Joe Biden has been elected as the new US president. In his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, he delivers his first speech – with Kamala Harris. All information in the news blog.

The US presidential election has been decided and Democratic challenger Joe Biden has defeated incumbent Donald Trump. Trump does not want to recognize the election yet and has again raised paperless allegations of fraud and announced lawsuits.

Harris: Won’t be the last woman in office

Future Vice President Kamala Harris stressed the importance of democracy in her first speech after the election results. In Wilmington, Delaware, Joe Biden’s hometown, she said democracy was not guaranteed. ‘It’s only as strong as our will to fight for it. And that’s exactly what you did! ‘

Harris thanked the voters. They would have chosen hope and unity, decency, science “and yes, truth”. “Although I will be the first woman in this position, I will not be the last,” said the future vice president.

The President of Mexico does not want to congratulate Biden yet

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was reluctant to comment on Joe Biden’s success in the US presidential election. Lopez Obrador says he can only congratulate an election winner when all legal proceedings related to the vote have been completed. Such an approach is “politically wise”. He has a good relationship with both the incumbent Donald Trump and Biden.

Trump’s first tweet after Biden’s election victory

After Joe Biden’s election victory was announced, incumbent US President Donald Trump spoke again on Twitter – and again spoke without evidence of electoral fraud. Read more here.

Report: Biden wants to present the Corona Expert Council on Monday

According to reports in the US media, newly elected US President Joe Biden wants to present a board of experts on Monday to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The creation of the committee ahead of the announcement of hiring for the first cabinet positions underscores the importance Biden intends to place in the fight against the pandemic, the Axios news website reported Saturday. According to the broadcaster CNN, it should be a twelve-member advisory committee of experts.

Incumbent President Donald Trump will continue to rule until Biden’s scheduled inauguration on Jan. 20. However, Biden had said before Tuesday’s election that if he won the election, he would immediately contact governors and mayors to continue the fight against the pandemic.

Trump does not recognize Biden’s election victory

US President Donald Trump does not want to recognize a victory of his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the US election. “The simple fact is that these elections are far from over,” Trump said on Saturday. Earlier, the American media had unanimously declared Biden the winner of the presidential election.

According to reports in the US media, newly elected US President Joe Biden wants to present a board of experts on Monday to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The creation of the committee ahead of the announcement of hiring for the first cabinet positions underscores the importance Biden intends to place in the fight against the pandemic, the news site “Axios” reported Saturday. According to the broadcaster CNN, it should be a twelve-member advisory committee of experts.

How do you rate Joe Biden’s win?

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Secretary of State Heiko Maas have expressed confidence in their future partnership with newly elected US President Joe Biden. What do you think about it?

Biden supporters sing Bon Jovi Hit

The joy of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump has also drawn hundreds of people into the streets of Philadelphia. A video on Twitter shows them all singing Bon Jovi’s hit “Livin ‘on a Prayer” together.

Biden wins the US election – congratulations from Trump so far

It is actually good form in American politics for an opponent to congratulate the winner of the election. Hours after his victory in the US election, Joe Biden has still not received a call from Donald Trump. CNN reports, citing the environment of the newly elected US president. However, it was previously announced that Trump would not accept the election results.

Photo of the Bidens from the living room: “We made it”

The wife of US President-elect Joe Biden has promised Americans that her husband will work for all families in the country. Jill Biden posted a photo to Twitter with her and her husband in a living room. Biden is wearing a cap with a peak that says “We just did it” (something like, We made it). The two hold a sign in the camera that reads, “Dr. & Vice President Biden live here.” The now superfluous word “Vice” is hidden by 69-year-old Jill Biden with her hand.

TV broadcaster ABC News reported that Biden was at home with his family when he heard the news, citing a Biden employee.

Hillary Clinton: Biden’s win is “Trump’s rejection”

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sees Joe Biden’s election victory as a rejection of incumbent Donald Trump. “The voters have spoken and they have chosen Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as our next president and vice president,” the Democrat wrote on Twitter. They are a few candidates who are making history, “a Trump rejection” and a new chapter for America. “Move forward together,” Clinton continued. She was defeated by Republican Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Read the main reactions to Joe Biden’s victory here.

Chillreport reporter shows photos of the celebration in front of the White House

Chillreport reporter Fabian Reinbold gets an impression in front of the White House. Hundreds of people gathered there after Joe Biden was declared the election winner. There are signs in photos that say something like, “Trump, you’re fired.” You can read more about this here.

Biden also received the majority of the vote in Nevada

According to media forecasts, newly elected President Joe Biden also won the US elections in the state of Nevada. This was evident on Saturday from consistent predictions from AP news agency and TV broadcaster Fox. With this, Biden collected the votes of six other voters and once again improved his position in the foreseeable legal battle against the previous incumbent Donald Trump for the election results.

Macron: “We have a lot to do”

French President Emmanuel Macron has congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on winning the US presidential election. “The Americans have elected their president,” Macron wrote on Twitter in French and English. “We have a lot to do to meet today’s challenges. Let’s work together!” Macron continued. Read the main reactions to Joe Biden’s victory here.

Boris Johnson congratulates on “historic success”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden on his election as President of the US and Kamala Harris on “her historic success”. “The US is our most important ally,” Johnson wrote on Twitter after the AP news agency and several US broadcasters proclaimed Biden’s victory over incumbent Republican Donald Trump. Johnson continues to look forward to working closely on shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security. Harris will be the first woman and black to serve as the US Vice President. Read the main reactions to Joe Biden’s victory here.

Chancellor Merkel: “I look forward to working with you”

Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulates Biden and emphasizes the importance of transatlantic relations. “I look forward to working with President Biden,” tweeted government spokesman Steffen Seibert in response to Merkel. “Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we are to face the great challenges of our time.” Read the main reactions to Joe Biden’s victory here.

Steinmeier: This “connects the hopes of countless people”

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier congratulated the American Democrat Joe Biden on winning the presidential election and assured him of Germany’s close partnership. “With your presidency, the hope of countless people, far beyond the borders of your country, including in Germany,” Steinmeier wrote to Biden on Saturday. “It is the hope of a new common ground. It is the hope of reliability, common sense and constant work for solutions in a troubled world.”

Former President Obama congratulates Biden on the victory

Barack Obama, the 44th US president, congratulated Joe Biden on Twitter for his election victory. In a recently published statement, he wrote, among other things, “I couldn’t be more proud to congratulate the next President Joe Biden and our next Forest Lady Jill Biden.” He also assures Biden of his help. Now everyone must do their part to “lower the temperature and find a common starting point for moving forward”.

Trump is said to have been playing golf when Biden’s election victory was announced

While the whole world eagerly awaited the announcement of the presidential election winner, the incumbent president seemed to be playing golf. As CNN correspondent John King writes on Twitter, it was Trump’s 299th visit to the golf club during his presidency.

At the golf club: Donald Trump waved the club when Biden was declared the winner of the pageant. (Source: Patrick Semansky / AP / dpa)

Kamala Harris posts a video of Joe Biden’s first phone call after winning the election

The new vice president, Kamala Harris, posted a video to Twitter of a phone call with Joe Biden. “We did it, Joe. You will be the next president of the United States, ”she says.

The Prime Minister of Canada congratulates Biden on his victory

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on winning the US presidential election. “Congratulations,” Trudeau wrote to both of them on Twitter. “Our two countries are great friends, partners and allies. We share a relationship that is unique on the world stage. I really look forward to working with you and building on you.”

Cheers and screams for the White House

Several US media reports on hundreds celebrated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s election to the White House. NBC News posted a live video showing the crowds.

Nancy Pelosi: The time of hope begins

Joe Biden’s election victory will begin a new era of hope in the United States, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. Biden had achieved a “historic victory,” the Democrat said Saturday, “Today begins a new day of hope for America.”

Biden is ready to face the country’s challenges from day one of his presidency. He will contain the coronavirus pandemic and commit to better healthcare, Pelosi said. With Biden, the Americans had chosen someone who would work relentlessly to unite the country and who upheld the values ​​of “faith, family, and community,” Pelosi explained.

Maas promotes a “new transatlantic beginning”

After Joe Biden’s victory, Federal Secretary of State Heiko Maas (SPD) campaigned for a restart of severely damaged relations with the US. “We look forward to working with the next US government,” he wrote on Twitter. “We want to invest in our partnership for a new transatlantic beginning, a New Deal.”

