2020 Presidential Election Results
Polls have shown the presidential race between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden as a toss-up in Iowa throughout much of the year. Watch here for live election results reporting from the Associated Press on election night.
Polls have shown the presidential race between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden as a toss-up in Iowa throughout much of the year. The closeness of this race is set amidst a growing COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
The 2020 election is already setting records for turnout, and perhaps no two candidates are more at odds over the future of the country and the direction they want to take it. This election is fundamentally about what it means to be an American.
One thing is clear: Whoever wins could shape what America means for generations to come through social policy, the courts and by their own example.
According to NPR's Domenico Montanaro, this election is expected to have the highest voter turnout since 1908, with more than 65% of eligible voters participating, according to Michael McDonald, a turnout expert at the University of Florida who runs the U.S. Elections Project.
It's on track for that and possibly more, considering the sky-high early voting totals. So far, more than 93.1 million people have voted early. That's about 68% of the total votes in 2016.
In some key contested states, the totals are even higher than that. Take Texas, where more people have cast a ballot already than in the entire 2016 election. More Texans have now voted in the 2020 presidential election than in any election ever by about 700,000 and climbing, as of Sunday afternoon.
There's a similar trend across the country — North Carolina has hit 95% of its 2016 total, Georgia 94%, Florida 91%, Nevada 91%, and Arizona 87%, according to the Elections Project.
Follow live election results reporting from the Associated Press and NPR here.