Election day is here. Donald Trump and Joe Biden need 270 electoral college votes to be the next US president.
Biden is leading in the polls but the country’s unique voting system means the election could be decided in a few key battleground states.
Early voting fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic and a bitter campaign means turnout is on course to easily beat 2016.
Scroll past this results map for key updates.
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- The race in the swing state of Florida is very tight and while it is too early to call it seems to be trending toward Donald Trump.
After Florida, attention will turn to the remaining key states of Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, which are set to play a big role in the outcome of the vote.
Biden, who is leading in national polls, is projected to win states including Massachusetts and New Jersey.
Trump is projected to claim Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.The number of people voting early approaches 102 million – a record.
Nigel Farage, former Brexit Party leader says he thinks Donald Trump will be reelected
“We’re going to see all sorts of strange results state-by-state tonight. The question is will he get to 270 votes in the electoral college? I think he will,” Farage told Euronews in Washington D.C.
He said he was concerned that left-wing voters would create unrest, pointing to boarded up windows in Washington D.C. in the event of a Trump win. He also said that Brussels would hate Trump being reelected because he believes in “nation-states.”03:32
Tight race in Florida is a good sign for Donald Trump
Florida could be the first swing state to be called in this race. It is a key state without which incumbent Donald Trump’s path to reelection would be very complicated. Republicans have said they are encouraged by the vote returns in the state, which is likely to be called for Trump. Democrats in particular had a smaller showing in Miami-Dade County among Hispanic voters.
Residents in Doonbeg, County Clare are firmly in the Trump camp. The success of the Trump International Hotel situated in the village has generated so much revenue for the surrounding economy, he can do no wrong in their eyes.
“Local employment, remaining local access to the beach area, using local suppliers,” are some of the reasons for the hotel’s popularity among locals, Doonberg trader Rita McInerney told Euronews.
Such is the love of Joe Biden’s distant family for the Democrat in the town of Ballina, County Mayo that they recently painted a mural in his honour.
The former vice-president’s family connections in Ireland run from the east coast’s Cooley peninsula to Ballina in the west, where his great-great-great-grandfather emigrated to the US from in the 1840s.
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Here’s what time the rest the polls close this evening