Welcome to Election Day.

Nearly 100 million ballots have already been cast through in-person early voting and mail-in ballots. Millions more are expected to head to the polls, which started closing for the night at 7 p.m. ET.

President Trump and Joe Biden capped their campaigns with busy travel days Monday, focusing on key states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina.

Election Day also marks the culmination of several key Senate races that could determine a new balance of power in the chamber. Keep your eyes on North Carolina, Colorado, Iowa, Arizona, Maine, South Carolina and Georgia for the tightest contests.

John Hickenlooper projected to flip GOP-held Colorado Senate seat

Colorado Senate nominee John Hickenlooper will defeat Republican incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner, NBC News projected, flipping the seat to Democratic control.

Democrats need to gain four seats in the Senate in order to take majority control of the chamber. The victory of Hickenlooper, the former two-term governor of Colorado, brings them one step closer to that goal.

Gardner’s reelection bid had long been considered an uphill battle in Colorado. The state has widely backed Democratic candidates in statewide races, including Hillary Clinton’s 2016 bid for the White House and Michael Bennet’s Senate race that same year.

— Kevin Breuninger

Trump projected to win South Carolina

President Donald Trump is projected to win the presidential race in South Carolina, according to the NBC News Decision Desk. South Carolina would give him nine electoral votes.

— Todd Haselton

Trump projected to win Alabama

President Donald Trump is projected to win Alabama, according to NBC News. Alabama will give him nine Electoral College votes. Polls closed at 7 p.m. local time.

— Todd Haselton

President Donald Trump projected to win North Dakota

President Donald Trump will win North Dakota and its three electoral votes, according to projections from NBC News. Incumbent Gov. Doug Burgum, a Republican, is also projected to win reelection, according to NBC News.

— Kevin Stankiewicz

Joe Biden projected to win Colorado

Democratic candidate Joe Biden is projected to win Colorado, according to NBC News.

The state is worth nine Electoral College votes. Colorado’s polls closed at at 9 p.m. ET.

— Megan Graham

Florida is too close to call, but Miami Dade county numbers favoring Trump

Trump projected to win South Dakota

President Donald Trump is projected to win South Dakota, according to NBC News. South Dakota will give him three Electoral College votes. Polls closed at 7 p.m. local time.

Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., is projected by NBC News to have won his bid for reelection.

— Todd Haselton

Here’s where the battle for the Senate stands

Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas projected to win reelection

Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas will win his reelection fight, NBC News projects.

Cornyn, the powerful third-term senator and ally of President Donald Trump, was favored to defeat Democrat M.J. Hegar, an Air Force veteran and former House candidate.

Cornyn sits on the Senate Finance, Intelligence and Judiciary Committees.

— Kevin Breuninger

Here’s where the race for 270 stands

Key Arizona, Colorado and Michigan Senate races are too early to call

The Arizona, Colorado and Michigan Senate races are too early to call, according to NBC News.

The three contests will play a huge part in determining whether Republicans keep their 53-47 majority in the chamber.

In Arizona’s special election, Republican Sen. Martha McSally faces Democratic former astronaut Mark Kelly.

Colorado’s Republican Sen. Cory Gardner faces Democratic former Gov. John Hickenlooper. The Democrat is leading, according to NBC.

Michigan is one of two states President Donald Trump won in 2016 where a Senate Democrat faces reelection. Democratic Sen. Gary Peters faces Republican Army veteran John James.

— Jacob Pramuk

Trump projected to win Arkansas

President Donald Trump is projected to win Arkansas, according to NBC News.

The state is worth six Electoral College votes and was expected to go to Trump.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is projected by NBC News to have won his bid for reelection.

— Brian Schwartz

Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, Minnesota, Michigan, Arizona still too early to call

Presidential election results in Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, Minnesota, Michigan and Arizona remain too early to call, according to NBC News projections.

Here’s how many electoral votes are on the line for President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden:

  • Colorado (9)
  • Wisconsin (10)
  • Texas (38)
  • Minnesota (10)
  • Michigan (16)
  • Arizona (11)

Trump won Wisconsin, Texas, Michigan and Arizona in 2016.