CNN reporter moved to tears during the live broadcast

A CNN reporter spoke about his feelings about Joe Biden’s election during the station’s live broadcast. Van Jones recalled the “Black Lives Matter” movement, the death of George Floyd, and how bad it is to fear for your life as a black man in the US. “It’s easier to be older this morning.” You can tell your children that the truth matters, that it is important to be a good person. Read more about it here.

New York responded with cheers and cheers to the election results

In New York, hundreds of people cheered media reports that Joe Biden was appointed president of the United States. “God save America” ​​writes a Twitter user about a video that shows the atmosphere in the metropolis. People clapped, shouted and cheered in the streets of New York. Hundreds flocked to Times Square to celebrate. Many drivers honked non-stop. Even after an hour, the constant applause had not ended.

Another Twitter user writes, “I can’t get over the New York City noise.”

Kamala Harris statement: “It’s about the soul of America”

With the election of Joe Biden as the new US president, Kamala Harris becomes the first woman and the first black vice president of the US. She wrote on Twitter: “This election is about so much more than
Joe Biden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work to do. Let’s start.”

Joe Biden’s statement: wants to be “president for all Americans”

After winning the presidential election, American Democrat Joe Biden promised to become “President for All Americans”. He was “honored” to have been selected to “lead our great country,” Biden wrote on Twitter. “The work ahead will be tough, but I promise you, I’ll be president for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.”

Joe Biden responded “with honor and humility” to his election as president of the US. “After the election campaign is over, it is time to leave the anger and harsh rhetoric behind and come together as a nation,” said the 77-year-old.

Media call Joe Biden the winner of the presidential election

CNN and NBC declared the former vice president the winner of the hotly contested duel with incumbent Donald Trump on Saturday. He will be the 46th president in US history. Read more about it here.

Federal Election Authority: “No Evidence of Fraud”

The highest electoral authority in the United States has strongly opposed allegations of possible fraud in the presidential election. “There really is no evidence of fraud,” Ellen Weintraub, chief of the federal election commission, told CNN. There were few substantiated complaints across the country. However, there was no evidence of electoral fraud or illegal vote counting. Independent electoral experts had ensured that the elections went well everywhere.

Since Tuesday’s presidential election, Trump has repeatedly and without evidence that there was fraud to his detriment in the vote. He also spread similar claims on Twitter on Saturday. The short message service therefore again restricted access to these messages from the incumbent operator and provided them with a warning.

Trump again claims he won the election

Despite the growing lead of his challenger Joe Biden, Donald Trump continues to see himself as the clear winner. “I won this election, and by a wide margin,” Trump wrote in capital letters on Twitter on Saturday. Twitter immediately provided the message with a warning.

In fact, no winner has been determined four days after the election. But Biden is clearly ahead of the curve. Trump attributes this to “massive fraud,” but has not provided any evidence to support his claims.

Biden’s lead in Georgia is growing

In the important state of Georgia, Joe Biden’s lead in the race for the White House has increased even further. As of Saturday 9:00 a.m. CET, the Democrat had 7,248 votes for the incumbent Donald Trump, as the TV broadcaster CNN reported, citing figures from the election authority. It was a significant increase from the 4,430 votes a few hours earlier.

Given the short race, a recount is very likely in Georgia. The growing gap is a good sign to Biden that he can still lead the way after that.

In Georgia, Biden had sometimes caught up with Trump’s lead by about 300,000 votes. If the Democrat wins in the state, Trump will no longer reach the 270 voting points it takes to win.

12 noon: Iran hopes for Biden’s victory

Iran hopes that if Democrat Joe Biden wins the election, the US will return to the Vienna nuclear deal and lift the sanctions in place. “Inshallah (God willing) a new US administration will return to its international commitments,” President Hassan Ruhani said Saturday. The sanctions of the past three years should then be lifted immediately, the president said on Iranian state television.

08.00 am: The results of the senatorial elections are completely open again

Only two second elections in the state of Georgia in early January are expected to decide the majority in the United States Senate for the next two years. Republican Senator David Purdue and his Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff could not decide their races on the first ballot, AP news agency reported Saturday night based on vote numbers and voter surveys.

Republicans have so far held a majority of 53 of the 100 seats in the Senate. After Tuesday’s election, Democrats and Republicans currently have 48 votes each. In addition to the two second elections in Georgia, the results for two seats in Alaska and North Carolina are still pending – but the previous Republican senators are leading the way there. If the races work in their favor, Republicans would advance to 50 seats.

The Democrats would then have to win both of Georgia run-offs to catch up. And if Joe Biden wins the presidential election – as they are currently emerging – that would also mean control over the Senate. Because in a deadlock of 50 to 50 votes, Vice President Kamala Harris was able to intervene.

6.45am: Trump is now apparently more realistic about winning odds

The incumbent US President Donald Trump is increasingly behind his challenger Joe Biden in the US presidential elections in important states. So far, however, Trump had refused to admit defeat. That seems to be changing slowly. According to sources from Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief reporter at the White House, Trump is now developing a “more realistic” picture of the results. However, this doesn’t mean he’s already given up, Acosta said.

5:00 am: Biden: We will win the election

Democrat Joe Biden is sure of victory in a late-night speech. He will win elections in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona and is on track to gain more than 300 voters. Along with his vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris, he has received more than 74 million votes to date – more than any other election team in the country’s history. Read more here.

Trump warns his challenger Biden

US President Donald Trump has warned his opponent Joe Biden not to declare himself the winner of the vote. “Joe Biden cannot falsely claim the office of president. I could also claim it. Legal proceedings have just begun!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Read more about it here.

2:45 am: Small success for Trump team at the Supreme Court

In its first ruling after the presidential election, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that in the state of Pennsylvania, ballots received after polling stations were closed be kept separate and counted. This makes it easier not to include them in the final count if they should be invalidated.

Judge Samuel Alito made the rush on Friday at the request of the Republicans. The authorities had already collected the ballots separately. The dispute is over ballots sent by post, arriving within three days of election day on November 3. In Pennsylvania it still needs to be taken into account.

2.30 am: Trump wants to pay debts with donations for legal disputes

The emails sound downright angry: Trump’s team wants donations, and now. The reason is the legal disputes over the elections. But there is another reason. Read more here.

10:50 p.m .: Republicans in Pennsylvania go to Supreme Court

In the postal voting dispute in the US state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump’s Republicans again went to the US Supreme Court. The Pennsylvania Republicans urged the Washington Supreme Court to urgently ban the counting of postal votes received after election day. These ballots must be separated from the others and may not be counted.

Pennsylvania had decided to expand postal voting because of the corona pandemic. Accordingly, all ballots will be accepted that are received by the election supervisor up to three days after election day, provided they are postmarked on November 3. The deadline expires on Friday.

The Pennsylvania election authorities have already issued a precautionary measure to separate votes received after election day from others. At the moment, their numbers seem too small to influence the election results in the state.

8 p.m .: Trump in statement: “I will not give up”

On Friday, Donald Trump blamed the fact that “illegal votes” were counted after Tuesday’s US presidential election. So far there is no evidence to support this claim. From the outset, he said that only “legal votes” could be considered for the result. “But we oppose this fundamental principle of the Democrats,” Trump said in a written statement.

It’s about the integrity of the entire electoral process. The president again announced that he wanted to use all legal means. Addressing the American people, he added, “I will never give up fighting for you and our nation.”

7:20 pm: Biden wants to address the nation

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to address the nation in a speech Friday evening (local time), at “prime time”. The German news agency has heard this from a spokesman for Biden’s election campaign team. The 77-year-old is on the eve of victory three days after the US election, having recently increased his lead over incumbent Donald Trump in key states such as Pennsylvania and Nevada. Biden has spoken to the American people three times since the election, calling for patience in the face of the ongoing census.

5.45 pm: Nancy Pelosi: “Have a nice day for our country”

US House of Representatives spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi expects Democrat Joe Biden to win. Soon, Biden will no longer be named vice president, but rather elected president, the Democrat said in her weekly press conference on Friday. “This is a happy day for our country, because Joe Biden is one who unites,” said the 80-year-old. “President-elect Biden has a strong mandate to lead.”

In Wednesday’s congressional election, Pelosi had convincingly defended her California seat. She had already made it clear that she wanted to reapply for the managerial position.

5:40 pm: Democrats win Senate seat in Arizona

In Arizona, Mark Kelly, a former astronaut, has won a Senate seat for the Democrats, CNN reports. Previously, Republican Martha McSally held the chair.

