Election 2020 Live Updates: Joe Biden is elected the 46th President, Harris first woman VP
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Election day has arrived in Florida.
TV20 will have you covered on the air and online with all the latest information about the presidential race and of course in North Central Florida.
Starting from 5 p.m., WCJB will have live cut-ins on the air throughout the night with the latest results and poll numbers, while we will also post up to date information in this story.
This story will also include links to all our stories posted about the Election in one place.
LINK TO THE ELECTORAL MAP (AP)
Trump supporters come out in Georgia
Celebrations after Biden called winner
Trump declines to concede election, future TBD
Trump said in a statement that “our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.” FULL STORY HERE.
Harris becomes first Black woman, South Asian elected VP
Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. FULL STORY HERE
Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.
LIVE: Georgia election officials are holding a news conference as the final votes are being counted in the battleground state.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney told President Donald Trump to ‘put his big boy pants on’ and concede the election during a Friday news conference.
LIVE: Election officials in Clark County, Nevada are providing an update on election returns as the presidential race remains too close to call.
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday morning he supports President Trump making legal challenges if there are voting irregularities as Democratic nominee Joe Biden takes the lead in most battleground states.
Morning story clicks
- Trump predicts ‘lot of litigation’ in fight to keep his job
- Man seen on Mich. election conspiracy theory video was TV photojournalist on the job
- EXPLAINER: States still in play and what makes them that way
- Biden eases ahead in Georgia and Pennsylvania; Trump attacks election process
Joe Biden overtakes President Trump in Pennsylvania.
Joe Biden overtakes President Trump in Georgia
AP FACT CHECK: Trump fabricates election corruption
A look at his remarks, coming as Democrat Joe Biden made progress toward the electoral votes needed to claim the presidency. FULL STORY HERE
Election officials worried by threats and protesters
“I can tell you that my wife and my mother are very concerned for me,” said Joe Gloria, the registrar in Clark County, Nevada, which includes Las Vegas. FULL STORY HERE
Trump hits election integrity as votes still being counted
With votes still being counted across the nation, President Donald Trump on Thursday sought to undermine confidence in the nation’s election, making unsupported accusations from the White House about the integrity of the results in his race against Democrat Joe Biden. FULL STORY HERE
Postal Service told to sweep processing centers for mail-in ballots
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to perform twice daily sweeps of processing centers in states with extended ballot receipt deadlines to check for mail-in votes and to expedite them for delivery. FULL STORY HERE
Democratic nominee Joe Biden said he is confident he will win the election when all of the votes are counted.
EXPLAINING RACE CALLS: Presidential race too early to call
The Associated Press is not calling the presidential race yet because neither candidate has secured the 270 electoral college votes needed for victory.
Joe Biden attended a COVID-19 briefing on Thursday in Delaware as the race for President remained too close to call.
Trump sues in 3 states, laying ground for contesting election outcome; 2 lawsuits dismissed
A Michigan judge has dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump’s campaign in a dispute over whether Republican challengers had access to the handling of absentee ballots.
LIVE: The Trump campaign is making an announcement in Nevada as the battleground state remains too close to call.
- Biden pushes closer to victory in race for the White House
- Election observers says no evidence of fraud despite Trump’s claim
LIVE: Poll workers in Philadelphia continue to process ballots as the race tightens in Pennsylvania between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Per the AP Joe Biden takes Michigan.
The AP now has Biden at 264 electoral votes compared to President Trump’s 214
Several outlets have projected Joe Biden to win Michigan, however, the AP has not. In the same vein, the AP has called Arizona for Biden, while other outlets like ABC have not.
Trump Campaign holds news conference
Joe Biden holds news conference
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Trump sues in Pennsylvania, Michigan; asks for Wis. recount
The Trump campaign said it filed lawsuits Wednesday in Pennsylvania and Michigan, laying the groundwork for contesting the outcome in undecided battleground states that could determine whether President Donald Trump gets another four years in the White House. FULL STORY HERE
Biden wins Wisconsin, presidency still hangs in balance
The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday as Democratic challenger Joe Biden picked up a win in Wisconsin and fought President Donald Trump in other battleground states that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House. FULL STORY HERE
The electoral map, according to the AP, after they projected Joe Biden to win Wisconsin.
Alachua County preparing for a recount over Charter Amendment
The County Growth Management Amendment passed by only 134 votes. FULL STORY HERE
President Trump’s campaign manager says they would request recount in Wisconsin.
WEDNESDAY MORNING CLICKS
- Voter turnout in North Central Florida
- Trump seeks to stop ‘all voting,’ but only counting remains
- Northern battlegrounds could hold key to Trump-Biden outcome
- World waits nervously, impatiently for US vote count
- Few problems reported during tranquil Election Day at polls
STORY: Kat Cammack reacts to win
STORY: Republican Joe Harding discusses his win in the District 22 race
President Trump makes statement
- Darby is the new sheriff in Dixie County (includes reaction)
- Robby Hollingsworth wins county commissioner District 3 race in Columbia County
- New Union County superintendent elected for the first time in 20 years
STORY: Spooner is the first African American woman elected to County Commission in Bradford County history.
