Updated: Nov 4, 2020
*Map as of 5:00 pm
5:03 pm- Biden holds a small lead in Wisconsin. The state has counted and reported on 99% of votes.
5:00 pm- The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits to halt ballot counting in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Biden is currently leading in Michigan, with CNN, Fox, and Reuters projecting that he has won the state. Trump has a 5.3% lead in Pennsylvania.
4:55 pm- Since last night, Trump has taken Kansas, as well as one electoral vote from one of Maine's congressional districts. Biden has won in Minnesota, Hawaii, Michigan, and has received the remaining three electoral votes from Maine.
1:25 am- Nebraska delegates its five split electoral votes, granting 4 to Trump (2 from the statewide poll, and 2 from two of their congressional districts), and 1 to Biden (from one of their congressional districts).
1:23 am- Trump has the lead in electoral votes, receiving 212 to Biden's 209. Biden still has the lead in the popular vote by a difference of 1% (49.7% to 48.7%).
1:22 am- Trump takes Montana, taking the lead in electoral college votes.
1:19 am- Trump takes Texas, bringing both candidates to a total of 209 electoral votes and tying the election.
1:12 am- Biden takes Rhode Island, according to CNN, Fox, and Reuters.
1:04 am- At 12:49 a.m. Trump tweeted,
12:58 am- At 12:45 a.m. Trump tweeted,
12:56 am- Trump takes Iowa, according to CNN, Fox, and Reuters.
12:46 am- CNN and Fox report that Trump has won Florida after very close polls all night.
12:40 am- CNN and Fox project Biden will win Minnesota.
12:38 am- CBS reports on delay of counting results of absentee ballots in some battleground states. Wisconsin has 1.9 millions absentee ballots, Pennsylvania has 2.5 million, and Michigan 2.8 million - all of which will not be counted or reported until later today.
12:20 am- CNN reports that Biden will speak in Wilmington, Delaware at 12:30 a.m. ET.
12:15 am- Biden maintains the lead in both popular and electoral votes. He currently has exactly 49.7% of the popular vote and 205 electoral votes, compared to Trump's 48.7% of popular votes and 136 electoral votes.
12:06 am- Trump takes Idaho and Ohio. Biden wins in Virginia.
11:57 pm- CNN projects that Biden will win Virginia.
11:40 pm- Nevada, Alaska, and Hawaii are the only states to not start counting votes. CNN reports that absentee ballots in Milwaukee, Wisconsin will not be counted or reported until after 5 a.m.
11:31 pm- Biden takes the lead in the popular vote, receiving 49.7% of votes to Trump's 48.7%.
11:18 pm- Biden has a small but steady lead in Arizona, typically a majorly Republican state. If Biden wins Arizona he would be the second Democrat to do so - the first being Harry Truman in 1948.
11:11 pm- Trump takes Wyoming with a big lead as well as Mississippi. Biden wins in Washington state, Oregon, and California.
11:01 pm- The following state' polls have now closed:
10:51 pm- Biden currently takes the lead in electoral college votes, with a total of 118 to Trump's 105. However, Trump is winning the popular vote, receiving 51.1% of votes, whereas Biden has received 47.3%.
10:49 pm- Biden wins Illinois, according to CNN and Reuters. Swing states remain too close to call, including Georgia, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.
10:42 pm- Biden wins New Hampshire and Trump takes Utah, Louisiana, and Missouri. CNN projects that Trump will win at least three of Nebraska's five electoral votes. Nebraska allows its electoral votes to be split, with one vote going to the winner of each of the three congressional districts, and two votes going to the winner of the statewide election.
10:28 pm- Reuters projects Biden will take New Hampshire, with a current 9% lead over Trump.
10:25 pm- Trump takes Hampton Falls, NH by a very close lead (50.17%).
Biden wins in North Hampton, NH, receiving 57.2% of votes.
10:21 pm- Biden takes a large lead in swing state Minnesota. North Carolina and Maine remain incredibly close, with Trump leading both by less than 1% of votes.
10:17 pm- Biden is projected to take New Mexico. Trump has gained a slightly larger lead in Florida (now 51.2% of votes to Biden's 47.8%).
10:05 pm- The following states' polls have now closed:
9:50 pm- Trump takes South Carolina, as projected by CNN, Fox, and Reuters
9:35 pm- Trump campaign officials concerned over current polls in Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan, according to CNN.
9:33 pm- Trump takes Alabama and North Dakota, while Biden takes a win in swing-state Colorado.
