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  • I do brand, and I'm going to start off by just having us take a look at the geographical map off the country now, just to get a good sense off where we are.

  • As you can see, that map is starting to color up really nicely over there for us as, of course, that time zone is shifting from east to West.

  • Like I said earlier on, everything that you see in solid red has gone to Donald Trump.

  • Everything in solid blue has gone to Joe Biden at this stage, so look at that.

  • Sort of like Red Line going down the middle of the country in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, those all go into the Trump stock.

  • So to say, As you said Brent earlier, there has been no upsets at this stage.

  • New York, Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico.

  • These are all states that we did expect would go to Joe Biden.

  • But now let's break it down in terms of those places where we are watching the race on a state by state basis.

  • Look out.

  • Texas, now 38 Electoral College votes up for grabs there, and we can see Donald Trump does have the lead over Joe Biden over there, albeit from really a small marginal percentage.

  • 69% of the votes have been counted in Texas.

  • That's one that we will continue to watch.

  • We can also show you another state now, and that would be the state off.

  • Florida 29 Electoral College Votes Up for Grabs in Florida It's been said that it's gonna be very difficult for Donald Trump to make his way back to the White House if he doesn't secure this 1.

  • 91% of the votes have been counted, and Donald Trump does have a a slight lead over Biden in that state.

  • And so that is Florida, with 29 Electoral College votes and other state we can show you is Ohio 18.

  • Electoral College votes there.

  • As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.

  • That's because Ohio's voted for the winner of every election since 1964 and we can see again Trump in the lead, 51 percent to Joe Biden's 47%.

  • And, of course, 77% of the vote has been counted in the state off Ohio.

  • One more state for you, and that would be Arizona.

  • This would firmly be Republican state.

  • But right now it could go either way and, in fact, with 70% of the votes.

  • And we can see Joe Biden a firm lead over Donald Trump, almost 10% lead over Donald Trump, 54% to 44% nearly 45% Donald Trump.

  • Now let us show you what that means in terms of the magic number that we are watching tonight.

  • And that is to 70 to 17, the number needed to secure the White House as it stands Biden firmly in the lead with 131 points.

  • Donald Trump trailing with 98 points in that all important electoral college votes.

  • So that is the state of the race.

  • As it stands, I will now hand you back over in his poll, our Washington bureau chief, she is in the U.

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  • Capitol and Oliver Salad is in Joe Biden's home state of Delaware.

  • Let's go to Venus first.

  • Good evening to you in this, um, our talk to me a little bit about what you've been seeing there in front of the White House tonight.

  • Yes, I'm standing in front of the White House and thank you.

  • So for talking to me, be safe.

  • So you see, Brendan, it's getting crowded here.

  • We just had a little incident with the police and some protesters.

  • It was unclear what exactly happened, but I think what we really experienced right now that a little something really can fire up a big group.

  • It was very peaceful before we saw this one masked man running towards the White House, followed by the police.

  • And then within less than two minutes, many, many people came here, shouted, some of them were shooting some fireworks.

  • So this pretty much describes the situation off the United States.

  • And as we see the results coming in and it seems to be right, really, uh, tied race this is something we might have to witness over the next hours to come.

  • And maybe over the next days Yeah.

  • Oliver, In Delaware, we are looking at a race that is so close to call.

  • I mean, it really is a tied race, if you will.

  • Joe Biden's supporters.

  • I'm sure this is not what they wanted toe.

  • See, at this stage, they must be biting their nails right now.

  • they certainly are brand.

  • There have been no surprises until now.

  • None of the big battleground states have Bean called, either, so it's pretty much open until now.

  • Everything and it continues to be a nail biter.

  • As you say, there is a sense of nervousness here right now.

  • Ah, lot of people are putting their hopes in this.

  • Many people told us today at the polling station that this is the most important election off their lifetimes, and that is also something that we've witnessed when we traveled the United States together with in this poll who's just reporting from the White House on.

  • We've spoken to Trump supporters.

  • We've spoken to people from the Biden side of the political aisle, and they all believe that no matter what happens here tonight, it it is very important for them and for the future of their country.

  • Ennis, you know, we're still waiting for major states to be called tonight.

  • Talk to me a little bit about the mood, if we can in the United States, after this marathon campaign that we've just been through, the country is divided in a way I've never seen before.

  • People kind of have lost the ability, uh, to talk with each other, other to really, you know, share their political stands and discuss, like the best way to bring this country back on track.

  • Because Covic, 19, has hit the United States of America very, very badly, as many other countries as well and Brenda's.

  • Many of our viewers know there is hardly any social net.

