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Nov. 5 highlights: Vote counting goes on in battleground states

Read the latest news and updates as key states count remaining votes.
Image; President Donald Trump and Joe Biden on a background of red and blue stars in concentric circles.
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This live coverage has ended. Continue reading election news from November 6, 2020.

Election Day stretched into its third day on Thursday as Americans anxiously awaited results in several key states.

Joe Biden maintained his lead over President Donald Trump, who delivered a series of false claims about the election on Thursday night and has vowed legal action in several battleground states as the Electoral College gap widened.

Stories we're following:

All eyes on battleground vote counts as anxious nation waits

Trump campaign presses legal challenges as swing states count away

—Could a recount flip a key battleground? History says don't count on it.

—See which counties in the remaining battleground states have the most votes left to count

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In 2 a.m. tweets, Trump shares false and misleading information

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Trump told one falsehood after another about the presidential race. Here are the facts.

876d ago / 3:40 AM UTC

Mary Trump calls her uncle, the president, 'desperate'

876d ago / 3:33 AM UTC
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'This is getting insane': Republicans push back against Trump's false election claims

876d ago / 2:35 AM UTC

The latest in Trump's legal blitz

876d ago / 2:19 AM UTC

Analysis: A higher share of Michigan and Wisconsin voters went for Trump. He lost the states anyway.

876d ago / 2:11 AM UTC

Arizona AG: No issues with Sharpie voting

876d ago / 2:00 AM UTC

About the Nevada GOP's 'criminal referral'

876d ago / 1:13 AM UTC

Twitter bans Steve Bannon after call for beheadings; YouTube removes video

876d ago / 12:46 AM UTC
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Trump's lead shrinking in Georgia and Pennsylvania, both still too close to call

876d ago / 12:33 AM UTC

Trump suit in Philadelphia ends with agreement in court

876d ago / 11:45 PM UTC

Judge orders further sweeps of Postal Service facilities for undelivered ballots

876d ago / 11:39 PM UTC

N.C. Republicans confident in wins by Trump and Tillis when count is finished


876d ago / 11:36 PM UTC

Georgia secretary of state indicates vote counting nearing completion

876d ago / 11:23 PM UTC
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'Home stretch': Penn. secretary of state says majority of ballots to be counted by Friday

876d ago / 11:17 PM UTC

Los Angeles County officials debunk viral video questioning ballot collection

876d ago / 11:16 PM UTC

Trump to speak shortly

876d ago / 10:39 PM UTC

The Russians have no need to spread misinformation. Trump and his allies are doing it for them

876d ago / 10:32 PM UTC

Georgia to conduct its first 'risk limiting audit' before certifying election results

876d ago / 10:32 PM UTC

Could a recount flip a key battleground? History says don't count on it.

876d ago / 10:32 PM UTC

House Democrats' tensions flare on post-election call

876d ago / 10:23 PM UTC
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Biden again predicts 2020 win: We 'will be declared the winners'

876d ago / 9:37 PM UTC

Trump campaign files federal lawsuit seeking to stop count in Philadelphia

876d ago / 9:32 PM UTC

Pro-Trump operatives coordinated viral #StopTheSteal events. Facebook shut them down.

876d ago / 8:46 PM UTC

'Clown show': Trumpworld tries to project optimism despite concerns about messaging

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876d ago / 8:29 PM UTC
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Georgia election official says state still has more than 47,000 ballots to count

876d ago / 8:21 PM UTC

Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says Trump could run in 2024 if he loses

876d ago / 8:18 PM UTC

Trump campaign presses legal challenges as count continues in swing states

876d ago / 8:14 PM UTC

Photos: Both sides rally in Pennsylvania

876d ago / 8:11 PM UTC

'Let the institutions of our democracy do their jobs,' Fed Chair Powell says about presidential election

876d ago / 8:06 PM UTC

Partial victory for Trump campaign in Pennsylvania case

876d ago / 7:51 PM UTC

Missouri poll worker positive for Covid-19 still worked shift, died after Election Day

876d ago / 7:34 PM UTC

Vote Watch: What worked on Election Day

876d ago / 7:08 PM UTC

Recount laws in key states in the presidential race

876d ago / 7:05 PM UTC

GOP seeks to withdraw Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, lawsuit

876d ago / 7:03 PM UTC

French bulldog named Wilbur elected mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky

876d ago / 6:57 PM UTC
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Here's why Pennsylvania's Allegheny County will continue counting ballots Friday

876d ago / 6:37 PM UTC

Georgia's largest county finished processing absentee ballots, results coming soon

876d ago / 6:31 PM UTC

Judge denies Trump lawsuit in Michigan

876d ago / 6:28 PM UTC

Judge dismisses Trump-GOP lawsuit in Georgia

876d ago / 6:04 PM UTC

Analysis: Big jump for Biden in Philadelphia suburbs

876d ago / 5:50 PM UTC

Trump campaign announces Nevada suit, refuses to offer evidence

876d ago / 5:37 PM UTC

Biden's lead over Trump in Nevada up to nearly 12,000 votes

876d ago / 5:06 PM UTC

Biden camp increasingly optimistic: 'Our data shows that Joe Biden will be the next president'

876d ago / 4:58 PM UTC
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Georgia official expects to finish counting votes Thursday

876d ago / 3:46 PM UTC

Pa. lieutenant governor predicts Biden will win state's 20 electoral votes

876d ago / 3:30 PM UTC

Democrat Mark Kelly claims victory in Arizona Senate race

876d ago / 3:00 PM UTC

On bikes, in cars and on foot, 'Count Every Vote' protesters rally near White House

876d ago / 2:43 PM UTC

62,000 outstanding ballots in Georgia

876d ago / 2:34 PM UTC
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FIRST READ: Is it time to rethink how we conduct and cover our presidential contests?

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876d ago / 2:11 PM UTC

With all eyes on Philadelphia, a calming livestream looks inside the process


876d ago / 1:58 PM UTC

Trump's gains among Latino voters shouldn't come as a surprise. Here's why.

876d ago / 12:05 PM UTC

Explore the potential paths to 270 as the campaigns await final battleground tallies

876d ago / 11:35 AM UTC

Why Texas remains a Republican stronghold

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Analysis: Trump thinks he's losing. Just listen to him.

876d ago / 11:15 AM UTC

See which counties in the remaining battleground states have the most votes left to count

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876d ago / 11:14 AM UTC

Trump's high-stakes, swing-state legal blitz: Where his campaign says it's suing, and why