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Posted at 8:36 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 21:06:04-05


9 p.m.

President-elect Joe Biden addressed the nation Saturday night in Wilmington, along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

President-elect Joe Biden addresses the nation in Wilmington

8:45 p.m.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed the nation Saturday night. She is the first woman in that role

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addresses the nation in Wilmington

12:30 p.m.

President-elect Joe Biden will address the nation at 8 p.m. Saturday. He will be be joined by Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff.

12:20 p.m.

According to AP, Joe Biden has won Nevada

11:54 a.m.

Joe Biden released a statement after he is the projected winner by AP and the apparent winner by ABC News

"I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America. With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation. It’s time for America to unite. And to heal. We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together."

11:50 a.m.

President Donald Trump releases a statement after Joe Biden is the apparent winner of the election by ABC News

“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor. In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated. The American People are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots. This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election. It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters. Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room – and then fight in court to block their access.

“So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”

11:30 a.m.

Joe Biden is the projected winner of the election, according to AP. ABC News says Biden is the apparent winner

8:45 a.m.

PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION UPDATE: There are roughly 80,000 main-in ballots that are still outstanding

Biden is leading by 28,833 votes:

  • BIDEN: 3,336,887 - 49.6%
  • TRUMP: 3,308,054 - 49.1%

6:30 a.m.

GEORGIA ELECTION UPDATE: Joe Biden is now leading by a margin of 7,248 votes

Biden 49.4% (2,461,455 votes)
Trump 49.3% (2,454,207 votes)


10:50 p.m.

Joe Biden delivers remarks in Wilmington as ballots continue to be counted in several states

Biden projects confidence he'll win White House

9 p.m.

GEORGIA ELECTION UPDATE: Biden still leading by just over 4,000 votes

Here’s how the vote stands as of 9 p.m.

  • Biden 49.4% (2,456,845 votes)
  • Trump 49.3% (2,452,825 votes)

9 p.m.

PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION UPDATE: Biden's lead is over 20,000 votes.

Former Vice President Joe Biden's lead over President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania is now over 20,000 votes, after new uploads from Chester, Delaware and Erie Counties, where he is leading Trump.

Biden's edge: 21,705

  • Biden: 3,327,151 (49.5%)
  • Trump: 3,305,446 (49.2%

6:10 p.m.

GEORGIA ELECTION UPDATE: Approximately 26,500 ballots are still outstanding.

As of 6:10 p.m., Joe Biden is leading by a margin of 4,182 votes

Biden: 2,455,802 votes (49.4%)
Trump: 2,451,620 votes (49.3%)

5:40 p.m.

A source familiar tells ABC News that the Former Vice President Joe Biden spent the day with his family, meeting with aides and watching the results.

Still no update from the campaign in terms of tonight’s event, and if the former vice president still intends to speak if this race has not been called.

5 p.m.

Joe Biden is now leading by a margin of 4,263 votes after more than 7,000 votes just came in from Gwinnett County.

Breakdown of the votes:

  • Biden: 2,455,433 votes (49.4%)
  • Trump: 2,451,170 votes (49.3%)

4:50 p.m.

Joe Biden is leading by a margin of 1,563 votes, according to ABC Vote.

Biden: 2,450,569 votes (49.4%)
Trump: 2,449,006 votes (49.4%)

"Georgia remains too close to call. Out of the approximately 5 million votes cast, we’ll have a margin of a few thousand. The focus for our office and for the county election officials, for now, remains on making sure that every legal vote is counted and recorded accurately," Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said.

2 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden has increased his lead over President Donald Trump in Nevada to 20,137 votes.

Results released Friday from Democrat-heavy Clark County, which includes Las Vegas and three-quarters of Nevada’s population, along with two rural counties, put Biden at 627,104 votes and Trump at 606,967.

Biden’s lead nearly doubled from Thursday, when he was leading Trump by about 11,000 votes.

Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria says his county has an additional 63,000 mail ballots to be processed over the next few days and 60,000 provisional ballots to be processed later.

Gloria said Clark County would release more results Friday afternoon but he said he did not know exactly how many ballots could be included in that release.

The state has said it will provide an update later Friday on how many ballots are yet to be counted statewide. On Thursday, they reported that number at 190,150.

