The United States will vote for its next President on Tuesday, November 3. However, more than 97 million Americans have already voted in mail-ins and early in-person voting, according to a tally by the US Elections Project at the University of Florida. Voting by mail is high this election because of the coronavirus pandemic, posing manpower, technical and legal challenges across thousands of election jurisdictions, each with its own procedures and rules. Latest opinion polls show a tight race between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Mr Biden, 77, is leading in the national polls and most of the battleground but President Donald Trump has insisted that they are wrong and he will repeat his upset victory of 2016.
Voting And Counting
Most states will begin polling at 6 am EST (4:30 pm IST November 3). Most polling stations on the East Coast will open at 6:00 am or 7:00 am (1100 or 1200 GMT) on Tuesday. The counting will begin as soon as voting is over in a particular state. The results are also publicly announced. This means that the East Coast starts counting while voting in the West may not have been completed. Officials in many states, such as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania - all key states where the outcome is unpredictable - have said that counting the large numbers of mail-in votes could take at least another day and perhaps three days.
Where To Watch Live Counting And Results
You can watch the US election results live on NDTV 24x7 or ndtv.com/live to track the fastest and the most accurate developments. Special coverage of the US election results 2020 will start at 7 am IST on Wednesday on NDTV 24x7. You can visit ndtv.com for the latest results and follow live updates from the newsroom. The ndtv.com website will feature cutting-edge graphics and detailed insight into the results. We will be tweeting the updates on @ndtv as well as sharing updates from our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
All major US publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian will cover be giving live updates on the US election results on their websites and social media platforms through the day and night.
CNN, BBC and other international news channels will have live coverage and latest updates on television. The channels will also live-stream the coverage on their websites and YouTube. The BBC said it will tweet every result and expert analysis on @BBCNorthAmerica.
(With inputs from Agencies)