THE nail-biting 2020 election was on Tuesday – and turnout among American voters was the highest it's been in a century.
Republican incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, have been duking it out for the White House.
The presidential race was not called for either candidate on Tuesday night – despite calls from Trump to do so.
Some states are still counting their ballots, while other states have been called for either Trump or Biden.
Neither candidate has reached the Electoral College threshold of 270 votes needed to win the presidency – but either side has declared victory in some way, despite election results not having been fully returned.
While Biden tweeted on Wednesday to "keep faith in the process," the Trump campaign filed lawsuits in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia to stop vote counting – demanding better access for Republican observers to locations where ballots are being counted.
The state of Alabama voted for Trump, and the race was called early on Tuesday night.
Trump won the state's nine Electoral College votes.
Decision desks have not yet called Alaska for either candidate.
But early election returns show Trump is leading Biden.
Biden was projected to win the state of Arizona — once a reliably red state — by both Fox News and The Associated Press on Tuesday night.
The Trump campaign and Arizona's Republican Governor Doug Ducey said the state was far too early to call.
But Biden was projected to flip the battleground state that Trump won in 2016, winning its 11 electoral votes.
Arizona has backed a Democratic presidential candidate only once in the last 72 years.
Trump was projected to win Arkansas by a large margin, with no surprise.
The state is solidly Republican — and Trump won its six electoral votes.
Biden won the 55 Electoral College votes California — one of the country's most Democratic states — had to offer.
In California, Democrats hold every statewide office, dominate the Legislature and congressional delegation, and outnumbers registered Republicans by nearly 2-to-1.
It's also the home of Senator Kamala Harris, Biden's running mate.
California’s nearly 40million voters have awarded their electoral votes to the Democratic candidate in every presidential election since 1992.
On Tuesday night, it was projected Biden won the state of Colorado and its nine electoral votes.
Colorado was not a key battleground in the 2020 race.
Trump lost the state to Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 and since then Colorado appeared to move further to the left.
Biden was projected to win Connecticut's seven Electoral College Votes.
The Democrat was preferred over Trump among both voters under 45 and older voters.
Biden won the state of Delaware, for which he was a senator for decades.
The former VP moved to Delaware at age 10 have spending his childhood in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
He's projected to take Delaware's three electoral votes.
Trump was projected to win the fiercely contested battleground state of Florida and its 29 Electoral College votes.
It was a must-win state for Trump that was a toss-up in the 2020 election, after Trump narrowly beat Clinton for it in the 2016 race.
Democrats had hoped to boost turnout among their ranks with a mail-in voting push, but it wasn't enough.
In the end, Trump prevailed with the help of a loyal base, particularly in the Sunshine State's rural areas.
The race in Georgia wasn't yet called for Joe or Biden as of late Wednesday afternoon.
The state has 15 Electoral College votes up for grabs, but according to The New York Times, Trump is leading Biden by 50 percent to 48 percent with 93 percent of the results in.
Biden was projected to win the state of Hawaii, along with its four electoral votes.
A Republican presidential candidate hasn’t won Hawaii since Ronald Reagan in 1984. Trump lost Hawaii by 32 points in 2016.
Trump was projected to win Idaho and its four Electoral College votes on Tuesday night.
The state is strongly Republican; Lyndon Johnson in 1964 was the last Democratic presidential candidate to win Idaho.
Biden won Illinois and the state's 20 electoral votes, according to projections.
Early in the night on Tuesday, Trump was projected to win Indiana — home of Vice President Mike Pence, who previously served as the state's governor.
Trump won Iowa and its six Electoral College votes.
The state was a battleground for Trump and Biden, and over the past decade it has become increasingly Republican.
The state is home to the greatest number of counties — 31 — that went for Trump in 2016 after voting for Obama.
The state of Kansas was called for Trump, leaving the president to secure the state's six electoral votes.
No Democratic presidential candidate has carried the state since incumbent Lyndon Johnson in his 1964 national landslide, so Trump's win was no surprise.
Trump was projected to win Kentucky, home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who won re-election to the Senate.
The last Democrat to carry Kentucky was Bill Clinton in 1996.
Trump was declared victorious in Louisiana as soon as polls closed in the state.
He's projected to take the state's eight electoral votes.
Biden won Maine's popular vote and at least three of the state's four Electoral College votes in the First Congressional District.
Trump won one of the electoral votes in the Second Congressional District.
Four years ago, Maine split its electoral votes; Trump won one and Clinton won three.
Biden was projected to win Maryland and its 10 electoral votes.
