Presidential election results 2020

By Meg Wagner, Melissa Macaya, Veronica Rocha, Melissa Mahtani and Amanda Wills, CNN

Updated 2:44 p.m. ET, November 23, 2020
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1:37 a.m. ET, November 4, 2020

Where things stand in the vote counting process in some of Georgia's largest counties

From CNN's Jason Morris and Victor Blackwell

Voters check-in with poll workers to cast their ballots at the Metropolitan Library on November 3, in Atlanta, Georgia. 
Voters check-in with poll workers to cast their ballots at the Metropolitan Library on November 3, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

CNN is on the ground in Georgia, where votes are still being counted in parts of the state. Georgia is a key battleground state and 16 electoral votes are at stake.

Here's where things stand in some of the state's largest counties:

Fulton County, state’s largest, home to Atlanta:

  • 58% of vote in as of 12:45 a.m. ET.
  • Officials say all-person votes have been tabulated and they stopped tabulating absentee/mail-in ballots around 10:30 p.m. and will resume at 8 a.m.
  • Some of the in-person early and day-of results are still being uploaded into the system, even though CNN was told they have all been “counted.”
  • A county spokesperson told CNN 86,000 absentee ballots have been accounted for.

Dekalb County, large county outside Atlanta:

  • DeKalb County plans to process all early in-person votes overnight, but will not resume counting outstanding absentee/mail-in ballots until 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to county spokesperson Erik Burton.
  • As of 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, the county had counted 79,643 of 168,646 mail-in votes.
  • Six hours after polls closed, the county had reported only 39% of estimated total results.

 Gwinnett County, large suburban Atlanta county:

  • 78% of vote in as of 12:45 a.m. ET.
  • Votes were starting to come in after major delays were blamed on a suspected problem with voting tabulation software that impacted as many as 80,000 ballots.

Cobb County, large suburban Atlanta county

  • 79% of vote in as of 12:45 a.m. ET.

 

 

1:05 a.m. ET, November 4, 2020

Iowa is a key part of Trump's path to 270

From CNN's Eric Bradner

A voter marks his ballot at a polling place in Dennis Wilkening's shed on November 3, in Richland, Iowa.
A voter marks his ballot at a polling place in Dennis Wilkening's shed on November 3, in Richland, Iowa. Mario Tama/Getty Images

Iowa, with six electoral votes that President Donald Trump carried easily in 2016, is a key part of Trump's path to 270 electoral votes.

The shift of White voters and rural and exurban voters in Republicans' favor allowed Trump to win Iowa in 2016. Polls showed Biden outperforming Hillary Clinton with White voters and older voters helped him close the gap in polls there, with Iowa remaining competitive enough to draw visits from Biden on the final Friday of the race and Trump on Sunday.

In the end, CNN projected a victory for both Trump and Sen. Joni Ernst, who faced a stiff and well-funded challenge from Democrat Theresa Greenfield.

The final Des Moines Register poll from Ann Selzer, the gold-standard pollster in Iowa, showed Trump with a 7 percentage point edge, 48% to 41%. That's the sort of margin he needs in Iowa in order to stay close in other key Midwestern states that are more favorable for Democrats.

1:00 a.m. ET, November 4, 2020

It's 1 a.m. ET. Here's where things stand in the race.

President Trump picked up the battleground state of Florida, and Joe Biden carried Minnesota, CNN projects.

Based on CNN's current projections, Trump now has 171 electoral votes while Biden has 215 electoral votes.

Here's the latest look at where things stand:

Reminder: Each candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

1:00 a.m. ET, November 4, 2020

Joe Biden: "We're going to have to be patient"

From CNN'S Josiah Ryan

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters on Wednesday in Wilmington.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters on Wednesday in Wilmington. Andrew Harnik/AP

Speaking in Wilmington, Delaware, Democratic nominee Joe Biden projected confidence, saying he was "feeling good," but urged patience as the votes continued to be counted in several key states across the country.

“We feel good about where we are, we really do," he said. "I’m here to tell you tonight we believe we're on track to win this election."

The former vice president then suggested he had not expected an early result, and asked his supporters to wait patiently as states continue to count and report their votes.

"We knew, because of the unprecedented early vote and the mail-in vote, it was gonna take a while," Biden continued. "We're going to have to be patient until... the hard work of tallying votes is finished, and it ain't over until every vote is counted, everybody ballot is counted."

1:07 a.m. ET, November 4, 2020

CNN Projection: Trump wins Iowa

President Trump will win Iowa, CNN projects.

There are six electoral votes at stake in Iowa. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the 2020 presidential election.

Who won in 2016: President Trump carried the state and won the general election.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer has more:

1:19 a.m. ET, November 4, 2020

Biden: "It's not my place or Donald Trump's place to declare who has won this election"

From CNN's Leinz Vales

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden along with his wife Jill Biden speaks during election night at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, early on November 4.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden along with his wife Jill Biden speaks during election night at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, early on November 4. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

As the presidential election crossed into Wednesday, Joe Biden called on his supporters to be patient as votes continue to be tallied in the fight for the White House. 

“It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to declare who has won this election,” Biden said to a crowd of supporters in Wilmington, Delaware.

The Democratic contender went on to say that he was optimistic of the outcome of the election, but it "may take a little longer" to know the results of the race.

“Keep the faith, guys, we’re going to win this,” Biden said. “Thank you. Your patience is great.”

Hear Biden speak to the crowd:

12:52 a.m. ET, November 4, 2020

Trump says he will deliver a statement tonight

President Trump just tweeted that he will be making a statement tonight.

Read his tweet:

Democratic rival Joe Biden just wrapped remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, and urged supporters to be patient as results continue to come in.

12:47 a.m. ET, November 4, 2020

Biden just briefly spoke to a crowd in Delaware

Source: Pool
Source: Pool

Joe Biden urged patience tonight in Delaware as votes continue to be counted.

"We knew this was going to go long," he told a crowd moments ago.
12:48 a.m. ET, November 4, 2020

CNN Projection: Trump wins Florida

President Trump will win Florida, CNN projects.

There are 29 electoral votes at stake in Florida. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the 2020 presidential election.

Who won in 2016: President Trump carried the Sunshine State and won the general election.

CNN's John King is at the magic wall: