US Vice President Kamala Harris (file photo). Photograph: AFP
Nov 04, 2020, 03:16 AM
The Dow finished nearly 550 points up at 27,477.40 as the markets leaned towards Biden who has been leading the opinion polls for the past month.
The S&P 500 went up 1.8 per cent to end at 3,369.11, while the Nasdaq Composite Index closed at 11,160.57.
Nov 04, 2020, 02:35 AM
This Election Day, everything is on the line. Our jobs. Our health care. Whether or not we get this pandemic under control. But here’s the good news: today, you can choose change. You can elect @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Let’s win this thing. pic.twitter.com/rvW2uOknpl— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 3, 2020
Former US President Barack Obama pitches for "change" as voters come out in large numbers amid the pandemic.
Nov 04, 2020, 02:32 AM
As US voters come out in huge numbers to vote, the numbers will start to come in after in-person voting closes at 6:00 pm Eastern Time (EST) (2300 GMT) in parts of two states, and then build as more states stop allowing votes in the hours after.
Most close by 9:00 pm EST, opening the way for vote tallies over the following hours, with some districts and states reporting faster than others.
Nov 04, 2020, 01:27 AM
President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka pitched for her father saying in a tweet that the US President has been "ending the endless wars".
Nov 04, 2020, 01:17 AM
As voters line up to vote during US elections, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden's vice president pick Kamala Harris said "it is going to a tight race, let's elect Joe Biden".
Nov 04, 2020, 12:42 AM
"I think we're going to have a great night," Trump said during an appearance in Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, where he thanked campaign workers. "But it's politics and it's elections, and you never know."
"Winning is easy. Losing is never easy - not for me it's not," Trump added.
Trump said he was not yet thinking about making a concession speech or acceptance speech.
Nov 03, 2020, 11:55 PM
We will have a tremendous victory, says Trump as US votes
Nov 03, 2020, 11:49 PM
Nov 03, 2020, 10:31 PM
A voter casts his ballot at a polling station on Election Day in Arlington, Virginia.
Nov 03, 2020, 10:14 PM
Over 100 million American voters have now cast their ballot in the US elections.
100, 298,838 votes have been cast with 35,733,103 in-person votes and 64,565,735 mail-in ballots.
Nov 03, 2020, 10:03 PM
According to US Elections Project, 99,657,079 votes have cast their ballot so far with 35,720,830 in-person votes and 63,936,249 mail ballots.
Nov 03, 2020, 09:26 PM
Nov 03, 2020, 09:04 PM
Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security said: "Voters should be patient while waiting for the outcome of this year's election, it is important to recognise that this process may require time."
"We have no indications that a foreign actor has succeeded in compromising or affecting the actual votes cast in this election. But we do remain on high alert," Wolf added.
Nov 03, 2020, 08:32 PM
Polls opened in few eastern states at 6 am EST (1100 GMT).
The most closely watched results will start to trickle in after 7 pm EST (2400 GMT) when polls close in states such as Georgia, though definitive national results could take days if the contest is tight.
Nov 03, 2020, 08:27 PM
The broad-based S&P 500 has gained 1.0 per cent to 3,344.23, while the Nasdaq Composite Index has climbed 0.6 per cent to 11,027.65.
Nov 03, 2020, 08:06 PM
US stocks open higher in Election Day session. Dow opens +1.2 per cent up.
Nov 03, 2020, 07:57 PM
Watch: Anxious Americans brace for Election Day with faces masked, stores boarded up
Nov 03, 2020, 07:33 PM
US President Donald Trump sought to project a calm but confident image on the day when millions of Americans were out to decide whether he will get four more years or not. National poll numbers declared by various polling agencies put Biden a bit ahead of Donald Trump. But if Trump was worried, he did not let it show.
Nov 03, 2020, 06:14 PM
Equities jump, dollar down as Americans head to polls
Global stock markets jumped and the dollar weakened Tuesday as polls opened for the US election, with Republican President Donald Trump seeking to defy forecasts and defeat Democrat challenger Joe Biden.
