Decision 2020: Election 2020 Live Updates
Updated: Nov 7
By: Megan Talley, Public Relations/Web Director
Throughout the night, SUTV will provide live coverage of results from the 2020 Election. All electoral information is using map updates from the Associated Press.
Before going live, 10 states declared winners. Joe Biden's 85 votes came from Illinois, Virginia, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Conneticut, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. President Trump's 55 votes came from Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Tuesday, November 3rd
Biden leads President Trump in the battle for 270 in early results 85-55. President Trump is currently leading in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, and Maine. Biden is leading in Texas, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. It is early, and anything can change.
Electoral votes change to 85-61 with President Trump taking Arkansas's 6 electoral votes.
Biden takes the lead in North Carolina with 57% of precincts reporting. Biden currently has 53% of the votes over President Trump's 45%.
Biden is now leading in the state of Missouri with 2% of precincts reporting, with Biden having 59% of the votes. With 89% of precincts reporting in Florida, President Trump still leads with 50% over Biden's 48%. Indiana has officially given its 11 electoral votes to President Trump. The race to 270 is still led by Biden 85-72.
The numbers change as Biden is still leading with 119 electoral votes, winning New Mexico and New York. President Trump still trails with 92 votes, winning Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Louisiana, and Nebraska.
As Wisconsin starts reporting results, it is leaning in favor of President Trump with 52% of the votes with 1% of precincts reporting. Still too early to call.
As Minnesota begins its reporting, it is currently leaning in President Trump's favor with 61% of the vote, but is still too close to call.
With 3 more electoral votes from the District of Columbia, Joe Biden extends his lead with 122 votes over President Trump's 92.
Joe Biden's lead extends after winning Colorado's 9 electoral votes. Numbers now stand at 131-92, and still anyone's game.
Kansas has officially declared President Donald Trump its winner. The votes now stand 131-98 in Joe Biden's favor.
After official word, the state of Missouri officially goes to President Trump. The tally now stands at 131-108 with Biden still hanging on. Early predictions of a Biden win are now starting to slip away.
Joe Biden extends his lead by 4 as he wins the state of New Hampshire. Tally is now 135-108.
Joe Biden has officially won the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. President Trump wins Idaho. This makes the tally rise to 209-112. Joe Biden is 61 votes away from the White House, but Trump is in the lead in key states of Florida, Texas, and Georgia.
President Trump has picked up the state of Utah to add 6 votes. The tally now moves closer 209-118. While Fox News has reported Trump picking up Florida, that has not been confirmed by the Associated Press. Vote is still 209-118.
Fox News has called Joe Biden the winner of Arizona, flipping a state that voted for President Trump in 2016. However, the Associated Press has not confirmed. Joe Biden says he does not believe the results will be done by tonight, as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin are still too close to call, and the influx of mail-in voting is further delaying the process.
Wednesday, November 4th
While Fox News has called states, neither the Associated Press nor the New York Times have reported them. The numbers remain stagnant at 209-118 as we log off of our livestream. We will keep updating online as more mail-in ballots are counted and precincts report results. Stay with us.
As we went off the air, more states were called. The margin is heavily narrowed, but it seems it will be a while until we get a winner. Joe Biden has officially won Minnesota and Hawaii, and President Trump won Ohio, Florida, Texas, and Montana. The Associated Press has Biden in the lead still, but it's incredibly close, with 224-213. Arizona is still heavily leaning towards Biden, but it hasn't officially been called.
During the night, Joe Biden took a little more of a lead with winning the key state of Arizona and also Maine. The tally now stands at 238-213. Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, and Georgia currently hold leads towards Trump, but with millions of mail-in ballots to go through. Wisconsin and Nevada are leaning towards Joe Biden. While President Trump claims he will go to the Supreme Court to stop ballots, that is not a power he posesses.
With 97% of precincts reported, it looks like Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes will go to Joe Biden. If official, it will be 248-213, after adding to the current Associated Press map. The New York Times still has the count at 227-213, with Arizona still not called on their map. President Trump also announced he will demand a recount, but it would not be able to start for another 2 weeks.
If Joe Biden holds on to his leads in Michigan, Wisconsin (still not official), and Nevada, he will achieve the 270 votes needed to get into the White House. Trump will need Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia to stay in this.
Biden officially secures Wisconsin winning 10 more electoral votes. The tally now stands at 248-214, since Trump secured Maine's second district. If Biden hangs on to his leads in Michigan and Nevada, he will reach the 270 mark to be President. Trump has already filed a lawsuit in Michigan to stop counting ballots as Biden leads 49.7% to Trump's 48.8%.
CNN projects that Biden officially wins the state of Michigan, yet another flip from 2016, when President Trump won narrowly over Hillary Clinton. Those 16 electoral votes make Biden's chances much greater, with the tally being 264-214, including Arizona.
With the remaining states, some are doubting having results by tonight. According to the New York Times, Georgia Secretary of State hopes that they will, but if it is not that they have a reduced amount to count tomorrow morning. In North Carolina, mail ballots postmarked on Election Day are accepted until November 12th. In Nevada, no results will come until noon tomorrow. Pennsylvania hopes to have all ballots counted by Friday.
Nevada officials are now saying they will release more results tonight instead of tomorrow morning. Biden currently leads by about 8,000 votes.
Nevada still has not been called, but Biden is still in the lead. President Trump is still ahead in Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. In Georgia he is ahead by 0.6, with most of the votes being counted coming from the Atlanta area. In North Carolina, he is ahead by 1.3, and Pennsylvania he is up by 2.9. However, Pennsylvania still has over 763,000 ballots to count, with the most being in Philadelphia County.
Thursday, November 6th
Overnight, Biden took the lead in both Georgia and Pennsylvania. If he wins one or both of those states, he will reach the magic number. President Trump has to win all remaining states to be reelected.
Joe Biden's lead in Nevada has substantially increased by over 22,000 votes. The remaining mail-in ballots are in Clark County, which leans more Democrat. About 91% of precincts are reporting from Nevada.
Saturday, November 7th
Joe Biden wins Pennsylvania and Nevada to become the President-Elect of the United States. Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris is the first woman and person of color to be elected in the position.