4:55 PM: Biden spokesman: Intruders are removed from the White House

US President Donald Trump apparently seems willing to hold on to his office with all his might, even in the event of defeat. His challenger Joe Biden’s election campaign team sees the US government well prepared for this case. “The United States government is perfectly capable of escorting White House intruders,” said spokesman Andrew Bates, media reports said. He responded to fears that Trump might not admit an impending election defeat. What happens if he doesn’t leave the Oval Office after an election defeat, read here.

4:45 PM: Georgia announces recount

In Georgia, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, similar to an interior minister, has announced that there is a good chance that votes will be counted again. “There will be a recount by such a narrow margin,” he said, as reported by Fox News. In the state, Joe Biden currently leads by only about 1,500 votes. Both candidates can request a recount once the difference is 0.5 percent of the vote or less, Election Authority Representative Gabriel Sterling said. A recount would require each vote to be rescanned, which could take until the end of November.

4:20 pm: Trump’s campaign attorney: “Elections are not over yet”

US President Donald Trump’s campaign team has warned not to declare his challenger Joe Biden as the election winner. “This election is not over yet,” campaign attorney Matt Morgan said Friday. “Joe Biden’s misrepresentation of victory is based on results from four states that are far from definitive.” However, no major American broadcaster has declared Biden the election winner.

Biden had passed Trump on Friday in the census in the main states of Pennsylvania and Georgia. The 77-year-old is also ahead of the incumbent in Arizona and Nevada. This makes a victory for the former vice president more and more likely in the hotly contested election.

4:15 pm: Biden supporters dance in the street

In west Philadelphia, countless people danced in the streets after the announcement that Biden was ahead in Pennsylvania. A video of it went viral on Twitter. More than 280,000 people have already watched the clip. Reporter Ellie Rushing wrote, “West Philly responds to the Pennsylvania lead by dancing in the streets, of course.”

4 p.m. Alleged electoral fraud: Trump’s team sets up a hotline

President Trump’s campaign lawyers have been trying to prove the president’s allegations of alleged electoral fraud since yesterday. For this they have now set up a hotline, “CNN” reports, where voters can report. A room would have been set up for this at their headquarters in Arlington.

So far, there is no evidence of the electoral fraud accusing Trump of counting the ballots. He had depicted the process as stealing his votes. You can see more about the dispute over the votes in the video or above here.

3:36 pm: Arizona and Nevada are slow to get through

Voting remains slow in the states of Nevada and Arizona. Presidential candidate Joe Biden was just ahead of incumbent Donald Trump in both races, but votes were not received until Friday in small installments. New results are expected during the day. So far, no medium in Nevada has declared a winner. Arizona had already attributed Biden to the AP news agency and the Fox News TV station. Other media still held back.

3:24 PM: So many voices are still missing in Philadelphia

The remaining number of votes to be counted in Philadelphia is approximately 25,000 ballots. The reported “CNN”.

The counting of these votes takes longer, as these are provisional ballots, but also those that must be checked due to questions such as date and signatures. “It will take a while,” one of the officials told “CNN”.

2:51 pm: Joe Biden overtakes Donald Trump at the Pennsylvania race

When the votes for the US presidential election were counted in the main state of Pennsylvania, challenger Joe Biden took over on Friday. With a count of just over 95 percent, Biden led the incumbent Donald Trump with 5,587 votes. This means that the Democrat is now leading the way in four of the five still contested states. Read more about it here.

2:28 pm: This is how German politicians react to the American elections

Chancellor Angela Merkel has not yet commented on the conduct of the US elections, but other politicians, such as Renate Künast and Olaf Scholz, have. Read more about it here.

2:12 pm: What if Trump just doesn’t go?

Whoever wins the election becomes president. Up to now, American democracy has been so simple in the vast majority of cases. In the case of Donald Trump, the situation is somewhat different in the worst possible scenario. The current US president has repeatedly and clearly refused to commit himself to a peaceful transfer of power. Read more about it here.

1:50 pm: Biden needs more protection from the Secret Service

According to a media report, the Secret Service is sending additional workers to the state of Delaware to protect US presidential candidate Joe Biden. Biden will stay in the city of Wilmington for at least another day and possibly give a big speech Friday, the Washington Post reported Friday evening (local time), citing two unnamed sources. Biden’s campaign team has notified the authority.

According to the report, dozens of Secret Service employees are already on duty at the Chase Center convention center, where Biden and his team have stayed. The additional agents would probably have to strengthen the security arrangements there from Friday. However, the number of workers posted to Wilmington does not match the protection an elected president deserves. A secret service spokeswoman said there would be no public comment on the security measures.

1:16 pm: Trump’s ex-chief strategist blocked by Twitter

Twitter shut out former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon after fantasizing about the beheading of FBI chief Christopher Wray and corona expert Anthony Fauci. Read more about it here.

1:01 pm: Merkel remains silent about the US election

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) still declines to comment on the US presidential election. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert pointed out Friday afternoon that there was still no final result and that vote counting was still ongoing in several states. We must await these counts. “And that’s what the Chancellor is doing, the Federal Government is doing that.”

12:20 pm: Biden expands leadership in Georgia

Joe Biden was able to extend his lead in Georgia. He now leads Trump with 1,096 votes. Various American media report this unanimously. Read more about it here.

12:15 pm: Result from Philadelphia is expected in the next two hours

Philadelphia commissioner Al Schmidt told CNN there would be an update on the vote count “in the next two hours”.

“The Philadelphia count has been uninterrupted from the start. We had a short break of about two hours during a court case yesterday, but it is vital that we start counting all the eligible votes cast by voters. of Philadelphia. would continue, “he said.” We received about 360,000 ballots in Philadelphia. We counted just over 306,000 … and [sind] out of 50,000, some of which have yet to be reported. “

10:34 am: Biden is now leading in Georgia

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has overtaken Donald Trump in the US state of Georgia. He now leads according to “CNN” with 917 votes.

10:27 am: Federal judge orders search for ballots

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the post to continue to search for undelivered ballots. You want to search states with longer deadlines for casting votes, such as North Carolina and Pennsylvania. “NBC” Reports.

Judge Emmet Sullivan, Washington, D.C., ordered searches to continue through Friday through the end of the day to ensure that all ballots were counted by letter. The order is intended to address concerns that some ballots may not have been delivered.

On Wednesday it was announced that about 300,000 postal ballots had apparently not been delivered. They were scanned into the postal system, but their delivery was not registered via a barcode on the letters. The Post stated that in an effort to speed up the delivery of ballots, it bypassed the outbound delivery scan in some cases.

10.15 am: the choice has been made in these states

Biden currently has 253 of the 270 electoral votes required to win the presidential election. In Georgia, Donald Trump is leading only with 463 votes (as of 10:12, according to “CNN”). Read more about it and the full overview here here.

9:42 am: Facebook shuts down group of Trump supporters

Supporters of US President Trump came together in a group on Facebook and spread false news, among other things. The social media platform has already responded to this. Read more about it here.

9.35 am: Two men with guns arrested in Philadelphia

Philadelphia police arrested two men with guns in their vehicle near the convention center where the US presidential election is being counted. The authorities initially did not comment on the background.

Reuters news agency reported that the men were apparently trying to enter the polling station. Police in the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania were tipped off that a vehicle carrying armed people had left the state of Virginia to attack the convention center, a police officer said.

In Philadelphia, the rules for carrying guns are a bit stricter than in the rest of Pennsylvania – a permit is required. The Fox News broadcaster reported that the FBI federal police had taken over the investigation.

9.29 am: It is getting scarcer in Georgia

Trump is only 665 ahead of Joe Biden in the US state. CNN reports that. A result is expected in the coming hours. However, if the difference remains so small, a recount of the votes is very likely. Donald Trump has 2,448,183 votes so far and Joe Biden 2,447,518.

9:08 a.m .: TV stations interrupted Trump’s speech

When he appeared in the White House press room, Trump presented no evidence of alleged electoral fraud. Several television stations quickly interrupted the live broadcast, the first being MSNBC, citing the need to correct false statements made by the president. “We find ourselves here again in the extraordinary situation of not only interrupting but also correcting the President of the United States,” said moderator Brian Williams. There is no illegal practice of which they are aware. And no Trump victory, that is known.

Trump himself left the room after just over 15 minutes without answering questions from journalists. Broadcasters CBS and ABC also decided to cancel the broadcast of the speech.

9:00 am: “Y.M.C.A” authors file charges against Trump’s use of songs

Because of playing the disco hit “Y.M.C.A.” In the event that US President Donald Trump’s election campaign comes out, the copyright owners want to file a lawsuit. Lawyer Richard Malka announced this Thursday in Paris, who represents the owners of the rights to the hit of the band Village People from 1978. The song was also used for a Trump election campaign.

