• Voting has closed within the US and all eyes are on the vote rely to determine the race for the White Home between incumbent President Donald Trump and his rival, veteran Democrat Joe Biden.
  • Biden addressed his supporters, saying believes he’s ‘on monitor’ to win the election.
  • Trump has taken Florida and Texas, inching nearer to Biden within the projections.
  • Early voting surged to ranges by no means earlier than seen in US elections, simply over 100 million early votes have been forged both in individual or by mail.

Good day and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the US elections. That is Shereena Qazi taking on from Joseph Stepansky.

The AP calls Maine in favour of Joe Biden

North Carolina nonetheless too near name

Al Jazeera’s Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath has despatched this report from Raleigh, North Carolina.

At 2:30am (07:30 GMT), the presidential race in North Carolina was nonetheless too near name.

Trump was main Biden by about 76,700 votes, with 95 % of anticipated votes counted.

Based on the State Board of Elections, roughly 117,000 absentee ballots haven’t but been returned.

These ballots, if postmarked by Election Day, can nonetheless be counted in the event that they arrive by November 12.

The shut race didn’t cease Trump from prematurely declaring “an enormous win in North Carolina” throughout televised remarks early Wednesday morning.

US Senate race

Democrat Mark Kelly defeats Republican Senator Martha McSally in Arizona’s US Senate race, in line with the AP.

Democrats win in Arizona, flipping Republican state to Biden

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and senate candidate Mark Kelly have been declared the winners in Arizona, in line with The Related Press.

The win offers Biden 11 votes within the Electoral Faculty that Trump had received in 2016. Biden was helped by Republicans who left Trump.

Cindy McCain, the widow of late Senator John McCain, a Republican, had endorsed Biden.

Biden obtained robust assist from voters within the Phoenix space, Maricopa County, the place the vast majority of the state’s inhabitants resides.Kelly’s defeat of Republican incumbent Martha McSally provides a Democratic seat within the US Senate the place Democrats try to wrest majority management from Republicans.

Trump declares victory

Trump claimed victory within the election and accused Democrats of fraud as key states continued to rely 1000’s of mail-in ballots.

“It is a fraud on the American public. This is a humiliation to this nation. We have been on the point of win this election. Frankly we did win this election,” President Trump stated in remarks from the White Home.

[Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]

“It is a main fraud on our nation,” Trump stated.

Trump claimed he’s successful in key states – Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin – which have simply begun to rely mail ballots prone to favour Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

US Senate race

Republican Senator Steve Daines defeats Democrat Steve Bullock in Montana’s US Senate race, in line with the AP.

US Senate race

Democratic US Senator Tina Smith defeats Republican Jason Lewis in Minnesota’s US Senate race, in line with the AP.

The Related Press is looking the state of Texas for Trump

Trump has received Texas and its 38 electoral votes.

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Ilhan Omar wins re-election to US Home of Representatives

Omar has received a second time period within the Congress Minnesota’s fifth congressional district in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Rep. Ilhan Omar wins re-election to US Home of Representatives. The trail-blazing Muslim, Somali American chief is understood for advocating liberal points and taking up President Trump http://aje.io/4zbfy

Posted by Al Jazeera English on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Omar, 38, defeated her Republican challenger, African American businessman Lacy Johnson, by 64.6 % of the vote to 25.9 %, in line with The Related Press information company with 99 % of votes counted.

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From Al Jazeera White Home producer Chris Sheridan

Trump accuses Democrats of making an attempt to steal election

Republican President Donald Trump, in a tweet, has made unfounded accusations that the Democrats would try to “steal” the election from him, with out citing any proof. He additionally predicted a “massive” win for himself.

Twitter labelled his tweet as making a “doubtlessly deceptive declare about an election”.
Trump’s tweets got here instantly after an announcement from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who stated he was optimistic about his prospects of successful.

Biden believes he’s ‘on monitor to win’

Biden spoke from Delaware shortly after midnight, saying he’s optimistic he’s going to win the US presidential election.

“We knew this was going to go lengthy… however look, we be ok with the place we’re. We consider we’re on monitor to win this election,” Biden stated.

“It ain’t over ‘til each vote is counted, each poll is counted.”

“We’re assured about Arizona… We’re additionally simply calling for Minnesota and we’re nonetheless within the recreation in Georgia… And we’re feeling actually good about Wisconsin and Michigan… We’re going to win in Pennsylvania. Preserve the religion guys, we’re going to win this,” Biden stated.


Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters early Wednesday morning from Wilmington, Delaware [Paul Sancya/The Associated Press]

Trump says he’ll make an announcement tonight

Shortly after Biden gave an election evening speech, Trump tweeted he would communicate tonight.

He added, “an enormous win”, though outcomes haven’t are available in but.


Florida referred to as for Trump

Florida and its 29 electoral votes have been a should win for Trump. If he wound up shedding there, it might have considerably narrowed his path to 270 electoral votes.

Early indications are that Trump, though shedding Miami-Dade, probably the most populous county in Florida, improved his vote complete there from 2016. Florida political specialists are crediting Trump’s enchancment with Cuban-American voters in Miami-Dade with serving to him to victory.

In the beginning of the night, we listed Florida as one of many “tremendous seven” states that if Biden flipped early on, it might have signaled a doubtlessly clear path for him. The opposite six states on that checklist, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Arizona and Iowa are nonetheless too near name. Biden’s clear path is way muddier now after Florida lands in Trump’s column.

Our evaluation nonetheless holds true: if Biden can win two of these six, particularly two massive states, it makes it that rather more tough for Trump to hit 270. However given the shut counts in these different states, in addition to the opposite Trump 2016 states – Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – we’re in for an especially lengthy evening or, maybe, one other lengthy day tomorrow ready for remaining outcomes.

Montana and Iowa referred to as for Trump

The AP has referred to as Montana and Iowa for the Republican Get together, giving Donald Trump 9 extra electoral votes.

Ohio referred to as for Trump

The AP has referred to as Ohio for the Republican Get together, giving Trump 18 electoral votes.

Biden to talk as election outcomes proceed to roll in

Biden is about to talk at 00:30 ET from Wilmington, Delware, in line with his marketing campaign.

Trump crew feeling optimistic, Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett studies

Whereas key Democratic-leaning cities like Detroit, Michigan and Philadelphia have halted counting Trump’s crew “have began to really feel optimistic given the truth that they went into this realizing that Joe Biden had a considerable lead”.

“So the truth that a few of these states are nonetheless in play is an encouraging signal in line with the Trump marketing campaign,” she stated.