9:28 pm- according to CNN exit polls, in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, 6 in 10 voters under the age of 30 are voting for Biden. 1 in 3 young voters are voting for Trump in these states.
9:18 pm- Texas and Florida remain very close, with Biden and Trump each receiving 49.3% of votes in Texas, and Trump taking a slight edge in Florida with 51.0% of votes to Biden's 48.0%.
9:12 pm- Trump takes South Dakota. Current electoral college standings are at 80 for Biden and 51 for Trump according to Reuters.
9:10 pm- Trump takes Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Biden takes Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.
9:01 pm- The following states' polls have now closed as of 9:00 pm:
8:37 pm- Trump wins West Virginia, and is also on the road to projecting a win over Arkansas. Keep in mind that "winning" a state right now is still a mere projection, although often ends up true. Ohio is still building itself up to be more and more important with each minute.
8:30 pm- AP News now informs us that all of Nevada's voting locations will remain open for an hour. As mentioned previously, many locations did not open on time this morning in Nevada, so this extra hour will accommodate for that.
8:20 pm- New Hampshire now becomes important at this point of the election, CNN says. Not only that, but Trump has now won over Kentucky, as predicted. Trump has now won over Tennessee. Since 8:00 has passed, these states' polls have now closed:
District of Columbia
8:06 pm- CNN now releases critical information that Biden and Trump have both won over certain states. While these are still projections, they usually prove to be true. Trump just won over Oklahoma, and Biden just recently won over:
Fox News now predicts that Biden will win 3/4 of Maine's electoral votes.
7:55 pm- Democrats begin to feel that can switch North Carolina's vote. On a side note in Nevada, the Clark County area has requested a time extension on polling. Due to a delay in opening the polls in the morning, they feel the extra time is beneficial. Not only that, but this specific location hosts around 70% of all Nevada's voters.
Biden is now heavily projected to win Vermont.
7:38 pm- Ohio is now on the board to be taken. CNN reminds us that no republican has won without the support of Ohio, so this is a must have state for Trump. CNN also states that 4/5 white voters are backing Trump in Georgia. Fox News projects Trump will win West Virginia. They state that it's too early to tell whether or not Trump will win Ohio.
7:25 pm- Pennsylvania seems to be experiencing some unrest as polls begin to come to a close. The governor has urged citizens to stay calm, CNN informs. On a side note, Fox News predicts Biden will win over Virginia's 13 electoral votes.
7:05 pm- CNN reports that Trump has won over Indiana. Fox News reports that their Decision Desk projects Trump also winning over Kentucky.
At 7:00 pm, multiple polls closed for the first time this night. The following polls are now closed:
6:45 pm- CNN gets insight that Maine has made a record turnout this year.
6:30 pm- Information has been released that shows Wisconsin having problems with the ballots. Around 13,500 ballots were affected, and must be transferred to a different format in order to correctly be processed through the electronic tabulating machine.
6:15 pm- CNN informs that Trump will be watching poll results from the East Wing of the White House. Fox News mentions an interesting piece of information: "Among Trump supporters, 79 percent say they are voting for Trump rather than against Biden. Among Biden supporters, 49 percent say they are voting for Biden."
6:05 pm- More voters have revealed their opinion on the economy. CNN gave a specific statistic that stated:
"Around 2 in 5 say they’re better off than they were four years ago; 1 in 5 think they’re worse off, and another 2 in 5 say they’re about the same."
There is less than an hour before the first poll closes, Fox News reminded.
5:50 pm- Fox News informs that Biden will be watching the election returns from home. CNN reports that voters are now voting for their preferred candidate, rather than against their candidates opponent.
5:35 pm- Its been discovered by CNN that the economy seems to be voters #1 concern this year. CNN predicts this may have an effect on votes. Not only that, but Arizona's Maricopa County is seeing its highest vote turnout in 40 years. On a separate note, both parties seem so be battling to win over Florida's vote. Biden vocalized that he was pessimistic towards winning their vote, according to CNN.
5:25 pm- Trump was recorded saying that it's always hard to lose. Fox News feels that Trump's response makes it seem like he's ready to lose. Information is also released that the first polls closing in some states will occur at 7:00 pm.
5:10 pm- CNN says that it's up to question whether or not Biden will publicly speak outside of the Chase Center tonight. Biden replied that "It depends on what [Trump] says and how he says it."
5:00 pm- CNN informs that voters in Pennsylvania have been waiting in lines for hours, Fox news mentions that snowy and rainy weather may be pushing voters away. Fox News informs that it appears that Biden has a good start.