  • So if one loses his or her job when loses the healthcare, many are losing their homes.

  • They have to move out, get evicted.

  • So this is a huge crisis which this country is facing.

  • And the big, big one million question, if I might say so, is who would be the better person to help overcoming this crisis.

  • And it was really interesting.

  • As we traveled this country as Oliver Justice mentioned from one coast to the others.

  • We spoke to Trump supporters who said he's the only one who fights socialism, socialism, which we, for example, has have experienced in Cuba, which we left to move to the United States.

  • And we don't want a Joe Biden and a Kamala Harris to take our freedom away.

  • And then, of course, you have Democrats who say We need a change in the White House because the way Donald Trump conducts his politics the way he started a trade war with China and other countries is not the way we can bring like our economy back.

  • Because business people need reliability.

  • And what President Trump, it is quite the opposite.

  • So there is a deep, deep divide which goes through this United States of America.

  • Yeah, exactly what you have to ask yourself, How united are these United States of America tonight?

  • In his poll in Washington, Oliver Salad in Delaware to both of you.

  • Thank you.

  • We'll be checking in with you throughout the evening.

  • Let's bring it back here into the studio and let's talk about where we are right now.

  • Stacey, let me ask you first.

  • I mean, what do you make of the results were still waiting for Florida, for example, and every other state where the results are coming in the big ones.

  • Yeah, it's still too close to call.

  • Yeah, but what you can see is that, um, the leading up to this the past couple of days, Trump has been running like a man who's been looking at the polls and believing them.

  • And what we're seeing so far is the results trickle in is that he's been him bridging certain groups that made him victorious in 2000 and 16.

  • So wipe educated voters, um, even some working class white women voters independence seniors so and these people live mostly, a lot of them live in metropolitan areas.

  • So there, divers, they're big, Um, they are turned off by the rhetoric by Donald Trump.

  • And you're seeing that.

  • And that's why there's so many states up for play that are normally red states that should not be on the radar, like Arizona, like Florida, like North Carolina like Georgia.

  • And so, while it's close and it's early thes air something, this is something that has to trouble the Trump campaign.

  • Yeah, times in the demographics here are key, right?

  • I mean, we have actually fewer white voters voting fewer white voters without college degrees.

  • Yes, but at the same time, you know the idea that demographics is destiny has been a play that the Democrats have made in many states for many years, many actually decades.

  • I know.

  • For my home state of Texas, they say that this is going to be a blue state.

  • They were saying that in 2002, it's 2020.

  • It is still a red state.

  • Every statewide, it's still a red state, but it's close, and it shouldn't be this close.

  • I honestly, the demographic profile of Texas is very similar to that of California, so it should actually be much closer to a blue state.

  • The Cem structural disadvantages for communities in Texas is one of the reasons that it hasn't made the switch the other.

  • And honestly, this is maybe one of the flaws that were starting to pull out in the Biden campaign is the mobilization of certain minority groups, particularly Latinos and Latinos.

  • Air obviously have a heterodox group.

  • There are Cubans, Cuban Americans, their Venezuelan Americans.

  • They're Mexican American.

  • Clinton.

  • She had no problem attracting them in 2016, but Biden has had problems.

  • Well, she she drove up Latino turnout, and that's why you saw some tightening in places like Texas and Arizona and North Carolina.

  • And actually they invested heavily in trying to turn out those populations by messaging to those populations.

  • The Biden campaign has not been as targeted on those those groups because he didn't want to open up a flank to other groups.

  • Um, in In contrast, the Trump administration trump campaign, to their credit as we heard, has been hitting this point of socialism quite heavily, which tends to resonate obviously with the Cuban and Venezuelan communities that have experiences in Cuba and with Chavez and Maduro in Venezuela and have said, Oh my gosh, there's connective tissue between Biden and these regimes that we left, um, but nothing has really created that kind of voter turnout that we would hope for the Democrats would hope for in States like.

  • But I think all Americans would hope for in states like Texas, North Carolina among Latino voters.

  • And we know that with the exit polls, people have been asked what was most important for you when you would end T cast your vote, and people who voted for Biden said it was racial tensions in the U.

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  • Number one people voting for Trump said it was the economy.

  • Yeah, this just shows how huge the Vitus between these two groups.

  • And this is why I was really puzzled by so many people who were saying they were undecided thes two men could not be any more different, so I mean, let's see what happens.

  • But yeah, that's right.

  • They're not gonna still young.

I do brand, and I'm going to start off by just having us take a look at the geographical map off the country now, just to get a good sense off where we are.

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