deadline that day to complete the checks under a ruling by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan. Sullivan had ordered the sweep in response to lawsuits by groups including Vote Forward, the NAACP, and Latino community advocates.

The Postal Service told Sullivan it was not logistically possible to meet his deadline.

Sullivan was slated to hold a 12 p.m. (1700 GMT) status conference on Wednesday on the lawsuits. Postal Service data showed that as of Sunday about 300,000 ballots that were received for mail processing did not receive scans confirming their delivery to election authorities.

In a court filing Wednesday, the Postal Service said "the lack of a destination or finalization scan does not mean that the ballots were not delivered."
Nov 04, 2020 22:40 (IST)

Nov 04, 2020 22:37 (IST)
Florida Latinos boost Trump's margin of victory in battleground state
A wave of support from Hispanic voters gave President Donald Trump a narrow but decisive victory in Florida on Tuesday night, helping him secure the state that has long been seen as a bellwether battleground.

Trump, who also won the state four years ago, outperformed his 2016 margins with Florida's Hispanics, who make up 19% of the state's voters. A lot of the swing came in Miami-Dade, the county that contains Florida's largest Cuban and Venezuelan communities.

Many Americans of Cuban and Venezuelan backgrounds left countries that they considered were ruined by socialist policies. So when Trump and his allies painted opponent Joe Biden, a moderate Democrat, as either a socialist himself, or in hock to the "radical left," that struck home, some Miami voters told Reuters.

Trump won Texas and also ate into Latinos' support for Democrats in that state, results showed. An overall U.S. presidential election result is still pending as ballots continue to be counted.
Nov 04, 2020 22:20 (IST)
Judge reviews ballot counting in suburban Philadelphia county
A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Wednesday weighed arguments by Republicans seeking to stop a suburban Philadelphia county from counting mail-in and absentee ballots that voters had been permitted to correct.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Savage in Philadelphia appeared skeptical of arguments by the plaintiffs' lawyer, which lawyers for Montgomery County election officials and the Democratic National Committee said could disenfranchise voters.

A decision could have implications for the national presidential race between Republican incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Results in several states are unclear, and Pennsylvania is a battleground as mail-in ballots are tabulated. Trump appeared at the White House early Wednesday to falsely claim victory in the presidential race and make unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud.
Nov 04, 2020 22:06 (IST)
USPS says it completed ballot sweeps required by judge
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) completed required sweeps of mail processing facilities late Tuesday in about a dozen states after it had earlier said it could not meet an afternoon deadline to complete the checks, a spokesman for the agency said.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Tuesday had ordered the sweep in response to lawsuits by groups including Vote Forward, the NAACP, and Latino community advocates. Sullivan is holding a 12 p.m. status conference on the lawsuits. USPS data showed as of Sunday about 300,000 ballots that were received for mail processing did not have scans confirming their delivery to election authorities.
Nov 04, 2020 21:59 (IST)
Berlin calls for 'trust' in electoral process after US vote: minister
Nov 04, 2020 21:54 (IST)
UK says US ties will go 'from strength to strength' whoever wins
Britain on Wednesday insisted its close partnership with the United States was in safe hands whoever comes out on top of the tumultuous presidential election, while noting disagreement over the Paris climate pact.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a populist ally of President Donald Trump, refused to be drawn in parliament when grilled about the Republican's premature claim of victory and his intention to ask the Supreme Court to halt the vote counting.

But Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: "I'm not worried about the relationship.

"The contours of the opportunities and the risks always shift a little bit, but that needs to be set against the context of this bedrock and this wider set of interests which are so strong," he told Sky News.

Raab also downplayed differences with Democrat Joe Biden over the UK's plans for Northern Ireland after its Brexit divorce from the European Union.

Nov 04, 2020 21:54 (IST)
Kamala Harris tweeted on counting of votes

Nov 04, 2020 21:20 (IST)
BREAKING | Twitter labels Donald Trump comments on ballot irregularities 'misleading'
Twitter Inc on Wednesday flagged a post by President Donald Trump which said "surprise ballot dumps" were being found in hotly contested states during the presidential election as disputed and possibly misleading. Read more

Nov 04, 2020 21:18 (IST)
JUST IN |  Donald Trump faces 'embarrassing defeat' if he fights vote in Supreme Court, says Joe Biden's team.
Nov 04, 2020 21:16 (IST)
Joe Biden campaign says former Vice President on track to win US election
Democratic candidate Joe Biden's campaign said on Wednesday the former U.S vice president was on track to win the 2020 election against President Donald Trump, with expected victories in the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Campaign manager Jennifer O'Malley Dillon said she expected Biden will have more than 270 electoral votes later on Wednesday

She told reporters she believed Biden has already won Wisconsin and was expected to win Nevada
Nov 04, 2020 21:00 (IST)
Philadelphia city officials still counting ballots, no timeline
Philadelphia city officials said on Wednesday the city was still counting ballots in Tuesday's presidential election and did not give a timeline on when they expect results.

