The election of the President of the United States is considered the world’s most consequential democratic exercise. This is especially true of Election 2020 — as the US is more divided than at any other time in its recent history, the planet faces an existential threat from catastrophic climate change, new geopolitical forces are threatening to upend the balance of global power, and a once-in-a-century pandemic has delivered a shock to economies.
Leads in individual states may change from one party to another as all the votes are counted. Select a state for detailed results, and select the Senate, House or Governor tabs to view those races.
For more detailed state results click on the States A-Z links at the bottom of this page. Results source: NEP/Edison via Reuters.
State results list
States are placed by Edison Research/Reuters in one of the five categories below, based on how they were expected to vote before election night.
The ‘Tossup’ states are those which Donald Trump and Joe Biden both have a chance of winning, while ‘Lean’ shows where it is more likely that one particular candidate will win. The ‘Solid’ states are where it is much more likely that one party’s candidate will win.
A good sign a candidate is doing well is if they win states that are not expected to go their way. The proportion of votes counted is represented in the column labelled % EXP, which shows how many of the total expected votes have been counted so far.
Where votes remain
For precincts that have not yet reported all their votes, we make an estimate based on the results so far, what voting methods are left, and what we know about the people who live in those places.