‘Deep breath’: Pennsylvania continues tallying ballots

Al Jazeera’s Hilary Beaumont filed this report from Pennsylvania
On Election Evening, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf stated counting the state’s thousands and thousands of ballots will take time and requested voters to be affected person. Voters returned a record-breaking 2.5 million mail ballots throughout the state, however by legislation it couldn’t begin counting them till the morning of Election Day.

“Counting that super variety of ballots will, once more, take longer than we’re used to, however the additional time is simply there as a result of we need to make certain our election system is working and that every vote is counted,” Wolf stated.

“We might not know the outcomes at this time, consequently, however I encourage all of us to take a deep breath and, as I’ve been saying, simply be affected person. What’s most vital is that we’ve got correct outcomes and that each vote is counted, even when that takes a bit of longer.”

By midnight native time, about 50 % of Pennsylvania’s votes had been counted and Donald Trump was forward within the race.

An election employee opens mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 Basic Election in West Chester, Pennsylvania [Matt Slocum/The Associated Press]

Minnesota referred to as for Biden

The AP has referred to as Minnesota for the Democratic Get together, giving Biden 10 extra electoral votes.

Hawaii referred to as for Biden

The AP calls Hawaii for the Democratic Get together, giving Biden 4 extra electoral votes.

Arizona may very well be first shock, Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds studies

Reynolds, reporting from Los Angeles, says that Arizona may very well be one of many surprises within the evening.

“It has not been referred to as but, however it’s wanting good for Joe Biden,” Reynolds stated. “And that is extraordinary as a result of Arizona is previously a rock-ribbed Republican state … it hasn’t gone for a Democratic President since … 1996”

Kenosha Republicans collect to look at outcomes

Al Jazeera’s Cinnamon Janzer filed this report from Kenosha, Wisconsin

As polls shut in Wisconsin, an area pizzeria is floor zero for Kenosha’s Republicans.

Full with Fox Information streaming throughout two televisions and a cardboard cutout of the president on the door, a protracted desk crammed with varied pies bisects the mask-less crowd watching the earliest outcomes roll in.

Sheila Dissmore, 57, opted to vote in individual on Tuesday.

“Being a full-blown patriot, I really feel prefer it’s simply additional particular voting on [election] day,” she says. “Simply seeing how uncooked and unedited the president I believe is refreshing.”

Residing on Kenosha’s south facet together with her 92-year-old father by way of the pandemic, this summer time’s civil unrest triggered Dissmore to double down on her Republican beliefs.

“For the primary time in my life, having to lock my door, shut the shutters, shut every little thing, flip the drapes and having my father there – I’m not a gun proprietor, however I want I used to be.”

Sheila Dissmore and Kristine R attend a pro-Trump watch get together [Cinnamon Janzer/Al Jazeera]

Replican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith defeats Democratic challenger: AP

Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has defeated Democrat Mike Espy in Mississippi’s  Senate race, accprdomg to the AP.

Georgia particular US Senate election set for January runoff

Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock will advance to a runoff in Georgia’s particular US Senate election, the Related Press tasks.

Since no candidate within the 21-candidate subject acquired 50 % of the vote, the highest two vote-getters will face off on January 5, with the winner being sworn in instantly thereafter.

It’s projected that Loeffler edged out Republican US Consultant Doug Collins to land within the prime two.

That is important in that the Republicans’ Senate majority might dangle within the stability till January if neither is ready to declare a majority after the remainder of tonight’s races are projected.


Biden remaining technique didn’t embody North Carolina

Value noting as we anticipate the ultimate projection on too-close-to-call North Carolina: Biden hadn’t visited the state since October 18, making it one of many few key battlegrounds the place he didn’t marketing campaign within the remaining dash.

His operating mate Kamala Harris did make 4 stops over two days in that interval, however it’s notable that the presidential candidate didn’t head there.

For his half, Trump made 5 visits to North Carolina between October 21 and Election Day.

Voters at a polling place in North Carolina. The day was the final day of in-person early voting in North Carolina [Brian Blanco/AFP]

Extra Senate outcomes are available in: AP

Republican Roger Marshall has defeated Democrat Barbara Bollier in Kansas’ Senate race.

Republican Senator James Risch has defeated Democrat Paulette Jordan in Idaho’s Senate race.

Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley has defeated Republican Jo Rae Perkins in Oregon’s Senate race.

Utah referred to as for Trump

The AP has referred to as Utah for the Republican Get together, giving Donald Trump 6 extra electoral votes.

New Hampshire referred to as for Biden

AP has referred to as New Hampshire for the Democratic Get together, giving Joe Biden 4 extra electoral votes.

Idaho referred to as for Trump

The AP calls Idaho for the Republican Get together, giving Trump 4 electoral votes.

California, Oregon and Washington referred to as for Biden

The AP has referred to as California, Oregon and Washington state for the Democratic Get together, giving Biden 74 extra electoral votes.

Final polls shut on continental US

It’s 23:00 ET [04:00 GMT] and the final polls have closed in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

No main voting points in Pennsylvania

Al Jazeera’s Hilary Beaumont has despatched this report

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar stated there have been no main voting points within the state.

“I’m comfortable to report that at this time’s election within the Commonwealth went remarkably easily,” she informed reporters. “We now have no main or widespread occasions to report … No studies of violence at any polling locations at this time,” Boockvar added. “There have been a number of studies of voters feeling intimidated that have been resolved by calls to the counties.”

Total, Boockvar stated her crew on the voter data hotline answered 5,000 calls, principally normal points comparable to late-opening polls and contours at some polling stations.

Different reported points included: a person unintentionally capturing himself in Northampton County after which driving himself to the hospital; a volunteer with the Pennsylvania Democrats being shot by a paintball gun from a shifting automobile. Boockvar stated this occurred proper earlier than the polls closed, with out elaborating.In the meantime, the American Civil Liberties Union introduced a lawsuit on behalf of Spanish-speaking voters who weren’t supplied language entry in York, Pennsylvania.

The ultimate two individuals stand in line to vote after a protracted wait at a polling station at Northeastern Center Faculty in Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania [Julio Cortez/The Associated Press]

Texas not referred to as shortly, Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro studies

Texas “remains to be fairly shut,” Zhou-Castro reported from Houston, Texas.

“Usually by this time of evening on election evening pundits would have referred to as Texas already for the Republican candidate,” She stated “[But the fact that] votes are coming in and Joe Biden remains to be inside attain of overtaking Trump…is making headlines within the state.”

Why are outcomes taking so lengthy?

Missouri referred to as for Trump

The AP has referred to as Missouri for the Republican Get together, giving Trump 10 extra electoral votes.

Trump seems forward in key battleground Florida, Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher studies

“This state performs an enormous position in presidential elections…Donald Trump seems to be like he’s forging forward on this state doubtlessly with an evenwider lead than he had over Hillary Clinton,” Gallacher reported from Miami Florida.

