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Nov. 6 highlights: Ballot counting continues in presidential race

Presidential election results as ballots are counted in key states.
Image; President Donald Trump and Joe Biden on a background of red and blue stars in concentric circles.
Chelsea Stahl / NBC News

Elections officials in several key states hurried to finish counting all outstanding votes as Americans could finally learn who won Tuesday's presidential election.

Joe Biden maintained his Electoral College lead over President Donald Trump, overtaking the president in Georgia and Pennsylvania. Trump, meanwhile, vowed to "pursue this process through every aspect of the law" Friday after offering a series of false claims about election integrity in defiant remarks from the White House the day before, and is mounting a legal blitz across several battleground states.

This live coverage has ended. Continue reading election news from Saturday November 7, 2020.

Check here for more on the presidential results.

Stories we're following:

—All eyes on battleground vote counts as anxious nation waits

—The Road to 270: How the candidates can win

Republicans push back against Trump's false election claims

—Georgia plans a recount. History shows it rarely makes a difference in states.

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Georgia poll worker forced into hiding while more Fulton County votes come in

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Advocates race to find Georgia voters to correct bad ballots

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ADL asks Pelosi, McCarthy to keep QAnon-backing lawmakers off committees

869d ago / 9:09 PM UTC

Republicans battle on Twitter over support for Trump's baseless election fraud claims

869d ago / 8:29 PM UTC

Photo: Naked Cowboy exchanges words with Biden supporter in N.Y.C.'s Times Square

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GOP Sen. Perdue's campaign is preparing for 'coming runoff' in Georgia

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Bossie to lead Trump's election challenges

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869d ago / 8:00 PM UTC

Photo: Alex Jones joins protesters in Maricopa County

869d ago / 7:59 PM UTC

Pennsylvania GOP asks Supreme Court to stop count of mail-in ballots that arrived after Tuesday

869d ago / 7:43 PM UTC

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords celebrates husband Mark Kelly's Senate win

869d ago / 7:18 PM UTC

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869d ago / 7:14 PM UTC

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869d ago / 7:10 PM UTC

Pennsylvania appeals court orders some provisional ballots to be set aside for now

869d ago / 7:06 PM UTC

How Ritchie Torres, Congress' first gay Afro Latino, won on 'bread-and-butter issues'

869d ago / 6:49 PM UTC

Trump campaign defiant, but 'deflated' feeling creeping in

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869d ago / 6:41 PM UTC

Nevada's Clark County still needs to count tens of thousands of ballots

869d ago / 6:33 PM UTC

Photo: Observers get a close look at Pennsylvania ballots

869d ago / 6:29 PM UTC

NAACP debunks claims about white supremacy plots

869d ago / 6:09 PM UTC

2 men detained after police learn of possible threat to Philadelphia vote counting center

869d ago / 5:14 PM UTC

Anticipating a Biden victory, Pelosi says 'it's a happy day for our country'

869d ago / 5:08 PM UTC

Biden extends lead in Nevada, NBC News projects

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Here's Obama's reaction to Biden gains

869d ago / 4:49 PM UTC

Georgia secretary of state says 'there will be a recount'

869d ago / 4:24 PM UTC

Democrat Mark Kelly unseats Martha McSally in Arizona Senate race, NBC News projects

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An update on Trump's Nevada lawsuit threats

869d ago / 3:42 PM UTC

Biden campaign tells staffers to 'enjoy this moment'

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869d ago / 3:23 PM UTC

The mood at Trump campaign headquarters: grim but determined

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869d ago / 3:20 PM UTC

Top White House adviser predicts 'peaceful transition of power'

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Counties with worst virus surges overwhelmingly voted Trump

869d ago / 2:56 PM UTC

'This election is not over': Trump campaign defiant after Biden takes lead in Pennsylvania

869d ago / 2:40 PM UTC

FIRST READ: Biden has learned the lessons from the 2000 recount, Trump hasn’t

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869d ago / 1:50 PM UTC

Joe Biden takes the lead in Pennsylvania after edging ahead in Georgia

869d ago / 1:40 PM UTC

Economy added 638,000 jobs in October vs. 530,000 expected, unemployment rate falls to 6.9 percent

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Georgia voters urged to check status of the mail-in ballots

869d ago / 11:49 AM UTC

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones addresses pro-Trump protesters in Arizona


869d ago / 11:42 AM UTC

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Biden takes the lead in Georgia

869d ago / 9:38 AM UTC

Here's where things stands entering Friday

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'This is getting insane': Republicans push back against Trump's false election claims

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States still too close to call

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Al Gore, who knows about waiting for a result, on the election