Voting ends in major Rust Belt battlefields as Florida too close to call


All of the races called so far have gone as planned, including reliable red states like Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee for Trump and safe blue states like Vermont, Massachusetts and New York for Biden.However, voting is now over on the key battlefield of Florida, a state whose outcome will offer an indication of who is on track to win the 2020 presidential election.

Polling stations also closed in the Rust Belt states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin – key to Trump’s 2016 victory – as well as Texas, traditionally a Republican state but in which Biden has polled heavily.

The other states where the vote is finished are Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. .

Final poll shows Joe Biden has the best chance of winning tonight, leading Donald Trump nationally by an average 8.4% in the final reading, more than double Hillary Clinton’s lead on Day of elections in 2016.

According to the US forecasting site FiveThirtyEight, Biden has a nine-in-ten chance of victory, and Democrats have a 72 percent chance of taking control of the Senate, House and Presidency. Pollster YouGov predicts Biden will sweep the board with 364 constituency votes and 53.2 percent of the popular vote.

Negative polls and dire predictions for Trump don’t mean a shock result is impossible. Despite a tumultuous year, his approval ratings have barely changed, with grassroots support for his stewardship of the economy and his stance on migration.


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