City Commissioner Lisa Deeley said roughly 141,000 out of 351,069 mail ballots have been counted She said city officials were "segregating" ballots received after polls closed
Nov 04, 2020 20:58 (IST)
Brazil's Bolsonaro favors Trump win, refrains from cheering potential winner
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday refrained from commenting on the potential winner of the tight U.S. election, but reiterated his support for President Donald Trump, and suggested Democratic challenger Joe Biden would interfere on issues like the Amazon rainforest if elected.

"You know my position, it is clear ... I have a good policy with Trump, I hope he will be reelected," he told supporters in Brasilia. "The Democratic candidate on two occasions talked about the Amazon. Is that what you want for Brazil? Interference from outside?" Read more
Nov 04, 2020 20:55 (IST)
Joe Biden says 'won't rest until every vote counted'
Joe Biden vowed Wednesday that his campaign would not "rest until every vote is counted" in the US election after President Donald Trump sought Supreme Court intervention to halt the counting process.

"We won't rest until everyone's vote is counted," Trump's Democrat rival Biden said on Twitter.

Nov 04, 2020 20:46 (IST)
Very Strange: Trump Alleges Surprise Ballot Dumps In States He Was Leading
US President Donald Trump alleged on Wednesday that there had been "surprise ballot dumps" in states where he had been leading Democrat Joe Biden in the race for the White House.
Nov 04, 2020 20:11 (IST)
US stocks open higher as markets eye tight presidential vote
Wall Street stocks opened solidly higher Wednesday as markets monitored evolving vote counts in a handful of US states that will determine the next president.

About five minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 27,739.04, up 0.9 percent.

The broad-based S&P 500 gained 1.6 percent to 3,424.28, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 2.9 percent to 11,483.41.
Nov 04, 2020 18:55 (IST)
US Election 2020: Donald Trump's Family Joins Him As He Declares Victory In US Polls
At US President Donald Trump's astonishing "victory" speech at 2.30am, his family joined him at the White House. Calling the election "a fraud on the American people" by his rival Democrats, President Trump declared that he would go to the Supreme Court to dispute the counting of votes.
Nov 04, 2020 18:22 (IST)
Joe Biden at 238 electoral votes, Donald Trump at 213: US media
President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls closed across the United States -- and the American people waiting for results in key battlegrounds still up for grabs.

As it stands, there are seven states still left uncalled, including major prizes such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- meaning both Trump and Biden still have a path to victory.

US media outlets have projected wins for the Republican incumbent in 23 states including big prizes Florida and Texas, as well as Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio -- all states he won in 2016.

Biden has captured 20 states including his home state Delaware and big prizes California and New York, as well as the US capital. The former vice president has flipped one state won by Trump in 2016 -- Arizona, in the southwest.

Nebraska split its electoral votes between the two -- four for Trump and one for Biden. Maine was won by Biden, but so far, he has only three of the four electoral votes on offer, with the last still to be decided.

So far, that gives Biden 238 electoral votes and Trump 213.

The magic number of electoral votes is 270.

The following is a list of the states won by each candidate and the corresponding number of electoral votes, based on the projections of US media including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC/NBC News, ABC, CBS and The New York Times.

In the case of Arizona, AFP used the projection made by the Associated Press.

DONALD TRUMP (213)
  • Alabama (9)
  • Arkansas (6)
  • Florida (29)
  • Idaho (4)
  • Indiana (11)
  • Iowa (6)
  • Kansas (6)
  • Kentucky (8)
  • Louisiana (8)
  • Mississippi (6)
  • Missouri (10)
  • Montana (3)
  • Nebraska (4)*
  • North Dakota (3)
  • Ohio (18)
  • Oklahoma (7)
  • South Carolina (9)
  • South Dakota (3)
  • Tennessee (11)
  • Texas (38)
  • Utah (6)
  • West Virginia (5)
  • Wyoming (3)
JOE BIDEN (238)
  • Arizona (11)
  • California (55)
  • Colorado (9)
  • Connecticut (7)
  • Delaware (3)
  • District of Columbia (3)
  • Hawaii (4)
  • Illinois (20)
  • Maine (3)**
  • Maryland (10)
  • Massachusetts (11)
  • Minnesota (10)
  • Nebraska (1)*
  • New Hampshire (4)
  • New Jersey (14)
  • New Mexico (5)
  • New York (29)
  • Oregon (7)
  • Rhode Island (4)
  • Vermont (3)
  • Virginia (13)
  • Washington (12)


STATES NOT YET CALLED
  • Alaska
  • Georgia
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin

* Nebraska splits its five electoral votes -- two electors are assigned based on the plurality of votes in the state, and the other three are awarded based on congressional district. Biden took one vote, in the 2nd congressional district.


** Maine has a similar method to Nebraska. Of its four electoral votes, three have been projected for Biden, while the fourth is outstanding.

