UPDATE: Nov. 6, 2020, 11:00 a.m. ET—With less than 1,000 votes separating Biden and Trump, the state of Georgia is heading for a recount.
“This process is and will remain open and transparent to monitors,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger said. Candidates must be within half a percentage point of each other to trigger a recount.
UPDATE: Nov. 6, 2020, 9:30 a.m. ET—Joe Biden is leading in Pennsylvania by 5,587 votes with 95% reporting.
UPDATE: Nov. 6, 2020, 4:36 a.m. ET—Joe Biden just took the lead in Georgia. He’s pulled ahead of Trump by 917 votes. No Democrat has won Georgia in a presidential race since former President Bill Clinton in 1992.
UPDATE: Nov. 5, 2020, 2:50 p.m. ET—With 99% reporting in Michigan, Biden has 50.6% of the votes and Trump has 47.9%, the Associated Press reports.
UPDATE: Nov. 5, 2020, 2:00 a.m. ET—With numbers still coming in from Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, the Biden-Harris campaign has launched its transition website, “Build Back Better,” in anticipation of winning the election.
“The American people will determine who will serve as the next President of the United States. Votes are still being counted in several states around the country. The crises facing the country are severe — from a pandemic to an economic recession, climate change to racial injustice — and the transition team will continue preparing at full speed so that the Biden‑Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One.”
CNN correspondent Pete Muntean reports that the FAA posted a pair of new Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) over Wilmington, Delaware, where former Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden reside, for “special security reasons.”
UPDATE: Nov. 4, 2020, 6:00 p.m. ET— The Trump campaign and the Georgia Republican Party have filed a lawsuit against the Chatham County Board of Elections. According to the lawsuit, a Republican observer witnessed a poll worker take absentee ballots received after 7:00 p.m. from a back room and mix them into processed absentee ballots waiting to be counted, the Associated Press reports.
Georgia ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to count.
Trump’s campaign also filed lawsuits on Wednesday to stop the counting of ballots in Michigan and Pennsylvania, CNBC reports.
The president continues to spread false information about the election claiming that he’s won and demanding that vote count be stopped. In response, Twitter continues to censor his false, misleading, and unsubstantiated tweets.
UPDATE: Nov. 4, 2020, 5:00 p.m. ET — The states of Michigan—and its 16 electoral votes—and Wisconsin—and its 10 electoral votes—have been called for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Currently, Biden has 264 electoral votes to Trump’s 214, the Associated Press reports.
“Plain and simple, Donald Trump has lost Wisconsin, he is losing Michigan, and he is losing the presidency,” Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said.
While many Americans sit glued to computer screens, cell phones, and televisions across the nation, nervous that Donald Trump might pull a 2016 and win this thing, former Vice President Joe Biden told supporters in Delaware to keep calm. It’s not over yet.
“We believe we are on track to win this election… keep the faith,” the Democratic presidential nominee told a cheering crowd in his home town of Wilmington. “It ain’t over until every vote is counted.”
He continued, “We knew because of the unprecedented early vote, the mail in vote, that it would take awhile. We have to be patient.”
Biden is currently winning the popular vote 65,803,249 to Trump’s 64,114,563. Biden is also winning the electoral college vote 225 to Trump’s 213.
“We’re feeling good about where we are,” he said, before telling the crowd, “And by the way, we’re going to win Pennsylvania.”
Former President Barack Obama clawed his way to victory in Pennsylvania twice. At the time, pundits predicted that there were “Reagan Democrats” just waiting to vote for Trump.
They were right. In 2016, Trump turned three counties in the state—Luzerne, Erie and Northhampton—red.
But Biden is not deterred.
“Every time I’d walk down to my grandpa’s house up in Scranton, he’d yell, ‘Joey, keep the faith.’ And my grandma when she was alive would say, ‘No, Joey, spread it.'”
“Keep the faith, guys, we’re going to win this,” Biden said as Dr. Jill Biden cheered at his side. “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Speaking from the White House early Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump complained of voter suppression and said the race, allegedly moving in his favor, was still “not even close.” This mirrored one of his tweets early Tuesday night: “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!”
Twitter blocked the unsubstantiated tweet with the following caveat, “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”