The song’s use for the Trump campaign “clearly represents theft of other people’s property,” Malka said. The rights holders would “never have accepted” that the song was used for political purposes by the US president.

According to the lawyer, the lawsuit will be filed in both the United States and France in the coming days. The French music label Scorpio Music is one of the rights holders.

8.15am: Biden continues to catch up in Pennsylvania – now a draw in Georgia

In the state of Pennsylvania, which is important to the election, the leadership of US President Donald Trump continues to shrink at the current count, according to Edison Research. Trump has dropped to 49.5 percent, which is below 50 percent. Biden is now 49.2 percent. So far 95 percent of the votes have been counted.

In Georgia (16 voters), according to data provider Edison Research, Biden and Trump are now practically aligned: after counting 99 percent of the votes, both come to 49.4 percent. Trump last led here.

Democrats and many observers are optimistic that Biden can still catch up with Trump in the United States, as the postal votes counted so far are largely due to the Democrats. If Biden Pennsylvania wins, he will have more than 270 electoral votes and be the next president of the United States.

6.55 am: US Post registered additional votes in Pennsylvania

The US Postal Service said it received about 1,700 ballots in Pennsylvania on Thursday. Philadelphia received the most votes, followed by Pittsburgh. The ballots would now be distributed to the election officials. The deadline for incoming ballots, which is still taken into account in the disputed state, ends Friday evening.

4.10 am: Waiting for results makes people laugh online

The counting of votes in the US dragged on for days and nights. People all over the world are in for the report – but still no results. There is ridicule on the net. Here’s a rundown of some of the funniest memes on Twitter.

4am: Sharp criticism from Republicans after Trump’s press conference

US President Donald Trump has received strong criticism from members of his party following his White House press conference. Read more about it here.

3 am: Maas urges restraint – “America is more than a one-man show”

In view of the head-to-head race in the US presidential election between incumbent Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden, Federal Secretary of State Heiko Maas has called on both sides to exercise restraint. “America is more than a one-man show. Anyone who pours fuel on the fire in such a situation is acting irresponsibly,” said the SPD politician in the newspapers of the Funke media group. “Decent losers are more important to the functioning of a democracy than brilliant winners.” Democrats should never hurt confidence in fair and free elections. “Now is the time to keep a cool head until an independently determined result is available.”

2.10 am: Vice President Pence reaffirms loyalty to Trump

US Vice President Mike Pence has assured Donald Trump his support during the ongoing vote count following the US election. He is on the side of the president, Pence wrote on Twitter Thursday night, shortly after Trump concluded a press conference at the White House.

At the same time he wrote, “We must count every legal vote.” He wrote “Legal” in capital letters. Trump’s chances of reelection have plummeted recently in the still-open race for the White House. The Republican still sees himself as the legitimate winner of the election in which he was challenged by Democrat Joe Biden.

2am: Trump claims: I clearly won after ‘allowed votes’

US President Donald Trump continues to see himself as the legitimate winner of the US election. “If you count the legal votes, I win with ease,” Trump said Thursday night at the White House during his first public appearance since election night. “If you count illegal votes, they can try to steal our elections.” He did not provide any evidence to support his claims. Read more here.

1.40 pm: President’s niece calls Trump a “loser”

US President Donald Trump’s niece has commented disparagingly on the Republican’s behavior after the US election. “This is what it looks like when a loser loses,” Mary Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday night (local time) as Trump gave a press conference at the White House.

Two days after election day, the race for president has not yet been decided, but Trump’s chances of re-election have recently dropped dramatically. Trump blames electoral fraud and sees himself as the legitimate winner of the election. There is no evidence of significant fraud in the elections.

Mary Trump – with a Ph.D. in psychology – had published a disclosure book before the election and warned against her uncle’s second term.

1.10 am: Climate activist Thunberg to Trump: “Relax, Donald!”

Climate activist Greta Thunberg used the possible failure of US President Donald Trump’s election for a belated revenge on his favorite medium of Twitter. Read more here.

1 a.m. Result announced in the US key state of Pennsylvania for Friday

The Pennsylvania authorities expect the results of the presidential election in this US state this Friday. Then the most votes will be counted, said Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar on Thursday (local time) at a press conference in Harrisburg. She justified the long counting time with the high number of votes per post and the probably very limited outcome. Friday evening (CET) there were still more than 300,000 absent votes. The incumbent Donald Trump led by about 75,000 votes for his challenger Joe Biden.

Due to the higher proportion of Democratic Party supporters among postal voters, it is possible that Biden will catch up with Trump in the further count. With 20 voters to be awarded, this would mean that Biden would achieve the required majority of 270 voters and thus become Trump’s successor. According to the Secretary of State, most of the outstanding votes come from urban areas, particularly the Philadelphia metropolitan area and the city of Pittsburgh.

Regarding the postal votes received after the polls closed, Boockvar said she did not expect them to have a significant impact on the outcome. Their number is expected to be manageable. In Pennsylvania, absentee ballots received on Friday due to shipping delays are also valid. These are counted separately. Lawyers hired by the Trump team want to avoid counting these votes as valid. Aside from one case a few weeks ago, she was unaware of any attempted electoral fraud, Boockvar said. Everything is done to guarantee an absolutely reliable count. “Our voting systems and databases ensure that no voter can cast more than one vote.”

0.45 am – Distance in Georgia is getting smaller

In addition to the race in the US state of Pennsylvania, vote counting in Georgia is also getting tighter. US President Donald Trump’s lead over challenger Joe Biden had shrunk to about 9,500 votes or 0.2 percentage points on Thursday afternoon. In the morning it was just under 20,000. According to official figures, more than 45,000 votes had to be counted in the state at noon (local time). Trump secured the votes of 16 voters in the southeastern state in 2016 by a good five percentage points ahead of Hillary Clinton. Georgia is known as the swing state.

0.35 am – Greta Thunberg responds to Trump tweets: “Relax!”

US President Donald Trump continues to raise doubts about the legitimacy of the election with his tweets. For example, Trump demanded on Twitter that the counting should be stopped. “Finished counting,” wrote in capital letters.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg used the possible failure of US President Donald Trump’s election for a belated revenge on his favorite medium of Twitter. Read more here.

12:30 am – Democrat: Trump’s White House election campaign is under investigation

According to a Democratic MP, an independent federal regulator is investigating whether Trump has broken the law through the facilities of his White House campaign office. The Office of Special Counsel has communicated this upon request, explains Bill Pascrell. Under United States law – the Hatch Act – government officials are prohibited from engaging in certain political activities.

00:00: Trump son: the president must declare “all-out war” over the election

President’s son Donald Trump Jr. his father has called on his father to start a “all-out war” over the elections. Donald Trump must “expose all fraud and deceit,” wrote his son Trump Jr. Thursday on Twitter. This included the votes of voters who were dead or no longer living in the respective state, the Trump son claimed. “It’s time to clean up this mess and stop looking like a banana republic.”

No significant cases of electoral fraud have been reported in the US to date. Trump has claimed for months without proof that the risk of fraud is higher in postal ballots and refused to guarantee a peaceful transfer of power.

11:30 p.m .: The census in the US state of Arizona can last until the weekend

The vote count in the southwestern US state of Arizona can last until the weekend. At the moment, there are still some 450,000 votes to be counted, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, responsible for conducting the election, said in an interview with CNN on Thursday.

Most votes, about 300,000, are still pending in the Maricopa district, which also includes the capital Phoenix. There, about 140,000 votes were counted on Wednesday, the next status of the count will be announced Thursday evening (3:00 p.m. CET Friday), she said. The next update will arrive on Friday evening. “Most counties” should be ready by the weekend, Hobbs said.

Fox News and the Associated Press (AP) news agency had declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner in Arizona in the hours following the election. Other media outlets, such as CNN and the New York Times, feel the race is too close to make a binding statement. According to the current census, Biden is about two percentage points ahead of President Trump.

10:38 p.m .: Facebook shuts down group of Trump supporters over calls for election protests

In response to calls for protests against a new vote count in the US presidential election, Facebook has blocked a group of supporters of the incumbent Donald Trump. The group “Stop the Steal” had tried to “delegitimize the election process,” the US internet company announced Thursday. Some of its members have made “alarming calls to violence”. In line with the extraordinary measures taken by Facebook at a time of “heightened tension,” the group, of which more than 300,000 users had joined, was removed.