“Donald Trump actually does must win this, the most important of all of the battleground states, with 29 electoral faculty votes,” Gallacher stated.

He added that Biden “has different choices to the White Home together with locations like Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin, however in the meanwhile we’re getting fairly near this state being referred to as.”

“There may be some stress now from the Trump marketing campaign for officers to name it, and so they already tweeted out ‘Trump has received Florida’, however that isn’t official but…[but] it does appear to be Donald Trump might take Florida which is what he truly must do,” he stated.

Hazel Martinez holds 4-year-old Leonardo Perez after she voted on Election Day in Poinciana, Florida [Joe Skipper/Reuters]

Republican Tommy Tuberville flips Democratic US Senate seat: AP

Not unexpectedly, Republican Tommy Tuberville has been projected because the winner of the US Senate race in Alabama, defeating Doug Jones.

Tuberville, a former faculty soccer coach, was considerably outraised by Jones, however Alabama is a deeply Republican state and the result wasn’t in query.

Jones received a particular election in 2017 to exchange Republican Jeff Classes, who resigned his seat to turn into Trump’s lawyer basic. Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore, who had confronted allegations of sexual misconduct.

Moore ran in opposition to Tuberville and others within the Republican major this 12 months, however to the reduction of Republicans, Tuberville received the nomination setting them on the trail to reclaim the seat.

Former Auburn soccer coach Tommy Tuberville has beat Democratic incumbent Doug Jones [File: Butch Dill/The Associated Press]

US voters with COVID-19 forged their ballots curbside in Missouri

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins 2nd time period in US Home

Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been re-elected to a second time period within the US Home of Representatives.

The rising star within the Democratic Get together was simply re-elected in New York’s 14th congressional districtOcasio-Cortez made history in 2018 because the youngest lady elected to Congress in US historical past on the age of 28, championing her working class and Puerto Rican roots. She is the daughter of a cleaner and a father who died in his 40s.

Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the so-called “Squad” of 4 freshman progressive Democratic congresswomen that features Rashida Tlaib from Detroit, Ilhan Omar from Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley from Boston.

The 4 signify a brand new rising faction of younger, progressive politicians who’re pushing the established Home management of the Democratic Get together.


US Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has received reelection [Andrew Kelly/Reuters]

Lindsey Graham wins Senate reelection: AP

South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham survived a re-election scare defeating well-funded Democrat Jaime Harrison.

Democrats have been extraordinarily inspired by polls final month exhibiting Harrison making the race way more aggressive than anticipated in deeply Republican South Carolina.

However the pro-Trump Graham, who as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee shepherded Amy Coney Barrett’s affirmation to the Supreme Courtroom, was in a position to pull out a victory tonight.

Senator Lindsey Graham has overwhelmed the Democratic challenger in South Carolina [Kevin Dietsch/The Associated Press]

Kansas referred to as for Trump

The AP has referred to as Kansas for the Republican Get together giving Trump 6 extra electoral votes.

Polls shut in Montana, Utah, Nevada and Iowa

It’s 22:00 ET [03:00GMT] and the polls have closed in Montana, Utah, Nevada and Iowa.

Democrats choose up their first Senate seat from Republicans

Democrat John Hickenlooper defeated Republican Senator Cory Gardner in Colorado’s US Senate race, in line with a projection from the Related Press.

That is the primary Republican Senate seat picked up by the Democrats tonight of their quest to take management of the Senate.

At the moment, Republicans have a 53-47 majority. Democrats must web 3 seats to take over the Senate, if Joe Biden wins the presidency, or 4 if Trump wins. The vp is the tie-breaking vote and if Biden wins, Kamala Harris could be the tiebreaker in a 50-50 Senate.

If Trump wins, Mike Pence could be the tie-breaking vote if the Senate finally ends up 50-50.

Democratic former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has defeated the Republican incumbent Senator within the state [Hyoung Chang/The Associated Press]

All quiet in Biden camp

“There may be silence out of the Biden camp in the meanwhile,” stated Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna from Wilmington, Delaware. “All are merely watching the outcomes and the continued evaluation of what’s taking place, however no one is breaking cowl in the meanwhile, the scenario is so shut, so completely tense in plenty of states, that no one desires to return up and make any calls at this specific time limit.”

“Joe Biden stated it very clearly early on within the afternoon that when he obtained one thing to say, he’ll come out and he’ll say it and really clearly this instruction has gone right down to his workers, we heard little or no from the Biden marketing campaign headquarters… We perceive that Joe Biden himself remains to be at his residence right here in Wilmington, Delaware in a number of hours time he’ll come to the conference centre along with his vp nominee Kamala Harris,” he stated.

Colorado referred to as for Biden

The AP has referred to as Colorado for the Democratic Get together, giving Biden 9 extra electoral votes.

Pennsylvania girds for lengthy rely

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey, reporting from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Kristen Saloomey stated the state is in for a protracted rely.

“The polls have solely simply closed in Pennsylvania and along with all the ballots that have been forged at this time, the state now has to rely some 2 and a half million mail-in ballots, and that’s solely simply starting that course of… which may solely start on election day by Pennsylvania legislation,” she stated.

“So this might take some time, officers are predicting it could be earlier than the tip of the week earlier than we’ve got actually clear outcomes, however it’s fascinating to level out that Democrats returned practically thrice as many mail-in ballots as Republicans did that’s possibly why President Trump has been very anxious about these mail-in ballots,” she stated. “He has been making an attempt to discredit or delegitimise these mail-in ballots, so we had a problem earlier within the day the place a decide expressed concern about some lacking mail-in ballots and has ordered about two dozens mail processing centres to be looked for attainable lacking ballots.”

‘AU calls on People to stay calm’: Finest #ElectionDay tweets

Individuals throughout america have voted in one of the vital polarising presidential elections within the nation’s historical past – and the race can be enjoying out on social media.

The #Vote2020 and #ElectionDay hashtags are trending in most international locations on Twitter, because the world carefully follows the hard-fought matchup between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, on Tuesday.

Learn extra here.


Washington, DC referred to as for Biden

The AP has referred to as the District of Columbia for the Democratic Get together, giving Biden 3 extra electoral votes.

Pennsylvania governor says vote rely will take longer than regular

The governor of Pennsylvania has confirmed that the vote rely within the battleground state will take longer than anticipated, amid a surge in mail voting.

Pennsylvania doesn’t begin counting mail voting untl Election Day and can settle for ballots put up marked by November 3 for 3 days after. Some districts have stated they won’t begin counting mail votes till Wednesday morning.

