A woman enters a voting station on Election Day at Robert E. Lake Elementary School November 3, 2020, in Las Vegas
A woman enters a voting station on Election Day at Robert E. Lake Elementary School November 3, 2020, in Las Vegas
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US voters are deciding between Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, along with all 435 seats of the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate.

Some 239 million people are eligible to vote this year. The mail-in ballots could take days to be counted - meaning a winner might not be declared in the hours after polls close on Tuesday.

A presidential candidate needs to secure a minimum of 270 out of 538 electoral votes to win the White House.

Voting across the US was largely smooth as voters lined up early in the morning across polling stations in the country to cast their ballots in one of the most consequential and polarised elections in US history that took place in the shadow of a devastating coronavirus pandemic.

The pandemic as well as a strong drive among Americans to have their voices heard on the ballot box resulted in a record 101 million early votes cast in person and by mail before the polls even opened on Election Day.

The New York Times reported that the 2020 presidential campaign was shaping up to be one for the record books, on pace to attract the highest turnout in more than a century.

The NYT quoted University of Florida professor Michael McDonald, who compiles data from across the nation, as saying that America appeared to be on track to see roughly 160 million total votes cast. "That would mean a turnout rate of about 67 per cent of the eligible voting population -- higher than the United States has seen in more than a century," the NYT said, adding that the last time the turnout was more than 65 per cent was 1908, according to the United States Elections Project.

(With agencies)

Trump wins Oklahoma and Kentucky 

Donald Trump won the states of Kentucky and Oklahoma in addition to Indiana in the US Presidential polls on Tuesday. Eight electoral votes were in Kentucky, while Oklahoma had seven electoral votes, reported CNN.

Biden wins Vermont

Democratic nominee Joe Biden won the state of Vermont in the ongoing US Presidential polls on Tuesday. As a result of the win, Biden will pick up the state's three electoral votes, CNN reported.

Biden leading in Ohio with over 50% voting reporting in

Donald Trump: 44% - 1,378,618 Joe Biden: 54.9% - 1,719,322 Reporting: 53%

Biden leading in North Carolina 

North Carolina Results:

Biden 2,077,979 - 52.82%

Trump 1,813,386 - 46.09%

Senate race

Cal Cunningham 01,985,53550.78%

Thom Tillis 1,766,839 - 45.19%

3,934,370 votes counted. Estimated 70.4% - 82.6% in

Trump leads in Florida

Trump: 50.8% (5,444,061)

Biden: 48.2% (5,172,453)

Reporting: 92% In

Trump leads in Georgia

Georgia

Trump: 57.2% (928,203)

Biden: 41.8% (678,277)

Reporting: 31% In

Trump leads in Michigan

Trump: 59.4% (528,326)

Biden: 38.2% (339,719)

Reporting: 16% In

Trump projected winner in 7 states, Biden gets 8

Trump has won in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Indiana, while his Democratic rival Joe Biden won in Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

Electoral College so far

US Elections 2020 latest updates
CNN

Biden leads Pennsylvania with 15% votes in

Biden: 65.6% (704,008)

Trump: 33.6% (361,061)

Reporting: 15% In

Bidens leads Ohio with 51.7% to 47.0% as 57% votes in 

Biden: 51.7% (1,878,334)

Trump: 47.0% (1,705,422)

Reporting: 57% In

(Source: CNN)

Close battle in Texas: Marginal lead for Trump

Trump: 49.3% (3,818,977)

Biden: 49.3% (3,817,658)

Reporting: 66% In

North Carolina: Biden leads by 100,000 votes

Biden: 50.5% (2,368,454)

Trump: 48.4% (2,269,863)

Reporting: 79% In

Trump wins 5 more states, Biden adds 2 states: AP

Trump has won Louisiana, Nebraska, Nebraska’s 3rd Congressional District, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, while Democrat Joe Biden has won New Mexico and New York, reports AP

CNN calls Colorado for Biden, gets9 electoral votes

Trump takes lead in Michigan

Trump: 58.7% (657,185)

Biden: 39.0% (436,966)

Reporting: 20% In

Trump takes healthy lead in Virginia

Trump: 56.4% (1,190,587)

Biden: 41.7% (879,637)

Reporting: 45% In

CNN calls South Carolina for Trump

Trump: 55.3% (530,892)

Biden: 43.4% (417,026)

Reporting: 38% In

Trump expands his lead over Biden in Texas

Trump: 50.3% (4,453,255)

Biden: 48.3% (4,283,020)

Reporting: 76% In

US Senate race: CNN calls Colorado Senate race for Democrats

John Hickenlooper (D): 1,203,327 (53.9%)

Cory Gardner (R): 983,917 (44.1%)

Reporting: 68% In

Electoral college so far

US Elections 2020 latest updates
CNN

Polls close in more states

Polls close in Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Utah and part of Idaho

Trump leads over Biden in Ohio

Trump: 50.8% (2,256,968)

Biden: 47.9% (2,128,580)

Reporting: 70% In

NYT projection for Florida, Georgia and NC

"very likely Trump" in Florida, "probably Trump" in Georgia and "quite likely Trump" in North Carolina

Arizona: Biden extends lead over Trump

Biden: 53.8% (1,283,348)

Trump: 44.8% (1,068,175)

Reporting: 74% In

CNN calls West Virginia forTrump

Trump: 66.6% (408,532)

Biden: 31.5% (193,318)

Reporting: 77% In

Georgia: Trump extends lead over Biden

Trump: 55.4% (1,649,454)

Biden: 43.4% (1,291,269)

Reporting: 56% In

Trump takes 10 point lead over Biden in Pennsylvania with 33% votes in

Trump: 54.3% (1,279,104)

Biden: 44.3% (1,042,649(

Reporting: 33% in

Virginia: Biden takes lead over Trump

Virginia: Biden takes lead over Trump

Biden: 52.5% (1,840,652)

Trump: 45.9% (1,608,841)

Reporting: 75% In

CNN calls Virginia for Biden

Virginia: Biden wins

Biden: 52.5% (1,842,090)

Trump: 45.9% (1,611,588)

Reporting: 75% In

Electoral votes so far for Trump and Biden

US Elections 2020 latest updates
CNN

Joe Biden addresses supporters

We are gonna win Pennsylvania too, says Joe Biden

We feel good about where we are, says Joe Biden

CNN calls Minnesota for Joe Biden

Biden: 54.6% (1,450,461)

Trump: 43.4% (1,152,688)

Reporting: 78% In

Donad Trump tweets

I will be making a statement tonight. A big WIN!

CNN calls Texas for Trump

Key battleground states

It is now clear that the win to presidential race depends on who wins two out of three states - Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania

They knew they couldn't win: Trump

Results have been phenomenal, we were getting ready to celebrate: Trump

We have also won Georgia and North Carolina: Trump

They knew they couldn't win so they said let's go to court: Trump

Going to Supreme Court, says Trump

This is a major fraud on our nation, going to Supreme Court, says Trump

We have already won

Joe Biden's campaign says Trump's statement is 'outrageous'

"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, quoted by The Guardian on its blog.

Biden takes narrow lead over Trump in Wisconsin

Biden: 49.3% (1,571,840)

Trump: 49.0% (1,560,459)

Reporting: 89% In

Race to the White house: Story of the US presidential elections so far

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