SOURCE: AFP
Nov 04, 2020 17:49 (IST)
Where The US Election Stands In 6 Key States
The U.S. election remains up in the air with the futures of Donald Trump and Joe Biden hinging on key battleground states that were too close to call and which may take until at least midday Wednesday to resolve.
Nov 04, 2020 16:58 (IST)
Portland Protesters Burn Flags On Tense US Election Night
Demonstrators burned US flags and marched through Portland armed with protest songs and assault rifles as a confusing election night unfolded to high tension but without violence in the northwestern city.

The liberal enclave in the state of Oregon had braced for possible armed clashes after months of divisive rallies involving left-wing activists, right-wing militias and federal officers deployed by the Trump administration. Read more
Nov 04, 2020 16:39 (IST)
Twitter, Facebook Face Labeling Test On Trump's Election Posts
Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc flagged some of President Donald Trump's posts on the US election as votes were still being counted, in a real-time test of their rules on handling misinformation and premature claims of victory.
Nov 04, 2020 16:20 (IST)
Indian-American Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni loses congressional race in Texas
Indian-American former diplomat Srinivas Rao Preston Kulkarni lost the congressional race to his Republican rival Troy Nehls in a hotly contested battle in Texas'' 22nd district, one of the most ethnically and racially diverse in the US.

According to the latest election result update, Nehls garnered 52 per cent of the votes at 204,537, while Mr Kulkarni got 44 per cent with 175,738 votes in the November 3 election.

If elected, 41-year-old Louisiana-born Mr Kulkarni would have become the first Asian-American ever to serve in the Texas congressional delegation.

A former diplomat who served in Iraq, Russia, Israel and Taiwan, Kulkarni in March had secured an easy victory in the Democratic primary for Texas' 22nd Congressional district against former Pearland city council member Derrick Reed and attorney Nyanza Davis Moore.

In 2018 also, Mr Kulkarni had narrowly lost a congressional race in the same district to incumbent Congressman Pete Olson.

Nov 04, 2020 16:14 (IST)
US vote result won't impact trade with Europe, France says
The outcome of the presidential vote will have little impact on US-Europe trade relations, France's finance chief asserted Wednesday, saying Washington is unlikely to drop its confrontational stance whether Donald Trump wins or not.

"Let's not kid ourselves. The United States has not been a friendly partner to European states for several years now," Bruno Le Maire told Radio Classique.

"Whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump is elected by Americans tonight or tomorrow, nothing changes this strategic fact," he said. "The American continent has detached itself from the European continent."

The US administration has inflicted billions of dollars' worth of tariffs on European imports over the past four years, with Trump claiming unfair barriers against American firms trying to compete on continental markets.

His administration has also targeted China, saying it too had caused the American trade deficit to plunge by blocking US goods even while exporting massively to the US.

"Fundamentally, the only shift in American thinking is with regards to China, their relations with China and Asia as a whole," Le Maire said.

"Europe is now merely an adjustment variable for the United States," he said.
Nov 04, 2020 15:56 (IST)
Prime Minister of Melania Trump's homeland Slovenia congratulates Donald Trump on "victory"
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa congratulated Donald Trump on what he described in a tweet as a clear victory in the U.S. presidential election, becoming the first European Union leader to do so.

"It's pretty clear that American people have elected @realDonaldTrump @Mike_Pence for #4moreyears," said the leader of the tiny Alpine country, which is homeland of first lady Melania Trump.

"More delays and facts denying from #MSM, bigger the final triumph for #POTUS," tweeted Jansa, a rightist politician who had supported Trump ahead of the U.S. vote. "Congratulations @GOP for strong results across the #US."

Nov 04, 2020 15:52 (IST)
US Election 2020: Here's What Might Happen If US Election Result Is Disputed
Despite incomplete results from several battleground states that could determine the outcome of the U.S. presidential race, President Donald Trump proclaimed victory over Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Wednesday.
Nov 04, 2020 15:35 (IST)
German Minister Warns Of "Very Explosive Situation" In US
German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Wednesday warned the United States was facing a "very explosive situation" and a possible systemic crisis after President Donald Trump prematurely declared election victory.

Following Trump's remarks that he will go to the Supreme Court to stop ballots from being tallied, Kramp-Karrenbauer told public broadcaster ZDF "this election has not been decided... votes are still being counted". Read more

German Minister Warns Of 'Very Explosive Situation' In US
Nov 04, 2020 15:22 (IST)
Ex-Astronaut Mark Kelly, A Democrat, Wins US Senate Seat In Arizona
Retired space shuttle commander Mark Kelly won a US Senate seat in Arizona, US media projected early Wednesday, defeating a Republican incumbent and breathing life into Democrats' slim hopes of taking control of the chamber. Read more

Ex-Astronaut Mark Kelly, A Democrat, Wins US Senate Seat In Arizona
Nov 04, 2020 15:08 (IST)
US Election 2020 Results: These States Are Deciding The US Presidential Election
The US presidential election will be decided by a handful of states that could swing to either President Donald Trump, a Republican, or his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

These states play a critical role in delivering the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House.

