US Election Results 2020: Joe Biden set to become the 46th President of America | As it happened
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Joe Biden has narrowed the gap between him and the White House with a lead over President Donald Trump in both Pennsylvania and Georgia. Biden's lead in Nevada also doubled and he was ahead in Arizona. Biden has taken the lead of 21,700 votes over Trump in Pennsylvania, which has 20 electoral colleges. Biden has already secured 253 and needs only 17 more to lay claim on the White House. If he wins Pennsylvania, he will automatically be declared the winner. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has alleged fraud in votes tally and said that he will fight a legal battle against it. Trump, who has won 214 electoral colleges, is far behind Biden's 253. With Biden taking lead in states still counting, Trump is all set to be reduced as America's one-term President.
Below are the highlights on US election results 2020:
9:59 pm: CNN projects Joe Biden will be the next President of the US.
9:24 pm: I won this election, by a lot, tweets US President Donald Trump.
5:05 pm: "The numbers tell us ... it's a clear and convincing story: We're going to win this race," Biden
5:00 pm: In Georgia, Joe Biden has widened his lead to 7,248 votes over Donald Trump as vote-count continues, says Edison Research.
2:30 pm: Joe Biden leaves Donald Trump behind by over 4,000 votes in battleground state Georgia. A total of 16 Electoral Votes are at stake in the state.
2:00 pm: Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden closes in on victory in the high staked US Presidential elections as his lead over President Donald Trump is growing the battleground state of Pennsylvania. A new batch of votes from Allegheny County was counted and released tonight, widening Biden's lead over President Trump by 27,130 votes, according to a CNN tally. There are 20 electoral votes at play in the state.
1:00 pm: The pace of vote-counting in Nevada is being criticised for taking too long and it's even become fodder for online jokes. But government officials say they are emphasising accuracy over speed in a year when processing an unprecedented flood of mail-in ballots under extended deadlines is taking more time.
12:30 pm: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said that it was "clear and convincing" that he is going to win the closely-fought race for the White House against incumbent Republican President Donald Trump.
12:00 pm: Confident of their victory in the US presidential election, Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris have begun working on the task ahead by focusing on two critical areas of public health and economy, both battered by the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
10:50 am: Biden's speech: Democracy works. All set to get 74 million votes - the maximum by any presidential ticket in the history of the US.
"We're going to win this race," said Joe Biden, speaking in Delaware on Friday night. He expressed confidence that he would win the presidential election and that his lead had given him “a mandate for action” on national issues.https://t.co/v2VkvmlxHZ pic.twitter.com/rVvktMj1cW— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 7, 2020
09:40 am: The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story. We are going to win this race: US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden
09:35 am: US polls have been tough but we've to remain calm. I don't care how hard people try to stop it, I won't let it happen. We hold strong views in democracy but the purpose of politics is to work for the nation. We may be opponents but we ain't enemies, we're Americans: Joe Biden, US Pres candidate
08:52 am: "As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House," said Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates.
08:40 am: Joe Biden is scheduled to address the nation today regardless of the status of the results, NYT has quoted his campaign officials as saying.
08:30 am: "There are still 102,000 mail ballots to be counted in Pennsylvania. Additionally, there are at least 100,000 provisional ballots issued on Tuesday that have yet to be counted," reports NYT.
08:25 am: Biden's lead in Nevada has swollen further as new ballots from Clark County (Las Vegas) were counted.
08:15 am: "Biden had planned to address the nation tonight, but there are indications he may well not do so until the race is called. Things are fluid here in Wilmington!" reports New York times.
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma