Washington: US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden have made early wins in several states as polls close across the United States.
Joe Biden will deliver remarks in Wilmington at 12:30 a.m. ET, the campaign tells reporters.
All eyes are now on the key battleground states of Arizona, Iowa, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin, results of which are crucial for both contenders.
At 10. 30 am IST, Biden had 213 electoral votes against Trump’s 118. A candidate needs 270 votes to win the presidency.
As of now, Trump has won Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wyoming, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah. Biden, meanwhile, has taken Democratic-leaning states like California, Colorado, Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.
The US is heading for a historic election with the voter turnout indicating the largest participation in a century.
According to the United States Election Project, in at least six states — Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Texas and Washington State — the turnout has been more than what we seen in the 2016 polls.