Election 2020 presidential results

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

Updated 8:17 AM ET, Sat November 7, 2020
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8:53 a.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Trump has told people he has no plans to concede

From CNN's Kaitlan Collins

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House on November 5.
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House on November 5. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

In conversations with allies in recent days, President Trump has said he has no intention to concede the election to Joe Biden, even if his path to a second term in office is effectively blocked by losses in places like Georgia and Pennsylvania. 

Aides, including his chief of staff Mark Meadows, have not attempted to bring Trump to terms of what’s happening and have instead fed his baseless claim that the election is being stolen from him. 

Trump’s allies have grown concerned that someone is going to have to reckon with the President that his time in office is potentially coming to an end, though they have not decided who should be the one to do it. There has been talk of potentially Jared Kushner or Ivanka Trump doing so, sources said. 

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8:36 a.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Philadelphia will post more than 20,000 votes in 10 to 15 minutes

From Kate Bolduan and Pam Brown

Philadelphia is expected to post results of more than 20,000 mail-in ballots cast in next 10 to 15 minutes, a source familiar with the Philadelphia counting tells CNN.

Earlier today, Philadelphia reported it had 50,000 mail-in votes still to tabulate.

8:22 a.m. ET, November 6, 2020

More results expected from Pennsylvania soon

Election officials are expected to soon release more results on their vote count in the Keystone State.

Biden is only behind President Trump by a little more than 18,000 votes in Pennsylvania right now, after having trailed at one point by more than half a million ballots in the hours after polls closed. Tens of thousands of votes — most of them from strongly Democratic areas, including around Philadelphia — remain to be counted.

Here's why this matters: Trump cannot find a route to 270 electoral votes without Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes.

Right now, Biden has 253 electoral votes. If he wins Pennsylvania, he's over the 270 electoral vote threshold.

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

8:17 a.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Secret Service sends more agents to Delaware in anticipation of a potential Biden win

From CNN's Jamie Gangel,Betsy Klein, Noah Gray, Peter Morris, Sarah Mucha

More US Secret Service agents have been sent to Wilmington, Delaware, in anticipation of a potential Joe Biden presidential win, CNN has learned. 

The extra Secret Service agents were sent to Delaware Thursday, two sources said, with one law enforcement source telling CNN, “This was anticipated.”  

Some context: Upon a presidential win, the USSS detail for a president-elect would get larger and mirror the size and scope of a president's. Additional airspace security measures are also implemented, a source familiar with USSS protocols said. A team for Biden has been on standby since last week, the source said.

“This is as expected. It’s actually a little bit delayed. It’s not telegraphing any specific concern,” a senior law enforcement official said. The bolstering of security typically happens on election night, the official said, but USSS has played it "cautiously" as the agency does not want seen as making a decision on the election. 

On Wednesday, CNN observed additional security assets in Biden’s motorcade consistent with Presidential entourages that are equipped to handle a wide variety of threats and situations and are not part of the typical secret service teams a candidate receives, in addition to Biden’s original detail.

A USSS spokesperson declined to provide additional details, telling CNN, “For operational security reasons, the Secret Service cannot discuss specifically or in general terms the means, methods or resources we utilize to carry out our protective mission.”

This was first reported by Washington Post. 

8:17 a.m. ET, November 6, 2020

McConnell: "Every legal vote should be counted"

From CNN's Bridget Nolan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 4.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 4. Jon Cherry/Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted Friday:

"Every legal vote should be counted. Any illegally-submitted ballots must not."

McConnell's tweet marks his first public comment since President Trump's remarks in the White House yesterday, in which he claimed, without evidence, that there was widespread voter fraud.

There have been no legitimate allegations of widespread voter fraud in this race.

"Here’s how this must work in our great country: Every legal vote should be counted. Any illegally-submitted ballots must not. All sides must get to observe the process. And the courts are here to apply the laws & resolve disputes. That's how Americans' votes decide the result," McConnell tweeted

8:20 a.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Georgia's Gwinnett County completes counting of absentee ballots

From CNN’s Justin Gamble

Gwinnett County spokesman Joe Sorenson said the county has finished counting more than 4,000 absentee ballots. He said they will key in those results starting at 8 a.m. ET.

Sorenson said the only thing they have left to count are provisional ballots and any ballots that they have to adjudicate. 

Gwinnett County is northeast of Atlanta and is the second most populous county in the state.

Joe Biden has taken a narrow lead in Georgia with 99% of the state vote count reported. The state has 16 electoral votes.

Trump cannot find a route to 270 electoral votes without Georgia and Pennsylvania, so his chances of securing reelection will hinge on developments in the two states in the coming hours.

8:18 a.m. ET, November 6, 2020

As we wait on more votes from Pennsylvania, here's where things stand in 5 key states

It's the Friday after Election Day, and we are expecting Pennsylvania to soon release more votes.

Currently, Joe Biden is only behind President Trump by a little more than 18,000 votes in the Keystone State after having trailed, at one point, by more than half a million ballots in the hours after polls closed.

Pennsylvania is one of several states where the race is still too close for CNN to make a projection.

Here's a look at where the vote stands in other states that have not yet been called:

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7:53 a.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Chris Christie: Trump's White House remarks "inflame without informing"

From CNN's Betsy Klein

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attends a news conference at the White House on September 27.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attends a news conference at the White House on September 27. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called on President Trump to provide evidence for his claims in the White House briefing room, which, he said, “inflame without informing.”

“So if this stuff is going on that the President's talking about, all of us want it ferreted out, because it would undercut everything that we believe in in our system. But as a prosecutor, that's like asking me to indict someone without showing me any evidence. If you're gonna say those things from behind the podium at the White House – it's his right to do it, it's his right to pursue legal action, but show us the evidence,” Christie said on ABC News Thursday. 

Christie is an ABC contributor. 

Trump has not shown evidence to back up his claims of election fraud, which have so far been completely unsubstantiated.

“We heard nothing today about any evidence. I want to know what backs up what he said, so that I can analyze it. And let me tell you, if he's right I'll be outraged, I'm sure you would be, too,” Christie said.

He continued,

“This kind of thing, all it does is inflame without informing. And we cannot permit inflammation without information.” 
7:59 a.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Despite no evidence of widespread fraud, Trump campaign sets up voter fraud hotline

From CNN's Kaitlan Collins

President Trump’s campaign attorneys worked into the night attempting to justify the President’s baseless claims of widespread electoral fraud as Joe Biden edged into the lead.

In what may be a sign of how the campaign is viewing what could be its final hours, a source said they set up a hotline to take incoming calls about alleged voter fraud. They even set up an entire room at their headquarters in Arlington dedicated to the hotline.

Despite the president’s insistence, there have been no legitimate allegations of widespread voter fraud in this race.

Trump has framed the vote counting process as a conspiracy to steal the election from him — and the hotline is further evidence of how his staff is trying to justify his claims after the fact.

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