12:45 p.m.

Arizona Secretary of State Hobbs tells ABC News that Maricopa County will be counting ballots through the weekend. Hobbs said statewide there are about 240,000 ballots left to count.

11:46 a.m.

Biden increases his lead in Nevada to more than 20,000 votes. The race is still too close to call.

11 a.m.

On Friday morning, Georgia Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger said he believes the presidential race will be within the margin of a recount.

10:20 a.m.

Trump campaign releases a statement saying, "This election is not over."

“This election is not over. The false projection of Joe Biden as the winner is based on results in four states that are far from final. Georgia is headed for a recount, where we are confident we will find ballots improperly harvested, and where President Trump will ultimately prevail. There were many irregularities in Pennsylvania, including having election officials prevent our volunteer legal observers from having meaningful access to vote counting locations. We prevailed in court on our challenge, but were deprived of valuable time and denied the transparency we are entitled to under state law. In Nevada, there appear to be thousands of individuals who improperly cast mail ballots. Finally, the President is on course to win Arizona outright, despite the irresponsible and erroneous ‘calling’ of the state for Biden by Fox News and the Associated Press. Biden is relying on these states for his phony claim on the White House, but once the election is final, President Trump will be re-elected.”
Matt Morgan, Trump 2020 campaign general counsel

9 a.m.

Joe Biden has taken the lead in Pennsylvania, AP reports

6:55 a.m.

President Trump's lead in Pennsylvania slightly decreased Friday morning to 18,229 votes. The Philadelphia City Commissioner says there are about 50,000 outstanding mail-in ballots to be counted.

Trump's lead narrowing in Pennsylvania

6:10 a.m.

Biden now leads in Georgia by 1,096 votes, with 99% of expected vote reporting. There are approximately 10,000 votes still outstanding in the state.

Biden takes the lead in Georgia

4:55 a.m.

As ballots continue to be counted in key states like Georgia and Pennsylvania, ABC News reports that Joe Biden now leads President Trump in Georgia by 917 votes.

Biden also leads in Arizona by nearly 48,000 votes. Trump leads in Pennsylvania by nearly 19,000 votes.

There were no changes overnight to the count in North Carolina or Nevada.

Thursday, Nov. 5

10:55 p.m.

GEORGIA ELECTION UPDATE: There are still 14,000 absentee ballots left to count.

9:38 p.m.

ARIZONA ELECTION UPDATE: There are still around 342,000 remaining ballots statewide.

Biden's edge: 46,257

  • Biden: 50.1% (1,528,319)
  • Trump: 48.5% (1,482,062)

8:51 p.m.

ARIZONA ELECTION UPDATE: Biden now leads 50.2% to Trump's 48.3%.

Biden's vote count sits at 1,494,263 (+15,543) to Trump's 1,437,716 (+17,949).

90% of the expected absentee vote is in, with 87% of the expected vote in overall.

8:37 p.m.

GEORGIA ELECTION UPDATE: There are 16,900 remaining ballots in Georgia. All of Chatham County ballots have been counted, the largest county with remaining ballots is in Gwinnett with 4,800.

7:30 p.m.

GEORGIA ELECTION UPDATE: More votes have been uploaded from Forsyth County, which is north of Gwinnett and Fulton and a county Trump won in 2016, it was the second-largest county Trump won.

The margin is now Trump with +3,486

  • Trump 49.4% (2,446,850 votes)
  • Biden 49.3% (2,443,364 votes)

6:40 p.m.

President Trump delivers remarks on the presidential election as ballots continue to be counted in some swing states

President Trump delivers remarks as ballots continue to be counted in some swing states

4:20 p.m.

Joe Biden delivers remarks in Wilmington as ballots continue to be counted in some swing states

Joe Biden delivers remarks in Wilmington

3:05 p.m.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger gave an update on the ballot count.

1:35 p.m.

Michigan judge dismisses Trump lawsuit over whether enough GOP challengers had access to handling of absentee ballots.

12:30 p.m.

A judge in Georgia has dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit that raised concerns about a handful of absentee ballots in Chatham County.

The Associated Press reports that Chatham County Superior Court Judge James Bass dismissed the lawsuit and did not provide an explanation for his decision at the close of a one-hour hearing.

9:00 a.m.

Georiga and Nevada are both scheduled to provide updated election information Thursday morning. Georgia will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. ET, and Nevada at 12 p.m. ET.

Arizona is expected to provide an update sometime today, but no official time has been set yet.

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told Good Morning America she doesn't expect there to be a recount in the state.

A recount in the state is automatic if the margin is within 0.1% of the total votes; if the margin is 200 votes or fewer and the total is more than 25,0000; or if the margin is 50 votes or fewer and the total isn't more than 25,000.

According to ABC News, recounts can't be requested.

8:30 a.m.

The Trump campaign says it filed lawsuits Wednesday in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, and will ask for a recount in Wisconsin.

ABC Action News' Kylie McGivern spoke with an election law expert to help sort through everything.

"We'll see, but I think that most courts are going to laugh these cases right out of jurisdiction, it's just — they are so poorly conceived and so far-fetched, that I think these are frivolous and courts are going to treat them as frivolous lawsuits," Ciana Torres-Spelliscy said.

Torres-Spelliscy is a Stetson Law professor. She says if counting votes stopped now, it would favor Biden.

"I'm not sure what the point of this is other than to cast dispersions on the integrity of the 2020 election. Because If Biden goes on to win the presidency, he wins the presidency under this cloud of doubt and suspicion, which is not healthy for the country," she said.

Lawsuits over ballot count, mail-in voting

6:25 a.m.

The margin between Trump and Biden in Georgia shrunk even more Thursday morning as thousands of additional votes were counted in Fulton County, the state's most populous county, which continues to process and tabulate ballots.

5:23 a.m.

Protests took place in Nevada, Arizona and Pennsylvania overnight as election officials continue to count ballots.

Georgia election workers also still continue to count ballots. As of 5 a.m., there are around 7,000 absentee ballots left to be counted in Fulton County.

Joe Biden leads in the county with 73% of votes.

Current leads for each state (as of 5:20 a.m.):

  • Georgia: Trump leads — 95% of expected vote reporting
  • Nevada: Biden leads — 86% of expected vote reporting
  • Pennsylvania: Trump leads — 89% of expected vote reporting
  • Arizona: Biden leads — 86% of expected vote reporting

The Associated Press called Arizona as a win for Biden early Tuesday morning.

Protests erupt across the country as key states continue ballot-counting

3:39 a.m.

Biden continues to hold the lead in Arizona, 50.5% to 48.1% over Trump statewide. Election officials say they have an estimated 270,000 more ballots to process and count. The state is reporting 86% of the expected vote.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

11:09 p.m.

Florida Democrats are trying to figure out what went wrong Tuesday night.

As the blame game begins, a lackluster Latino vote is looking to be one of the biggest fumbles for Democrats in this election cycle.

The demographic has traditionally been a bounty of reliable blue votes in Florida, but this year Joe Biden underperformed with Latinos.

Latino vote crucial in winning Florida for Trump

11:05 p.m.

There is a growing number of lawsuits from the Trump campaign to stop the vote count as well as the legal battle over mail-in ballots. I-Team Investigator Kylie McGivern gives us the latest

Lawsuits over ballot county, mail-in voting

10:24 p.m.

Election officials are furiously counting ballots as the nation awaits the outcome of the presidential race and braces for possible recounts and legal challenges.

9:36 p.m.

Joe Biden won Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, reclaiming a key part of the “blue wall” that slipped away from Democrats four years ago and dramatically narrowing President Donald Trump’s pathway to reelection.

7:10 p.m.

President Donald Trump's campaign and the Georgia Republican Party have filed a lawsuit against the Chatham County Board of Elections asking a judge to order the county to secure and account for ballots received after 7 p.m. on Election Day.

6:58 p.m.

Trump campaign files lawsuit in 3rd state, Georgia, seeking to pause vote count in key battlegrounds.

5:08 p.m.

Amendment two's passing means Florida's minimum wage will move to $15 an hour over the next five years.

But will it also lead to layoffs and higher prices like some business groups have been touting?

Many business owners say the higher minimum wage will force them to lay off employees, especially as they try and recover from the pandemic shutdowns.

Low-income workers celebrating Florida's minimum wage hike

5:06 p.m.

Ballot counting in Florida goes smoothly on Election Day.