Of the 13 states on this watch list, seven remain undecided, four have gone to Trump and two have gone to Biden. None of the decided states represent a change from the 2016 election.

Due to a surge in mail voting amid the coronavirus pandemic - as well as the states' varying rules for when ballots can be counted - the final results for all the states may take days.

ARIZONA

Electoral votes: 11

Polls have closed.

Rating in presidential contest: Leaning Democratic

Other key races: Democratic challenger Mark Kelly appears to have won the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Martha McSally.

Vote counting: Two news organizations have called Arizona for Biden and for the Democrat Kelly in the Senate race. All absentee ballots had to arrive by the close of polls on Election Day. Ballots could be scanned and tabulated starting 14 days before Tuesday.

GEORGIA

Electoral votes: 16

Rating in presidential contest: Leaning Republican

Other key races: The race for one U.S. Senate seat will proceed to a two-way runoff between a Democrat and a Republican as no single candidate received at least 50 percent of the vote. The other race is considered competitive.

Vote counting: No organization had yet to call the presidential contest nor the competitive Senate race. Absentee ballots had to be received by clerks by the close of polls on Election Day. Ballots could be opened and scanned on receipt, but they could not be tallied until after the polls closed on Tuesday. Officials in Fulton County, home to Atlanta and a tenth of all Georgians, warned on Tuesday that its vote count would not be finalized until Wednesday after a burst pipe delayed absentee-by-mail ballot processing for at least two hours, according to local reports.

PENNSYLVANIA

Electoral votes: 20

Rating in presidential contest: Leans Democratic

Other key races: Competitive U.S. House contests in the 1st and 10th Districts

Vote counting: No organization had yet to call the presidential contest in Pennsylvania, nor for the close House races. Absentee ballot counting began at 7 a.m. on Election Day. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a ruling by Pennsylvania's top court that officials in the state could accept mail-in ballots three days after Tuesday's election, so long as they were postmarked by Election Day.

WISCONSIN

Electoral votes: 10

Rating in presidential contest: Leans Democratic

Other key races: No governor or U.S. Senate races on the ballot

Vote counting: No organization had yet to call the presidential contest in Wisconsin. The state's election officials cannot count mail-in ballots that arrive after Election Day, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Oct. 26. Ballots could not be counted until polls opened on Tuesday. The Board of Elections director in Milwaukee County, the state's most populous, said on Tuesday evening that the county's presidential vote count would not be completed until at least 6 a.m. EST on Wednesday due to the amount of absentee ballots received.

MICHIGAN

Electoral votes: 16

Rating in presidential contest: Leans Democratic

Other key races: Competitive U.S. Senate contest

Vote counting: No organization has yet to call a winner in the presidential contest nor for the Senate race in Michigan. Absentee ballots had to arrive at clerks' offices by the close of polls on Election Day. Some densely populated jurisdictions in the state, such as Detroit, began sorting absentee ballots on Monday, but the vast majority did not. Clerks could begin scanning and counting absentee ballots at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said on Tuesday evening that she expected a fuller picture of the state's results in 24 hours. She said absentee ballots could top 3.3 million, while estimating in-person voting at 2 million to 2.5 million.

NORTH CAROLINA

Electoral votes: 15

Rating in presidential contest: Leaning Republican

Other key races: Competitive U.S. Senate contest has not been called. Democratic Governor Roy Cooper appears to have won re-election.

Vote counting: No organization has yet to call a winner in the presidential election nor for the Senate race. Edison and three news organzations have called the govenor's race for Cooper, the Democrat.

North Carolina absentee ballots could be scanned weeks in advance, but results could not be tallied before Election Day. In a defeat for Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court declined last week to block the state's plan to tally ballots that are postmarked by Tuesday and arrive by Nov. 12.

NEVADA

Electoral votes: 6

Rating in presidential contest: Leans Democratic

Other key races: No governor or U.S. Senate contests on the ballot

Vote counting: No organization has yet to determine a winner in the presidential election. Absentee ballots could be processed upon receipt starting 14 days before the election, but results are not released until election night. Mail-in ballots postmarked by Tuesday will be counted so long as they arrive within seven days after the election.

TEXAS

Electoral votes: 38

Winner: Trump

Other key races: U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, appears to have won re-election.

Vote counting: Edison Research and six news organizations have called Texas for Trump. Edison Research and four news organizations have called the Senate race for Cornyn.

IOWA

Electoral votes: 6

Winner: Trump

Other key races: U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a Republican, appears to have won re-election.

Vote counting: Edison Research and six news organzitions have called Iowa for Trump. Edison Research and five news organizations have called the Senate race for Ernst.

FLORIDA

Electoral votes: 29

Winner: Trump

Other key races: Scott Franklin, a Republican, appears to have won the race for U.S. Representative of the 15th District. Carlos Gimenez, a Republican, appears to have won the race for U.S. Representative of the 26th District.

