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US election 2020 – How the night unfolded

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)

12.05am

Kentucky was called for Trump with eight electoral college votes.

Vermont was called for Biden with three electoral college votes.

12.35am

West Virginia was called for Trump with five electoral college votes.

12.40am

Virginia was called for Biden with 13 electoral college votes, taking him up to 16.

1.00am

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.

1.30am

Six electoral college seats were called for Trump with victory in Arkansas.

1.50am

Donald Trump won Indiana.

2.00am

Trump – North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Louisiana, Nebraska.

Biden – New York and New Mexico.

2.30am

Another three votes are given to Biden from DC.

2.35am

Colorado gives Biden another nine votes.

3.00am

Trump retained the state of Kansas, with six more electoral college votes

3.30am

Missouri hands Trump another 10 votes.

3.55am

A victory for Biden in New Hampshire gives him another four votes.

4.00am

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.

4.05am

Trump gains another six votes with victory in Utah.

5.05am

Hawaii gives Biden another 4 votes.

5.15am

Biden wins the first swing state with Minnesota and gets another 10 electoral college votes, taking him to 223 in total.

5.20am

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.

5.38am

In the biggest coup yet for Trump, he was declared the victor in Florida, seen as one of the crucial states with its 29 electoral votes.

5.47am

Biden says he is “on track” to win the race for the White House as he addresses supporters in Delaware.

5.49am

Trump tweets: “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!” An initial tweet says “Poles” before it is corrected to “Polls”.

6.10am

Trump wins the state of Texas.

6.44am

Biden wins one electoral vote from Nebraska, with Trump taking the other four.

7.32am

Trump claims there is a “fraud on the American nation” and that “we did win this election” and says he will go to the Supreme Court to get vote counting stopped.

7.56am

Biden wins Arizona.

Content provided by Radio NewsHub. Originally published on 2020-11-04 08:23:00.

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