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This is it America – Election Day 2020. With President Donald Trump, his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, and so many others declaring this “most important choice of our lives,” it is time for the final votes to be cast and counted. The deadline has live coverage all day – and probably all night – too. Here is an overview of how to keep track of the historic day.
You can use the voting card on our home page to keep up to date on countries called and view our polling deadlines to get an idea of where things are at any given time. It promises to be no shortage of drama, along with the potential for a 2016-like GOP surprise or 2018-like blue wave. But forecasters will predict while Americans wait for their new president.
Election Night Preview: How the Networks Plan to Cover the Finale of a Campaign of Chaos and Confusion
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Here’s how it goes from the battlefield to the lock, starting from when polls close in all 50 states, so you can plan your message cycles and bathroom breaks:
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT
8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT
9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT
MIDNIGHT ET / 9 PM PT
1 a.m. ET (WED) / 10 p.m. PT (TUE)
Here are the network coverage plans for the long day:
ABC News coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. (CET) with lead anchor George Stephanopoulos of New York City, along with World News Tonight host David Muir, ABC News live host Linsey Davis, and his political team. ABC News Live will begin reporting on the network’s streaming news channel at 7 a.m. ET once the polls open. After working with ABC News in prime time, breaking news and results will continue to be streamed overnight. Anchor Diane Macedo and Correspondent Kyra Philips will lead the live coverage during the day and afternoon, respectively. More coverage on ABCNews.com, the ABC News mobile app, and Apple News. ABC News Radio will be anchored live on election night from 7 ET with correspondents Aaron Katersky and Karen Travers. ABC NewsOne, ABC News’ affiliate news service, will cover more than 200 ABC affiliates and international partners.
CBS News will provide election coverage over the air and will stream news service CBSN, CBSNews.com and CBS News Radio. CBS Evening News host and editor-in-chief Norah O’Donnell will be covering the network from Times Square HQ to ViacomCBS in NYC (a premiere) starting at 7:00 p.m. ET with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King, host of Face the Nation, Margaret Brennan, direct, 60 minutes John Dickerson and political correspondent Ed O’Keefe. CBSN (with anchors Anne Marie Green, Vlad Duthiers, Tanya Rivero and later Elaine Quijano) and CBS This Morning both depart at 7 a.m. CBS News Digital’s multi-platform coverage includes the 12 national and local live streams from CBSN. CBS Newspath, the newsgathering organization of CBS News, will deliver news and information to over 200 branches across the country, and CBS News Radio will begin reporting from 7:00 p.m. ET.
CNN’s coverage of Election Night in America begins at 4 p.m. (CET), anchored by Dana Bash, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Abby Phillip and Jake Tapper. It will be broadcast live from Washington. Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon will lead the network’s late night coverage. They will be joined by chief correspondent John King, who will report live from the CNN Magic Wall. Other voices include CNN Political Director David Chalian, Senior White House Correspondent Pamela Brown, and Senior Political Analyst Mark Preston, and analysts Gloria Borger, Van Jones, David Axelrod and Rick Santorum. The coverage will be streamed live on CNN.com and its mobile apps without the required authentication from 9:00 a.m. ET Tuesday through 4:00 p.m. ET Wednesday. It can also be viewed on CNNgo. CNN International (to its 373 million households worldwide) and CNN en Español will also be fully covered.
The C-SPAN coverage, moderated by Greta Brawner and Peter Slen, starts on Tuesday at 9 p.m. (CET) and ends on Wednesday at 7 a.m. (CET) with a mix of speeches by winners and losers in both the President’s and the company’s races Senate. The network will also take viewer calls and reactions throughout the night, and Jessica Taylor of the Cook Political Report will join the Senate earlier this evening. Bill Scanlan will host Wednesday from 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. CET. After that, coverage will resume on the Washington Journal call-in show at 7 a.m.
