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Election 2020

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Biden elected 46th president of the United States

Harris makes history as first woman elected vice president; Trump campaign pursues legal challenges
A chart showing the number of electoral votes won by Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
A map showing which states are leading or won by Joe Biden or Donald Trump.
The ballots counted on Election Day set the candidates up for a tight race. Over the following days, election officials continued to count a historic number of early and mail-in votes.
Millions more Americans cast ballots than in 2016. The counties that saw the largest turnout increases drove Biden's win, but Democratic gains were uneven.
The same impulses that helped lift the president to victory in 2016 contributed to his undoing four years later.
Notable figures and ordinary Americans describe their reaction to Trump's victory in 2016 and describe the moments during his presidency that compelled them to speak out and mobilize against him.
The Washington Post has compiled some of our most deeply reported stories on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their history in public office, and where they stand on the issues.
We're tracking total votes as they continue to be counted.
A chart showing the number of Democrats and Republicans who are leading or have won their races.
A map showing which party is leading or won the Senate race in each state.
Races to watch
A table with summaries of Senate races the Post is watching. Click to learn more.
GOP Sen. David Perdue, running for a second term, fell below the 50 percent threshold required by state law and is likely to face Democrat Jon Ossoff in a Jan. 5 runoff.
Exit pollsSee how various groups voted for Donald Trump and Joe Biden based on surveys of voters.