Trump had accused the Democrats on election night of trying to “steal” his victory. The incumbent president’s campaign team, currently behind challenger Joe Biden in the bitter presidential race, has filed lawsuits in several states to stop the count. “Stop counting,” wrote the president again on Thursday in the short message service Twitter. “Stop the scam,” he added later. Twitter hid the tweet – as with other short messages from the president – behind a warning that the content was “controversial and possibly misleading.” Facebook had also classified Trump’s statements about the election night ballot as “misleading.”

10.22 pm: Biden remains confident in the victory

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden continues to believe in winning the US election. “We have no doubt that when the count is over, Senator Kamala Harris and I will be declared winners,” Biden said during a brief appearance in Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday. He and his number two continued to feel good about the current state of the race. Biden was convinced that the election results would be announced very soon.

10:12 pm: Trump’s campaign team files new lawsuit in Pennsylvania

Trump’s campaign team is filing another lawsuit. It’s about the ability to see the number of votes in Philadelphia. The city is located in the particularly competitive state of Pennsylvania.

9:50 p.m .: Thunberg advises Trump

Swedish environmentalist and President Donald Trump have exchanged blows a number of times on Twitter. In the midst of the ongoing election thriller, the 17-year-old couldn’t resist a swipe at Trump. Referring to a tweet Trump sent to Thunberg in December 2019 after being named Person of the Year by Time Magazine, the Swede now offered Trump advice: “So ridiculous. Donald needs to work on his anger management problem and then take a good look. old movie with a friend! Calm down Donald, calm down! ”.

Thunberg copied the text of Trump’s tweet, which then placed exactly the same. The Republican, however, will hardly take Thunberg’s tip to heart.

9 p.m .: This is what the intermediate result looks like

There is still no winner in six US states. Here are the intermediate results according to “CNN”: In hard-won Pennsylvania (20 voters), 92 percent of the vote has been counted so far. Donald Trump leads here with 50.2 percent. Joe Biden has 48.5 percent. There are currently approximately 114,000 votes between the participants.

We are eagerly awaiting the result in Georgia (16 voters), where 98 percent of the votes have already been counted. With a slight lead of 0.3 percentage point, the incumbent company is leading here (49.5 percent). In Arizona (11 voters), Joe Biden is leading, after counting 86 percent of the vote, while the Democrat has 50.5 percent – this equates to 1,470,650 votes. Republican Trump has 48.1 percent of the vote.

The result in Nevada (6 voters) is still a long time coming. 89 percent of the votes were registered, Biden leading with 49.4 percent. Trump comes in at 48.5 percent. In North Carolina (15 voters), five percent of the vote must be counted. Trump leads here with a smooth 50 percent, while Biden has 48.6 percent. In Alaska (3 voters), incumbent Trump is likely to win: after counting 47 percent of the vote, he comes in at 62.9 percent. So far, Biden has received only 33 percent.

8 p.m. Judges in two states dismiss Trump’s lawsuits

A judge in Michigan has dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s attorneys to stop vote counting in the state. The judge saw insufficient evidence to support the Republicans’ claim that the counting checks were insufficient. After counting 99 percent of the vote, the state is already attributed to Trump’s opponent Biden.

Also in Georgia, a judge dismissed a corresponding case from the Republicans. There it was alleged that the ballots of different counting steps had gotten mixed up. So far, there has been no evidence of electoral fraud or miscounting of votes, although the Republicans surrounding Trump continue to argue this.

7:19 PM: Nevada vote counting could take until next week

In Nevada, electoral law allows postal votes received before November 10 to be counted. The condition for this is that they are postmarked no later than on the day of the elections, i.e. 3 November. The state election official expects this to apply to thousands more ballots, he said at a news conference. Therefore, the end of the count is not expected until next week, November 12. However, this does not mean that a winner cannot be declared in advance in the state should one of the candidates be decisive.

7 p.m .: Trump goes to court in Nevada

The Trump campaign will go to court in Nevada to stop the counting of the remaining votes there. Richard Grenell, the former US ambassador to Berlin, announced this during a press conference. The campaign is demanding permission to track the number of votes, which has not been the case so far, according to TV broadcaster NBC. So far there is no evidence of electoral fraud or miscounts.

6:12 PM: Biden expands leadership in Nevada

New Nevada State Interim Results: Joe Biden Could Extend His Lead Over Trump. He is now in the lead with about 12,000 votes, which is equivalent to one percentage point. Nevada last updated the results yesterday morning, when Biden was only about 8,000 votes ahead of Trump. There are six voters from the state.

5:45 pm: Biden’s election campaign manager is confident of the win

Biden’s campaign manager is convinced of the victory: the election victory is imminent, says Jen O’Malley Dillon. Biden has already won 254 voters. 270 is required to win. She expects Biden to win in Nevada. And Pennsylvania looks good too.

5.15 pm: Further lawsuits in the legal thriller about the election results

In Philadelphia, in the controversial state of Pennsylvania, Trump representatives have fought to get a closer look at the counts, according to media reports. In a tweet, an adviser to the president announced that votes were paused there.

Reuters confirmed the countdown. However, according to the “New York Times” it did not take long, meanwhile the counting has started again.

In addition, the Trump team has announced further legal action for Pennsylvania and Nevada. So far there are no indications of irregularities in the counting of votes. On Twitter, Donald Trump stated that he wanted to appeal all states recently won by Biden. It is about electoral fraud and electoral law violations, he writes, without being more specific.

In Maricopa County, Arizona, where Phoenix is ​​also the state capital, several voters have filed lawsuits against those responsible, Fox News reports. In some polling stations, permanent markers were used, which damaged the ballots so that they could no longer be counted. Similar problems should have existed elsewhere in the US, including the metropolis of Chicago. Provincial officials said the tags did not cause any problems.

4:58 p.m .: Biden catches up in Georgia and Pennsylvania

US presidential candidate Joe Biden is catching up on vote counting in several highly competitive states. Especially in the key state of Pennsylvania, Biden has been able to reduce his deficit on the incumbent Donald Trump from an initial 10 percentage points to well over two percentage points since election day on Tuesday.

This is because in Pennsylvania, Election Day votes were counted first – and the majority voted Trump. The early voters, who likely voted for Biden, were not evaluated until later. With hundreds of thousands of votes still pending, former Vice President Biden has a chance to catch up with Trump in this “swing state.” When that happens, he will have 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

A similar picture emerged in the southern state of Georgia, where President Trump leads with 96 percent of the votes counted with less than 18,000 votes (0.4 percentage point). Here too Biden had caught up last. Results are expected here around noon (local time).

4:35 pm: Protests in front of the White House

People gather near the White House in Washington, D.C. They are protesting for all votes counting (“Count every vote”).

Protests outside the White House: Democratic supporters in particular demand that all votes be counted. (Source: Reuters / Hannah McKay)Protests outside the White House: Democratic supporters in particular demand that all votes be counted. (Source: Hannah McKay / Reuters)

President Trump had previously called on several states to stop the counts. He also expressed that on Twitter.

4:15 pm: Preacher causes laughter with insane Trump prayer

Ultra-conservative pastor and Trump confidante Paula White-Cain prays for Donald Trump – and goes viral on social media. Read more here.

4:08 pm: Well-known Democratic Governor calls Trump’s demands “anti-American”

Well-known Democratic Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer rejects Donald Trump’s call to stop counting the remaining votes as “anti-American.” “There is no question that attempts to undermine election integrity and confidence in the election will have an impact much over time by the time all the results are finally known,” she told CNN. “We don’t stop because it’s difficult or because someone has an agenda, we all count the votes,” Whitmer continued.

3:52 PM: Rapper Kanye West received more than 60,000 votes

American rapper Kanye West, who ran in this year’s presidential election, received a total of more than 60,000 votes, “USA Today” writes. He was on the electoral roll in 12 of the 50 states. In Tennessee alone, he received more than 10,000 votes, according to the report, which accounts for 0.3 percent of the election results there.

West announced on Twitter that he would run again in 2024.

3 p.m .: Next Trump lawsuit against counting – team announces statement

According to information from Fox News broadcaster, the Trump team, especially former ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, will announce an election fraud lawsuit in Nevada during his performance in Las Vegas (5:30 p.m. CET). Nevada is one of the states that still counts. The Trump team claims that at least 10,000 people voted there without living in the state. Again, Trump is up against his opponent Joe Biden. The state has six voters to assign. Trump again called on Twitter to stop the counts nationwide.

