2020 Election Coverage
🚨 Joe Biden has won a tight election and will be the next US president. He received a historic number of votes to unseat Trump. Kamala Harris will serve as America’s first woman vice president, breaking yet another barrier for women in government.
Presidential RaceSee detailed results
Races We’re Watching
State Race Calls
Balance of the Senate
Previous Composition of the Senate
Balance of the House
Previous Composition of the House
Frequently Asked Questions
How many seats do Democrats need to flip the Senate?
Democrats need a net gain of four Senate seats to win the majority outright. If Joe Biden wins, Democrats would need just three seats, as Kamala Harris, as vice president, would cast the tiebreaking vote in the Senate.
How many seats do Republicans need to flip to win the House?
Republicans would need to pick up 21 seats, but it’s thought very unlikely they will be able to do that.
What are the states to really pay attention to for the presidential race?
Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin will all be important to watch. But perhaps the most important state to watch will be Florida. If Biden wins there, it’s pretty likely he’ll win the election; there are few paths to victory for Trump that don’t run through the state. If Trump wins Florida, Biden could still win the election. Pennsylvania is one to watch closely, too, but it’s unlikely to have final results for days.
How long until we know the results?
Due to the pandemic, a lot of people are voting by mail, which means the race will have to be a blowout to be called election day. Otherwise, vote-counting could take days or weeks, particularly if close races are contested in the courts. One thing to keep in mind about early results: In many states, in-person votes will be counted more quickly than mail-in ballots, which could result in it looking like Trump is leading early on, but once absentee ballots have been counted, Biden could seriously cut into or overcome Trump’s lead.