FOX NEWS / FOX BUSINESS
The main political anchor of Fox News Channel and Bret Baier of Special Report and Martha MacCallum of The Story will anchor FOX News Democracy 2020 from 6 p.m. ET from New York along with a team of Chris Wallace, Brit Hume, Dana Perino and Juan Williams as contributors Donna Brazile, Karl Rove and Katie Pavlich. Anker Bill Hemmer will break down the results on the electronic “Bill Board”, while Anker Shannon Bream will report on the data from the Fox News Voter Analysis System. Bream and Jon Scott will be reporting overnight starting Wednesday at 2 a.m. CET. Fox & Friends will take over an early issue on Wednesday (5 a.m. CET). Sandra Smith and Trace Gallagher will jointly anchor coverage for Fox Broadcasting’s partners starting at 7 p.m. ET. FoxNews.com and the Fox News Mobile App will feature news, results and information, and Fox News Radio will broadcast live on the FOX News Mobile App and FNR-affiliated stations starting at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Fox Business Network coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. (CET) with Fox Business Network Presents Democracy 2020: Election Night, led by anchor and business news editor-in-chief Neil Cavuto with Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs, Charles Payne, Elizabeth MacDonald and Lisa “Kennedy “Montgomery along with senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino, contributor Robert Wolf and correspondent Jackie DeAngelis. The overnight coverage is anchored by David Asman.
NBC / MSNBC
NBC News will begin coverage of the 2020 decision at 7:00 p.m. (CET) with NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt, now co-host and NBC News chief correspondent Savannah Guthrie, Meet the Press host and NBC Political Director News, Chuck Todd, and NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent, and Andrea Mitchell, Washington correspondent, directed coverage from New York. Kate Snow will join from 2 p.m. ET. NBCNews.com will broadcast live coverage. NBC News’ 2020 Decision Center (NBCNews.com/Decision2020) will have the latest news, analysis, polls and results. NBCNews.com broadcasts live news coverage and is available in the NBC News Mobile App and NBC News Apps on connected TVs. The coverage is also available on NBCLX, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ new television and streaming network that serves adults ages 18 to 45.
On MSNBC, coverage of the special elections begins at 6 p.m. (CET). Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams, Nicolle Wallace and Joy Reid anchor all night long. NBC News National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki will be on the Big Board. Chris Hayes, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Ari Melber will also be contributing, and Katy Tur and Ayman Mohyeldin will be joining later that night.
PBS NewsHour will feature live special reports on PBS stations nationwide starting at 6 p.m. ET. The NewsHour regular airing and the NewsHour West update are both anticipated by the special pinned by Judy Woodruff of Arlington, VA. PBS NewsHour’s senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, and The Cook Political Report national editor Amy Walter will join her in the studio. Other contributors include the White House Correspondent, Yamiche Alcindor, John Yang, Stephanie Sy, William Brangham, Nick Schifrin, Dan Bush, Jeff Greenfield, Robert Costa, Mark Shields and David Brooks. The coverage is also available at PBS.org/newshour, PBS.org and in the PBS Video App.
Noticias Telemundos Live coverage from Miami in the network and live streaming on NoticiasTelemundo.com and Noticias Telemundos new mobile app. Primetime coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. (CET) with the anchors José Díaz-Balart, Felicidad Aveleyra, Julio Vaqueiro, Vanessa Hauc and Paulina Sodi. It also works with sister network NBC News on the NBC News Decision Desk team. Telemundo’s own broadcasters will provide live coverage of local races and results.
Destino 2020 Presenta from Univision News: La Gran Noche starts at 7 p.m. ET on Univision and will be broadcast live on all digital platforms. A particular focus is on reporting on elected Latino officials and the Latino voting in a special segment entitled “El Poder Latino” (Latino Power). Univision news anchors Ilia Calderón and Jorge Ramos will moderate the special program and will be accompanied by correspondents and analysts nationwide. The coverage will also be available on the Univision Noticias YouTube page.
newsThe watch platforms began streaming Newsy Reports on Monday and launched a special edition of Newsy Tonight at 7 p.m. ET hosted by Chance Seales, followed by Alex Livingston of Morning Rush at 9 p.m. Available on Roku, Fire TV, Vizio, Apple TV, Pluto, Samsung, and Newsy.com. … turn onThe 2020 Election channel offers live coverage with sub-channels dedicated to Republican, Democratic and third-party news through national news networks and local broadcasters. Available free of charge on the TuneIn mobile app and website and ad-free with TuneIn Premium.