CNN and other media outlets projected on Friday that Biden is the apparent winner in Georgia while Trump in North Carolina. The call was made after 99% of the results have been counted in both states. Biden clinched 306 Electoral College votes. It was similar to the number obtained by Trump when the media projected him to be the winner in the 2016 presidential race against Hillary Clinton. At the time, Trump called it a “massive landslide.” However, Trump continues to reject the election results.
- Biden delivered his victory speech on Saturday night and called for unity. He asked Trump supporters to give him a chance. He asked all Americans to end what he described as the “era of demonization.”
“For all those of you who voted for President Trump, I understand the disappointment tonight. I’ve lost a couple of times myself. But now, let’s give each other a chance. It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again. And to make progress we have to stop treating our opponents as enemies. This is the time to heal in America,” said Biden.
President Trump refused to accept defeat and reiterated that the election is not over and his campaign will fight their cases in courts.
On Saturday, November 7, CNN and other big media outlets projected that Biden will win Pennsylvania and Nevada, thus clinching 279 electoral votes. The media declare Biden, the President-elect.
As of 5:56 p.m. Eastern Time, Biden clinched 253 electoral votes, Trump 213 electoral votes (Biden was projected winner in Wisconsin and Michigan, ballots are still being counted in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
As of 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Biden got 224 electoral votes, Trump 213 electoral votes (States not yet projected Arizona, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin).
As of November 4 at 1:08 a.m. Eastern Time, Biden clinched 215 electoral votes while Trump 171 electoral votes.
As o 11:20 p.m. Eastern Time, Biden had 192 electoral votes while Trump 114 electoral votes
As o 11:04 p.m. Eastern Time, Biden had 192 electoral votes while Trump 108 electoral votes
As o 10:53 p.m. Eastern Time, Biden won 118 electoral votes while Trump 105 electoral votes
As of 10:28 p.m. Eastern Time, Biden clinched 94 electoral votes, Trump has 72 electoral votes
As of 9:50 p.m. Eastern Time, Biden won 89 electoral votes, Trump obtained 72 vote
As of 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Biden had 89 electoral votes, Trump had 54 electoral votes
As of 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Joe Biden clinched 73 electoral votes while Trump got 48 electoral votes.
(Check state by state projected election results below)
During the traditional midnight vote in the small town of Dixville Notch in New Hampshire, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won unanimously. It is the first Election Day result. On the other hand, President Donald won the nearby town of Millsfield.
On Monday morning, almost 100 million voters already cast their ballots before Election Day on November 3. The number included over 34 million early in-person votes and almost 60 million returned mail-in ballots, according to data from U.S. Election Project.
Battle Ground States
Americans are closely watching the election results from battleground states including Florida Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, and Texas.
The challenge for Joe Biden is to flip Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to defeat Trump.
The race to 270 electoral votes
It is November 3, 2020, Election Day. Americans are exercising their right to vote for president. Biden and Trump each need to obtain 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.
CNN projection: Trump wins Indiana, clinching 11 electoral votes. The result is expected since Indiana is traditionally Republican and it is the home state of Vice President Mike Pence.
CNN Projection: Biden wins the three electoral votes in Vermont, the home state of Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders.
CNN Projection: Trump wins Oklahoma, clinching seven electoral votes. He won the state in 2016.
CNN Projection: Biden wins Massachusetts with 11 electoral votes. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the state, where Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren resides.
CNN Projection: Biden wins Delaware, gaining three electoral votes, D.C., taking three electoral votes. He also wins the 10 electoral votes in Maryland.
CNN Projection: Trump wins Tennessee with 11 electoral votes, Kentucky with eight electoral votes, and West Virginia with five electoral votes.
CNN Projection: Biden wins New York with 29 electoral votes. The election result in the state is expected since it is a blue state.
CNN Projection: Biden wins New Jersey with 14 electoral votes while Trump wins Arkansas with six electoral votes.
CNN Projection: Biden wins Connecticut with seven electoral votes and Colorado with 9 electoral votes. Trump wins North Dakota with three electoral votes.
CNN Projection: Trump wins South Carolina with nine electoral votes and Alabama with nine electoral votes.
CNN Projection: Biden wins New Mexico with five electoral votes.
CNN Projection: Biden wins New Hampshire with four electoral votes and Illinois 20 electoral votes. Trump wins Kansas with six electoral votes, Nebraska 3 out of 5 electoral votes, Utah six electoral votes, and Missouri 10 electoral votes.
CNN Projection: Biden wins California 55 electoral votes, Oregon seven electoral votes, Washington State 12 electoral votes. Trump wins Wyoming three electoral votes.
CNN Media Projection: Trump wins Mississippi six electoral votes.
CNN Projection: Biden wins Virginia 13 electoral votes, Minnesota 10 electoral votes. Trump wins Ohio 18 electoral votes, Idaho four electoral votes, Florida 29 electoral votes, Iowa six electoral votes.
CNN Projection: Biden wins Rhode Island four electoral votes, Hawaii four electoral votes, Nebraska (1 out of 5 electoral votes). Trump wins Texas 39 electoral votes, Montana 3 electoral votes.
CNN Projection: Biden wins Wisconsin 10 electoral votes and Michigan 16 electoral votes. The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit in Michigan to stop ballot-counting across the state. His campaign also demanded a recount in Wisconsin.
Polls closing times
Polls close at 7:00 p.m. in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia.
Polls close at 7:30 p.m. in North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia.