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Follow the events of the night of November 3, 2020 live:
21 hours. The day of the two candidates. Asked by the Fox News channel in the early morning, Donald Trump assured that he had a “very solid chance” of beating his Democratic rival. “It’s politics, it’s an election, you never know,” he tempered a little later during a visit to a Republican campaign headquarters in the suburbs of Washington. Armed with his undeniable energy on the stands, the 74-year-old billionaire relies on the ardor of his supporters, white-hot by a campaign of unheard-of aggressiveness, to create surprise, like four years ago.
Favorite of the polls, Joe Biden, 77, former vice-president of Barack Obama, is counting on the rejection of his opponent from a large part of the electorate to win a “large victory”. “I want to restore morale and honor to the White House,” he said, armed with a megaphone, in his hometown of Scranton, in the key state of Pennsylvania. This veteran of political life then went to his childhood home, where he left the following message: “From this house to the White House, by the grace of God. “
8:50 p.m. Fear of tensions. A tangible sign of the anxieties aroused by the election, businesses in several large cities, including Washington, Los Angeles and New York, have barricaded themselves in anticipation of possible post-election violence.
8:45 p.m. What do the polls say? According to the polls, the president could lose the popular vote, but his chances are not zero either. To win, a candidate does not need to have a majority vote at the national level: he must obtain at least 270 of the 538 elected voters at the state level. A handful of states where the two candidates seem neck-and-neck therefore play a key role. The results of the candidates for Congress are also to be monitored, since the room for maneuver of the future president will depend on the majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
PODCAST. Trump or Biden: travel to these key states that could tip the election
8:40 p.m. Trump wants Americans to know the winner on election day. “We are entitled to know the winner on November 3,” insisted the Republican president, speaking in Arlington, Virginia. The increased use of American voters to vote by mail could delay the counting of the ballots, thus the announcement of the results.
8:35 p.m. Melania Trump voted… without a mask. The First Lady showed up at a polling station in Palm Beach County, Florida, disregarding current health regulations as she was not wearing a mask.
8:30 p.m. To start well, four infographics to understand a complex ballot. Choice of large voters, trend of “Swing states”, division of constituencies … The US presidential election is an atypical ballot. Discover here some visuals to find you there.
8:25 p.m. Good evening and welcome to this live. We will follow with you and throughout the night, this long awaited presidential election.
Trump or Biden: travel to these key states that could tip the election
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr