Campaign 2020
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Election Day building blocs

Election | A guide to the voters to watch on election night—including those who could defy expectations
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/03/20, 12:05 pm

The future of the White House and the U.S. Senate is set to dominate attention on election night, but voters still take center stage in determining the outcomes. As the night unfolds, here are a few groups of voters to watch, including those who could defy expectations:

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Election 2020: When will we know?

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 11/02/20, 06:27 pm

Because of the pandemic, many Americans turned to mail-in, absentee, and early voting for Tuesday’s election. How that could affect the final result varies by state. Election officials in several states will have already counted millions of early votes by Tuesday night. Results could come in earlier than usual in the swing states of Florida, Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, and Ohio. Other states, including the pivotal Rust Belt states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, will accept ballots and count them for days after the election, likely delaying their final tally.

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Candidates race across Rust Belt before election

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 11/02/20, 06:25 pm

President Donald Trump and Joe Biden expect Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes to play a pivotal role in Tuesday’s election. Biden focused almost exclusively on the state on Monday, attending three events ending with a drive-in rally at Pittsburgh before making a quick stop in Cleveland. By the end of Monday, Trump attended five rallies in four states: two in Michigan and one each in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. The president has maintained a breakneck pace, covering 14 rallies in three days this past weekend.

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