All results and graphics for the US election at a glance
Published on 11/9/2020 | Reading time: 4 minutes
After four years of Donald Trump, Joe Biden won the thriller in the presidential election. The turnout is immense, and the race was tight in the swing states. Here you will find an overview of all results and graphics.
Dhe Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the state of Pennsylvania and the US presidential election, according to CNN, NBC and AP.
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Trump won the Swing State Ohio, and the incumbent also won Florida. Michigan and Wisconsin go to Biden just like Nevada.
You can find an overview of all results in the states here: All states, all winners
At the beginning of election night, the first results of US-wide by-election surveys were published. One of the questions asked was which topics were most important to the voters. The answer most frequently given was the economy with 34 percent, followed by racism (21 percent) and the coronavirus (18 percent).
Trump vs. Biden – election night
The first relevant results were released 1 am, as First results from Georgia and Florida were published.
The ultimate schedule for the US election with full details of polls and postal voting modalities can be found here.
Wednesday one 1:30 a.m. closed the polling stations in North Carolina and Ohio.
a 5 o’clock a clearer picture should emerge from the swing states. Actually. It would take days before the US media dared to declare an election winner. It wasn’t until early Saturday evening (CET) that the time had come: with the win in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden was declared the winner.
Sunday (CET): The results are still pending in Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona and Alaska. This is due, among other things, to the many postal ballot papers that were allowed to be sent in many countries until November 3rd. For example, in Nevada all postal ballot papers are postmarked 3.11. valid, arriving by November 10th.
In the last election in November 2016, the winner was already known on election night. This year, however, because of the pandemic, significantly more people voted by postal vote.
Those responsible in several states, including Pennsylvania and Arizona, had therefore warned in advance that the count could take several days.
Participation in 2020
The turnout is heading towards a record for the century. Shortly before the election, it became known that around 99 million citizens had already cast their votes by postal vote or in person before election day. On Saturday morning, 144 million votes were counted – the final number will only be known after all votes have been counted. In 2016, a total of almost 139 million voters (138,846,571) voted. The turnout was 60.1 percent.
For comparison: the turnout in the 2017 federal election in Germany was 76.2 percent. The highest voter turnout was in Minnesota in 2016, with a turnout of 74.2 percent. The lowest was in Hawaii at 43.2 percent. Hillary Clinton won in both states.
The strongholds of the Democrats and Republicans at a glance
In Delaware there was nothing to gain for the Republicans, in Oklahoma the Democrats had no chance. In Texas, however, traditionally also a Republican stronghold, the lead of Trump’s party melted significantly, but ultimately the state went to Trump.
House of Representatives and Senate
The presidential election overshadows almost everything in the public eye. But all 435 members of the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 Senators, i.e. around a third of the House of Lords, were elected. In the United States, MPs are elected for two years and senators for six years.
According to forecasts, the Democrats were able to defend their majority in the House of Representatives with 211: 197. However, a supporter of right-wing conspiracy theory QAnon has been elected to the House of Representatives. Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene is predicted to prevail over her Democratic rival in Georgia.
After much euphoria, the Democrats suffered a severe setback in the battle for the Senate. Several Republican senators, who were considered a shaky candidate, were able to defend their seats. In the remaining open races, the Republicans have a good chance of winning a majority of 51 of the 100 seats.
A president whose party controls both houses can implement many of his political priorities.