Hannah Miao

Biden projected to win New York

Biden is projected to win the state of New York, picking up 29 electoral votes, according to NBC News. Polls closed in New York at 9 p.m. ET.

—Steve Kovach

Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks after winning reelection

156 electoral votes on the line for polls closing at 9 p.m. ET

Here are all the states closing at 9 p.m. ET and the electoral votes they each carry. There are 156 electoral votes in total up for grabs from the following states:

  • Arizona (11)
  • Colorado (9)
  • Kansas (6)
  • Louisiana (8)
  • Michigan (16)
  • Minnesota (10)
  • Nebraska (5)
  • New Mexico (5)
  • New York (29)
  • North Dakota (3)
  • South Dakota (3)
  • Texas (38)
  • Wisconsin (10)
  • Wyoming (3)

— Steve Kovach

Trump and GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito projected to win West Virginia

President Donald Trump will win the West Virginia presidential race against former Vice President Joe Biden, NBC News projects.

Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia’s junior senator, is also projected to defeat her Democratic rival, according to NBC.

Neither result was unexpected. Trump beat then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race by more than 40 percentage points in West Virginia, exit polls showed. Now, as in 2016, he is projected to walk away with the state’s five electoral votes.

Capito was widely favored to defeat Democrat Paula Jean Swearengin.

— Kevin Breuninger

Polls close in Arkansas

Arkansas is the only state closing polls for the night at 8:30 p.m. ET. The state has six electoral votes. — Jessica Dickler

Biden projected to win Connecticut

Democratic nominee Joe Biden is projected to win Connecticut, according to the NBC News Decision desk. It will give him seven additional electoral votes. Hillary Clinton won the state in 2016. The polls closed at 8 p.m. ET.

— Todd Haselton

Trump projected to win presidential race in Tennessee

President Donald Trump is projected to win the presidential race in Tennessee, according to NBC News.

Tennessee has 11 electoral votes, which Trump also won in 2016 with 61% of the vote. The last Democratic candidate to win the state was Bill Clinton, who won in both 1992 and 1996, according to NBC.

Polls in Tennessee closed at 8 p.m. ET.

— Carmen Reinicke

Mitch McConnell projected to win Kentucky Senate race

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will win reelection in Kentucky, NBC News projected.

The Republican will defeat Democratic former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath. While McGrath drew gobs of money as she took on the top Senate Republican, polls consistently showed her trailing McConnell in the red state.

It only remains to be seen whether McConnell will lead a GOP in the Senate majority or minority in January.

While he has distanced himself from Trump in some areas — particularly on both the White House’s handling of its coronavirus outbreak and on the size of a potential stimulus package — McConnell has found common ground with Trump on numerous critical issues. Most recently, he moved swiftly to confirm Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett before the election.

— Jacob Pramuk

Florida is too close to call and in Pennsylvania it’s too early

The presidential race in Florida is too close to call and in Pennsylvania it’s too early, according to NBC News.

Both states are key for both President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden as they battle it out for the White House on election night.

The polls going into Election Day showed both candidates basically tied in those states. Florida and Pennsylvania combined are worth 49 Electoral College votes.

— Brian Schwartz

Here’s what Election Day looked like across America

Trump projected to win Kentucky’s presidential race

President Donald Trump is projected to win Kentucky’s eight electoral votes, according to NBC News.

Polls showed Kentucky, the home of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was heavily favored for Trump over Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

The Bluegrass State has voted for the GOP’s presidential candidate in every race since 2000. In the 2016 election, Trump won more than 62% of Kentucky’s electorate over Hillary Clinton.

— Kevin Breuninger

Trump is projected to win in Oklahoma

President Donald Trump is projected to win the presidential race in Oklahoma, NBC News projects.

Trump won the state’s seven electoral votes in 2016 as well, with 65% of the vote. Polls closed at 8 p.m. ET.
— Jessica Dickler

Maine and Alabama Senate races are too early to call, according to NBC News

The Senate races in Maine and Alabama, two of the most important in the fight for control of the chamber, are too early to call, according to NBC News.

