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All eyes on key battlefield states as both candidates maintain the path to victory in the White House.
- Voting is closed in the United States and all eyes are on the decision of the White House race in key states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia and North Carolina.
- Addressing the supporters, Biden said he believed he was “on track” to win. He turned Arizona over while taking California, Washington, New York, and Illinois.
- Trump won the victory ahead of schedule and continued to falsely claim ballot papers that were counted after election day and signal misconduct. It takes Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri, and Texas.
- The early votes reached an unprecedented level. Just over 100 million early votes were cast either in person or by mail before the polls opened on election day.
Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continued coverage of the US election. This is Joseph Stepansky.
France: The result of the vote has no influence on trade with Europe
The result of the presidential election will have little impact on trade relations between the US and Europe, France’s chief financial officer said, saying Washington is unlikely to abandon its confrontational stance whether Trump wins or not.
The U.S. government has levied billions of dollars in tariffs on European imports over the past four years, with Trump putting forward unfair barriers against American firms trying to compete in continental markets.
1 hour ago (12:33 GMT)
Rouhani: Who wins the US elections is not important to Iran
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reiterated his country’s stance on the US president’s race, saying that it is not important who wins, but what measures the next president takes against sanctions against Iran.
“It is important for us that America respects the Iranian nation again. We want respect instead of sanctions, no matter who it is [in office]. If he lifts the unfair and illegal sanctions and replaces them with respect, our situation will be different, ”Rouhani said in a televised address on Wednesday.
1 hour ago (12:32 GMT)
Federal Minister warns of “very explosive situation”
Federal Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer warns the USA of a “very explosive situation” and a possible systemic crisis after Trump declared the election victory ahead of time.
After Trump’s statements that he would go to the Supreme Court to prevent ballots from being counted, Kramp-Karrenbauer told the public broadcaster ZDF: “This election has not been decided … votes are still being counted.”
She said Trump could cause “a constitutional crisis in the US” and called such a scenario “something we must be deeply concerned about”.
2 hours ago (12:31 GMT)
What could happen if the US election result is controversial?
Despite incomplete results from several battlefield states that could determine the outcome of the US presidential race, Trump prematurely claimed the election victory.
The move confirmed concerns that Trump would try to dispute the election results.
Read more about the different ways the elections can be challenged here.
Supporters of President Donald Trump sing and wave flags outside the Versailles Cuban restaurant during election night in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood [Wilfredo Lee/The Associated Press]
See how the calls came in
In an election season that saw unprecedented early voting, some states were quick to count votes, which allowed The Associated Press to declare those votes for both candidates. Others, particularly the Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and North Carolina battlefields, could not be called.
Follow how the calls came in here on our November 3rd live blog.