Before votes started to be counted many pollsters had projected a big win for the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, but with the major swing states too close to call at the time of recording, his route to the White House appeared to be narrowing
It’s an election that has been described as a battle for America’s soul. Millions of Americans queued up to vote as turnout swelled to record levels on the back of huge mail-in votes. Guardian reporters spent the night in swing states and with the two campaigns. Daniel Strauss watched as Joe Biden’s early cautious optimism seemed to be undercut by initial results before returning again later on. David Smith was picking up optimism too from the Trump campaign, which was jubilant with early results.
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