Marion Co. School Board Dist. 1 (Runoff): Allison Campbell (N) beats Lori Conrad (N)
Incumbent Chuck Clemons beat Democratic challenger Kayser Enneking on Tuesday, after Enneking concedes.
Stan McClain will continue to represent District 23. McClain beat newcomer, Cynthia Dela Rosa, for the District 23 seat in the State House of Representatives.
Alachua Co. Commission Dist. 1: Mary Alford defeats Raemi Eagle-Glenn
Alachua Co. Commission Dist. 3: Anna Prizzia (D) defeats Joy Glanzer (R)
High Springs City Commission Seat 1: Ross Ambrose wins
High Springs City Commission Seat 2: Gloria James wins
Columbia Co. Commission Dist. 3 (Runoff): Robby Hollingsworth beats Bucky Nash
Lake City Council Dist. 13 (Runoff): C. Todd Sampson beats James Crenshaw
Fort White Mayor: Ronnie Frazier beats James Richardson
Suwannee Co. Sheriff: Sam St. John (R) wins
Suwannee Co. School Board Dist. 2 (Runoff): Norman Crawford beats Monica Ford-Davis
Levy Co. Schools Superintendent: Chris Cowart (R) beats Jerry Lawrence (N)
Per the AP Kat Cammack wins District 3 race over Democrat, Adam Christiansen, becomes youngest Republican woman in Congress. FULL STORY HERE
Dunnellon City Council Seat 1/Mayor: Bill White (N) beats Curtis D. Burns Jr. (N)
Dunnellon City Council Seat 2: Louise E. Kenny (N) wins
Dunnellon City Council Seat 5: Jan Cubbage (N) beats Jay Dugan (N)
U.S. House District 2: Neal Dunn (R) wins
U.S. House District 5: Al Lawson (D) beats Gary Adler (R)
Dixie Co. Commission Dist. 1: Jody Stephenson (N) beats Gary Montgomery (N)
Dixie Co. Commission Dist. 3: Mark Hatch (R) beats John Jenkins (N)
Dixie Co. Commission Dist. 5: James T. Valentine (R) wins
Dixie Co. School Board Dist. 1: Cheryl Pridgeon (N) beats Samantha C. Sanders (N)
Union Co. Schools Superintendent: Michael W. Ripplinger (R) beats David Harris (N)
Presidential Race Update
- AP projects President Trump to win West Virginia, Kentucky
- AP projects Joe Biden wins Vermont.
Bradford Co. Commission Dist. 1: Carolyn B. Spooner (D) beats Robby Stokley (R)
Bradford Co. Commission Dist. 5: Diane Andrews (R) beats Carol Mosley (D)
Bradford Co. Schools Superintendent: Will Hartley (N) beats Stacey Creighton (R)
Hampton City Council: Frank Bryant and Douglas Williamson voted in
Polls are closed
FBI investigates robocalls warning voters to ‘stay home’
The automated calls were placed to residents in nearly 90 percent of U.S. area codes. FULL STORY HERE
Non-Election Local Stories you may be interested:
- Florida football, Gators athletics reports no new COVID-19 cases
- United Faculty of Florida at UF files grievance against University of Florida
People place ‘I voted’ stickers on Susan B. Anthony’s gravesite after casting ballots
An election day tradition continues, as people placed their stickers on the headstone at renowned suffragist’s gravesite. FULL STORY HERE
Trump, Biden hand their fate to voters, with robust turnout
President Donald Trump and Joe Biden handed their fate Tuesday to voters, who will decide which man will steer the country through the surging pandemic that has killed over 231,000 people, destroyed jobs and reshaped nearly every aspect of American life. FULL STORY HERE
Rumbling threats of legal challenges echo on Election Day
Even before Election Day, the 2020 race was the most litigated in memory. President Donald Trump is promising more to come. FULL STORY HERE.
Republicans try to maintain power in Senate, Democrats seek to widen majority in House
Two Republican Senate seats are leaning Democrat, while the GOP looks to flip two other seats. Seven others are listed as toss-ups. FULL STORY HERE
USPS reports drop in on-time ballot deliveries ahead of Election Day
The U.S. Postal Service moved fewer mail-in ballots on-time Monday in critical battleground states than it did in the previous day. FULL STORY HERE
US voters mark end of election like no other at the polls
At least 98.8 million people voted before Election Day, about 71 percent of the nearly 139 million ballots cast during the 2016 presidential election, according to data collected by The Associated Press. FULL STORY HERE
Polls are open across North Central Florida.
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