Ballot counting goes smoothly in Florida

4:37 p.m.

According to ABC News, Joe Biden wins Michigan

4:33 p.m.

The 2020 election enticed a surge of voters to cast a ballot, breaking records across the United States, Florida and many parts of Tampa Bay.

While ballots are still being counted, the U.S. is on track to see its highest voter turn out since 1908.

In Pinellas County, 79% of registered voters cast a ballot fueled by high interest in either candidate, a tight race and even the pandemic. That’s 2% more than the amount who voted in 2016.

Voter turnout spikes across US, Fla. and Tampa Bay

4:10 p.m.

Joe Biden delivers remarks about the state of the presidential race

Joe Biden delivers remarks as ballots continue to be counted nationwide

3:22 p.m.

Trump campaign says it’s suing to stop Pennsylvania vote count over lack of "transparency," and seeks to intervene in Supreme Court case.

2:33 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s campaign says it has filed a lawsuit trying to halt the vote count in battleground Michigan.

Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien says in a statement Wednesday that the campaign “has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law.”

2:18 p.m.

Biden wins Wisconsin, according to AP.

2:15 p.m.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has received the most votes of any presidential candidate in history, according to the FEC and The New York Times.

Barack Obama held the previous record with 66,862,039 votes in 2008. While ballots are still being counted, Biden has received 70,224,898 votes so far.

1:24 p.m.

Donald Trump wins 2nd Congressional District in Maine, according to AP.

12:55 p.m.

Trump campaign says it will immediately request recount in Wisconsin, campaign manager says

12:40 p.m.

Joe Biden surpasses Barack Obama's 2008 vote total, giving him the most votes for a presidential candidate in U.S. history

9 a.m.

Several states that still have not been called have press conferences scheduled for Wednesday morning.

  • Pennsylvania at 10:30 a.m. ET
  • Georgia at 11:30 a.m. ET
  • Wisconsin at 12:30 p.m. ET

ABC Action News will stream all of them on our Facebook page and our free streaming app, which is available Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.

8 a.m.

The FBI is preparing for unrest now that the election is over and the polls are closed.

Special Agent Andrew Sekela, with the FBI of Tampa, says they're using additional training and setting up a local command post to work with the state and area partners.

Sekela wants people to be aware of the unknown motivations behind certain posts they see on social media.

"You need to understand that our foreign adversaries are posting pieces of information specifically to increase social unrest and sow disinformation that would undermine confidence in the U.S. election system."

FBI preparing for unrest after election

6:30 a.m.

Nevada's elections division announced Wednesday morning that no more results will be released until Thursday at 9 a.m. PT (12 p.m. ET).

4:50 a.m.

Wisconsin releases more information saying Biden has a slight lead, but the race is still too close to call.

4 a.m.

Democrat Joe Biden's campaign says it will fight any efforts by President Donald Trump's campaign to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent ballots from being tabulated.

In a statement sent before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon called Trump's statement that he will “be going to the U.S. Supreme Court” and that he wants “all voting to stop” “outrageous, unprecedented and incorrect.”

O'Malley Dillon says the Biden campaign has “legal teams standing by ready to deploy to resist that effort.” And she says, “They will prevail.”

Biden's campaign says it will fight Trump's campaign from going to the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent ballots from being tabulated

3:06 a.m.

According to AP, Joe Biden wins at least three of Maine's four electoral votes.

2:52 a.m.

According to AP, Joe Biden wins Arizona and its 11 electoral votes.

2:40 a.m.

President Donald Trump is vowing to ask the Supreme Court to weigh in on the inconclusive election. The Associated Press has not declared a winner in the presidential race.

Trump appeared before supporters at the White House early Wednesday morning and cried foul over the election results, calling the process “a major fraud on our nation.” But there’s no evidence of foul play in the cliffhanger.

The night ended with hundreds of thousands of votes still to be counted, and the outcome still unclear in key states he needs if he is to win against Democrat Joe Biden.

Nevertheless, he has cast the night as a disenfranchisement of his voters. He said: “We will win this and as far as I’m concerned we already have won it.”

Trump says: “We’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court — we want all voting to stop.” In fact, there is no more voting — just counting.

