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US Presidential Elections 2020 | Trends and results

Voters in the United States have cast their votes for the next President of the United States on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The choice is between two of the oldest candidates in the country’s history – 74-year-old incumbent Donald Trump, and Democrat Joe Biden, aged 77.

Polling booths have closed and early results are trickling in from one of the most expensive elections in the U.S. history. Nearly $14 billion was spent in the run up to this election.

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Here is a responsive interactive graphic showing the results of the presidential election on a geographical map and a cartogram (i.e. with the size of the state reflecting the weight of the electoral college votes in that state). There is also a breakdown of the state-by-state results. The results update automatically on the day.

Senate, House results

Tuesday's U.S. election, primarily to elect the country's next President, is also important for the Senate and House of Representatives. One third of the Senate seats are up for re-election every two years. As of now, Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the 100 seat Senate.

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This year, 35 seats are being contested. To gain majority, Democrats need to win at least three seats, plus one in case of a Republican president as the Vice President can act as a tie-breaker.


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