Joe Biden urged patience tonight in Delaware as votes continue to be counted.
“We knew this was going to go long,” he told a crowd moments ago.
President Trump will win Florida, CNN projects.
There are 29 electoral votes at stake in Florida. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the 2020 presidential election.
Who won in 2016: President Trump carried the Sunshine State and won the general election.
CNN’s John King is at the magic wall:
Joe Biden will win Minnesota, CNN projects.
There are 10 electoral votes at stake in Minnesota. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the 2020 presidential election.
Who won in 2016: Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton carried the state, and President Trump won the general election.
The Biden campaign has long said their easiest path to the nomination hinges on the “blue wall” – Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania – and that is still a belief that stands tonight.
Even as the race remains tight in Florida, the campaign has insisted they do not need it to win. Despite making a last minute trip to Ohio yesterday, the campaign had not indicated it was a necessary part of their path but more of an added benefit if they could pull it off.
Two advisers tonight have also expressed optimism in Arizona, pointing to Latino support in the state – where a win could help their path to the presidency.
Despite not having early calls in these battleground states, advisers still remain hopeful about his standing.
“Let the vote be counted,” one Biden adviser said. “Our vote will come in.”
Nebraska and Maine are the only two states that apportion some of their electoral votes based on how each congressional district votes. That means that while four of Nebraska’s five electoral votes heavily favor the GOP, one of them — awarded to the presidential candidate that wins the Omaha-based 2nd District — is in play. (So is Maine’s 2nd district, which is more competitive than the Democratic-leaning state overall.)
Both the Biden and Trump campaigns have closely watched the two districts, knowing that there are potential outcomes to the race that could leave the candidates nearly tied, struggling to cross the 270 electoral vote threshold.
The Omaha-based district is the sort of suburban territory that has shifted rapidly in Democrats’ favor during Trump’s presidency. Republican Don Bacon won a hotly contested congressional race there in 2018 by 2 percentage points, but that was against a challenger more progressive than Democrats nominated in most close races in midterm elections.
Joe Biden will deliver remarks in Wilmington at 12:30 a.m. ET, the campaign tells reporters.
No voting results can be posted in Nevada until all polling locations have closed, says Jennifer Russell, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Secretary of State’s office.
Russell tells CNN that 13 out of 17 counties are completely done being counted and the plan is for the state to begin posting results around 12:30 a.m. ET.
Those results will include early voting, Election Day voting in the smaller counties and whatever mail ballots they have at the time. Russell says Clark County results will take longer.
Per a court order late this afternoon,Clark County, home to nearly 70% of active voters in the state, extended voting at 30 of its 125 locations by one hour until 8 p.m. PT, thought voters in line at closing would still be allowed to vote as longs as they showed up by the new closing time. Lines here have been steady all day in the county.
Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria spoke a short time ago, and said most of the issues which lead to late openings were technical, the majority being connectivity issues.
He said keeping the locations open later will not impact results, except to say that they will likely come in later. Gloria cautioned the county is still counting mail-in ballots. Voters could drop them off today at all polling locations.
As long as ballots are post-marked by today and received by Nov. 10, they will be counted in the state.