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Election Night In America 2020

This is a working document and will be updated throughout the evening of November 3rd, 2020. Covering the General Election Results.

The First Polls close at 6 p.m. EST in Indiana and Kentucky, this is for the counties in the Eastern time zone of these states. The remainder of the votes for these polls will come in at 7 p.m. EST. Together the two states have 19 electoral college votes.

Polls close at 7 p.m. EST in Vermont, New Hampshire, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Polls close at 7:30 p.m. EST in North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Polls close at 8 p.m. EST in Alabama, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee.

Polls is Arkansas close at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Polls close at 9 p.m. EST in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Polls close at 10 p.m. EST in Iowa, Montana, Nevada, and Utah.

Polls close at 11 p.m. EST in California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Polls in Hawaii close at Midnight Wednesday, November 4th. Polls close in Alaska at 1 a.m. EST on Wednesday.

Due to the large amount of mail in votes this election due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, election results may be delayed.

7:00 p.m. EST– CNN projects that Trump will win Indiana giving him 11 of the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win. Biden has 0 currently.

Biden is projected to win Vermont giving him 3 electoral college votes.

8:05 p.m. EST– Update.

9 p.m. EST – Update.

Biden is currently in the lead with the projected Electoral College vote of 122. He secured the majority of the North East. Trump has so far swept the south, still waiting on final results from Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.

Florida a key swing state is currently reporting 93% of its polls, with Trump up 3%. Polls closed in the State at 7 p.m., part of the states panhandle is in the Central Time Zone keeping polls open in part of the state until 8 p.m. EST.

Ohio is another key state currently waiting for official results. With 63% of the vote in, Biden is leading the state by 3%. According to CNN, no Republican has won the election without winning Ohio.

10:08 p.m. EST – Update.

10:43 p.m. – Update.

With polls near closing on the West Coast, the country is currently looking at battle ground state of North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Trump has secured wins in Louisiana and Utah, for confirmed wins this brings his total to 95. Biden is ahead with 98 votes. These numbers come from CNN, which is holding on calling close states until all votes are in. Other news sources are projecting Biden with 135 and Trump 115.

11:00 p.m. – Update.

Biden is projected to win the West Coast with California, Oregon, and Washington, Trump is projected to win Wyoming. Which projects Biden to 192 Electoral college votes, and Trump 108. We’re still a long way from the 270 Electoral College votes for Biden to win.

Fox News has projected that Trump will win Florida, which will give him an additional 29 Electoral College votes.

Nebraska and Maine are the only two states that allow their votes to be split, it is projected that Biden will at least get one vote from each state.


5:00 a.m. Wednesday November 4 – Update.

As the East Coast Wakes up from a very anxious night. Biden has 238 and Trump 213 Electoral College votes. Over night Biden secured wins in Arizona and Nevada. Trump was able to keep Florida and Ohio, like he flipped back in 2016.

Over night, Trump also regained his Twitter Fingers telling voters they cannot vote after the polls close, this is a false statement. If you are in line when polls close you may still cast your vote on Election Day. This is important information for all elections not just the General Election that takes place every 4 years.

7:00 a.m. – Update.

8:23 a.m. – Update.

In many of the key states waiting to be called like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Nevada many of the votes not counted as of yet are absentee ballots from the larger counties holding the states major cities. With such close margins in all these states these votes not yet counted could make either state switch its projected electoral college vote.

The final count for all these votes could take up to Friday to be finalized.

11:30 a.m. – Update.

With Votes continuing to be counted, Michigan has flipped in favor of Joe Biden. Currently 92% of the states votes have been counted with Biden up by approximately 30k. They are expected to have a final count later today.

2:08 p.m. – Update.

4:00 p.m. – Update.

The vote continues in seven states, Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, DE.

Immediately after the speech, CNN announced that Biden has won Michigan. Giving him 253 Electoral Votes.

6:10 p.m. – Update.

Currently we have 600k ballots to still be counted in Arizona. Biden currently has slightly under 100k vote lead on Trump. Some election watched like Fox News and Associated Press have already awarded Biden a win in Arizona giving his Electoral Vote 264.

We are expected to have final counts from at least Georgia by the end of the night.

8:05 p.m. – Update.

Georgia has 149,000 votes that still need to be counted. With over 40,000 of those coming from the Atlanta Metro area. The counties across Georgia have agreed to have counting done tonight. All of these votes are mail-in ballots, which have been largely democratic votes. This puts the 43,808 lead that Trump has over Biden in the state.

While states continue to get their votes counted Trump has filed lawsuits against Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia. His team has also called for a recount in Wisconsin. This letter was also mailed to Trump supporters encouraging them to “fight back.”

11:00 p.m. – Update.

CNN has still yet to call Arizona like many other news sources at this moment but as votes continue to come in, his count ahead Trump is staying steady.

We are expected to have results from Georgia and Arizona tonight.


8:00 a.m. Thursday, November 5th – Update

Over night we did not get final updates from Arizona or Georgia. Georgia has about 90,000 more ballots to count, the majority of those in Fulton County, Trump’s lead in the state has dropped down to 18,000.

In Arizona ,Biden is ahead by 68,000 votes. In Pennsylvania, Trump is ahead by 164,000 votes. In Nevada, Biden is ahead by 6,000 votes. We expect to have final count from at least one of these battle ground states by the afternoon.

2:45 p.m. – Update.

We’re still awaiting results in Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona and Nevada for the 2020 General Election.

In Pennsylvania, easier today it was said that 550,000 votes still needed to be counted, Those votes could easily flip Trump’s 112,00 0 vote lead in the state. Most of the votes are from Philadelphia and Pittsburg which are heavy Democratic voter areas.

6:55 p.m. – Update.

About 10 minutes ago President Trump began his first televised announcement. Besides a few statements sent from the White House and his Twitter this is the first time the President has spoken publicly.

Throughout the conference Trump diminished the voting system and the large about of Mail- In ballots. He also claimed he “won” Georgia and Pennsylvania. Prior to this election, Trump encouraged his supporters to not vote by mail, so now that there are only mail in ballots left to count in these key states and they are widely democratic.


6:00 a.m. Friday November 6th – Update.

After a long day of updates and counting in the 5 key states, over night Biden took the lead in Georgia. He has also dropped trumps lead in Pennsylvania to 18,000 with more votes coming from the Philadelphia area coming soon, he could also flip Pennsylvania. There are about 50, 000 votes left in the Philadelphia are which is heavily Democratic, with about 150 thousand left in the whole state.

9:00 a.m. – Update.

Biden has taken the lead in Pennsylvania he is ahead of Trump by 5,587. Biden has also kept his lead in Georgia by 1,000 votes.

Biden addressed the Nation this evening, foreshadowing his win as the President Elect in the United States. His full remarks can be found on CNN.


After a long three days of counting ballots across the country, at 11:30 a.m. EST CNN officially announced Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the 46th Elected President of the United States. Pennsylvania became the deciding vote, we announced it flipped blue yesterday morning. Since then Biden’s lead only grew across the state.

Biden’s first word since the announcement came from Twitter, along with Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.

8:00 p.m. EST – Update.

Live from Wilmington, DE Kamala Harris and Joesph Biden Jr. addressed the nation for the first time as Vice President and President-Elect.

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