Election 2020 presidential results

By Meg Wagner, Melissa Macaya, Melissa Mahtani, Veronica Rocha, Amanda Wills and Fernando Alfonso III, CNN

Updated 1317 GMT (2117 HKT) November 7, 2020
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11:25 p.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Biden: "We're not waiting to get the work done"

From CNN's Leinz Vales

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks on Friday in Wilmington, Delaware.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks on Friday in Wilmington, Delaware. Carolyn

As Joe Biden’s lead over President Trump continues to grow in states yet to declare a victor, the presidential hopeful said Friday night that while he's waiting for the final election results, he is “not waiting to get the work done" on important issues facing the country.

“Yesterday, Sen. Harris and I held meetings with groups of experts on public health and the economic crisis this country is facing," Biden said. "The pandemic, as you also know, is getting more worrisome all across the country. Cases are skyrocketing. It’s believed we could see as many as 200,000 cases a day, and the death toll is approaching 240,000 lives lost. 240,000 empty chairs across America."

Biden's speech came as the United States set a new record when it surpassed 125,000 daily coronavirus infections.

"We both know tensions are high," Biden said. "They can be high after a tough election. One like we’ve had. But we need to remember, we have to remain calm. Patient. Let the process work out as we count all the votes."

11:18 p.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Biden: "We're going to win this race with a clear majority, with the nation behind us"

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks on Friday in Wilmington, Delaware.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks on Friday in Wilmington, Delaware. Carolyn Kaster/AP

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden exuded confidence tonight as his campaign inches closer to the White House while votes continue to be tallied in key battleground states.

"We don't have a final declaration of victory yet, but the numbers tell us it's clear," Biden said from Wilmington, Delaware, tonight. "We are going to win this race. Just look at what has happened since yesterday. Twenty four hours we were behind in Georgia, now we're ahead, and we are going to win that state. Twenty four hours ago we were behind in Pennsylvania, and we are going to win Pennsylvania. And now we are ahead, but we are winning in Arizona, we're winning in Nevada, and in fact our lead just doubled in Nevada. We're on track for over 300 electoral votes, electoral college votes. And look at the national numbers. We're going to win this race with a clear majority, with the nation behind us."

Where the race for the White House stands: Biden's lead is growing in the battleground state of Pennsylvania tonight. Biden currently leads the President by 253 to 213 electoral votes, CNN projects.

Watch Joe Biden's full speech:

10:55 p.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Biden is speaking now from Delaware

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware. Source: Pool

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is speaking now from Wilmington, Delaware, as votes continue to be counted and a winner in the presidential race is yet to be called.

"My fellow Americans, we don't have a final declaration of victory yet, but the numbers tell us it's clear. Tell us a clear and convincing story. We are going to win this race," Biden said, as his running mate Kamala Harris stood nearby on stage.

Biden noted that he is now leading Trump in Pennsylvania.

11:08 p.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Biden's lead in Pennsylvania grows with latest batch of votes released from Allegheny County

Alleghany County election official Rich Fitzgerald.
Alleghany County election official Rich Fitzgerald. Source: CNN

A new batch of votes from Allegheny County were counted and released tonight, widening Joe Biden's lead over President Trump.

Of the 3,212 votes released, Biden received 2,436 votes and President Trump got 733 votes, according to the county's executive Rich Fitzgerald. Biden now leads Trump by 28,833 votes.

Biden holds 49.6% of the vote in the state compared to Trump's 49.1%.

Why Pennsylvania is key: If Biden wins Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes, he will reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. CNN is yet to project a winner in the state.

Watch:

10:51 p.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Here's where Pennsylvania's outstanding ballots are coming from

Analysis by CNN's Pamela Brown/Written by Leinz Vales

As Pennsylvania continues to count votes, CNN’s Pamela Brown said Friday that there’s approximately 89,00 outstanding ballots and 101,000 provisional ballots left to be counted in the Keystone State. 

“A majority of those ballots are coming from blue counties,” Brown said during CNN’s special election coverage. “When you look at Philadelphia, there are around 38,000 outstanding mail-in ballots. That includes 15,000 to 28,000 provisional ballots."

Brown went on to explain that some of the provisional ballots may take a "little bit longer" to process, because “these are ballots that people filled out because they didn’t get their mail-in ballot or there was a problem.”

These are the remaining Pennsylvania counties with outstanding ballots:

  • Allegeny County: "There are 37 ballots outstanding there, including provisional ballots."
  • Bucks County: "There's 2,000 damaged ballots that needs review and 6,700 provisional ballots."
  • Luzerne County: "A little more than 4,300 there." 
  • Montgomery County: "10,000 ballots."
  • Chester County: "2,300 ballots.“

"All of these counties have their own pace, own formula, own process for going through the ballots and posting them,” Brown added.

10:35 p.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Another batch of ballots will be released tonight in Pennsylvania's Allegheny County

From CNN's Caroline Kenny

A Trump campaign poll watcher films the counting of ballots at the Allegheny County elections warehouse on November 6, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A Trump campaign poll watcher films the counting of ballots at the Allegheny County elections warehouse on November 6, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

The Allegheny County executive estimates another release of ballots, likely in the range of 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET.

CNN is told that will be the last release of the night and that staffers will not be counting overnight.

The ballots will be from a batch of court-challenged, misprinted ballots that previously had been set aside for review. 

The county has not announced how many votes are expected to be added to the count in this release.

10:29 p.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Kamala Harris will not speak tonight, but will appear with Biden 

From CNN's Arlette Saenz

Joe Biden's running mate Kamala Harris is not expected to speak tonight, a Biden campaign adviser says, but she will appear with the former vice president this evening when he delivers remarks.

Cheers erupted from the group of supporters outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, as Harris’ motorcade arrived moments ago.

10:39 p.m. ET, November 6, 2020

Biden's lead in Pennsylvania grows

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden's lead is growing in the battleground state of Pennsylvania tonight.

A new batch of votes from Allegheny County were counted and released tonight, widening Biden's lead over President Trump by 27,130 votes.

Of the 9,288 votes counted, 7,300 were for Biden and 1,875 were for Trump, Allegheny County executive Rich Fitzgerald said.

Here's a look at who is leading in 4 key states where a winner is yet to be called:

Watch:

9:39 p.m. ET, November 6, 2020

There are 124,500 outstanding ballots still to be counted in Nevada

From CNN's Kevin Flower

An election warehouse worker moves polling place equipment at the Clark County Election Department in North Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday.
An election warehouse worker moves polling place equipment at the Clark County Election Department in North Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday. Jae C. Hong/AP

There are an estimated 124,500 outstanding ballots in Nevada, according to the secretary of state's office.

This number includes 58,000 mail ballots and 66,500 voter registration ballots to be counted — 90% of the ballots to be counted are in Clark County.

This figure does not include provisional ballots or signature cures outstanding.

Remember: CNN is yet to project a winner in Nevada. There are six electoral votes at play in the state. Joe Biden and President Trump each need 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. Biden currently has 253 electoral votes and Trump has 213 electoral votes.