Lots of ‘march to the polls’ in Graham, North Carolina

Al Jazeera’s Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath has despatched this report from Graham, North Carolina

The message on Election Evening in Graham, the place police pepper-sprayed protesters simply three days earlier than, was certainly one of outrage and urgency – but in addition of hope and love.

Led by Reverend Greg Drumwright, a whole lot of individuals from throughout North Carolina marched quietly a number of blocks to 2 polling areas, earlier than making their approach to the central sq., the place a Accomplice monument stands.

“Within the absence of hope, what do we’ve got?” Drumwright informed the gang as they raised their fists within the air.

“Subsequently we cling to hope tonight,” he added. “I need you to cling to vary tonight; I need you to consider that this can be a shifting and a turning and a dawning of a brand new space; that issues is not going to keep the identical; that white supremacy will come down; that racism will come down; that love will probably be lifted up.”

The marchers’ cheers drowned out the taunting by a small group of counterprotesters who gathered with accomplice and Trump flags throughout the sq..

1000’s ‘march to the polls’ in Graham, North Carolina [Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath/Al Jazeera] (Al Jazeera)

30 Nevada polling stations to remain open an hour later

A decide in Nevada has ordered 30 Las Vegas-area voting websites to remain open for an additional hour tonight, after a lawsuit was filed by Donald Trump’s marketing campaign and state Republicans.

That they had argued that 22 polling locations didn’t open on time, and needed the time prolonged. Legal professionals for Democrats then requested that eight further websites additionally keep open later.

The decide granted each requests and stated anybody in line at 8pm native time (04:00GMT) could be allowed to forged a poll.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada shared an inventory of the Clark County polling websites that may keep open later.

Extra Senate outcomes are available in: AP

Republican US Senator Ben Sasse has defeated Democrat Chris Janicek in Nebraska’s US Senate race.

Republican US Senator Mike Rounds has defeated Democrat Daniel Ahlers in South Dakota’s US Senate race.

Republican Cynthia Lummis has defeated Democrat Merav Ben-David in Wyoming’s US Senate race.

Trump claims 21 extra electoral votes

The AP has referred to as Louisiana , Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming for the Republican Get together, giving Trump 21 extra electoral votes.

New Mexico, New York referred to as for Biden

The AP has referred to as New Mexico and New York for the Democratic Get together, giving Biden 34 extra electoral votes.

Polls shut in additional states

It’s 21:00 ET (02:00GMT) and the polls have closed in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Al Jazeera’s Patrick Strickland filed this report from Glendale, Arizona

Early Tuesday afternoon voters got here out and in of Glendale Neighborhood Faculty, not spending various minutes contained in the polling station.

Glendale, 11 miles (18km) northwest of downtown Phoenix, sits in Maricopa County, Arizona’s most populous county.

Volunteers instructed voters the place to go as they arrived on the group faculty’s scholar union. “Thanks for voting,” the volunteers stated as voters left.

By 16:00 ET (23:00 GMT), a line had shaped exterior the school, though the polling station remained calm all through the afternoon.
Blake Spanko, 22, wore a “Preserve America Nice – Trump 2020” hat and stated he additionally voted for Donald Trump in 2016.

“I voted for him in 2016 simply because he’s a wise businessman,” he informed Al Jazeera. “I figured if he could make billions of {dollars} he can run a rustic efficiently – and I believe he did that.”

Describing himself as a “conventional Christian”, Spanko stated abortion was one other vital problem that drove him to forged his vote for Trump once more.

Voters line up in Glendale, AZ [Patrick Strickland/Al Jazeera]

“I believe [Arizona] will keep crimson,” Spanko added when requested whether or not he believed the battleground state might give its 11 electoral votes to a Democratic nominee for the primary time since 1996.

One other voter Michael, who declined to share his surname, stated he voted “in opposition to Trump” whom he feels has unfold hatred. “I positively am in opposition to hatred and I used to be raised to be variety,” he stated.

Talking to Al Jazeera by phone, Democratic legislator Cesar Chavez, who represents legislative district 29 within the Arizona Home of Representatives, stated his get together was assured it might outperform Republicans on Tuesday.

“I don’t suppose we’ve felt any higher than we do,” he stated. “Actually, this can be a work in progress for the final 50 years.”

Within the car parking zone exterior Glendale Neighborhood Faculty, pro-Trump activists handed out fliers that stated “Preserve America Nice – 2020” and indicators studying “Latinos for Trump”.

Indiana referred to as for Trump

The AP referred to as Indiana for the Republican Get together, giving Trump 11 extra electoral votes.

Iranian American Sima Ladjevardian loses congressional race

Iranian-American progressive Sima Ladjevardian has misplaced her congressional race with staunchly conservative Home Republican Dan Crenshaw, in line with The Related Press.

Ladjevardian had garnered nationwide consideration whereas encapsulating the shifting demographics within the one-time Republican bastion of Texas.

Crenshaw and Ladjevardian have been competing to signify the state’s 2nd congressional district, which incorporates components of Houston.

Ladjevardian was born in Iran and immigrated to america as a toddler. She is operating to signify Texas’s 2nd congressional district.

Learn extra here.

Congressman Dan Crenshaw has defeated Democratic challenger Sima Ladjevardian

Arkansas referred to as for Trump

The AP calls Arkansas for the Republican Get together, giving Trump 6 extra electoral votes.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton wins in Arkansas

Republican Senator Tom Cotton wins Arkansas’ Senate race, in line with the Related Press.

US Senator Tom Cotton speaks throughout a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination listening to for Ratcliffe on Capitol Hill i[Gabriella DemczukReuters]

Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway tells US broadcaster ABC Information that a number of hundred individuals will probably be on the White Home and that the President Trump will deal with the nation ‘tonight’ from the East Room.

Battleground replace

Whereas a number of non-competitive states have been referred to as already, winners haven’t been projected but in any of the aggressive battleground states whose polls have closed.

Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania are all too near name, per the Related Press. Trump received all however New Hampshire in 2016. And there are some indicators within the exit polls and the vote rely that present some early optimistic indicators for Trump and Biden in several states.

In Florida, Trump is protecting Biden’s margin of victory down in Miami-Dade, the state’s most populous county.

In North Carolina and Ohio, exit polls recommend Biden is receiving extra assist amongst suburban voters than Trump did in 2016.

The Related Press, which is certainly one of a number of US media group making calls, waits till a major variety of votes have been counted, whereas additionally analyzing exit polling knowledge, in aggressive states earlier than they make projections.

[Alia Chughtai/Al Jazeera]

North Carolina Trump supporters: ‘He’s one of the vital pro-life presidents we’ve had’

Al Jazeera’s Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath filed this report from New Hanover County 

Trump supporters in North Carolina have been energised at polling stations throughout the seashore city of Wilmington. They have been assured New Hanover County, the place Wilmington is situated, and the state will go crimson.