Trump claims that election is being stolen, falsely declares victory as votes are being counted

2:34 a.m.

President Trump thanked his voters as he delivered remarks in the White House early Wednesday morning.

President Trump delivers remarks in the White House

2:24 a.m.

Trump comments on winning in Florida, "Florida, we didn't just win it, we won it by a lot."

2:21 a.m.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks in the White House as ballots continue to be counted nationwide

1:06 a.m.

According to AP, Donald Trump wins Texas

12:49 a.m.

Joe Biden tells supporters in Delaware "we just have to be patient" in waiting for election results

12:42 a.m.

Joe Biden delivers remarks in Delaware as ballots continue to be counted nationwide

12:38 a.m.

According to AP, Donald Trump wins Florida

12:25 a.m.

According to AP, Donald Trump wins Iowa and Montana

12:17 a.m.

According to AP, Joe Biden wins Minnesota

12:08 a.m.

According to AP, Joe Biden wins Hawaii

12:03 a.m.

According to ABC News, Donald Trump wins Ohio

Tuesday, Nov. 3 — Election Day

11:55 p.m.

Florida voters reject change that would require amendments to state constitution to go through additional election, which was Amendment 4.

11:53 p.m.

Florida voters reject opening state primaries to voters of all parties, which was Amendment 3.

11:30 p.m.

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer says there was a new record in voter turnout this election

Big voter turnout in Hillsborough County

11:20 p.m.

U.S. Rep Charlie Crist was reelected by Florida voters earlier this evening

Democrat Charlie Crist reelected

11:18 p.m.

Groups making minimum wage in Florida have been pushing for a wage increase, and after tonight, they've got it

Voters approve amendment 2 to increase minimum wage

11:10 p.m.

There was a huge voter turnout in Pinellas County, and it was a very close race in choosing the presidential winner.

Huge voter turnout in Pinellas County

11:10 p.m.

Florida voters have approved an amendment raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next six years.

11:04 p.m.

The mood has changed dramatically at Casa Biden as 99 percent of the votes are reporting in favor of President Donald Trump

Biden supporters watch results come in locally

11 p.m.

With 99 percent of the votes reporting in favor of President Donald Trump to win Florida, his supporters are feeling confident

Florida Trump supporters feel confident

11 p.m.

According to AP, Donald Trump wins Idaho

11 p.m.

According to AP, Joe Biden wins California, Oregon and Washington

10:35 p.m.

According to ABC News, Donald Trump wins Utah

10:31 p.m.

According to AP, Donald Trump wins Missouri

10:27 p.m.

According to ABC News, Joe Biden wins New Hampshire

10:24 p.m.

Polls are still open in California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska.

10:15 p.m.

Republicans and President Donald Trump’s campaign got no quick decision from the Nevada Supreme Court on an appeal aimed at stopping the count of mail-in ballots in the Las Vegas area.

10:08 p.m.

Florida State University professor Michael Morley said more than 400 federal and state lawsuits were filed over election rules ahead of election day.

“We’ve seen pre-election litigation in previous election cycles before, but at a fraction of the number of cases,” Morley said.

Looking ahead to post-election litigation, the professor told the I-Team, “The wider a candidate’s margin, the more ahead that a candidate is in the electoral count, that makes it less likely then that a change in any particular state would impact the outcome.”

Federal lawsuits filed amid Election Day

1`0:05 p.m.

Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott have declared President Donald Trump the winner of Florida in Tuesday's election, despite the race not being officially called by any major news outlet.

9:59 p.m.

According to AP, Donald Trump wins Kansas

9:23 p.m.

According to ABC News, Joe Biden wins Colorado

9:16 p.m.

According to AP, Republican Scott Franklin wins election to U.S. House in Florida's 15th Congressional District.

9:14 p.m.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister reelected

9:07 p.m.

According to ABC News, Joe Biden wins Connecticut

9:05 p.m.

Compared to the 2016 presidential election, when the FBI says it set up a national command post to address any federal election crimes just a couple days before the election, this year, the same command post was up a week in advance to prepare for any issues.

Special Agent Andrew Sekela, with the FBI in Tampa, told the I-Team his biggest concern now that the polls are closed is disinformation being spread on social media from countries like Russia and Iran.

