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Where and when to watch the 2020 US Presidential Election in India:
Counting of votes begins at 7 pm EST tomorrow or 5:30 am IST on November 4.
Last polls are expected to close in almost all 50 states by 10 pm US time or at 8.30 am here on November 4.
All the polls closing after that – Alaska and Hawaii being the last ones – are in states that are solid red or blue. The race won’t change much there.
Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Arizona, Wisconsin and Iowa are the key states, also known as the swing states, to keep an eye on. A majority of the voters from these states had flipped from supporting Obama to Trump in 2016.
By midnight on November 3, it’s likely that the networks won’t be able to announce the final winner but if the Florida result is in, we’ll have a good idea how which way it’s tilting by then.
Where to watch:
The US Presidential elections will be telecasted on all major international TV news channels (Wion, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera English etc). Regular updates will be available on the india.com website from time to time.
Live updates on poll results with a live tracker will also be available on www.wionews.com throughout the day in addition to the extensive election coverage.