Polls showed the two states were among the most likely to flip party control entering Election Day.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is trying to defend her seat against Democratic state House Speaker Sara Gideon. Meanwhile, Democratic Sen. Doug Jones aims to hold off former college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Alabama, a red state.

Republicans hope to hold their 53-47 majority in the Senate.

— Jacob Pramuk

Biden projected to win Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey

Democratic nominee Joe Biden is projected to win electoral votes in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey, according to the NBC News Decision Desk.

Those four states would give him 38 electoral votes, adding to his projected win in Vermont with three electoral votes.

The states each have the following number of electoral votes:

  • Delaware (3)
  • Maryland (10)
  • Massachusetts (11)
  • New Jersey (14)

—Lauren Feiner

Metro Atlanta could experience delays in ballot counting due to burst pipe

Election officials in Fulton County, Georgia, arrived at State Farm Arena on Tuesday morning to a burst pipe in the room above where absentee ballots are being scanned.

While no ballots or machinery were damaged, the incident delayed officials’ ballot counting by about four hours, according to Fulton County spokesperson Regina Walker.

Fulton County includes metro Atlanta and is the most populous county in Georgia.

Walker told NBC News that county officials are pushing to complete vote tallies Tuesday night, though she did not give an estimated completion time.

Georgia is considered a battleground state in 2020 with competitive presidential, Senate and House races.

The incident was first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Hannah Miao

Polls close in Pennsylvania, Florida and these other states

The next round of states are closing their polls at 8 p.m. ET.

  • Alabama (9 electoral votes)
  • Connecticut (7)
  • Delaware (3)
  • DC (3)
  • Florida (29)
  • Illinois (20)
  • Maine (4)
  • Maryland (10)
  • Massachusetts (11)
  • Mississippi (6)
  • Missouri (10)
  • New Hampshire (4)
  • New Jersey (14)
  • Oklahoma (7)
  • Pennsylvania (20)
  • Rhode Island (4)
  • Tennessee (11)

— Jessica Bursztynsky

Georgia and South Carolina Senate races too early to call

Senate races in Georgia and South Carolina remain too close to call, according to NBC News projections.

Both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats are up for grabs in 2020. Republican Sen. David Perdue faces Democrat Jon Ossoff. Top candidates for the other open Georgia U.S. Senate seat are Republican Sen. Kelley Loeffler, Democrat Matt Lieberman, Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Doug Collins.

If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in either race, the top two finishers will compete in a critical January runoff election.

In South Carolina, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison are competing for a Senate seat.

These races could help help determine the majority party of the U.S. Senate following the 2020 election.

Polls closed at 7 p.m. ET in both states.

Hannah Miao

North Carolina and Ohio are too early to call winner in presidential race

The presidential contests in the battleground states of North Carolina and Ohio are too close to project a winner, according to NBC News.

In North Carolina, 15 Electoral College votes are at stake in the contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Most of the more than 2,500 precinct polling places in the Tar Heel State were set to close at 7:30 p.m. ET, but four were granted deadline extensions of up to 45 minutes because of delays in opening Tuesday morning.

Ohio has 18 electoral votes at stake.

Polls were set to close at 7:30 p.m. ET in the Buckeye State.

– Dan Mangan

North Carolina’s key Senate race is too early to call, according to NBC News

The Senate race in North Carolina is too early to call, according to NBC News.

The election pits Republican Sen. Thom Tillis against Democratic former state Sen. Cal Cunningham. Polls entering Election Day showed a neck-and-neck contest for the seat.

The race will play a major role in determining whether Republicans keep their 53-47 Senate majority.

— Jacob Pramuk

Joe Biden is projected to win Vermont’s presidential race, according to NBC News

Former Vice President Joe Biden will win the presidential contest in Vermont, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ home state, NBC News projects.

Biden was heavily favored to win the deep-blue Northeastern state’s three electoral votes. Vermont has voted for the Democratic presidential candidate in every race since 1992.