“We’re anticipating that our foreign adversaries, through these social media platforms, these fake U.S. personas, may actually post bogus information related to election results. That’s why it’s really important for people to go to the source,” Sekela said, directing people to government websites. “The post that you read that seems to be from Joe Smith, the farmer in the midwest?That may be from someone who’s really a citizen of a foreign country, acting at that foreign country’s direction.”

Pinellas County sees more than 78% of voter turnout

9 p.m.

According to AP, Joe Biden wins New York and New Mexico

9 p.m.

According to AP, Donald Trump wins Louisiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska

8:52 p.m.

According to AP, Donald Trump wins Indiana

8:44 p.m.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is reelected.

8:30 p.m.

According to ABC News, Donald Trump wins Arkansas

8:19 p.m.

According to AP, Republican Vern Buchanan wins reelection to U.S. House in Florida's 16th Congressional District

8:12 p.m.

According to AP, Republican Greg Steube wins reelection to U.S. House in Florida's 17th Congressional District

8 p.m.

According to ABC News, Donald Trump wins Oklahoma, Mississippi, South Carolina and Alabama

8 p.m.

According to ABC News, Joe Biden wins New Jersey, Massachusetts, Delaware, District of Columbia, Rhode Island and Maryland

7:56 p.m.

According to AP, Donald Trump wins South Carolina.

7:49 p.m.

According to AP, Republican Gus Bilirakis wins reelection to U.S. House in Florida's 12th Congressional District.

7:48 P.M.

According to AP, Democrat Charlie Crist wins reelection to U.S. House in Florida's 13th Congressional District

7:37 p.m.

According to AP, Democrat Kathy Castor wins reelection to U.S. House in Florida's 14th Congressional District.

7:36 p.m.

According to AP, Joe Biden wins Virginia

7:30 p.m.

According to AP, Donald Trump wins West Virginia.

7:31 p.m.

According to AP, Democrat Ted Deutch wins reelection to U.S. House in Florida's 22nd Congressional District.

7:22 p.m.

According to AP, Democrat Alcee Hastings wins reelection to U.S. House in Florida's 20th Congressional District.

7:22 p.m.

According to AP, Republican Bill Posey wins reelection to U.S. House in Florida's 8th Congressional District.

7:20 p.m.

The Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans are asking a state court judge to extend voting by one hour at 22 Las Vegas-area locations, citing reports that those sites did not open on time Tuesday morning.

7:05 p.m.

According to AP, Joe Biden wins Vermont and Donald Trump wins Kentucky.

7 p.m.

The polls have now closed across Florida, with the exception of some counties in the Panhandle as they are in the Central Time Zone (CST).

6:48 p.m.

Floridians are lining up for the final day of voting in a state that has 29 Electoral College votes seen as vital for President Donald Trump’s reelection.

6:46 p.m.

Florida voters this election cycle are deciding whether to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next six years.

Voters to decide on raising Florida's minimum wage in this election

6:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump called into talk radio shows in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin just hours before polls closed.

6:25 p.m.

In North Carolina, an armed man loitering at a polling site on Election Day has been arrested and charged with trespassing.

6:11 p.m.

A survey has shown that the coronavirus pandemic will have an impact on which candidate voters will be voting for this election.

COVID-19 to have an impact on the election

6:11 p.m.

The U.S. Postal Service responded to Judge Sullivan’s order late Tuesday, noting that while it was not able to comply with the court-imposed deadline of 4:30 PM ET, its inspectors would complete “sweeps” of mail facilities in the key battleground states by the times polls closed

6:10 p.m.

So far, across Florida, there have not been any major issues on Election Day. Voters have all been able to vote.

No major voting issues across Florida

6:06 p.m.

The Biden-Harris campaign is hoping to capture the Latino vote in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Jill Biden made a stop in the area on Election Day.

Biden campaign hoping to capture the Latino vote

6:06 p.m.

A Georgia court order will keep polls open until 9 p.m. after voting machine tech issues this morning. No machines will be used during the extended hours, rather Provisional ballots will be cast after 7 p.m., per Elections Director

6:04 p.m.

AP VoteCast found roughly two-thirds of voters said their opinion of President Donald Trump — either for or against — was what drove their choice in the election.

6:03 p.m.

