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November 05, 2020 / 12:59 AM IST

US Election 2020 Results highlights: Joe Biden or Donald Trump, who's leading? Check here

US Election 2020 highlights: Democratic candidate Joe Biden is leading Republican nominee President Donald Trump marginally in terms of electoral votes. While Trump already claimed victory earlier today, both campaigns have expressed confidence about winning.

US Election 2020 Results highlights: In-person voting has concluded. Results are pouring in from across the United States. Democratic Party candidate and former vice president Joe Biden is taking on Republican Party’s nominee and incumbent President Donald Trump. California Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence are their respective running mates. Biden is leading Trump marginally in

the overall Electoral College vote tally. But, things can change quickly. Yet, Trump has already claimed victory and has said he'll move the Supreme Court to dispute the counting process. Voters were urged to vote early this time, especially through mail-in ballots, to avoid queues amid the coronavirus pandemic. More than 101 million early votes had been cast. Additionally, about 26.8 million mail ballots are yet to be returned to polling authorities. Thus, over 101 million votes would have been cast and recorded even before the Election Day. Voters had already cast about 73.4 percent of the total votes counted in the 2016 presidential election, even before Election Day. But counting of mail ballots is more laborious and that is delaying the result.

Who's leading in the battleground states (as of 3.35 pm IST)?

> Biden is leading in Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire and Wisconsin.

> Trump is leading in Georgia, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Follow US election live updates
  • November 05, 2020 / 12:54 AM IST

    US Election 2020 News LIVE Updates | And now, The Associated Press has called Wisconsin for Joe Biden. This is the second state to be flipped from Republican to Democrat after Arizona. That is not considering the lone electoral vote from Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district, which Biden has managed to flip as well.

  • November 05, 2020 / 12:50 AM IST

    US Election 2020 News: LIVE Updates | U.S. Supreme Court may not have final say in presidential election, despite Donald Trump's threat

    While President Donald Trump has promised to ask the U.S. 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.

    A handful of closely contested states could decide the outcome in the coming hours or days, as a large number of mail-in ballots cast amid the coronavirus pandemic appears to have drawn out the process.

    However, legal experts said that while there could be objections to particular ballots or voting and counting procedures, it was unclear if such disputes would determine the final outcome. (Reuters)

  • November 05, 2020 / 12:36 AM IST

    US Election 2020 News: LIVE Updates | Meanwhile, CNN has called Wisconsin for Joe Biden. There are 10 electoral votes at stake in the state. Donald Trump had won Wisconsin back in 2016.

  • November 05, 2020 / 12:33 AM IST

    US Election 2020 News: LIVE Updates | Donald Trump's campaign files law suit to 'halt counting' in Michigan

    Donald Trump's campaign has filed a law suit to "halt counting" in Michigan, where Joe Biden is leading with a narrow margin, The Guardian has reported. 

    "President Trump’s campaign has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law. We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted," Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement, according to The Guardian. 

  • November 05, 2020 / 12:28 AM IST

    US Election 2020 News: LIVE Updates | Donald Trump's lead over opponent Joe Biden has narrowed in Pennsylvania and Georgia, CNN is reporting. 

  • November 05, 2020 / 12:18 AM IST

    US Election 2020 News: LIVE Updates | Joe Biden to speak on election Wednesday afternoon

    Joe Biden will address the election results Wednesday afternoon, The Associated Press reported.

    The Democratic presidential candidate will issue a televised address in Wilmington, Delaware. He’s been watching the returns come in with family from his home there. 

  • November 05, 2020 / 12:07 AM IST

    US Election 2020 News: LIVE Updates | President Donald Trump wins Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, picking up the district’s single Electoral College vote over Joe Biden. Biden won the statewide vote, reports Associated Press.

  • November 04, 2020 / 11:55 PM IST

    US Election 2020 News: LIVE Updates | CNN is reporting that Joe Biden campaign's senior advisor Anita Dunn has said that Biden might declare victory once the campaign believes that they have reached the 270 number. When asked if that holds true even if all the states' results have not been called, she said, "If we feel comfortable that he has 270 electoral votes, yeah". 

  • November 04, 2020 / 11:46 PM IST

    US Election 2020 News: LIVE Updates | Many Donald Trump voters skeptical of vote count

    Trump for months has sought to sow doubts about how the vote-counting — especially of mail-in ballots, which take longer to count and tend to favor Democrats —claiming without evidence that the process was ripe for fraud and that Democrats would try to steal the election.

    According to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate, his voters seem to have been listening.

    Trump supporters were more likely to distrust the vote-counting process, though voters for both candidates had their doubts. About 7 in 10 voters were confident that votes would be counted accurately, though only about a quarter of voters were “very confident."

  • November 04, 2020 / 11:29 PM IST

    US Election 2020 News: LIVE Updates | Donald Trump to ask for recount in Wisconsin: campaign manager

    Donald Trump's campaign manager has said that he plans to ask for a recount in Wisconsin, which hasn't been called by Associated Press yet, though an earlier report by NBC News had said that Joe Biden has won the state by over 20,697 which, if it holds, is quite a margin.

  • November 04, 2020 / 11:26 PM IST

    US Election 2020 News: LIVE Updates | According to CNN, Donald Trump's campaign is signaling to its allies that they will take the legal route in states with slim vote margins, including battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. According to a source who spoke to CNN, Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien said that campaign lawyers are already in those states in anticipation of filings. 

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