Vote counting: Edison Research and six news organizations have called Florida for Trump.

OHIO

Electoral votes: 18

Winner: Trump

Other key races: U.S. Representative Steve Chabot, a Republican, appears to have won re-election in the 1st District.

Vote counting: Edison Research and six news organizations have called Ohio for Trump.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Electoral votes: 4

Winner: Biden

Other key races: Governor Chris Sununu, a Republican, appears to have won re-election.

Vote counting: Edison Research and six news organizations have called New Hampshire for Biden. Edison Research and three news organizations have called the governor's race for Sununu.

MINNESOTA

Electoral votes: 10

Winner: Biden

Other key races: Competitive contests for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House in the 1st and 7th Districts

Vote counting: Edison Research and six news organizations have called Minnesota for Biden. Edison Research and three news organizations have called the Senate race for Democratic incumbent Tina Smith. Two news organizations have called the 7th House district for the Republican.

Nov 04, 2020 14:50 (IST)
Joe Biden Camp: Donald Trump Bid To Stop Vote Counting "Outrageous"
Joe Biden's White House campaign slammed President Donald Trump's threat to try to stop the election vote count as "outrageous" on Wednesday, saying its legal team was ready to prevent such an "unprecedented" act.

"The president's statement tonight about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect," Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon said in a statement as the election remained undecided.

"We have legal teams standing by ready to deploy to resist... and they will prevail," Dillon said, after Trump branded slow ballot tabulations in battleground states a "fraud" and threatened to go to the Supreme Court to dispute the counting of votes.

Nov 04, 2020 14:43 (IST)
Nov 04, 2020 14:39 (IST)
JustIn| Joe Biden's camp says Donald Trump's bid to stop vote counting "outrageous", legal team "ready to deploy" if needed

Nov 04, 2020 14:26 (IST)
US Election 2020 Results: Democratic Hopes To Flip US Senate Dim As Red Wall Holds For Now
Despite retaining the House of Representatives, the path for Democrats to flip control of the US Senate narrowed sharply early Wednesday after two key Republicans facing tough reelection battles claimed victory.

Democrats flipped two US Senate seats in western Colorado and Arizona states on Tuesday, networks projected.

But the blue wave that many Democrats predicted may have crested there, potentially falling short of the three to four seat gains they needed to take control of Congress's upper chamber.

Republicans ousted a vulnerable Democrat in Alabama, and the GOP stood their ground in other key races, often defying polls that warned how President Donald Trump could be a drag on GOP incumbents defending vulnerable Senate seats.

Senator Lindsey Graham -- under intense pressure after overseeing the controversial confirmation process of a Supreme Court justice weeks before the presidential vote -- fought back a fierce challenge from African-American Jaime Harrison in the conservative bastion of South Carolina.

"We didn't get the result at the ballot box that we wanted, but we showed courage and determination," Harrison, an African American candidate who had raised record amounts of campaign funding, said in a statement.
Nov 04, 2020 14:10 (IST)
US Elections: Facebook Labels Posts By US Presidential Candidates With Vote Count Warning
Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had added labels to social media posts by both US presidential candidates explaining that election vote counts were still ongoing. Read more

Facebook Labels Posts By US Presidential Candidates With Vote Count Warning
Nov 04, 2020 14:02 (IST)
Joe Biden At 238 Electoral Votes, Donald Trump At 213: Report
US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls closed across the United States -- and the American people waiting for results in key battlegrounds still up for grabs.

The following is a list of the states won by each candidate and the corresponding number of electoral votes, based on the projections of US media including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC/NBC News, ABC, CBS and The New York Times. 

In the case of Arizona, AFP used the projection made by the Associated Press.

Donald Trump  (213)
  • Alabama (9)
  • Arkansas (6)
  • Florida (29)
  • Idaho (4)
  • Indiana (11)
  • Iowa (6)
  • Kansas (6)
  • Kentucky (8)
  • Louisiana (8)
  • Mississippi (6)
  • Missouri (10)
  • Montana (3)
  • Nebraska (4)*
  • North Dakota (3)
  • Ohio (18)
  • Oklahoma (7)
  • South Carolina (9)
  • South Dakota (3)
  • Tennessee (11)
  • Texas (38)
  • Utah (6)
  • West Virginia (5)
  • Wyoming (3)

Joe Biden (238)
  • Arizona (11)
  • California (55)
  • Colorado (9)
  • Connecticut (7)
  • Delaware (3)
  • District of Columbia (3)
  • Hawaii (4)
  • Illinois (20)
  • Maine (3)**
  • Maryland (10)
  • Massachusetts (11)
  • Minnesota (10)
  • Nebraska (1)*
  • New Hampshire (4)
  • New Jersey (14)
  • New Mexico (5)
  • New York (29)
  • Oregon (7)
  • Rhode Island (4)
  • Vermont (3)
  • Virginia (13)
  • Washington (12)

States Not Yet Called
  • Alaska
  • Georgia
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin

* Nebraska splits its five electoral votes -- two electors are assigned based on the plurality of votes in the state, and the other three are awarded based on congressional district. Biden took one vote, in the 2nd congressional district.

