On this page you’ll find all of American Action News’ Election night updates for the Presidential, House, and Senate races. Results will be updated periodically as new information comes in (including the Electoral College map above).

 

Presidential Race

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons

Latest updates:

7:38 pm: The Trump campaign confirmed it has appointed Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) to lead its recount team in Georgia. President Trump trails President-elect Biden there by 10,353 votes according to the latest tally. The remaining votes will largely come from 22,000 military and overseas voters.

7:07 pm: President Trump continues to narrow the gap in Arizona, cutting President-elect Biden’s lead to 0.51 points. Officials have counted 98% of estimated votes.

3:10 pm: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is standing firmly behind President Trump, saying he continues to believe the president has “a path to victory.”

12:31 pm: Former President George W. Bush formally congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his apparent win. “Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country,” Bush said. President Donald Trump is continuing to pursue his legal challenges, which Bush added he had every right to.

Sunday, November 8th

8:00 pm: As Biden takes the stage, it is reported he has a presidential-level Secret Service detail.

5:00 pm: The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County, Arizona (Phoenix). The campaign seeks to delay certification of results pending an investigation.

12:15 pm: Nevada has been called for Joe Biden.

11:28 am: *UPDATE* Multiple outlets have called the presidential race for former Vice President Joe Biden, defeating President Donald Trump. CNN made the announcement first, followed by Fox News, the Associated Press, and others after a victory in Pennsylvania catapulted the Democrat nominee past 270 electoral votes.

President-elect Biden will address the nation at 8 p.m ET. In a pre-scheduled press conference, Rudy Giuliani said the courts should invalidate the results without providing evidence of systemic voter fraud that would overturn them. At this hour, President Trump’s legal challenges continue.

Saturday, November 7th

5:09 pm: Joe Biden has increased his razor-thin margin in Georgia, claiming 2,725 votes in blue-leaning Gwinnett County, filled with suburban out-of-state transplants. It’s possible that the state won’t be called for weeks.

2:45 pm: While former Democrat Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) seemingly confirmed conservative suspicious about voter fraud in cities with entrenched political machines like Philadelphia, “it’s a time-honor tradition”, President Trump is on track to outperform his 2016 showing in Philadelphia, likely thanks to the gains he’s made with minority voters.

12:50 pm: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the Trump campaign “has not produced one iota of evidence” of voter fraud in his city. The Trump campaign has filed half a dozen legal challenges in battleground states including Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, the ballot count continues to be updated in spurts. The remaining 40,000 votes could take a few more days to count, according to local officials.

12:38 pm: The Biden campaign announced that the Democrat presidential nominee plans to speak tonight during prime time.

12:08 pm: The vote count continues in Arizona. The latest ballot count in Maricopa County (Phoenix) showed President Trump winning a bare majority of the ballots, not enough to meaningfully cut into Joe Biden’s statewide lead. Seven percent of the statewide vote remains outstanding.

11:48 am: Nevada officials released their latest vote totals. Joe Biden has a 1.7 point lead. The remaining vote will come from Clark County (Las Vegas). Biden currently leads President Trump in Clark County by 8.9%.

10:51 am: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) announced Georgia will conduct a recount with the latest vote count showing Joe Biden leading President Trump by 1,561 votes out of almost 4.9 million. Four thousand ballots are left to be counted in the state, along with an unknown number of overseas and military ballots.

8:52 am: Biden has pulled ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania. The counting of mail-in ballots that arrived after Election Day has not begun.

Friday, November 6th

12:44 pm: The Trump campaign requests a recount in Wisconsin after state officials say less than 300 ballots remain outstanding. The process may take two weeks or longer. Joe Biden currently leads President Trump by 20,000 votes there.

11:40 am: Wisconsin has been called for Joe Biden. Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, and Arizona remain undecided.

10:34 am: In a conference call with reporters, Trump campaign officials said that “if all legally cast ballots are counted, we believe the president will win.”

6:04 am: Known for being notoriously slow in its vote count, Nevada’s election division announced that no further election results will be given until noon Eastern Standard Time on Thursday.

1:54 am: Joe Biden has won a single electoral vote in Nebraska, prevailing in the state’s 2nd congressional district based in Omaha.

1:02 am: President Trump is celebrating being “up BIG” but is claiming that Democrats are attempting to steal the election.

Immediately after his tweet, this out Twitter decided to unilaterally censor the post, claiming it was “misinformation.”

Wednesday, November 4th

10:25 pm: *North Carolina has been called for President Trump. The New York Times has his chances of winning at or above 95%, which is backed up by the results from the North Carolina Board of Elections.*

*Florida has been called for President Trump*

8:45 pm: Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri have all been called for President Trump.

-Illinois, Delaware, The District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have all been called for Joe Biden.

-North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Louisiana, and Wyoming have been called for President Trump.

-New Mexico and New York have been called for Joe Biden.

-Colorado has been called for Joe Biden.

-New Hampshire has been called for Joe Biden.

-Maine has been called for Joe Biden. President Trump is leading in the vote for Maine’s 2nd congressional district.

-Utah has been called for President Trump.

-Kansas has been called for President Trump.

-California, Oregon, and Washington have been called for Joe Biden.

-Idaho has been called for President Trump.

-Ohio has been called for President Trump.

-Texas has been called for President Trump.

-Hawaii has been called for Joe Biden.

-Iowa has been called for President Trump.

-Minnesota has been called for Joe Biden.

-Montana has been called for President Trump.

7:06 pm: Vermont has been called for Joe Biden.

-Kentucky has been called for President Trump.

-Virginia has been called for Joe Biden.

-West Virginia has been called for President Trump.

Senate Races

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Latest updates:

3:12 pm: Senator David Purdue (R-GA) outperformed President Trump in Georgia but failed to meet the 50% threshold to avoid a January runoff against Democrat Jon Ossoff. The race may decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

The two Georgia runoff elections featuring Republican Sens. Purdue and Kelly Loeffler will almost undoubtedly determine which party controls the Senate.

Friday, November 6th

4:20 pm: Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) narrowly defeated Republican Senate candidate John James. The GOP nominee is refusing to concede, saying Republicans were barred from entering the vote-tabulation facilities in Wayne County (Detroit). Volunteer observers contend that they had access but were trying to disrupt the count. As it stands, James lost his second run for the U.S. Senate by barely 86,000 votes.

Thursday, November 5th

1:19 pm: Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine announced she received “a very gracious call” from her Democrat opponent Sara Gideon, who conceded the race. Collins’ fifth term is unprecedented in Maine and makes her the longest-serving Republican woman in the U.S. Senate’s history.

3:13 am: Senator Steve Daines has narrowly won re-election in Montana’s Senate race over former Democrat Governor Steve Bullock.

1:17 am: Democrat Senator Tina Smith wins re-election in Minnesota’s Senate race following a late surge by Republican Jason Lewis.

12:17 am: Republican incumbent Joni Ernst defeats Democrat Theresa Greenfield in Iowa’s Senate race.

Wednesday, November 4th

11:33 pm: Republican Senator John Cornyn has won re-election in Texas against Democrat Mary Hegar.

11:28 pm: Democrat challenger and former astronaut, Mark Kelly defeats Republican Incumbent Martha McSally in Arizona’s Senate race.

11:17 pm: Republican Incumbent Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat challenger Adrian Perkins in Louisiana’s Senate race.

11:12 pm: Republican Incumbent Kelly Loeffler win will move forward against Democrat challenger Raphael Warnock in a runoff election after Republican Doug Collins concedes.

11:04 pm: Democrat Jeff Merkley wins re-election in Oregon’s Senate race.

10:15 pm: Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville defeats Democrat incumbent Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race.

9:56 pm: Republican Incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham defeats Democrat Challenger Jaime Harrison in South Carolina’s Senate Race.

9:08 pm: Colorado Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper defeats Republican Senator Cory Gardner in Colorado’s Senate race.

7:45 pm: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now projected to defeat his opponent Democrat Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s Senate race.

7:06 pm: The AP has officially called the U.S. Senate race in Virginia and declared that Mark Warner will win re-election.

House Races

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos via Wikimedia Commons

Latest Updates:

1:33 pm: Former CIA operations officer-turned-Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) wins re-election in a hotly-contested race against Republican Nick Freitas in Virginia’s 7th congressional district. Though last estimated as six points more Republican than the nation as a whole, voters in the district elected Spanberger in 2018, defeating Republican Congressman Dave Brat.

In a recent conference call with House Democrats, Spaberger erupted at far-left members of her caucus for Republicans gaining seats in the House.

Sunday, November 8th

8:05 pm: Former Republican Rep. Darrell Issa wins California’s 50th congressional district. Issa previously served in Congress before announcing he would not seek re-election in 2018. He chaired the House Oversight Committee from 2011-2018.

Seven congressional races in California remain too close to call. Republicans currently lead in six of them.

11:44 am: Republican Rep. David Schweikert wins re-election in Arizona’s 6th congressional district. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) had made Schweikert a top-tier target in a failed attempt to grow their majority.

11:42 am: Democrat Rep. Conor Lamb wins re-election in Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district. Lamb, a self-described moderate, expressed frustration with the Democrat Party’s increasingly progressive rhetoric and proposals.

Saturday, November 7th

2:30 pm: Carolyn Bourdeaux, a two-time Democrat House candidate, wins Georgia’s 7th congressional district. Bourdeaux’s victory flips a long-held GOP seat left vacant by retiring Republican Rob Woodall. The district, in particular, the portion in Gwinnett County, has shifted towards Democrats in recent years.

12:12 pm: Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who switched parties after refusing to impeach President Trump wins re-election in New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district against Amy Kennedy, the latest Kennedy scion running for office.

Friday, November 6th

1:59 pm: Democrat Rep. Elissa Slotkin wins re-election in Michigan’s 8th congressional district. President Trump narrowly carried the popular vote there four years ago. Tuesday’s results are not yet finalized.

1:34 pm: The Associated Press declares incumbent Jared Golden the winner in Maine’s 2nd congressional district. The largely rural district voted for President Trump in 2016. The president is leading in a competitive race for the district’s single electoral vote.

11:28 am: Representative Elaine Luria (D) has defeated Republican Scott Taylor to represent Virginia’s coastal 2nd congressional district for at least another two years. The district includes Naval Station Norfolk and has traditionally leaned Republican.

11:16 am: Democrat Mondaire Jones has narrowly won the election to represent New York’s 17th congressional district. The seat, long held by Democrats, is one of several in New York that Republican candidates have exceeded pollsters expectations in — several races in Upstate New York remain uncalled.

11:14 am: Iowa State Representative Ashley Hinson, a former television anchor, has been declared the winner in Iowa’s 1st congressional district, flipping another seat to the GOP. Obama won here in 2012 with 56% of the vote before Trump won the popular vote here in 2016 and last night.

9:21 am: Republican newcomer Lauren Boebert has fended off a strong challenge from Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush in Colorado’s 3rd congressional district.

5:44 am: Democrat Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who unseated a Republican incumbent in 2018, has lost to GOP challenger Carlos Gimenez in Florida’s 26th congressional district. The district includes Monroe County and part of Miami-Dade County where President Trump performed exceptionally with Latinos.

4:27 am: Fred Upton, who’s represented Michigan 6th congressional district since 1987, has won re-election again.

4:13 am: Rashida Tlaib has cruised to re-election in Michigan’s 13th congressional district.

3:14 am: Tony Gonzales, a Republican running in an open seat, has won Texas’ 23rd congressional district. The district is predominately Hispanic. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote here four years ago.

3:14 am: Republican Stephanie Brice has defeated Democrat Rep. Kendra Horn to represent Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district, encompassing almost all of Oklahoma City.

2:14 am: New Mexico State Rep. Yvette Herrell (R) has defeated Democrat Rep. Xochitl Torres Small in the race for New Mexico’s historically Republican 2nd congressional district.

2:04 am: Rep. Chip Roy (R), Sen. Ted Cruz’s former chief of staff, has won re-election in Texas’ rapidly changing 21st congressional district.

1:51 am: Republican Bob Good wins the open seat in Virginia’s 5th congressional district.

1:46 am: Despite President Trump currently losing to Joe Biden in Omaha, retired Air Force General Don Bacon (R) has won re-election to represent Nebraska’s largest city and its inner suburbs in Congress.

1:38 am: Democrat Rep. Lucy McBath has won re-elect in Georgia’s 6th congressional district. The seat, based in metro Atlanta’s wealthy northern suburbs, long favored Republicans.

1:37 am: Republican Michelle Fischbach, former lieutenant governor and state senate president, has defeated Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota’s 7th congressional district. Peterson had held the seat since 1991.

12:30 am: Incumbent Peter DeFazio (D) has beaten U.S. Army veteran and terrorist-thwarting hero Alek Skarlatos in Oregon’s 4th congressional district.

12:16 am: Republican Troy Nehls wins Texas’ 22nd congressional district by 7.3 points. Democrats hoped the leftward shift of Harris and Montgomery counties since 2016 would have made the seat more competitive.

12:14 am: Democrat Nancy Pelosi easily wins re-election in California’s 12th congressional district.

Wednesday, November 4th

11:45 pm: Republican Luke Letlow moves forward in Louisiana’s runoff election for the 5th congressional district.

11:29 pm: Former Telemundo anchor Maria Elvira Salazar (R) pulls off an upset victory over Democrat Rep. and former Clinton administration official Donna Shalala in the race to represent Florida’s 27th congressional district. The district includes most of the city of Miami, where President Trump’s strong performance with Latino voters doomed Joe Biden’s chances in Florida.

10:50 pm: Republican Blake Moore defeats Democrat Darren Perry for Utah’s 1st congressional district.

9:23 pm: Republican Madison Cawthorne wins in North Carolina’s 11th congressional district, becoming the youngest member of Congress.

8:05 pm: Insurgent GOP candidate Laura Loomer has lost decisively in Florida’s 21st congressional district.


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Sandi
Sandi
1 year ago

Your doing great 😊 thx

Kellie Zach
Kellie Zach
1 year ago

Virginia can still go red. Results at Virginia.Gov is showing Trump is winning by a landslide in most districts.

Susan
Susan
1 year ago
Reply to  Kellie Zach

Unfortunately the final votes from Fairfax county tuned the final vote over to Biden. The State is politically divided. The Southern part is mostly conservative but the north is marxist.

momma
momma
1 year ago

Here comes the red wave!

Susan
Susan
1 year ago
Reply to  momma

I had hope for a red wave. But there was no wave at all, either red or blue. It is down to four States. And things look ominous.

Robert Polans
Robert Polans
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan

I was hoping for Aa red wave too. I’ll settle for them just stopping the democrap fraud. There aren’t that many maroons in America.