Polling stations have opened in New York, New Jersey and Virginia, marking the start of an election day seen by Trump's opponents as a referendum on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the world's worst-hit nation — which is now also experiencing a deadly resurgence.
Nov 03, 2020, 05:40 PM
No matter the land, food is synonymous with emotions. We throw parties when we are happy. Sometimes even eat something to make us feel better in bouts of sadness. But we are true to our salt, and quite proud of our respective culinary traditions. We are passionate about our food.
Nov 03, 2020, 04:53 PM
US Election Day begins as polls open in New York, New Jersey, Virginia
Polling stations opened in New York, New Jersey and Virginia early Tuesday, marking the start of US Election Day as President Donald Trump seeks to beat forecasts and defeat challenger Joe Biden.
The vote is widely seen as a referendum on Trump and his uniquely brash, bruising presidency that Biden urged Americans to end to restore "our democracy."
Nov 03, 2020, 04:38 PM
The stock market has given a key indication of who is going to win the US presidential election in 2020.
Nov 03, 2020, 03:48 PM
The votes are tallied, five in favor of Former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden against zero for US President Donald Trump during the historic midnight vote at the Hale House at the historic Balsams Resort during midnight voting as part of the first ballots cast in the United States Presidential Election in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire (Courtesy: AFP)
Nov 03, 2020, 03:32 PM
One of the most important days in political history is finally here and people are now heading towards their nearest polling booths and drop-in boxes to cast their ballots on the day of the US election 2020. Read more
Nov 03, 2020, 03:17 PM
The first polls will close at 6 p.m. Eastern time in parts of Indiana and Kentucky. Then there will be a steady stream of poll closings, every hour and sometimes every 30 minutes until the last polls in Alaska shut down at 1 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. Read more
Nov 03, 2020, 03:04 PM
As the final day of voting starts, the predictions are also being made about who will be the next representative of the White House for the next four years. Read more
Nov 03, 2020, 02:43 PM
As the race for US election 2020 gets tighter, pop star Beyonce revealed her ‘I Voted’ sticker while sporting a ‘Biden Harris’ face mask. Read more
Nov 03, 2020, 02:33 PM
Honking has got a new meaning in the US politics with the annoying sound replacing clapping, cheers and even boos in election campaigns, in particularly the drive-in car rallies of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. Read more
Nov 03, 2020, 02:21 PM
Nov 03, 2020, 02:01 PM
In the last week before the US election, the two leaders — the current Republican candidate and President Donald Trump and his Democrat rival and former Vice President Joe Biden — have started the election campaigning covering the states which hold a minority of their party support. Read more
Nov 03, 2020, 01:45 PM
US Election 2020: Donald Trump and Joe Biden hold final election rallies
Nov 03, 2020, 01:33 PM
Rapper Eminem recently took centre stage in politics as he featured in a campaign video for Joe Biden. In a new video supporting Joe Biden, Eminem was seen dancing to his anthem ‘Lose Yourself’. Read more
Nov 03, 2020, 01:19 PM
With President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden locked in a dead heat on the eve of the US election 2020, the polls are trying the gauge the preference of the nation. Read more
Nov 03, 2020, 12:59 PM
Most crucial moments of 2020 election campaign
Nov 03, 2020, 12:40 PM
American businesses prepare for possible civil unrest after US election 2020
Nov 03, 2020, 12:05 PM
Nov 03, 2020, 11:42 AM
Twitter has once again labelled the tweet of US President Donald Trump and described the content as "disputed" and potentially "misleading". Read more
Nov 03, 2020, 11:40 AM
On the final day of the campaign of the US election 2020, President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed polls that show him headed for a defeat. Read more
Nov 03, 2020, 11:39 AM
In the final day of a campaign unlike any other, President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden spent Monday swarming the swing states that will decide the result of the US election 2020. Read more