US election 2020 – How the night unfolded
Joe Biden and Donald Trump were in a close battle for the White House as polls closed on Tuesday evening.
Here’s how election night played out as results from states were still coming in:
(All times in GMT)
Kentucky was called for Trump with eight electoral college votes.
Vermont was called for Biden with three electoral college votes.
West Virginia was called for Trump with five electoral college votes.
Virginia was called for Biden with 13 electoral college votes, taking him up to 16.
A flurry of states were called in quick succession.
Trump took South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Oklahoma, giving him another 42 electoral college votes – a total of 55.
Meanwhile, Biden was called to win in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island, which handed him another 69 votes, taking him to a total of 85.
Six electoral college seats were called for Trump with victory in Arkansas.
Donald Trump won Indiana.
Trump – North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Louisiana, Nebraska.
Biden – New York and New Mexico.
Another three votes are given to Biden from DC.
Colorado gives Biden another nine votes.
Trump retained the state of Kansas, with six more electoral college votes
Missouri hands Trump another 10 votes.
A victory for Biden in New Hampshire gives him another four votes.
Another flurry of states put Biden further ahead with victory in California handing him 55 electoral college votes, Oregon giving seven, and 12 from Washington.
Trump gains another six votes with victory in Utah.
Hawaii gives Biden another 4 votes.
Biden wins the first swing state with Minnesota and gets another 10 electoral college votes, taking him to 223 in total.
The second swing state then goes to Trump with 18 votes from Ohio, and another three from Montana.
Shortly after Trump gets another six from Iowa, giving him a total of 145.