** Maine has a similar method to Nebraska. Of its four electoral votes, three have been projected for Biden, while the fourth is outstanding.
Nov 04, 2020 13:49 (IST)
Nov 04, 2020 13:46 (IST)
JustIn| Joe Biden Wins Maine: Report

Democrat Joe Biden has won the statewide vote in northeastern Maine, US media projected early Wednesday, with at least three of the four electoral votes up for grabs projected to go in the former vice president's column.

The race was called by Fox News and The New York Times. Both have yet to attribute the final electoral vote, which is based on voting in congressional districts, rather than the statewide tally.
Nov 04, 2020 13:45 (IST)
Nov 04, 2020 13:44 (IST)
US Election 2020 results: How Trump Scored Florida, A Key Battleground State
President Donald Trump's big win in Florida owes much to his strident denunciation of leftist governments in Latin America, which resonated loud and clear with conservative Hispanics in the southeastern state. Read more

Nov 04, 2020 13:35 (IST)
Nerves Set In For Joe Biden Supporters Gathered At White House


Several hundred Joe Biden supporters rallied near the White House Tuesday, but by nightfall a festive atmosphere was giving way to nervous tension as people fixed their attention on giant screens showing disappointing early results.

As a succession of battleground states fell to President Donald Trump, Democratic party voters in the overwhelmingly blue capital Washington put on brave faces and said they were preparing to dig in for a long haul.

"We wanted to come out to support Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, hoping for a celebration," said Tammi Girgenti, a 51-year-old retired government official, adding: "I'm a little disappointed with Florida, that's my home state."  

"I'm feeling okay, a little bit nervous and a little apprehensive, but I think Biden can squeeze it out by the end of the night or tomorrow or the next day," she laughed.

Biden seemed to be up in Arizona, which Trump won in 2016, but was trailing in other hotly contested states including Pennsylvania, as the race seemed destined to stretch on while votes were counted.

Nov 04, 2020 13:31 (IST)
JustIn| US Election 2020 results: Joe Biden Wins Arizona: Report

Democrat Joe Biden has won in the southwestern US state of Arizona, a traditionally Republican stronghold which was captured by President Donald Trump in 2016, Fox News and the Associated Press projected early Wednesday.

The call for Biden in Arizona, which has 11 electoral votes, came after a speech from Trump, who claimed victory in the nail-biter election despite several key states not yet being called.
Nov 04, 2020 13:23 (IST)
Nov 04, 2020 13:23 (IST)
Donald Trump Claims Victory, Says He's Going To Supreme Court


Trump Claims Victory, Says He's Going To Supreme Court


US President Donald Trump today accused rival Joe Biden's Democrats of "fraud" and declared that he would go to the Supreme Court to ensure against it. "We were just about to win, in fact, we have already won," Trump said in an address from the White House.

"We were winning in many other states and we were just about to declare it and then suddenly this fraud happened there. A fraud on the American people. And we will not let this happen," said the US President.

"So, we are going to go to the US Supreme Court and ensure that suddenly new ballots are not mysteriously found at 4 am and added to their tally. Quite frankly this is a shame to America and to the millions of Americans," he said.

Nov 04, 2020 13:13 (IST)
US Election 2020 Results: US Election Day Unfolds Smoothly, Despite Fears Of Disruption
Americans turned out by the millions to vote on Tuesday in a mostly calm show of political determination and civic duty amid the coronavirus pandemic and deep tensions around one of the most polarizing presidential races in US history. Read more

US Election Day Unfolds Smoothly, Despite Fears Of Disruption
Nov 04, 2020 12:56 (IST)
Donald Trump Addresses Amid US Election Results 

Here are the highlights of his speech:

  • This is perhaps the latest press conference we have ever had.
  • Millions and millions of people have voted for us... thank you all.
  • There is a very sad group of people who are trying to stop this group of people.
  • We were about to win everything and were about to celebrate, but then suddenly something happened. But we will not let them get away with this.
  • We were just about to celebrate such a beautiful thing.
  • The results have been phenomena... we are surely going to win. We are far ahead in the states where numbers are still coming in. They will never ever catch up with us.
  • We are far ahead of them now. We are winning almost all the remaining states and that too be a huge margin. We don't even need all of them, but still are still winning.
  • Pennsylvania we are ahead by 690,000 votes. Huge margin.
  • Florida too we won with over 300,000 votes.
  • We were winning in many other states and we were just about to declare it and then suddenly this fraud happened there. A fraud on the American people. And we will not let this happened.
  • So, we are going to go to the US Supreme Court and ensure that suddenly new ballots are not mysteriously found at 4 am and added to their tally. Quite frankly this is a shame to America and to the millions of Americans.
  • We were just about to win... in fact we have already won.
Nov 04, 2020 12:48 (IST)
Kanye West Gives Up On 2020 White House Bid, Eyes 2024
Rapper Kanye West on Tuesday voted for himself as the next US president after a long-shot campaign marked by erratic statements and speculation that he might siphon some Black votes from Democrat Joe Biden. Read more

