US election 2020 live: Follow the latest updates

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Voters wait for the polls to open on Election Day, at Sunrise Presbyterian Church Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Sullivan's Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)


  • Election set to go to the wire
  • Joe Biden gives statement saying he’s ‘on track’ to win, and his camp says it has ‘legal teams standing by’ if the result is taken to court
  • Donald Trump says ‘we did win this election’ – but that his victory is being prevented by a ‘major fraud’ and that he’ll go to the Supreme Court. None of these claims are substantiated
  • Trump holds key states of Ohio, Iowa,Texas and Florida – but Biden gets Minnesota and could be set for significant win in Arizona, where no Democrat has won since 1996
  • The other key states to watch: Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Nevada and Pennsylvania – 
  • First candidate to 270 Electoral College votes wins
  • Democrats projected to retain control of House of Representatives – Senate race also taking place
  • Live reporting by Sunita Patel-Carstairs


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