1:45 PM: Thrilling race in Pennsylvania

About 750,000 votes must be counted by mail in the important US state of Pennsylvania, “CNN” reports. Accordingly, 89 percent of the votes have already been registered. The gap between the opponents is narrowing here: While Donald Trump has 50.7 percent, Joe Biden has 48.1 percent of the vote. So the Democrat still has a good chance of winning in Pennsylvania.

1:30 pm: This is what it looks like in Nevada and North Carolina

After counting 95 percent of the vote, Donald Trump leads North Carolina at 50.1 percent, “CNN” reports. Joe Biden currently has a 48.6 percent share. There are 15 voters in the US state.

In Nevada, however, Democrat Biden has 49.3 percent more votes. So far, 86 percent of the votes have been counted there. The incumbent Trump currently has 48.7 percent, about 8,000 fewer votes than Biden. Six voters can be given in Nevada.

1 p.m .: Biden nearly catches up with Trump in Georgia

The race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump for the 2020 presidency is coming to a head in the state of Georgia: the difference in the votes counted between the two candidates is only about 18,500 votes, as reported by “CNN”.

There are 16 voters in the state. Joe Biden is still missing 17 to be elected president of the United States, Trump needs 87 more. Before that, Trump’s lead over Biden in Georgia was about 100,000 votes.

12 noon: OSCE election observers have not detected any irregularities

According to their heads, OSCE election observers have not registered any irregularities in the presidential elections. “We have investigated. We have not found any violations of the rules,” said FDP politician Michael Georg Link on the rbb information radio. This applies to both the election day itself and the pre-vote. “There was no systemic limitation or manipulation.” However, it will take some time before the final result is known. “That’s why our experts are still in the country and will continue to scrutinize it.”

11:53 am: Gay black US congressmen are elected for the first time

In the US, two black men who are openly gay have been elected to Congress for the first time. According to the AP news agency, you will represent New York in the Lower House from January. Both are Democrats: 33-year-old Harvard graduate and lawyer Mondaire Jones and 32-year-old New York City councilor Ritchie Torres.

11:30 am: Kamala Harris calls for confidence in the election process

Democrat Joe Biden’s vice-presidency candidate Kamala Harris has called on Twitter not to lose faith in the electoral system. “Americans must have confidence in the electoral process and have the constitutional right to have their lawfully cast ballots counted. That simple phrase is a cornerstone of American democracy,” she wrote.

9:48 am: Biden’s Arizona lead is narrowing

The race is getting closer again in Arizona. According to Edison Research, after counting 86 percent of the vote, Trump now comes out at 48.1 percent and Biden at 50.5 percent. Previously this was 47.9 to 50.7 percent.

New numbers released by Maricopa County after 2:30 AM show this photo on Thursday: Biden has 912,585 votes and Trump has 838,071 votes so far. Previously, Maricopa, the state’s most populous district, reported 887,457 votes for Biden and 802,160 votes for Trump.

9:10 am: Armed protests from Trump supporters in Arizona

A ballot-handling facility in Arizona had to close due to significant protests. According to a report from the British newspaper Independent, numerous Trump supporters with guns gathered in front of the Maricopa County election office. The election workers would continue to count the votes. An NBC News correspondent who left the building late Wednesday night reported on Twitter that the crowd “claiming the president’s voice had been stolen had grown bigger and louder.”

The American broadcaster and the AP news agency had already attacked the state of Arizona against Biden. At first there was no sign that the entire race would run. Wednesday afternoon (local time), about 600,000 votes were pending. Trump’s team hoped for a bigger foul in Arizona and wins in Pennsylvania and Georgia. Then the president would still get a majority. Read more about it here.

8.44 am: Arrests during protests in Portland

At least ten people were arrested after election day during protests by left-wing protesters in Portland. Police warned on Twitter Wednesday evening (local time) of “widespread violence” and riots and called on people to avoid downtown. Hundreds of police officers and national guards were at work. The Governor of the US state of Oregon, Kate Brown, extended the state of emergency previously declared before election night.

Several leftist and anti-capitalist groups had previously demonstrated peacefully in a park in the city center with music and lectures. Another group of protesters along the city’s riverside said they wanted to protect the election results and waved banners saying “Every vote counts.”

According to police, protesters later threw bottles and other items at the emergency services and smashed shop windows. A man was suspected of throwing a Molotov cocktail. Police confiscated several weapons, including a loaded rifle, knife, hammer and fireworks.

8.17am: Trump’s lead is diminishing in Pennsylvania

Trump’s lead in Pennsylvania has shrunk from 600,000 votes to less than 150,000 votes. CNN analysts see a good chance that Biden will win the state. Counting the state, votes are still missing in Philadelphia, where Biden is in the lead with more than 78 percent.

8:00 am: 300,000 ballots are missing

300,000 ballots in the US failed to reach their destination. As the Washington Post reports, the US Post does not want to investigate where they have gone.

The Post defied the order of a federal judge in the U.S. District of Columbia and admitted not to track the shipments. To ensure on-time delivery, the post office must check the location. The Post stated that a follow-up would delay the processing of the ballot papers too much as the reason.

7:45 am: That’s the way it is in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, 71 percent of ballots have been counted by mail so far. As reported by “CNN”, about 760,000 of the 2.6 million ballots are still missing. Major updates are expected in the coming hours from Philadelphia County, the largest district in the state, and Allegheny County, home of Pittsburgh, the agency confirmed.

Philadelphia, an important democratic stronghold, has less than 120,000 ballots counted. Seventy percent of those votes were cast by registered Democrats, while 20 percent were cast by registered Republicans.

5:00 a.m.: Trump’s lead in Georgia is diminishing

In the US, the outcome of the presidential election remains unclear. The gap between incumbent Republican Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was too small in several states on Thursday night to predict a winner with certainty. According to data from Edison Research, Biden initially led the way in Arizona and Nevada, Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia. There, however, the Republican’s lead diminished more and more during the night. Trump’s campaign team announced several lawsuits against the election process. According to Edison Research, Biden leads with 227 voters, Trump with 213. It takes at least 270 to win.

Interim result of Edison Research’s excellent counts: In Arizona, Biden leads with 50.7 percent of the vote, Trump with 47.9 percent. Also in Nevada, the Democrat leads with 49.3 percent to 48.7 percent. Trump’s lead in Georgia is therefore diminishing: he is only 49.8 percent to 49.0 percent ahead of Biden. In the state, 95 percent of the votes have now been counted.

Report: Wasteful appeal to Rupert Murdoch – is Donald Trump losing his nerve?

With the possible election defeat in mind, Donald Trump appears to be increasingly sensitive. When, of all things, his home broadcaster Fox News handed out Joe Biden to the disputed state of Arizona last night, Trump would be downright furious. As the “Vanity Fair” writes, the US president answered the phone, called Fox chief Rupert Murdoch personally, and reportedly yelled and demanded the report be withdrawn. But Murdoch could not be moved. Fox News stuck to its coverage.

The conservative news channel played an astonishing role in this election, says Chillreport correspondent Fabian Reinbold. In addition to Arizona, Fox News also fell early to the Democratic challenger in Michigan and now sees him closer to victory than, say, liberal competitor CNN.

North Carolina: 95 percent of the vote, Trump in the lead

According to Edison Research, Donald Trump leads North Carolina with 50.1 percent, Joe Biden with 48.7 percent. The Reuters news agency announced in the morning that 95 percent of the votes have been counted.

Another seat in the Senate remains with the Democrats

Democrat Gary Peters defends his seat in the Senate. He won in Michigan with 49.6 percent against Republican John James (48.5 percent). Democrats and Republicans now have equal seats. It’s now 48 to 48, 51 seats would mean a majority. Read more here.

Trump continues to defend leadership in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, 88 percent of the vote is counted, Edison Research said. Trump stands with 50.9 percent for Biden, who comes to 47.8 percent.

If he wins, Biden wants to participate in the climate agreement again on the first day of cabinet

In the event of his election victory, US presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to reverse the United States’ departure from the Paris climate protection agreement on his first day in office. Biden announced this on Wednesday, whose chances of entering the White House had recently improved after the victory in several US states. The departure of the incumbent Donald Trump from the climate agreement went into effect on Wednesday, the day after the US presidential election.

Excitedly waiting for Georgia and Arizona

Donald Trump’s lead in Georgia has shrunk to less than 40,000 votes, according to CNN. There are more than 122,000 votes to count. The tension in the race for the White House is mounting: more results are expected from Arizona and Georgia that evening.

