Announcing per AP and other major election news networks projections based on state reports: Joseph Biden has won the 2020 presidential election. He will be speaking to the public at 8 p.m. EST November 7, Saturday, on all major news networks. Congratulations!*
Joseph Biden, 290 electoral votes, 50.61% of vote, 74,493,557 popular vote.
(Vice President-elect: Kamala Harris – first black, and Asian, and woman vice president elected to the office)
Donald Trump, 214 electoral votes, 47.73% of vote, 70,342,786 popular vote.
Outstanding Ballots: As of approximately 1pm Colorado time, on Saturday, November 7: North Carolina (48.6%Biden vs. 50%Trump), Georgia (49.4% vs 49.3T), Arizona (49.5% vs. 48.9T) are yet to finish tabulation, but the 45 electoral votes representing them will not change the announced outcome. (The maximum Trump could get, if winning all remaining states would be 259= with 270 needed). 93 percent of expected votes are in.
This election has record-breaking numbers of people who (1) early voted (2) paper-ballot voted (3) new registrations, and (4) overall number of people voting.
Mail-in and early in person ballots returned: 99,637,301. (according to NBC news this is a 241% increase from this time in 2016).
Popular Vote: NBC News reports= in 2016 Clinton ended up with 48.5% and Trump with 46.4% // in the 2012 election Obama ended with 51.1% and Romney with 47.3%. — the “end vote count” for the 2020 election will be reported in the weeks to come, but at this point it is: Biden 50.61% and Trump 47.73%.
See our article on COLORADO VOTING RESULTS for more information.
*UPDATE: November 20 = Georgia law requires them to recount their vote if it is within a certain margin. A hand tally of ballots cast in the presidential race was done, and confirmed the Democrat candidate leads by roughly 12,000 votes out of five million counted. The Secretary of State has certified its election tabulations. The AP called the race for Biden.== The deadline to send state certified results in is December 8 in 2020. The Electoral College will then cast its votes for president and vice president on December 14, 2020. This will be the last update unless the electoral votes change in the Electoral College certification process.
==Joe Biden: 306 electoral votes; 51.1% of the vote; 79,711,074 vote count
==Donald Trump: 232 electoral votes; 47.2% of the vote; 73,717,569 vote count