Pinellas County is a crucial Florida county in deciding the next president.

Pinellas County is critical in deciding the next president

6 p.m.

There is one hour left for voters to head to the polls and cast their votes. Remember, if voters are in line at 7 p.m. they will have the opportunity to vote.

5:48 p.m.

I-team Investigator Katie LaGrone is in Tallahassee with a look at what’s changed since 2000 — when the fate of the nation hung on the state’s failed election system.

What Florida has learned since 2000 race debacle

5:35 p.m.

At least 101.9 million people voted early, meaning turnout is expected to reach record levels despite a global pandemic.

5:32 p.m.

We all know, for Trump and Biden, Florida is the state to win. But here in the Sunshine State, there are also several crucial counties, including Hialeah.

Presidential candidates keep eyes on several crucial counties in Florida

5:31 p.m.

The coronavirus pandemic is a top issue in the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden. That's according to AP VoteCast

5:27 p.m.

Both candidates for the Pinellas County sheriff race say they are both focused on cutting crime in the county.

Pinellas County sheriff race

5:22 p.m.

Republicans are keeping their legal options open to challenge absentee ballots in Pennsylvania, if the battleground state proves critical to President Donald Trump’s reelection.

5:10 p.m.

If you still haven't turned in your mail-in ballot, Pinellas County will be accepting them until 7 p.m.

Pinellas County still collecting mail-in ballots

5 p.m.

4:31 p.m.

Wall Street posted solid gains on Election Day, sending the S&P 500 up 1.8%.

4:17 p.m.

Many eyes around the country are on Pinellas County where the voter turnout rate has just hit 75%.

Pinellas County experiencing high voter turnout

4:01 p.m.

Despite an ongoing pandemic, the Sunshine State is seeing a big turnout today, and has already passed the total number of ballots cast in 2016.

High turnouts being reported in Florida

3:54 p.m.

Officials in at least six different states — Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, Kansas, Nebraska and New York — have reported voters in their states have received robocalls, in what a senior CISA official says amounts to voter intimidation.

The robocalls urge voters to "stay home and stay safe" and claim that voting is extended until tomorrow due to the long lines at the polls, which is false.

The FBI is investigating those robocalls.

3:31 p.m.

Dr. Jill Biden visits Tampa and St. Pete just hours before polls close in Florida.

Dr. Jill Biden visits Tampa Bay Area on election day

3:08 p.m.

People waited about 30 minutes in line to cast their ballot at the church. Voters tell ABC Action News, they don’t ever remember waiting in line at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, in previous elections.

3:02 p.m.

Election officials in Hillsborough County say things are going smoothly, and as of right now more than 68,000 people have cast their ballots today

About half of Hillsborough County voted by mail

2:25 p.m.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted Tuesday to keep four polling places open longer because they opened late, which is expected to delay statewide reporting of results.

The longest extension was 45 minutes for a site in Sampson County. That means the state can’t publicly report any statewide results until 8:15 p.m.

1:45 p.m.

The latest tally of early voting in the U.S. shows that almost 102 million Americans cast their votes before Election Day, an eye-popping total that represents 73% of the total turnout of the 2016 presidential election.

The Associated Press tally reveals that the early vote in several states, including hotly-contested Texas and Arizona, has already exceeded the total vote of four years ago.

Early voting — whether in-person or by mail-in or absentee ballot — has swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic as voters have sought the safety and convenience it offers. The greatest gains have been witnessed in Kentucky, where almost 13 times as many voters cast their ballots early as in 2016.

1:40 p.m.

12:30 p.m.
Hillsborough County SOE Craig Latimer says 56,433 voters have cast their ballot since polls opened.

12:20 p.m.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’s “absolutely certain” that Democrats will “solidly hold” onto their House majority.

On an Election Day conference call with reporters, the California Democrat said “this election is about nothing less than taking back the soul of America, whether our nation will follow the voices of fear or whether we will choose hope.”

Pelosi and Rep. Cheri Bustos say the party is reaching deep into Trump country to win seats. Bustos is chair of the campaign arm for House Democrats, who are well positioned to try to add longtime GOP seats in Long Island, Arkansas, Indiana and rural Virginia.

Bustos says Democrats “are going to see some wins in those deep red districts.”