Kanye West Gives Up On 2020 White House Bid, Eyes 2024
Nov 04, 2020 12:15 (IST)
Democrats, Republicans Flip One Seat Each In Senate Battle
Democrats flipped a US Senate seat in Colorado Tuesday in their bid to regain control of the upper chamber of Congress, but Republicans countered by ousting a vulnerable Democrat in Alabama, networks projected. Read more

Democrats, Republicans Flip One Seat Each In Senate Battle
Nov 04, 2020 11:51 (IST)
JustIn| Donald Trump Wins Texas: Report

President Donald Trump has won Texas, US networks forecast early Wednesday, taking the rich prize of 38 electoral votes in the Lone Star state.

Texas is traditionally a staunchly Republican state but Democrat Joe Biden made major inroads in the campaign and it was thought the state could go blue for the first time since 1976.

Nov 04, 2020 11:47 (IST)
Joe Biden At 223 Electoral Votes, Donald Trump At 176: Report


US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls closed across the United States Tuesday -- and a long night of waiting for results in key battlegrounds on the cards.

The following is a list of the states won by each candidate and the corresponding number of electoral votes, based on the projections of US media including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC/NBC News, ABC, CBS and The New York Times. 

Donald Trump (176)
  • Alabama (9)
  • Arkansas (6)
  • Florida (29)
  • Idaho (4)
  • Indiana (11)
  • Iowa (6)
  • Kansas (6)
  • Kentucky (8)
  • Louisiana (8)
  • Mississippi (6)
  • Missouri (10)
  • Montana (3)
  • Nebraska (5) *
  • North Dakota (3)
  • Ohio (18)
  • Oklahoma (7)
  • South Carolina (9)
  • South Dakota (3)
  • Tennessee (11)
  • Utah (6)
  • West Virginia (5)
  • Wyoming (3)

Joe Biden (223)
  • California (55)
  • Colorado (9)
  • Connecticut (7)
  • Delaware (3)
  • District of Columbia (3)
  • Hawaii (4)
  • Illinois (20)
  • Maryland (10)
  • Massachusetts (11)
  • Minnesota (10)
  • New Hampshire (4)
  • New Jersey (14)
  • New Mexico (5)
  • New York (29)
  • Oregon (7)
  • Rhode Island (4)
  • Vermont (3)
  • Virginia (13)
  • Washington (12)
Nov 04, 2020 11:23 (IST)
JustIn| Donald Trump Wins Montana: Report

Nov 04, 2020 11:13 (IST)
JustIn| Donald Trump Wins Key Battleground Florida: Report

Nov 04, 2020 11:11 (IST)
JustIn| Donald Trump wins Iowa, Joe Biden wins Minnesota: Report

Nov 04, 2020 11:02 (IST)
Democrat Joe Biden To Speak At 0530 GMT Wednesday: Campaign

Democrat Joe Biden was to make a statement early Wednesday in his home city of Wilmington, his campaign said, with the White House hopeful locked in a tight race against US President Donald Trump.

Biden was to deliver remarks around 0530 GMT, hours after many polls across the country closed. 

Several battleground states that were expected to decide the election winner were still up in the air, including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Nov 04, 2020 11:01 (IST)
Joe Biden At 213 Electoral Votes, Donald Trump At 138: Report

US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls gradually closing across the United States Tuesday -- and then a long night of waiting for results ahead.

The first results are trickling in, with US media projecting wins for the Republican incumbent so far in 19 states including Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee -- all states he won in 2016.

Joe Biden has captured 17 states including his home state Delaware and big prizes California and New York, as well as the US capital. As with Trump, so far, all states claimed by Biden were won by Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.

So far, that gives Joe Biden 213 electoral votes and Donald Trump a maximum of 138, because Nebraska splits its electoral votes based on congressional district (see note below). 

The following is a list of the states won by each candidate and the corresponding number of electoral votes, based on the projections of US media including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC/NBC News, ABC, CBS and The New York Times. 

