Here are the states we identified as the most competitive in our Election Forecast — and who won their electoral votes. Biden clinched his victory when Pennsylvania was called on Saturday, Nov. 7.
We are tracking which states flipped from Democrat to Republican — and vice versa. These results will be updated as returns come in.
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The first batch of states fully close, including Georgia, a burgeoning battleground state. Polls also close in almost all of Florida, minus a slice of the panhandle in the Central Time Zone. Most counties in Florida are expected to release their early and absentee votes quickly, so a large slice of the vote could be reported during the 7 p.m.?hour.
Two more key battlegrounds close at 7:30: North Carolina and Ohio. Both are expected to report most of their votes during election?night.
A large tranche of states close at 8 p.m. Eastern, including two major battlegrounds: Florida and Pennsylvania. But while we expect Florida to count almost all its votes, a verdict in Pennsylvania is unlikely on Tuesday night. Like Pennsylvania, Michigan — where polls in almost the entire state will close at 8 p.m. — will likely need more than one night to count its ballots. Polls also close in most of Texas, which is expected to count?quickly.
Arkansas is the only state to close its polls at this mark — though we're not expecting any surprises from the solidly Republican?state.
Polls close in five battleground states at 9 p.m. Arizona is required by law to wait one hour before releasing election results. Michigan and Wisconsin are expected to count more?slowly.
Two more battleground states close at 10 p.m.: Iowa and Nevada. Each is worth just six electoral votes, but both have been tightly contested this?year.
The 11 p.m. hour will undoubtedly bring at least 65 electoral votes to Joe Biden’s column, even if Oregon isn’t called immediately. Eyes will be on other competitive states where counting is nearing its close, and there’s a slim chance we could know a nationwide?winner.
Polls close in Hawaii and nearly all of Alaska at midnight?Eastern.
Alaska's outlying islands close their polls, bringing Election Day — though not the tallying of votes — to a?close.