Pelosi says she's confident Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will win the White House from President Donald Trump.

Biden has spent the day visiting Pennsylvania. Trump had a phone interview on Fox News Channel.

11 a.m.
First lady Melania Trump has cast her vote, stopping in at a voting center in Palm Beach, Florida, close to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

Asked why she didn’t vote with the Republican president last week, the first lady told reporters on Tuesday: “It’s Election Day so I wanted to come here to vote today for the election.”

The first lady waved and smiled to reporters. She was the only person not wearing a mask to guard against the coronavirus when she entered the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center to vote, presumably for her husband.

Mrs. Trump's spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, says the first lady was the only person in the polling site, with the exception of a couple of poll workers and her own staffers, all of whom were tested.

Grisham says no one was near the first lady “because of social distancing and the privacy” people receive when they vote.

10:40 a.m.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has returned to his roots on his final day of campaigning with a visit to his childhood home in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Biden arrived at the small, white two-story house to a hero’s welcome of more than 100 people cheering across the street. Biden greeted the crowd and said, “It’s good to be home!”

Biden lived in the home until he was 10 years old. On Tuesday, he walked up the front steps and chatted with the current owners before going in with his granddaughters. When Biden came out, he said the current residents had him sign their wall.

Biden then walked across the street to greet the crush of supporters, who cheered his name and applauded.

Pennsylvania is key to Biden’s White House hopes. He plans to visit Philadelphia later.

9:45 a.m.
Federal authorities are monitoring voting and any threats to the election across the country at an operations center just outside Washington, D.C., run by the cyber-security component of the Department of Homeland Security. Officials there said there were no major problems detected early Tuesday but urged the public to be wary and patient.

U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director Christopher Krebs said from the center there was “some early indication of system disruption,” but he did not elaborate. He says he has “confidence that the vote is secure, the count is secure and the results will be secure.”

Krebs says officials have seen attempts by foreign actors “to interfere in the 2020 election.” But he says officials “have addressed those threats quickly” and “comprehensively.”

Krebs says Election Day “in some sense is half-time.” He says, “There may be other events or activities or efforts to interfere and undermine confidence in the election.” He asks all Americans “to treat all sensational and unverified claims with skepticism and remember technology sometimes fails.”

8:50 a.m.
President Donald Trump says he believes his large rally crowds during his fast-paced weeks of campaigning are the “ultimate poll” and translate into a lot of votes for his reelection.

Trump told Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday he will spend Election Day making phone calls to people who have been loyal to him and will go to his campaign headquarters in suburban Virginia to thank the staff.

Trump said he would declare himself the winner of the election “Only when there’s victory.” There has been concern that Trump will declare victory early -- before vote counts are definitive. But the Republican president told Fox there’s no reason to “play games.” He says he thinks he has a “very solid chance at winning.”

Trump also says he understands why businesses are boarding up their storefronts but thinks it’s very sad they feel the need to do it. He predicts that if there is violence and unrest, it will be in Democratically run cities like Chicago; New York; Portland, Oregon; Oakland, California; and Baltimore and blames “weak leadership.”

8:30 a.m.
Joe Biden has started Election Day with a visit to church — and the grave of his late son, Beau.

Biden and his wife, Jill, made an early morning stop at St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware, the church he typically visits on Sunday when home. Biden had granddaughters Finnegan and Natalie in tow Tuesday.

After a brief church visit, the four walked to Beau Biden’s grave in the church cemetery.

Beau died of brain cancer in 2015, and Biden often speaks on the campaign trail of his courage while deployed to Iraq as a major in the Delaware Army National Guard.

Biden’s late wife, Neilia, and infant daughter, Naomi, died in a car crash in 1972, shortly after Biden was elected senator. They are also buried in the cemetery.

Biden is spending the rest of his day in Pennsylvania as he makes a final push to get out the vote.

8 a.m.
Hillsborough County SOE Craig Latimer says the county officially passed the total number of votes cast in the 2016 election. According to Latimer, 16,778 voters cast ballots in the first hour.

7:49 a.m.
Pinella County SOE Julie Marcus says 7,100 voters cast ballots in the first 30 minutes.

7 a.m.
Polls have officially opened in Tampa Bay. Polls will close at 7 p.m.

The Associated Press contributed to this report