“Trump has performed quite a bit,” Char Marker stated. “He’s performed a variety of issues to deal with our little one intercourse trafficking downside that we’ve got, which is big to me.

“I’m a pro-life voter. And, you realize, Trump has been one of the vital pro-life presidents we’ve had but. They are saying Trump is form of like a get together of his personal. And if that’s the case, I’m in that get together.”

Throughout city, 22-year-old Brandon Panameno, stated he voted for Trump as a result of he isn’t the “typical politician”.

“The economic system has been doing effectively” below Trump, he stated. “I believe he has a reasonably good probability of successful once more.”

North Carolina resident Char Marker stated she voted for Trump [Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath/Al Jazeera]

Rural Kenosha helps Trump, with exceptions

Al Jazeera’s Cinnamon Janzer has despatched this report from rural Kenosha county, Wisconsin

In rural Kenosha, Trump indicators abound however not everyone seems to be on boardIn the village of Bristol, in central Kenosha county, a brief line of voters are ready to enter Bristol Village Corridor the place voting cubicles are delineated by yellow and orange site visitors cones strung along with yellow rope.

Tony Chacon, who moved to Bristol 9 years in the past from Kenosha, had simply accomplished voting. “It’s higher over right here on this facet of the Interstate. I really feel quite a bit safer,” the 26-year-old stated.

“I’m in commerce work so I’m massive on protecting work in america,” he informed Al Jazeera of his determination to vote for Trump.“He’s a businessman … somebody who is aware of how cash strikes and methods to transfer it,” stated Chacon.

For him, when Biden was vp, “issues have been getting tough in relation to costs of gasoline.” He added that in the end “our decisions aren’t actually the perfect” earlier than turning to greet fellow Bristol resident, Brian Chwaszczewski, 33, who had additionally simply voted.

Whereas he was reluctant to call the candidate he voted for, Chwaszczewski did say that “being out right here in additional of a rural space, I’m positive there [are] loads of Trump supporters. I simply needed to form of not assist that.” He appears like one thing of an outlier in his group. “It’s Trump indicators in every single place,” he stated, as darkness set in.

Voters proceed to forged their poll on the Moose Lodge on in Kenosha, Wisconsin [Wong Maye-E/The Associated Press]

Senate races referred to as: AP

Democratic Senator Chris Coons defeated Republican Lauren Witzke in Delaware’s Senate race.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin defeated Republican Mark Curran in Illinois’ Senate race.

Democratic Senator Ed Markey defeated Republican Kevin O’Connor in Massachusetts’ Senate race.

Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen defeated Republican Corky Messner in New Hampshire’s  Senate race.

Democratic Senator Cory Booker defeated Republican Rik Mehta in New Jersey’s Senate race.

Democratic Senator Jack Reed defeats Republican Allen Waters in Rhode Island’s Senate race.

Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell wins reelection

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell has defeated Democrat Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s US Senate race, in line with the AP.

Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell han received reelection, in line with the AP [Erin Scott/Reuters]

Biden takes 69 electoral votes: AP

The AP has referred to as  for the Democratic Get together, giving Biden 69 electoral votes.

Trump takes 33 extra electoral votes: AP

The AP calls Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee for the Republican Get together, giving Trump 33 electoral votes.

Polls shut in a number of japanese states

It’s 20:00 ET (01:00GMT) and the polls have closed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington, DC.

South Carolina referred to as for Trump

The AP calls South Carolina for the Republican Get together, giving Trump 9 electoral votes.

Polls shut in battleground North Carolina

Al Jazeera’s Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath filed this report from Wilmington, North Carolina 
Polls began to shut in North Carolina the place voters from each events expressed optimism all day.
Michael Grasp stated he was hopeful Trump would pull out one other victory within the state.

“As an individual, Trump places People first,” Grasp stated at a polling location in Wilmington. “And he places particularly the common American employee first.”

Throughout the car parking zone, Biden supporter Nick Rhodes, stated he was assured Biden would win.

“We have to carry our nation again collectively by way of eliminating division, and begin embracing science and begin bringing individuals collectively, as a result of we can’t have one other 4 years of this,” he stated.

A handful of precincts within the state will keep open later due to delayed openings. We’re anticipating to see outcomes from early and absentee voting to start out rolling in throughout the subsequent hour. In-person outcomes will observe later this night.

Biden supporter Nick Rhodes [Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath/Al Jazeera]

Trump marketing campaign recordsdata lawsuit to increase voting in Las Vegas

The Trump marketing campaign and Nevada Republicans are asking a state courtroom decide to increase voting by one hour at 22 Las Vegas-area polling areas, in line with the Related Press and Nevada Impartial newspaper

.An Election Day lawsuit filed in Clark County claims the 22 voting areas didn’t open on time. It was getting an instantaneous listening to earlier than Choose Joe Hardy.

“If quick motion shouldn’t be taken, appellants won’t ever have the chance to vindicate their rights,” attorneys for the 2 teams wrote within the submitting. “Extra troubling, Nevadans – and the remainder of the nation – will probably be left questioning whether or not the outcomes of the election are reliable.”

Election officers preserve websites open till the final individual in line at closing time can vote. Polling locations in Nevada are scheduled to shut at 10:00 PM ET (02:00 GMT).

Why Florida issues

All polls will shut within the battleground state of Florida at 20:00 ET (01:00 GMT)

Right here’s why the state’s so important.


Virginia referred to as for Biden

The AP calls Virginia for the Democratic Get together, giving Biden 13 electoral votes.

Voters forged their ballots in Midlothian, Virginia [Steve Helber/The Associated Press]

The ‘tremendous’ seven states to look at tonight

A useful highway map, if you wish to work out how election evening goes to form up, is to keep watch over seven states’ outcomes, which we’ll dub the “tremendous” seven.

If Biden can win early on any of the next states that Trump received in 2016, it might point out a optimistic night for him. If Trump holds them, that may possible delay a projection of an total winner.

Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas are the states which can be anticipated to rely votes pretty effectively and, if there’s a transparent winner, are anticipated to be projected for one of many two candidates.

If Biden picks up one, assuming he additionally wins all the states Hillary Clinton received in 2016, he’ll be effectively on his approach to 270 votes, as it is going to be a state flipped from Republican to Democrat. If he picks up two, that makes issues even clearer and places Biden effectively down the trail to a possible win.

Word that different key Trump states – Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania – aren’t a part of that checklist. These states are anticipated to rely their votes way more slowly and if Trump holds onto the opposite seven, will issue into many extra hours, if not days, of ready for a winner to be projected.

