Live blog: 2020 election results from across the US

Nov 3, 2020, 5:00 PM | Updated: Nov 4, 2020, 1:15 am

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The conclusion of a contentious presidential campaign cycle comes to an end Tuesday as the U.S. selects a commander in chief for at least the next four years.

Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden face off in the race to achieve 270 electoral votes.

Both campaigns insisted they had a pathway to victory, though Biden’s options for winning the required 270 Electoral College votes were more plentiful. Trump was banking on a surge of enthusiasm from his most loyal supporters in addition to potential legal maneuvers.

The momentum from early voting carried into Election Day, as an energized electorate produced long lines at polling sites throughout the country.

Voters braved worries of the coronavirus, threats of polling place intimidation and expectations of long lines caused by changes to voting systems, but appeared undeterred as turnout appeared it would easily surpass the 139 million ballots cast four years ago.

Here’s the latest on the presidential race:

1:00 a.m.

Biden has won the battleground state of Arizona.

11:00 p.m.

Trump has won Texas, according to AP.

Polls have closed in Alaska, the final state to close polls.

10:36 p.m.

Republican Joni Ernst has been reelected to the U.S. Senate from Iowa, defeating Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield, according to AP.

Trump has won Florida and its 29 electoral votes, according to AP.

10:24 p.m.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been reelected to the U.S. House from California’s 12th Congressional District, according to AP.

AP has called Hawaii and Minnesota for Joe Biden, while calling Ohio, Montana and Iowa for Trump.

9:00 p.m.

Polls have closed in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

Biden has won California, Oregon and Washington, according to AP.

AP has called Idaho and Utah for Trump.

8:56 p.m.

Biden has won New Hampshire, according to AP.

8:33 p.m.

AP has called the state of Missouri for Trump.

8:12 p.m.

Republican Tommy Tuberville has been elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, beating Democrat incumbent Doug Jones, according to AP.

8:00 p.m.

Polls have closed in Iowa, Montana, Nevada and Utah.

Trump has won Kansas, according to AP.

Republican Lindsey Graham has been reelected to the U.S. Senate from South Carolina, beating Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, according to AP.

7:44 p.m.

Democrat John Hickenlooper beats Republican incumbent Cory Gardner and is elected to the U.S. Senate from Colorado, according to AP.

7:38 p.m.

Biden has won Colorado, according to AP.

7:28 p.m.

Biden has won the District of Columbia, according to AP.

7:00 p.m.

Polls have closed in Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, Wyoming and parts of Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas.

AP has called North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Louisiana and Nebraska for Trump.

Biden has won New York and New Mexico, according to AP.

6:54 p.m.

Trump has won Indiana, according to AP.

6:30 p.m.

The polls have closed in Arkansas and AP has called the state for Trump.

6:00 p.m.

Polls have closed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and parts of Tennessee, New Hampshire and Florida.

Mitch McConnell has won reelection to the U.S. Senate from Kentucky, according to AP.

AP has called South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Oklahoma for Trump.

Biden wins Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island, according to AP.

5:31 p.m.

Polls have closed in North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia.

Biden wins Virginia.

The President has won West Virginia, according to AP.

5:00 p.m.

Polls have closed in six states, including Georgia, Virginia and Vermont.

The Associated Press has already called Vermont for Biden.

Trump has already won Kentucky, according to AP.

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Live blog: 2020 election results from across the US