Sanders, an independent and self-described democratic socialist, has served in the Senate since 2007. He ran against Biden in the 2020 Democratic primaries but became a surrogate for the nominee.

— Kevin Breuninger

Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia

The next round of states will close their polls at 7:30 p.m. ET.

  • North Carolina (15 electoral votes)
  • Ohio (18)
  • West Virginia (5)

— Jessica Bursztynsky

Trump is projected to win Indiana’s presidential election, according to NBC News

President Donald Trump will win the presidential vote in Indiana, Vice President Mike Pence’s home state, NBC News projects.

Polls entering Election Day showed the Republican incumbent heavily favored to carry the state.

Trump will win Indiana’s 11 electoral votes, as he did in 2016. Pence was Indiana governor from 2013 to 2017 and a member of Indiana’s congressional delegation from 2001 to 2013.

Federal election watchers will also keep an eye on the state’s 5th Congressional District, a suburban seat Republicans are trying to defend.

— Jacob Pramuk

Polls close in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia

The first round of states are about to close their polls for the night at 7 p.m. ET.

  • Georgia (16 electoral votes)
  • Indiana (11)
  • Kentucky (8)
  • South Carolina (9)
  • Vermont (3)
  • Virginia (13)

— Jessica Bursztynsky

Facebook to notify users they can still vote if they are already in line after polls close

Facebook is notifying U.S. users they can still vote if they are already in line after polls close Tuesday.

The company will show these notifications at the top of users’ Facebook and Instagram apps, a spokesman for the social media company said. The notifications will be shown to people of voting age as polls start to close in their states, and they’ll be shown nationwide on Instagram starting at 7 p.m. ET.

The notifications will also direct users to election updates from the company’s voter information center, where they can get accurate election information.

— Salvador Rodriguez

Majority of voters want the Supreme Court to keep Obamacare, NBC exit poll shows

A slim majority of voters nationwide want the Supreme Court to keep the Affordable Care Act as it is, according to NBC News exit polls.

Fifty-three percent of voters would keep the 2010 health-care law as it is, and 42% percent would overturn it, according to a poll of early and Election Day voters.

Low-income voters show the strongest support for Obamacare, according to the NBC poll. Sixty-one percent of voters with family income under $50,000 would keep the Affordable Care Act the same, compared with 44% of voters with family incomes of $50,000 to $100,000 and 55% with incomes over $100,000.

Health-care policy was cited by voters as one of the most important issues in the 2018 midterm election but has been overtaken in the presidential election by the economy, coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice, according to NBC. About 11% of voters said health-care policy was the most important issue in deciding their vote.

— Carmen Reinicke

Georgia votes will be tallied by noon Wednesday ‘at the very latest,’ state official says

Votes in Georgia will be tallied by noon Wednesday “at the very latest,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told NBC News.

Record early voting turnout will help the state count votes “faster than many other states,” Raffensperger said. Votes could be tallied as soon as Tuesday night, he added.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Raffensperger’s office said lines to vote averaged just a two minute wait.

Georgia awarded its 16 electoral votes to President Donald Trump in 2016 but is considered a close race this election.

— Lauren Feiner

US stock futures rise as polls in Kentucky, Indiana begin to close

U.S. stock futures rose about 10 minutes after the start of the extended trading as select polls in Kentucky and Indiana closed, marking the beginning of an overnight session expected to twist and turn depending on the election results.

Dow futures were last seen up 150 points after at first opening little changed. S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures rose 0.5% and 0.35%, respectively.

The positive move in futures came after stocks clinched yet another strong day of gains during Tuesday’s regular session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 554.98 points higher, or up 2.1%, at 27,480.03.

Cyclical industrial and financials were the best-performing sectors in the S&P 500, gaining more than 2% each.

The S&P 500 climbed 1.8% to 3,369.16 and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.9% to 11,160.57. The Dow gained more than 400 points on Monday, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose 1.2% and 0.4%, respectively.

— Thomas Franck

SOURCE : https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/03/election-2020-live-results-updates-trump-biden.html