Alia Chughtai/Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera)


AP: Republican US Senator Shelley Moore Capito defeats Democrat in West Virginia

Repulican Moore has defeated Democrat Paula Jean Sweareng in West Virginia’s US Senate race.

West Virginia referred to as

The AP calls West Virginia for the Republican Get together, giving Trump 5 electoral votes.

Polls shut in North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia

It’s 19:30 ET (00:30GMT) and polls have closed in North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia.

Exit ballot: Biden operating robust amongst key Georgia voter teams

Biden is outperforming Hillary Clinton amongst key voters in Georgia, in line with exit polls from the Related Press.

Suburban voters, who Trump received by 5 factors in 2016, are backing Biden by double digits on this 12 months’s exit polls. Amongst suburban ladies, Biden has the assist of 6 in 10 of them.

Turnout amongst Black voters has stored tempo with 2016, as they make up round 3 in 10 voters this 12 months. Biden has additionally stored tempo with Hillary Clinton, with 9 in 10 Black voters saying they assist Biden.

If Biden is to flip Georgia to the Democrats for the primary time since 1992, he’ll want strong turnout from Black voters and a robust exhibiting amongst suburban voters.

Georgia’s polls closed at 19:00 ET/00:00 GMT, however the Related Press has not referred to as the race as of but.

The AP exit ballot surveyed over 106,000 voters over eight days, together with Election Day. The margin of error is +/-0.4 %.

Amanda Kines-Phillips and her daughter Preslei Phillips vote on the Grady County Agriculture Middle in Cairo, Georgia [Mark Wallheiser/AFP]

What time do polls shut in your US state?

Regardless of the US witnessing a file variety of early votes within the presidential election, tens of thousands and thousands of American voters headed to polling stations throughout the nation on Tuesday.

Polls started closing in america at 18:00 Jap Customary Time (23:00 GMT) and shutting instances range by state.

Discover out when the polls shut in every state here.

Democrat Mark Warner defeats Republican challenger in Virginia: AP

Democratic US Senator Mark Warner defeats Republican Daniel Gade in Virginia’s US Senate race, in line with AP.

Vermont referred to as for Biden

The AP calls Vermont for the Democratic Get together, giving Biden 3 electoral votes.

Kentucky referred to as for Trump

The AP calls Kentucky for the Republican Get together, giving Trump 8 electoral votes.

Polls shut in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia and Vermont

It’s 19:00EST (00:00GMT)  and the polls have closed in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia and Vermont.

Voters fill ballots on the Kentucky Exposition Middle in the course of the election in Louisville, Kentucky[Bryan Woolston/Reuters]

What are swing states?

Swing states, often known as battleground states, may have an outsize influencing in deciding the following president of the US.

Watch our one-minute explainer on why.

Racial justice on minds of US voters

Racial justice is certainly one of a number of main points on the minds of US voters at this time, because the nation for months has seen mass protests demanding an finish to systemic racism and police violence in opposition to Black individuals.

Janelle King, a Republican strategist, defended US President Donald Trump, saying he has helped the Black group by tackling unemployment and funding varied programmes, comparable to traditionally Black faculties and universities.

“He supplied the Black group with insurance policies,” she informed Al Jazeera.

However Derrick Plummer, a Democratic strategist, stated it’s false to say that Trump has performed quite a bit to assist the Black group.

“Once you had peaceable African People, Black individuals, within the streets saying that we need to finish systemic racism, we’ve got a president that doesn’t even suppose systemic racism is actual,” he informed Al Jazeera.

Voters fill out their poll within the Bronx borough of New York Metropolis [David Dee Delgado/AFP]

Exit ballot: Majority of US voters sad with nation’s path

Voters are fairly sad with the path of the nation and the way the federal authorities is working, in line with the Related Press’ VoteCast knowledge.

About three-quarters of voters stated they’re dissatisfied or offended with the best way the federal government is working and 6 in 10 say they’re sad with the path of the nation.

The ballot surveyed over 106,000 voters over eight days, together with Election Day. The margin of error is +/-0.4 %.

Voters wait in line exterior a polling middle in Kenosha, Wisconsin [Wong Maye-E/The Associated Press]

Trump tweets ‘we’re wanting actually good all around the nation’

Trump has tweeted “we’re wanting actually good all around the nation”.

“Thanks,” the president tweeted shortly after the primary polling locations, in components of Indiana and Kentucky, closed on Election Day.

Indications on who’s forward in preliminary state outcomes are anticipated to take hours.

First polls shut

The primary polls have closed on Election Day in Indiana and Kentucky.

Polls closed in components of the 2 states that lie throughout the Jap Time zone, however these throughout the Central Time zone will stay open for an extra hour.

Each states are thought-about Republican bastions, however outcomes will not be anticipated to start coming in till later Tuesday.

Voters wait in a line to forged their poll at a polling place in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Picture/Michael Conroy)


Robust voter turnout ‘offers me hope,’ says Rashida Tlaib

With only some hours earlier than polls shut in Michigan on Election Day, Rashida Tlaib stated she is optimistic she will probably be heading again to Washington, DC.

An outspoken progressive, the Palestinian American legislator is up for re-election within the thirteenth District of Michigan – a Democratic stronghold that she is nearly sure to hold.

She says robust voter turnout to date within the US elections could be very encouraging.

“I’ve not, in all of the years I’ve run for workplace, seen traces like this,” Tlaib informed Al Jazeera, crediting the crowds partly to a want to vote President Donald Trump out of workplace.

“[It] offers me hope that the turnout goes to be excessive sufficient the place it’s very clear that Donald Trump shouldn’t be needed because the president of america any extra.”

Learn extra here.

Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib says she will get a way of hope from seeing so many individuals casting their ballots within the US elections [Rebecca Cook/Reuters]

FBI investigating robocalls urging individuals to ‘keep residence’ on Election Day

The FBI and the New York lawyer basic have been wanting right into a spate of mysterious robocalls urging individuals to remain residence on Election Day because the nation stays on excessive alert to make sure voting shouldn’t be compromised, in line with Reuters information company.

US state and native officers have been elevating the alarm over no less than two separate automated name campaigns as thousands and thousands of People forged their votes on Tuesday to determine between Trump and Biden. Specialists who spoke to Reuters say they’re mystified by probably the most outstanding robocalling marketing campaign, which has been operating for months and tells individuals to stay residence however doesn’t explicitly point out voting.

“There’s a bit of little bit of confusion about this one throughout the trade,” stated Giulia Porter, vp at RoboKiller, an organization that fights telemarketers and robocalls and has been monitoring the marketing campaign.

Audio of the calls, which RoboKiller shared with Reuters, encompasses a artificial feminine voice saying: “Good day. That is only a check name. Time to remain residence. Keep secure and keep residence.”