A Republican presidential candidate hasn't won the state since George HW Bush in 1988.
Massachusetts was called for Biden on election night.
The Democrat is set to take the state's 11 Electoral College votes.
Michigan is a hotly contested battleground state — one of several that holds the key to winning the election.
On Wednesday afternoon, several news outlets projected Biden won Michigan and its 15 electoral votes.
Trump's campaign filed a lawsuit in Michigan to halt ballot counting, claiming that it wasn’t given proper access to observe.
Biden was projected to win the state of Minnesota with 53.4 percent of the vote, more than 1.2million ballots Trump’s 44.6 percent.
Trump lost Minnesota, which has 10 electoral votes, in 2016 to Clinton by fewer than 45,000 votes.
Trump won Mississippi, a historically red state, and its six Electoral College votes.
It was projected that Trump won Missouri and its 10 electoral votes.
Bill Clinton in 1996 was the last Democratic presidential candidate to win Missouri.
Trump won the state of Montana. The state has three electoral votes.
Like Maine, Nebraska allows its electoral votes to be split, rather than being dedicated to one candidate.
Biden won Nebraska's Second Congressional District, earning him one electoral vote.
Trump won the statewide vote and in Nebraska’s two other districts, he will receive four Electoral College votes.
Nebraska had split its electoral votes only one other time: In 2008, when Obama won the Second District.
Nevada is a battleground state between Trump and Biden that has not yet been called for either candidate.
About 85 percent of the votes in, Biden is leading Trump.
But there are outstanding ballots left to be counted in the coming days — and state laws says those votes can still be accepted as long as they were postmarked by November 3.
Also, many ballots received on Election Day have yet to be tallied.
Biden was projected to win New Hampshire and its four electoral votes.
Democrats dominated nearly all the top races as voters re-elected a senator and both House members, in addition to backing Biden for president.
New Jersey's 14 electoral votes are projected to go to Biden.
Republicans haven’t won in New Jersey since 1988.
Biden won New Mexico and the state's five Electoral College votes.
Democrats control all statewide offices and both Senate seats, as well as the state’s three congressional districts.
All of New York's 29 electoral votes were called for Biden on Tuesday night.
North Carolina is a battleground state that Trump — who is leading Biden among voters there — prematurely claimed he won.
But the AP projects that with 95 percent of votes in, the race is still too close to call.
Trump won the state of North Dakota and its three EC votes.
Ohio, historically a must-win state for Republicans and a battleground this year, was called for Trump.
No Republican has reached the White House without carrying Ohio. The last Democrat to do so was John F Kennedy in 1960, when Richard Nixon won the state.
The state has 18 electoral votes.
Oklahoma and its seven Electoral College votes were projected for Trump.
As polls closed on Tuesday night, Biden was projected to win Oregon and its seven Electoral College votes.
Pennsylvania is a battleground state that could determine who wins the election.
The Trump campaign has tried to declare victory in Pennsylvania – but neither Trump nor Biden have won.
The campaign said on Wednesday that it filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvaniato halt counting votes — demanding better access for Republican observers to locations where ballots are being counted.
There have been no reports of fraud or any type of ballot concerns out of Pennsylvania.
The state had 3.1million mail-in ballots that take time to count and an order allows them to be counted up until Friday if they are postmarked by November 3.
Trump is ahead in Pennsylvania, but as more mail-in ballots are counted, that lead has been shrinking.
Biden was projected to win Rhode Island and its four EC votes.
Trump won South Carolina, taking the state's nine electoral votes.
Trump won South Dakota and its three electoral votes.
Trump beat Biden in Tennessee, winning the state's 11 Electoral College votes.
Texas, which Democrats thought they might turn blue this year, was projected for Trump on Tuesday night.
The president gets 38 Electoral College votes from the Lone Star State.
The deeply conservative state of Utah was called for Trump, leaving the president with six more electoral votes.
Biden was projected to win Vermont and the state's three EC votes.
Biden was declared the winner of Virginia, despite Trump initially showing a lead as many Republican counties reported their results first.
Virginia has 13 electoral votes.
The state of Washington was called for Biden, allowing the former vice president to take its 12 Electoral College votes.
Trump was projected to win West Virginia, a state he was expected to win. He gets the state's five electoral votes.
Wisconsin is a key battle ground state in the Rust Belt that was called for Biden on Wednesday.
Trump soon demanded a recount, even though Biden was up by roughly 20,000 votes.
Wisconsin — with 10 electoral votes — was crucial to Trump's win four years ago.
Trump was projected to win Wyoming and the state's three electoral votes.
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