All the polls are now closed, and one thing is clear: The major battleground states will tell the tale of the presidency. It's just not clear when. President Trump picked up two important victories after midnight, when Florida and Ohio were called for him. Florida was all but a must-win for his re-election hopes. Still, Joe Biden continues to have paths to victory, and the winner will be determined by swing states that could not yet be called, including Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, Trump and Biden each racked up expected victories, with Biden dominating in the Northeast and the West Coast, and Trump in the South, notes the Wall Street Journal. Biden also won Arizona, his first victory in a state Trump took in 2016. Newser is following the lead of the AP in calling races. The results so far, with electoral votes in parenthesis:
- For Biden (238): Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine (at least 3 of the state's 4 electoral college votes), Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington state, and the District of Columbia. (He also won one of Nebraska's 5 electoral college votes.)
- For Trump (213): Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska (4 of 5 electoral college votes), North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
- No calls: States where the results could not yet be called include closely watched Pennsylvania, along with Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Alaska. One of Maine's electoral votes is also yet to be determined.
(See the latest on the race for control of the Senate here
. Both Mitch McConnell
and Lindsey Graham
have won re-election.)