Porter stated the decision had been positioned thousands and thousands of instances up to now 11 months or so however had on Tuesday shot as much as quantity 5 or quantity 6 within the checklist of prime spam calls. A Division of Homeland Safety official stated the Federal Bureau of Investigation was investigating the calls. The FBI stated solely that it was conscious of studies of robocalls and had no additional remark.

Biden optimistic

Biden made a few last-minute marketing campaign visits to Pennsylvania, stopping by his childhood residence in Scranton and chatting with volunteers in Philadelphia.

Biden informed reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, he expects to win Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, the three Midwest states generally known as the “Blue Wall”.

“I believe we’re going to do effectively. We’re going to re-establish that Blue Wall,” Biden stated, referring to Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.Trump received these states in 2016, turning them Republican for the primary time in a long time.

Biden stated this 12 months is fascinating.

“You may’t consider an election within the latest previous the place so many states are up for grabs. The concept that I’m nonetheless in play in Texas, in Georgia, in Florida,” he stated. And stated he would anticipate a consequence earlier than talking in a while election evening.

“There’s a lot in play on the market and an amazing vote on the market. If there’s one thing to say tonight, I’ll come out and say it, in any other case I’ll wait till all of the votes are counted.”

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden visits with residents in Wilmington, Delaware [Carolyn Kaster/The Associated Press]

Biden not making predictions about end result, says ‘superstitious’

Talking to reporters Tuesday exterior a Delaware group centre, Biden stated he’s “superstitious” about providing predictions for election evening however stays “hopeful”.

He added he’s heard from aides that there’s “overwhelming turnout” amongst younger individuals, ladies and older Black adults in locations like Georgia and Florida.

“The issues which can be taking place bode effectively for the bottom that has been supporting me – however we’ll see,” he stated. “It’s simply so unsure” due to what number of states are in play.


Voting in Florida’s most vital swing county

Al Jazeera’s Chris Moody has despatched this report from Security Harbor, Florida

Desirae Braverman, a 20-year-old who was desperate to vote in her first presidential election this 12 months, confirmed up in individual within the remaining hours on Election Day after her father unintentionally threw away the mail-in poll she ordered.

“He doesn’t listen generally,” she stated of her dad after voting in individual within the city library. “I used to be like, I’ve no selection however to return down right here now final minute. I needed to do my little half, even when it doesn’t imply that a lot. I needed to get on the market and say, ‘My vote counts’.”

To each presidential campaigns this election cycle, Braverman’s vote truly issues rather a lot: Her small bayside city, Security Harbor, is situated in Pinellas County, one of the vital vital swing counties in Florida, which is in one of many nation’s most important battleground states.

Pinellas voted for George W Bush in 2004, then supported Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, solely to swing again into Republican arms and vote for Donald Trump in 2016. And this 12 months, it’s as soon as once more up for grabs in a state prone to face a detailed end result. The county is narrowly cut up between registered Republicans and Democrats, making turnout numbers important in a tightly contested place like this.

Biden’s marketing campaign despatched the Democratic nominee’s spouse, Jill Biden, to make a last-minute cease on the morning of Election Day to encourage voters.Braverman, a university scholar who stated she cares about social points comparable to preserving rights to same-sex marriage and abortion, forged her vote for Biden.”It form of felt a bit of liberating as a result of it was my first time,” she stated. “It felt good. And I obtained my little sticker.”

Exit ballot: Coronavirus is voters’ prime problem

Coronavirus and the economic system are the highest points amongst US voters, in line with the Related Press’ VoteCast knowledge. And voters don’t have optimistic emotions about how each are being handled.

About 4 in 10 voters named the pandemic as the highest problem going through the US, whereas 3 in 10 stated the economic system and jobs have been most vital.

Round half of US voters stated coronavirus is in no way below management. On the economic system, 6 in 10 stated the economic system is in poor form.

On the problem of legislation enforcement, of which Donald Trump has made the previous a serious marketing campaign theme, solely 4 % stated that was the nation’s prime problem. The ballot surveyed over 106,000 voters over eight days, together with Election Day. The margin of error is +/-0.4 %.

Group feeds voters in Arizona

Al Jazeera’s Patrick Strickland filed this report from Phoenix, Arizona
A gradual however regular stream of voters arrived on the Epworth United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona’s capital. Ballot volunteers knowledgeable new arrivals the place to go to forged their ballots, whereas one other group handed out free meals to voters as they left.

Feed the Polls is a volunteer initiative that brings collectively organisations and eateries to maintain voters fed whereas they’re ready on the polls.
“At present we’re set to present out 2,000 meals,” stated Maria Parra Cano of Sana Sana Meals, one of many teams that teamed up with Feed the Polls.

“It’s been a continuing circulate [of voters] all morning till now,” she informed Al Jazeera. “We’re actually simply aiming to attempt to remedy meals insecurity on today.”

Justin, 19, stated he forged his first-ever vote for President Donald Trump, the Republican incumbent.

“A very powerful factor for me is clearly the economic system – we’d like a robust economic system,” stated Justin, who declined to supply his surname. “After which legislation and order is an enormous factor for me.”

Justin additionally lauded Trump’s overseas coverage, citing the latest normalisation settlement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

“It’s a loopy world we stay in proper now and this election is an enormous election, similar to any election,” Justin added.

His buddy Robert, a 26-year-old previous enterprise scholar, stated a very powerful problem for him is taxation. On Tuesday he voted for Trump, similar to in 2016.

“The civil unrest and every little thing – I really feel like there must be one thing performed,” stated Robert, who additionally declined to supply his final identify.
“After which I believe Trump goes to be the one to cease the lockdown,” he added, referring to restrictions over the coronavirus pandemic. “I believe it’s time all people goes again to work.”

Feed the Polls is a volunteer initiative that brings collectively organisations and eateries to maintain voters fed whereas they’re ready on the polls [Patrick Strickland/Al Jazeera]

DJs get out the vote in South Philadelphia

Al Jazeera’s Hilary Beaumont has despatched this replace from South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DJs Ronald Coleman, 33, and Jarkeer Lassiter, 29, danced to Come Nearer by Whiz Child ft. Drake exterior a South Philadelphia polling station. They already voted for Biden with mail ballots and now their aim is to get out the vote for Biden by DJing on the polls. They’re a part of an effort throughout Philadelphia bringing DJs and free meals to voters.

Philadelphia voter turnout is excessive this election, however it’s nonetheless unclear if it is going to be excessive sufficient to assist the Democrat win Pennsylvania.

Requested why he voted for Biden, Coleman stated, “My mother.” He desires Biden to observe by way of on his promise to enhance healthcare. “Medicare, all of the stuff for the older individuals,” Coleman added. He stated individuals in Philadelphia have been rioting for his or her rights after the police capturing of Walter Wallace Jr, who was Lassiter’s cousin.

