American voters, at least those who did not cast their votes early, went to the polls on Tuesday to choose between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden and cast votes in the U.S. House and Senate elections and state and local elections.
Here are the highlights of Election Day 2020 in the United States:
-Trump won one of Maine’s four electoral votes, as he did in 2016.
-The president won the second legislative district, the most rural and conservative in the state.
-Although Democrat Joe Biden won the state by a wide margin, Maine is one of two states that split their electoral votes.
Biden won the state’s first district and count, giving him three electoral votes.
In 2016, Maine gave three of its electoral votes to Hillary Clinton and one to Trump, the first time in history that the state divided its votes.
In the race for the presidency, 270 electoral votes are needed. Biden had 238 so far, and Trump 214.
-Trump tried to raise doubts about the legitimacy of the vote count after spending weeks warning without evidence of ballot tampering that would favor the former vice president.
They are finding Biden votes all over the place – in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. So bad for our Country!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
-Until this Wednesday morning, Biden had 238 electoral votes, while Trump had 213, leaving both below the 270 needed to secure immediate victories.
-The recount is not yet complete in several hotly contested states and could take days due to an unusually large number of votes cast by mail due to the pandemic.
-Biden also positioned himself in Wisconsin and Michigan, with 95 percent and 94 percent of the vote tallied, respectively. As of 2 a.m. this day, incumbent Republican Party representative Donald Trump had a slight lead in both states. However, the Democrat has taken the ‘lead’.
-The Democratic candidate’s team said they, too, are preparing their lawyers to go to court.
“Campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said Trump’s statement that he will “go to the U.S. Supreme Court” to “stop all voting” is “outrageous, unprecedented and wrong. O’Malley Dillon said Biden’s campaign has “teams of lawyers standing by to resist these efforts,” adding that they “will prevail.”
-Biden took the state of Arizona, earning him 11 Electoral College votes.
-Trump said early Wednesday morning that he won the election, though he insisted that a “major fraud” was being staged and said he would go to the Supreme Court.
–-Twitter tagged President Donald Trump’s tweet that “they’re trying to steal the election.
In the message, the Republican added, “You can’t cast votes after the polls are closed!
We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
-There is no clear winner of the presidential election so far. Joe Biden has 223 electoral votes out of the required 270. Donald Trump has 212, according to AP.
-President Donald Trump said Tuesday night he had “a great victory,” although he said that “they are trying to steal the election.”
“We will never let them do that. You can’t cast votes after the polls are closed!”
-“It may take time, but we’re well on our way to winning,” said Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for president of the United States, on Tuesday night.
“We believe we’re well on our way to winning this election. We knew from the early and mail-in votes that it was going to take time. We have a good feeling about Wisconsin and Michigan. It’s going to take time to count those votes, but we’ll win Pennsylvania,” he said.
-Trump took the key state of Florida, with 29 votes.
-Biden took the state of California, which has the most electoral votes in the United States, with 55.
– “We’ve been successful and now we need to win the White House, we’re on the right track,” said Democratic House majority leader Nancy Pelosi.
-The Democratic Party will maintain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, according to projections by Fox News and NBC.
-A little violence marked peaceful demonstrations near the White House. A man was arrested at about 5:15 a.m. local time for crossing a police line, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace. Just before 10 p.m., an assault was reported in the same area, which the city named Black Lives Matter Plaza.
-La President Donald Trump’s Election Night party is being held in the East Room of the White House and on the first floor of the residence, according to several people familiar with the event. Trump briefly attended the meeting, but then went upstairs to the residence with his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, and family members, people said.
-Some larger jurisdictions in Wisconsin are expected to count ballots until morning, said Meagan Wolfe, administrator of the state Elections Commission.
– According to projections by AP, CNN and Bloomberg, until 9 p.m. local time, Donald Trump will take Kansas, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and South Carolina.
– While Biden added the District of Columbia and Colorado, winning also in New York, New Mexico, Vermont, Virginia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
–Marjorie Taylor becamethe first QAnon supporter and believer to reach the U.S. Congress.
-Michigan’s secretary of state shared a video of a hopeful moment in Warren, Michigan. The city is in Macomb County, home of the called demóc