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Trump news live: Latest election updates as oddsmakers bet heavy on Biden in final hours


It’s decision day for America, with voters poised to choose between four more years of Donald Trump and a new Democratic administration under Joe Biden in a race for the White House unlike any other.

The 2020 US presidential election campaign has been one marked by rancour and fear, leaving the electorate with a stark choice between two very different leaders to steer the nation out of a surging pandemic that has killed more than 230,000 people, cost millions their jobs and reshaped daily life.

And yet more than 100 million Americans had voted by early Tuesday morning, an unprecedented surge in early voter turnout. Meanwhile, it was reported on CNN that Mr Trump’s White House re-election party scheduled for Tuesday night had been reduced in size and scale, with final polls showing him trailing Mr Biden in key states. Oddsmakers were also betting heavy on the Democratic nominee – though, of course, no official results will be determined until all ballots are counted.

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Biden vows to unify the nation if elected

In one of his final campaign speeches of the 2020 presidential election cycle, former Vice President Joe Biden vowed to be a president for all Americans if elected this week. 

Chris Riotta3 November 2020 21:31

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Final polls put Biden above Trump with significant national lead

A final poll released by YouGov placed Biden nine points ahead of Trump in a national average, with a 3.2 percent margin of error. The polling site also predicted Mr Biden would receive 382 votes in the Electoral College, stating it was 95 percent confident the former vice president would fall into a range of 314-412 electoral voters. At least 270 electoral votes are required to secure the White House. 

Chris Riotta3 November 2020 21:02

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Wall Street rallies on Election Day

Stocks are soaring and the Dow is jumping over 500 points on Election Day, with investors noting the surge following another good day on Wall Street as voters flocked to the polls.

Chris Riotta3 November 2020 21:12

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ICYMI: Trump claims Biden is ‘worried’ about losing in Pennsylvania

It was a very different Election Day morning for the two major party candidates.

Former Vice President Joe Biden visited his son Beau’s grave and went to church before 8:00 a.m. local time, before heading to Philadelphia and Scranton for his final campaign stops.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump was on Fox News, nearly 45 minutes late to an interview with the conservative network’s morning show, which has regularly interviewed him throughout his re-election bid.

With a hoarse voice, the president attacked Fox News for its coverage of the election and slammed his opponent, claiming Mr Biden was “worried” and back out campaigning in the final days of the campaign.

Chris Riotta3 November 2020 20:47

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Who is winning the election?

It’s one of the burning questions voters across the country have on their minds – and something we’re exploring on the live analysis below. Check it out!

Chris Riotta3 November 2020 20:44

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Trump says he hasn’t written a concession speech and that ‘winning is easy, losing is never easy’

President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that “Winning is easy, losing is never easy,” as he revealed that he has not written a concession speech, James Crump writes.

Chris Riotta3 November 2020 19:12

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When do the polls close today?

A helpful little tweet to make sure you get your ballot in on time – and prepare yourself for the onslaught of news that will inevitably begin flooding your timeline tonight:

Chris Riotta3 November 2020 19:09

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Trump visits campaign headquarters in Virginia

The president made a stop at his campaign headquarters in Virginia on Election Day, as former Vice President Joe Biden was traveling to Pennsylvania for final campaign events in Philadelphia and Scranton. 

Chris Riotta3 November 2020 19:08

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50 Americans in 50 states reveal who they’re voting for and why

New: I spent the last year profiling voters in all 50 states as part of my weekly voter series here at The Independent. You can now read all of those conversations on our site. Go check them out!

Chris Riotta3 November 2020 19:01

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District judge orders USPS to sweep facilities and mail out ballots

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