Donald Trump (138)
  • Alabama (9)
  • Arkansas (6)
  • Idaho (4)
  • Indiana (11)
  • Kansas (6)
  • Kentucky (8)
  • Louisiana (8)
  • Mississippi (6)
  • Missouri (10)
  • Nebraska (5) 
  • North Dakota (3)
  • Ohio (18)
  • Oklahoma (7)
  • South Carolina (9)
  • South Dakota (3)
  • Tennessee (11)
  • Utah (6)
  • West Virginia (5)
  • Wyoming (3)

Joe Biden (213)
  • California (55)
  • Colorado (9)
  • Connecticut (7)
  • Delaware (3)
  • District of Columbia (3)
  • Hawaii (4)
  • Illinois (20)
  • Maryland (10)
  • Massachusetts (11)
  • New Hampshire (4)
  • New Jersey (14)
  • New Mexico (5)
  • New York (29)
  • Oregon (7)
  • Rhode Island (4)
  • Vermont (3)
  • Virginia (13)
  • Washington (12)
Nov 04, 2020 10:55 (IST)
JustIn| Joe Biden Wins Hawaii: Report

Nov 04, 2020 10:51 (IST)
JustIn| Joe Biden To Speak At 0530 GMT Wednesday: Campaign
Nov 04, 2020 10:49 (IST)
Democrats Gather In Joe Biden's Home Town Ahead Of Speech
Democrats Gather In Joe Biden's Home Town Ahead Of Speech

Supporters of White House hopeful Joe Biden began gathering nervously late Tuesday for an election night event like no other.

Shortly after 10:00 PM (0200 GMT Wednesday), a trickle of cars started to arrive for a socially distanced drive-in in the parking lot of the Chase Center in the Democrat's hometown.

Some 200 to 300 cars are expected for the event, where Biden and running mate Kamala Harris -- joined by their spouses Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff -- will address supporters from an outdoor stage.

With early projected results inconclusive, arrivals in the parking lot were slow. When people did arrive, they stood around anxiously watching results come in on giant screens.

Nov 04, 2020 10:33 (IST)
JustIn| Donald Trump Wins Ohio: Report

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday prevailed in the hotly contested Rust Belt state of Ohio -- one he seized in 2016 and which is key to his efforts to win reelection over Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Fox News and NBC News called the Midwestern state -- which has 18 electoral votes -- for the incumbent. 
Nov 04, 2020 10:32 (IST)

Nov 04, 2020 10:29 (IST)
Delaware, Vermont Elect First US Transgender State Legislators


Delaware, Vermont Elect First US Transgender State Legislators

Democratic candidates in the US states of Delaware and Vermont made history Tuesday when they became the first openly transgender legislators in their states.

Sarah McBride, 30, became Delaware's first trans senator, taking 86 percent of the vote in the state's first Senate district. She is also the first openly trans state senator in the United States and the highest-ranking trans official in the country.

"We did it. We won the general election. Thank you, thank you, thank you," she tweeted Tuesday night.

"I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too."

Further north in Vermont, Taylor Small, 26, became the state's first transgender representative, taking 43 percent and 41 percent of the vote in her two districts.

"5th trans legislator in the nation!" she tweeted.

Their wins come just a few years after Democrat Danica Roem became the first openly trans lawmaker in the US. Roem was elected to Virginia's state assembly in 2017.
Nov 04, 2020 10:27 (IST)
Indian-Origin Congressman Wins US House Race For 3rd Term
Indian-origin Democratic congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has been reelected to the US House of Representatives for the third consecutive term. Read more

Indian-Origin Congressman Wins US House Race For 3rd Term
Nov 04, 2020 10:08 (IST)
Democrats Retain Control Of House Of Representatives: Report
Democrats retained their control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday as expected, US networks reported, slightly expanding their majority in the 435-seat chamber. Read more

Democrats Retain Control Of House Of Representatives: Report

Nov 04, 2020 09:52 (IST)
Joe Biden At 209 Electoral Votes, Donald Trump At 116: Report

US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls gradually closing across the United States Tuesday -- and then a long night of waiting for results ahead.

Joe Biden has captured 16 states including his home state Delaware and big prizes California and New York, as well as the US capital. As with Donald Trump, so far, all states claimed by Biden were won by Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.

So far, that gives Joe Biden 209 electoral votes and Donald Trump a maximum of 116, because Nebraska splits its electoral votes based on congressional district (see note below). 

The following is a list of the states won by each candidate and the corresponding number of electoral votes, based on the projections of US media including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC/NBC News, ABC, CBS and The New York Times. 

Donald Trump (116)
  • Alabama (9)
  • Arkansas (6)
  • Indiana (11)
  • Kansas (6)
  • Kentucky (8)
  • Louisiana (8)
  • Mississippi (6)
  • Missouri (10)
  • Nebraska (5) 
  • North Dakota (3)
  • Oklahoma (7)
  • South Carolina (9)
  • South Dakota (3)
  • Tennessee (11)
  • Utah (6)
  • West Virginia (5)
  • Wyoming (3)

Joe Biden (209)
  • California (55)
  • Colorado (9)
  • Connecticut (7)
  • Delaware (3)
  • District of Columbia (3)
  • Illinois (20)
  • Maryland (10)
  • Massachusetts (11)
  • New Hampshire (4)
  • New Jersey (14)
  • New Mexico (5)
  • New York (29)
  • Oregon (7)
  • Rhode Island (4)
  • Vermont (3)
  • Virginia (13)
  • Washington (12)
Nov 04, 2020 09:48 (IST)
JustIn| Donald Trump Wins Idaho: Report