Trump wants to stop counting in Georgia

Donald Trump is also now trying to get a court to intervene in the counting of votes in the presidential election in the state of Georgia. The president and the Republican party filed a lawsuit in Chatham County on Wednesday (local time). In it, they demanded that the court ensure strict separation of the voting documents by mail in the district that arrived Tuesday night after the end of the vote.

Trump’s campaign team justified the move by stating that, according to an observer, 53 ballots had been illegally added to the party ballots that arrived on time. In Georgia, unlike in several other states, postal ballots can only be counted if they arrive before polling stations close.

The Georgia census continues late into the night

Election Director Richard Barron of Fulton County, the largest constituency in the US state of Georgia with the metropolis of Atlanta, has announced that the vote will be counted that night. Joe Biden is currently behind Trump in the state with about 47,000 votes.

Dead US parliamentary candidate wins mandate

In the US election, a candidate who died a month ago after being infected with the coronavirus won a seat in the North Dakota State Regional Assembly. Republican David Andahl received about a third posthumously, the most votes in his constituency, local officials announced Wednesday.

According to his family, Andahl – a former farmer, businessman and racing driver – died in early October “after a short battle” against the lung disease Covid-19 caused by the new coronavirus at the age of 55. According to local authorities, Andahl’s mandate in the state congress on the border with Canada is now being taken over by another Republican.

It was not the first time in recent American history that a deceased candidate won an election. In 2018, Republican Dennis Hof, a former brothel owner, won the Nevada State Congress posthumously.

Michigan also goes to Joe Biden

After his Wisconsin win, Joe Biden won another important Midwestern state. Even Michigan with its 16 voters will go to Democratic ex-vice president and second-place Kamala Harris, according to a projection by CNN news channel. After counting 97 percent of all votes in the state, Biden is 49.8 percent ahead of incumbent Donald Trump (48.6 percent).

The Michigan win could be decisive for Biden. If he could also secure the two western states of Arizona and Nevada, in which he is ahead of the previous count, he would have the necessary 270 electoral votes.

Trump declares himself a winner in several states

US President Donald Trump has declared himself the winner on Twitter in the not yet fully counted states of Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina. He also claimed this in Michigan, which according to CNN, the extrapolation falls on his challenger Joe Biden. The president claimed to be clearly at the forefront of the said states.

In the case of Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina, this was indeed the case at the start of the census. But in the big cities, where Democrats are traditionally strong, the counting continued into the evening. Biden must therefore continue to score there. In the Michigan case, Trump again claimed massive electoral fraud. This time too he did not provide any evidence of this. As before, Twitter provided the US president’s announcements with a warning that they contained misleading information.

Biden: “We will win”

While counting continues in a few key states, challenger Joe Biden has shown himself to be confident and combative. “Now, after a long night of counting, it is clear that we are winning enough states to get the 270 votes needed to win the presidency,” said Biden in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. ). He stressed that he did not want to officially claim the victory for himself. But his team thinks he has won the vote.

Biden emphasized that the election has shown that democracy is the heartbeat of this nation. The rule of the people is vital and alive. “No one will ever take our democracy from us. No one” – a phrase that was to be understood as a clear announcement to incumbent Donald Trump, who had questioned the count’s legality in several states.

Biden promised that if he won, he would be president to all Americans regardless of their political side. After the election, a time of healing and working together must begin. “We need to listen to and respect each other again,” said Biden. “I know the rifts are deep in our country. But we shouldn’t see our adversaries as enemies.”

Trump is taking action against counts in several states

US President Donald Trump is announcing his election campaign and is taking action against counts in several states. His campaign team went to court in the controversial state of Pennsylvania to stop the vote counting. In a statement, there was a lack of “transparency” in the polling stations.

Also in Michigan, the campaign team claimed to have filed a lawsuit. The Republicans were denied several polling stations to look at opening ballots and counting votes, campaigner Bill Stepien said. This violated a legal right in this US state. In the state, Biden had just taken the lead on Wednesday.

In the state of Wisconsin, the Trump team pushed for a vote recount, campaign manager Bill Stepien said. There are reports of irregularities in several counties of Wisconsin. There are therefore “serious doubts about the validity of the results”. Stepien has not provided any further details. No reports of irregularities were received from the authorities.

Biden gets more votes than Obama in 2008

In terms of absolute votes in the US presidential election, Democratic candidate Joe Biden has surpassed the previous high Barack Obama had set in the 2008 election. According to polls from the AP news agency, the New York Times and other media, the former Obama vice president got more than 70 million votes. In his first election in 2008, about 69.5 million Americans voted for Obama.

According to AP surveys, turnout is likely to be significantly higher than it was four years ago. At that time, 139 million citizens took part in the elections. Significantly higher voter turnout was reported from Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Texas, among others. Even before Tuesday’s elections, more than 100 million voters took advantage of various options to cast their votes early.

The OSCE is strongly critical of Trump

The Election Observation Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has sharply criticized the allegations of electoral fraud by US President Donald Trump. “Unfounded allegations of systematic deficits, especially by the incumbent president,” undermined “public confidence in democratic institutions,” said the Washington observer mission. Many see such statements as “increasing the potential for politically motivated post-election violence.”

Joe Biden secures Wisconsin – Trump calls for recount

Joe Biden has secured the state of Wisconsin. The Democrat comes with 99 percent vote count to 49.4 percent, the incumbent Donald Trump to 48.8 percent. So Biden secures ten more voters and now has a total of 237. Trump is still at 213. Biden still misses 33 voters for the win.

Trump may want to request a recount of the votes in the state. This comes from one Press release from his campaign manager Bill Stepien arose. In a written statement, Stepien criticized several Wisconsin districts that there had been “irregularities” that “raised serious doubts about the validity of the results.” However, so far the local authorities have not reported any incidents.

Triumph for the Republicans in the Senate?

The Republicans’ chances of retaining control of the United States Senate have increased. Republican Senator Susan Collins defended her seat in Maine – though all polls previously found her at a disadvantage. Democratic challenger Sara Gideon admitted defeat in a video speech on Wednesday. This means that the Republicans have 48 seats in the Senate. Four votes from Tuesday are still open. Of these, three seats are occupied by Republicans and one by Democrats.

The Senate has a majority of 51 seats – or 50 if a party also wins the White House. Because then the vice president can intervene in a stalemate of 50 to 50 votes. The Senate holds a key position in American politics. In addition to his role in legislation, he confirms, among other things, candidates for high government positions and judges.

The Democrats currently have 45 votes in the Senate. The two independent candidates who did not get elected this year are counted as Democrats. They were able to take their seats from the Republican net on Tuesday and could theoretically still get a majority – but they weren’t able to win several Senate races on Tuesday in which their candidates got good chances.

Biden continues to run in Arizona

In the US state of Arizona, Joe Biden has 51 percent of the vote and remains in the lead. So far, 86 percent of the votes have been counted. Donald Trump has a 47.6 percent share.

Biden increases distance in Michigan

Donald Trump is further behind Joe Biden with 48.8 percent in Michigan. After counting 94 percent of the vote, Biden has 49.5 percent, 0.7 percentage points more than his Republican opponent.

Biden raises money for a lawsuit against the presidential election

Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s election campaign team is raising money online for the anticipated legal battle over the outcome of the presidential election. The “Biden Fight Fund” set up on an internet platform should protect the election results, Biden tweeted Wednesday. US President Donald Trump cannot decide the outcome of the election, but the American people must.

Trump announced on Wednesday that he would turn to the United States Supreme Court to enforce his claims to the election victory. Biden’s vice president nominee Kamala Harris also asked for donations to the legal aid fund. Harris said on Twitter that the election campaign team was ready to take action against Trump’s announced involvement of the court. Meanwhile, vote counting continued in several US states and the outcome of the presidential election was not yet certain.

Trump is suing against further vote counting in Michigan

The incumbent Donald Trump election campaign team wants to stop vote counting in Michigan. The purpose of the lawsuit is to ensure that the count is suspended until there is “significant access,” the team said. “We also demand that ballots that were opened and counted when we had no significant access be checked.”

Trump is securing another election person in Maine

US President Donald Trump provided a new vote for voters in the US elections in the state of Maine. The AP news agency reported on Wednesday based on voter surveys and vote numbers.

7:00 pm: Biden wins in Maine

Joe Biden won another state for himself. The Democrat won the race in Maine and secured at least three voters. Thus the number of its voters rises to 227, “CNN” reports. Biden won in Maine with 54.1 percent (360,178 votes), his challenger Donald Trump got 42.7 percent (284,274 votes).

