Trump and Biden battle for the White House: live updates

Trump and Biden battle for the White House: live updates

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge allows Trump police panel to publish report but with disclaimer Lady Gaga at Biden rally: Trump ‘believes his fame gives him the right to grab’ women Pelosi says House is prepared to decide president if election results are disputed MORE and Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenLady Gaga at Biden rally: Trump ‘believes his fame gives him the right to grab’ women Pelosi says House is prepared to decide president if election results are disputed Tillis-Cunningham race in NC could decide Senate majority MORE are facing off in the battle for the White House Tuesday as results roll in across the U.S.

About half the states have been called but so far there have been no surprises. But we’re still waiting on results from Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and a slew of other battlegrounds.

To follow updates about the Senate race click here and we’ll have updates about House races here

Check for updates about the race for the White House below: 

Trump takes Florida

12:41 a.m. EST

Trump wins the battleground state of Florida, according to a projection from the Associated Press. Trump will walk away with the state’s 29 electoral votes, boosting him in the race to win the White House. 

The Associated Press also projected Trump winning Iowa, laying claim to that state’s six electoral votes. 

Race comes down to the “blue wall” 

12:26 a.m. EST

The outcome of the election appears to be hinging more and more on Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Trump flipped these states in 2016. But if Biden can rebuild the Democrats’ blue wall in the states, he will likely be elected the 46th president. 

 The single delegates in congressional districts in Maine and Nebraska are in play, as well as the possibility of a 269-269 Electoral College tie.

Trump wins Ohio, Biden takes Minnesota 

12:18 a.m. EST

President Trump is projected to win Ohio and its, according to Fox News and NBC News. Trump will walk away with the Buckeye State’s 18 electoral votes. The victory for Trump in Ohio is significant as the presidential contest comes down to a select number of battleground states. 

Meanwhile, the Associated Press projects that Biden will win Minnesota, taking the state’s 10 electoral votes. 

Biden sweeps west coast states, Trump wins Wyoming 

11:15 p.m. EST

The Associated Press projected Biden will California, Oregon, and Washington State. California is the biggest electoral prize of the night, with 55 electoral votes up for grabs. Oregon and Washington have 7 and 12 electoral votes, respectively. 

Trump is projected to win Wyoming and its three electoral votes, according to projections from CNN, NBC News and ABC News. Additionally, The Associated Press projects Trump to win Idaho and Utah, which respectively carry four and six electoral votes. 

Biden wins New Hampshire, Trump wins Missouri 

10:45 p.m. EST 

Biden is projected to win New Hampshire and its four electoral votes, according to ABC News and NBC News. The Associated Press projects Trump will win Missouri, taking the state’s 10 electoral votes. 

Trump wins Kansas, Biden takes Colorado

10:06 p.m. EST

The Associated Press projects Trump will win Kansas, taking its six electoral votes. Biden is projected to win Colorado and its nine electoral votes.

Trump takes another round of states, Biden wins New York and New Mexico

9:14 p.m. EST

Trump is projected to win Louisiana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and North Dakota, while Biden is projected to win New York and New Mexico, according to The Associated Press.

Biden projected to win swath of the Northeast, Southern states called for Trump

8:10 p.m. EST

The Associated Press has called Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey for Biden. The outlet also called Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina for Trump. 

Biden projected to win Virginia, West Virginia called for Trump

7:44 p.m. EST

The Associated Press has called Virginia for Biden and West Virginia for Trump. Neither projection is a surprise given the candidates’ respective polling leads in each state. 

First projections of the evening come in 

7:11 p.m. EST

The Associated Press has projected a Trump win in Kentucky, while CNN and NBC projected the president winning in Indiana. 

Biden also had his first win of the evening in Vermont, according to a projection from the AP.

Polls in Florida and Georgia close

7:02 p.m. EST

Polls in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia closed at 7 p.m. EST. Together the states carry a total of 70 electoral votes.

The tightest races are in Florida and Georgia. For the first time in decades, Georgia is competitive for Democrats. A Monmouth University poll released last week showed Biden with a 5-point lead over Trump in the state, 50 percent to 45 percent.

However, the race appears to be tighter in Florida, where the Trump campaign is banking on a victory. The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Biden with a 0.9 percentage point lead.

First polls close in Indiana and Kentucky 

6 p.m. EST

Polls in Indiana and Kentucky closed at 6 p.m. EST, the first polls to close on election night. A record 100 million Americans voted early and tens of millions more lined up to vote at polling places across the country on Tuesday.

There are questions as to when results will be called due to massive mail-in voting and fears over whether the Postal Service will be able to handle the late rush of mail-in ballots.  

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