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America went to the polls to decide whether Donald Trump’s term would extend for another four years or stay in history.

The Republican faces a challenge from former Vice President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, who – three weeks before his 78th birthday – is seeking to become the oldest person to be elected in the Oval Office.

The 59th U.S. presidential election, held every four years, was uniquely shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic that has left the nation scars of death, division and economic despair.

Fearing the risk of contracting the virus on Election Day, more than 92 million Americans cast their votes early in an unprecedented wave of early voting, leading critics to expect turnout to be higher than any elections since 1908.

Biden enjoyed a health advantage over Trump in nationwide polls in the run-up to the election.

However, the race was tighter in important swing states like Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, and you can follow the results live overnight using our interactive map.

Results are expected to start appearing in the early hours of Wednesday UK time.

The magic number that holds the key to the White House for Trump or Biden is 270 Electoral College votes and you can track their progress below.

You can check the latest results in alphabetical order below.

statuswinnerElectoral College votes
AlabamaThe result is outstanding9
Alaska The result is outstanding 3
Arizona The result is outstanding 11
Arkansas The result is outstanding 6
California The result is outstanding 55
Colorado The result is outstanding 9
Conticott The result is outstanding 7
Delaware The result is outstanding 3
District of Columbia The result is outstanding 3
Florida The result is outstanding 29
Georgia The result is outstanding 16
Hawaii The result is outstanding 4
Idaho The result is outstanding 4
Illinois The result is outstanding 20
Indiana The result is outstanding 11
Yes The result is outstanding 6
KS The result is outstanding 6
Kentucky The result is outstanding 8
Louisiana The result is outstanding 8
Maryland The result is outstanding 10
who * The result is outstanding 4
Massachusetts The result is outstanding 11
Michigan The result is outstanding 16
Minnesota The result is outstanding 10
Mississippi The result is outstanding 6
Missouri The result is outstanding 10
Montana The result is outstanding 3
Nebraska * The result is outstanding 5
Nevada The result is outstanding 6
New Hampshire The result is outstanding 4
New Jersey The result is outstanding 14
New Mexico The result is outstanding 5
New York The result is outstanding 29
North Carolina The result is outstanding 15
North Dakota The result is outstanding 3
Ohio The result is outstanding 18
Oklahoma The result is outstanding 7
Oregon The result is outstanding 7
Pennsylvania The result is outstanding 20
Rhode Island The result is outstanding 4
South Carolina The result is outstanding 9
South Dakota The result is outstanding 3
Tennessee The result is outstanding 11
Texas The result is outstanding 38
Utah The result is outstanding 6
Vermont The result is outstanding 3
Virginia The result is outstanding 13
Washington The result is outstanding 12
West Virginia The result is outstanding 5
Wisconsin The result is outstanding 10
Wyoming The result is outstanding 3
Current totals
Joe Biden
Donald Trump
* Nebraska and Maine may split votes between candidates
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