LIVE UPDATES: Election Day 2020

Posted at 8:23 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 10:04:22-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- It is Election Day 2020 in Virginia and across the nation. Scroll down for live updates from polling places around the region and other Election Day information.

Long lines to vote on Election Day aren't unusual
Nov 03, 2020 8:40 a.m.

Long voting lines on Election Day aren't unusual or necessarily a sign of nefarious activity. Many factors contribute, including heavier-than-expected turnout, too few or malfunctioning voting machines, or poll workers who don't show up for their assignments. A new factor this year is social distancing measures at polling places because of the coronavirus pandemic. Lines naturally will be longer when people are trying to keep at least 6 feet between themselves and the next voter.

Election 2020 Ohio Voting
People wait in line to vote at Adam Hall near Auburn Corners, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Trump, Biden cede stage to voters for Election Day verdict
Nov 03, 2020 8:44 a.m.

Americans are making their choice between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, selecting a leader to steer a nation battered by a surging pandemic that has killed more than 231,000 people and cost millions their jobs. Nearly 100 million Americans voted early, and now it falls to Election Day voters to finish the job, ending a campaign that was reshaped by the coronavirus and marked by tensions over who could best address it. Biden entered Election Day with multiple paths to victory. Trump has a narrower but still feasible road to clinch 270 Electoral College votes. Control of the Senate is at stake, too.

Huge voter turnout expected despite virus, political rancor
Nov 03, 2020 8:19 a.m.

Election Day in the U.S. is unfolding like no other, with nearly 100 million Americans having already cast their ballots before polls opened. Voters took advantage of absentee balloting and early in-person voting amid a pandemic that has killed more than 230,000 Americans and worries about whether the Postal Service would deliver their ballot on time. President Donald Trump has been claiming without evidence that mail ballots will lead to widespread voter fraud and has threated to file lawsuits to stop the counting of late-arriving ballots in some states. He has especially targeted the key battleground state of Pennsylvania for legal challenges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.