Washington, Nov 03: Polling stations opened in New York, New Jersey and Virginia early Tuesday, marking the start of US Election Day as President Donald Trump seeks to beat forecasts and defeat challenger Joe Biden.
US election results 2020 may take longer to be announced this time because of the sheer volume of mailed-in ballots. Some states will begin counting their mail-in ballot before election day, some will start on election day, some will wait till the close of polling.
On January 20, 2021, the US will welcome its new President.
Meet the candidates
Republican: Donald Trump
Vice presidential candidate: Mike Pence
Democratic: Joe Biden
Vice-presidential candidate: Kamala Harris
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North Carolina’s election results will be delayed by at least 45 minutes after the board of elections extended voting at one location that was having problems this morning
“Coronavirus patients can break quarantine Tuesday to vote in person, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed.
I promise you this, as I’m running as a proud Democrat, if you elect me I’m going to be an American President, there will be no red states or blue states just the United States of America: Joe Biden, US Democratic presidential nominee
We’ve enormous opportunity as a country. Not only we’re going to be able to overcome this virus by taking some smart moves but we’re going to rebuild middle class. It built this country & Unions built the middle class: US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden
Think about long-overdue reckoning on racial injustice in US. Joe has courage to say ‘Black Lives Matter’. He understands it may be difficult to think about/speak up/hear but we’ve to confront truth of things. Need to deal with racial disparities: Kamala Harris, US VP candidate
You have to have a date, and the date happens to be November 3. And we should be entitled to know who won on November 3: Trump
Not thinking about concession speech or acceptance speech yet. Hopefully, we’ll be doing only one of those two. Winning is easy, losing is never easy – not for me, it’s not. When you see rallies, there’s tremendous love going on in this country, tremendous unity: US President
I hear we’re doing very well in Florida, very well in Arizona, incredibly well in Texas, we’re doing very well all over here. I think we’re going to have a great night & more importantly we’re going to have a great 4 years: US President Trump in Virginia
The day isn’t over. Ask me after poll is closed, maybe I’ll have a better idea but right now I’m here to remind people to vote as election is still happening, it’s not over: Kamala Harris, US vice-presidential candidate when asked ‘how are you doing about your chances today’
Bill, Hillary Clinton cast votes for Biden, Harris in US Presidential election
Clyburn has expressed concerns about voter suppression. He says President Donald Trump has been “literally stoking flames of indecision, unrest, threatening violence.” Clyburn says the nation’s division “didn’t start with Trump, and it won’t stop with Trump.”
Clyburn says, “Holding the House would just be status quo. Winning the Senate would make it good.” Democrats control the House 232-197, with five open seats and one independent. It takes 218 seats to control the chamber. Republicans control the Senate.
The third-ranking Democrat in the US House is predicting Democrats will pick up as many as a dozen House seats. Majority Whip Jim Clyburn told reporters outside a polling place in Columbia, South Carolina, on Tuesday that he believed it would be a “good night for Democrats” up and down the ticket.
The latest tally of early voting in the US shows that almost 102 million Americans cast their votes before Election Day.
President @realDonaldTrump is the President of criminal justice reform.
He’s fighting for public safety while ensuring that our justice system serves every American community and provides second chances for those who are ready to give back and rebuild. pic.twitter.com/LqN0i2UUeM
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 3, 2020
The White House Wednesday said Donald Trump was “fighting for public safety while ensuring that our justice system serves every American community and provides second chances for those who are ready to give back and rebuild.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a spate of mysterious robocalls urging people to stay home on Election Day, a Department of Homeland Security official said. The FBI did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
Democrats are favored to emerge from 14 hotly contested U.S. Senate races with full control of Congress in Tuesday’s election, but final results from at least five of those contests may not be available for days, and in some cases, months.
Brazil President Bolsnaro advised to wait until election results to congratulate Trump: Reports
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’s “absolutely certain” that Democrats will “solidly hold” onto their House majority.
12 million Californians cast their ballot before Election Day. Millions more will head to the polls today. Don’t slow down, California—keep up this historic turnout.
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) November 3, 2020
Kamala Harris: “Don’t slow down, California—keep up this historic turnout”
Few voters at arena turned into an election “supercenter” in Washington, DC.
As America votes, Donald Trump Jr’s map has received quite some attention on Twitter today.
Trump posts support parade video from Nigeria
‘This nation is our canvas, and this country is our masterpiece’ Donald Trump shares new video
Donald Trump has shared a video where he basically extols the many virtues of America. “My fellow Americans, the best is yet to come,” Trump says in a voiceover. Watch the video here:
Bernie Sanders in a tweet: This is not just an election between Trump and Biden. This election is about democracy vs. authoritarianism – and democracy must win. The first way to do that is to get out and vote in overwhelming numbers and defeat Trump – the most dangerous president in American history.
Wearing face masks and standing spaced apart, Americans waited at polling stations early on Tuesday to choose a president on an Election Day marked so far by orderliness and short lines, even as major cities braced for potential unrest.
Joe Biden today visited St Paul’s in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended the grammar school here and this city is widely believed to have left an indelible impression on him.
The number of people attending today’s White House election night party has been reduced to 250, CNN reported a source as saying.
More than 100 million voted early in US election: watchdog, AFP reports.