“It simply hit too near residence for me,” Coleman stated. “I simply hope it will get higher.”

Coleman and Lassiter stated a variety of first-time voters have been making their voices heard in Philadelphia this election. Lassiter stated he voted for Biden as a result of Trump did not include the pandemic and had stoked racial rigidity. “It’s like, if he’s within the White Home, it’s OK to be [openly racist].”

Electing Biden will ship a message, he stated. “If we get Biden in there, we’ve got to do higher.”

Ronald Coleman (L), 33, and Jarkeer Lassiter (R), 29 [Hilary Beaumont/Al Jazeera]

Voters forged ballots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Al Jazeera’s Cinnamon Janzer has despatched this report from Kenosha, Wisconsin

The Kenosha Unified Faculty District is a sprawling, but nondescript constructing on town’s 52nd Road thoroughfare.

On Election Day, its car parking zone is brimming with vehicles together with one with a person enjoying guitar and singing from the mattress of a pickup truck.The glass doorways of the constructing’s entrance are flanked by two pairs of volunteers sporting yellow crew-neck sweatshirts that learn “Election Defender”.

“It’s a nonpartisan group that’s organising … to guarantee that voters are taken care of, particularly in locations the place there are lengthy traces,” defined Rena Singer. “It felt good to have one thing to do at this time,” she stated of the group’s efforts at hand out snacks, private protecting gear and anything voters must make it by way of the method.

Inside, the sterile and fluorescent-lit hallways and rooms are devoted to same-day voter registration and in-person voting.

“All people has been in such a very good temper, even the voters,” stated the situation’s chief inspector, Shawnna Smith. “I’m fairly pleased with how effectively curbside voting goes – we don’t often have that,” she stated of the pandemic-inspired apply.

Volunteers in yellow vests collect voters’ data, seize a poll from inside that the voters full from exterior earlier than the voters return them indoors to be counted. “Persons are making the most of it. As an alternative of risking coming in right here, they’re simply doing it curbside. It’s secure for them and all people else,” Smith stated.

Dow closes up 550 factors on hopes for clear US election winner

Wall Road’s primary inventory indexes rallied as buyers hope a transparent winner will emerge from an exceptionally divisive US presidential election.

The Dow Jones Industrial Common completed the session up greater than 554 factors or simply over 2 % at 27,480.03 – it had been up greater than 700 factors earlier within the session.

The S&P 500 – a gauge for the well being of US retirement and faculty financial savings accounts – closed up 1.78 % whereas the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index completed the session up 1.85 %.

Tuesday’s robust finishes prolonged Monday’s features. Although storefronts throughout the nation have been boarded up in case violence erupts as soon as the polls shut, Wall Road is optimistic {that a} clear winner will probably be decided.

Learn extra here.

Wall Road’s primary inventory indexes all rallied on Election Day [Andrew Kelly/Reuters]

‘Come along with braveness and grit,’ says Jill Biden

Al Jazeera’s Chris Moody despatched this report from West Tampa, Florida

Jill Biden, spouse of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, made a last-minute look in a predominantly Latino neighbourhood of West Tampa at this time to spice up turnout on this essential battleground state.

Talking to only some dozen supporters, principally volunteers who’ve backed her husband’s marketing campaign, she emphasised unity earlier than the polls shut later tonight. “There may be nothing – nothing – we will’t do once we come along with braveness and grit,” she informed the gang, who wore masks and stood a number of ft other than one another.

Florida voters present their assist for the Democratic Biden-Harris ticket [Chris Moody/Al Jazeera]

“Donald Trump is on this for himself. Nothing extra, nothing much less. And he desires us to consider that we’re all the identical, that we’re unhopeful and offended and egocentric and divided. However at this time, we’re going to present him who we’re.”

The looks exterior “Casa Biden”, an unbiased volunteer workplace the place individuals have spent months drumming up assist for Biden in an space with massive Cuban and Puerto Rican populations, was scheduled on the eleventh hour to attempt to enhance voter turnout.

“That is the place the very best focus of Hispanic voters are,” stated Elio Muller, who directs the volunteer operations. “Our precincts are often 60 % turnout Democrat.”

Voting with gratitude: Reporter’s pocket book

Al Jazeera’s Jennifer Glasse displays on casting a poll within the US after a long time overseas.

Read more here.

First-time voter perspective: ‘It was like the primary day of faculty

Al Jazeera’s Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath has despatched this replace from Wilmington, North Carolina.

Ricardo Thomas awakened this morning feeling energised. The 35-year-old Wilmington, North Carolina-native was anxious to get to the polls to forged his first-ever poll.

“It was like the primary day of faculty,” he informed Al Jazeera. Upon leaving the polling station, Thomas stated he was “feeling good”.

Thomas defined that whereas he didn’t actually have an curiosity in voting earlier than this election, however when COVID-19 hit him and his group particularly onerous, he began to be taught extra concerning the candidates.

Ricardo Thomas forged his first vote in a presidential election on Tuesday [Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath/Al Jazeera]

“I stay under the road anyway, so [often election outcomes] would by no means have an effect on us,” he informed Al Jazeera. “As a result of we don’t know what it’s to have the sum of money that the individuals round us that we offer our providers for have,” he stated.

“When the COVID got here, I misplaced my job, and it actually set me again, again, again.” And that’s when he says he knew he needed to vote, and “be part of change and historical past”.

Wisconsin’s Kenosha County central rely is calm – however busy

Al Jazeera’s Cinnamon Janzer has despatched this dispatch from Kenosha, Wisconsin

Election Day is off to the races in Wisconsin.

Erin Decker, chair of the Republican Get together of Kenosha County, stated she expects “record-high turnout” at this time, whereas Lori Hawkins, chair of the Kenosha County Democrats, stated she informed her kids that they’re witnessing historical past.

Inside Kenosha’s municipal constructing, hallways devoted to central rely efforts – to tally absentee ballots individually from the polls – are bustling with volunteers and metropolis officers. Wearing neon inexperienced shirts, dozens of ballot employees are steadily counting the 57,650 ballots which have been returned to date at tables of two, spaced six ft aside.

Ballot employees rely ballots in Wisconsin [Cinnamon Janzer/Al Jazeera]

A handful of retired males sporting shiny orange lanyards hooked up to white placards studying “election observer” round their necks are mingling among the many first-floor crowd.

Outdoors the constructing, resident Dennis Phillips stated he had not voted but, however that he would possible forged a poll later for Trump – simply as he did in 2016. “He’s been doing fairly good I suppose,” Phillips stated.

Learn all of the updates from earlier within the day here.

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