The Republican is challenged by former Barack Obama vice president Joe Biden, who – three weeks before his 78th birthday – wants to become the oldest person to be elected to the Oval Office.
The 59th quadrennial presidential election of the United States was uniquely shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic which has left the country scarred by death, division and economic desperation.
Fearing the risk of catching the virus on election day, more than 92 million Americans voted early in an unprecedented wave of early voting, which has led experts to predict the turnout will be higher than n any election since 1908.
Biden enjoyed a healthy edge over Trump in national opinion polls heading into the election.
However, the race was much tighter in crucial swing states like Florida, North Carolina and Ohio and you can follow the results live overnight with our interactive map.
Results are expected to start arriving in the early hours of Wednesday UK time.
The magic number that holds the key to the White House for Trump or Biden is 270 Electoral College votes and you can follow their progress below.
And you can check out the latest results alphabetically below.
|State||Projected winner||Votes of the electoral college|
|District of Colombia||Biden||3|
|New Hampshire||Pending result||4|
|New Mexico||Pending result||5|
|New York||Pending result||29|
|North Carolina||Pending result||15|
|North Dakota||Pending result||3|
|Caroline from the south||Asset||9|
|Dakota du Sud||Pending result||3|
|* Nebraska and Maine may split the votes between candidates|