Unlike most states, Maine doesn’t have the motto “winner takes all,” but voters are divided. There are four voters in Maine. The candidate who wins the state as a whole gets two voters. The other two are distributed among the state’s congressional districts. Biden won the two voters for the state and one of the congressional districts. The fourth voter is still pending.

6.15 pm: Georgia: 250,000 votes left to count

The Georgian authorities have about a quarter of a million votes to count before they can announce the results of the state’s presidential election. State Secretary Brad Raffensperger announced on Wednesday that after a record turnout, 200,000 ballots and 40,000 to 50,000 votes were cast early. The verification of the ballot papers takes a lot of time.

US President Donald Trump claimed a victory in Georgia on Wednesday evening, saying there were only 107,000 votes left. The AP news agency reported on Wednesday that the results were so close that no decision could yet be announced. In those districts where voting is still ongoing, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is doing well.

In the 2016 presidential election in Georgia, Trump won five percentage points more than then-candidate Hillary Clinton, securing 16 voters for the “Electoral College.” A majority of 270 votes is required for the chairmanship.

6:33 p.m .: Twitter warns Trump tweets about alleged election fraud

The online service Twitter has warned several tweets from US President Donald Trump of alleged electoral fraud on the day of the presidential election. “Some or all of the content shared in this tweet is controversial and potentially misleading about how to participate in an election or other citizen process,” the Twitter warning said on Wednesday.

In the middle of US election night, incumbent Trump accused opposition Democrats in a tweet of trying to “steal” his election victory. He wrote on Twitter: “We are way ahead, but they are trying to steal the election.” Trump’s Democratic challenger Joe Biden had recently said he was “on track to win these elections.”

In a second tweet, he later denounced an alleged “disappearance” of Republican votes. On Tuesday night, he still had a “solid” lead over Biden in many important states, who “magically” had disappeared. Instead, “surprise votes” were counted.

5:52 pm: “No, we don’t agree with the White House”

Statements by US President Donald Trump, who wants to stop vote counting in disputed states over alleged disagreements, cause a lack of understanding among fellow party members. Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan insists that all votes in his country be counted, even if it takes days. CNN quoted a senior Republican official as saying, “No, we don’t agree with the White House. We don’t see any credible reports of fraud or other irregularities.”

5:20 pm: Biden increases distance from Trump in Michigan

In Michigan, Joe Biden’s leadership is strengthening. After counting 92 percent of the vote, the Democrat has 49.5 percent. His opponent Donald Trump currently has 48.9 percent. This increases the difference from 0.2 to 0.6 percentage point. This equates to approximately 30,000 votes.

In Wisconsin, Biden also has the advantage. At 49.4 percent, he is 0.6 percentage points more than Republican Trump (48.8 percent). So far, 92 percent of the votes have been registered there. In Pennsylvania, where the vote is allowed to continue through Friday, the incumbent president is currently in the running with 53.9 percent. Biden recorded there 44.8 percent after counting 79 percent of the votes.

5.10 pm: Democrat Biden is still confident in victory

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is still confident in the win. His campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon told reporters Wednesday. “Joe Biden is on his way to winning this election and he will be the next president of the United States,” she said.

The imminent results would clearly show his victory Wednesday afternoon (local time), she said. It is important that all votes are counted in peace. Biden will win in the states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, which are still open, she predicted.

5:05 pm: Trump is again raising doubts about the count

US President Donald Trump has denounced the alleged “disappearance” of Republican votes in the presidential election. On Tuesday night, he still had a “solid” lead over his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in many major states, Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning (local time). From one day to the next this guidance then disappeared “magically”; instead, “surprise votes” were counted. The trend in the number of votes is “extremely strange,” Trump said in capital letters.

Trump has not provided any evidence for his allegations. Election observers have so far found no irregularities in Tuesday’s polls or vote counting. Trump had already sparked outrage overnight with a speech suggesting there had been election fraud in favor of Biden. He announced that the further vote counting would be stopped by the court. “We have won these elections,” said the incumbent party despite the election results being fully open. Twitter therefore provided the tweet with a warning.

5:00 pm: Pennsylvania Governor: “Democracy Stress Test”

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has described the slow vote count in the presidential election as a “stress test for democracy.” The Democratic Party politician said in Harrisburg on Wednesday that he will do everything he can to make sure every vote in his state is counted. Wolf told citizens, “Your vote will make a difference in these elections.” He will oppose any attempt to attack the Pennsylvania election.

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced that the number of votes cast by mail is 2.5 to 3 million, ten times higher than in the elections four years ago. “We are approaching a 50 percent count of absentee votes,” she said Wednesday, announcing an ongoing update of the count. Boockvar asked for patience.

In the highly competitive state between Democrats and Republicans, incumbent Donald Trump was ahead by about ten percentage points on Wednesday afternoon. However, analysts assumed that the majority of the votes that were still open, mainly by mail, should be deposited into Biden’s account.

4 p.m .: Michigan hot race: Biden catches up with Trump

In Michigan, Joe Biden caught up with Donald Trump. The Democrat currently holds 49.2 percent of the vote, 0.1 percentage point more than Donald Trump. So far, 89 percent of the votes have been counted. Accordingly, tension is mounting in the race for victory in this important US state. There a total of 2.5 million votes must be counted per post.

3:50 pm: Biden far ahead of Trump with absolute votes

According to preliminary results, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden received more than 2.6 million votes nationwide than incumbent Donald Trump – but this absolute number of votes does not determine the race for the White House, which is determined by the majorities of individual states. According to polls by the AP news agency and other media outlets, there were at least 68.9 million votes for Biden and 66.3 million for Trump on Wednesday afternoon (CET). The counting of the votes continued.

The head of the “FiveThirtyEight” statistics portal, Nate Silver, said on Twitter that Biden will surpass the previous maximum absolute vote in US presidential elections. Barack Obama achieved this highest figure to date in his first election in 2008 with approximately 69.5 million votes.

Even before Tuesday’s elections, more than 100 million voters took advantage of various options to cast their votes early. Given the rapid spread of the corona pandemic, one reason may have been fear of contagion risk associated with personal voting. According to AP surveys, turnout is likely to be significantly higher than it was four years ago. At that time, 139 million citizens took part in the elections. Significantly higher voter turnout was reported from Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Texas, among others.

3 p.m .: Michigan State Election Chief Calls on Candidates to “Patience”

Those responsible for holding the election in the potentially decisive US state of Michigan have asked candidates to be patient in the face of the ongoing count. “Caution” and “patience” are now required to “respect the will of voters,” Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said in an interview with CNN on Wednesday.

“Hundreds of thousands” votes are still out, especially from the bigger cities. She expects a lot more clarity later in the day, Benson said. US President Donald Trump, who has already declared himself the winner, did not name Benson.

Trump won the state’s 16 voters by a razor-thin majority in 2016. Before this year’s election, polls saw Democrat Joe Biden clearly in the lead. Post vote processing in Michigan did not begin until shortly before the election, so a delay in results was expected. Pre-election polls showed that the majority of voters would vote for Biden by mail.

2:00 p.m .: Deceased candidate elected to local parliament in North Dakota

In North Dakota, a candidate who died in October after a corona infection was elected to the state’s local parliament. David Andahl stuck to the vote, getting more than 35 percent of the vote on Tuesday, according to information from the electoral authority.

Andahl died in early October after being hospitalized with a corona infection, his mother told the newspaper Bismarck Tribune at the time. At the time, the electoral authority was not sure how to deal with a possible victory of a deceased candidate.

1:20 pm: tense mood in Portland and Biden supporters in Washington

Burning American flags, calls for insurrection and nervousness among Democratic Party supporters: In the US, the mood was tense in many places on election night. While hundreds of supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden cheered for the vote in front of the White House in the capital Washington, activists in the west coast metropolis of Portland, which had been rocked by anti-racism protests for weeks, marched in front of the courthouse.

Protesters in Portland chanted slogans against US President Donald Trump and Mayor Ted Wheeler, who won local elections on Tuesday. Rumors about the outcome of the presidential election were circulating: “I’ve heard it’s running for Trump now,” said protest leader Ty Ford. “There is going to be a riot.” Once the election results are set, it will go “crazy,” he predicted.

Unrest in United States: Activists set fire to two US flags in Oregon Federal Court. (Source: AP / dpa / Marcio Jose Sanchez)Unrest in United States: Activists set fire to two US flags in Oregon Federal Court. (Source: Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP / dpa)

A 20-year-old protester who called himself “L” said, “We don’t like both candidates – I voted, ashamed, for Biden. But if Trump were elected for another four years, people would panic”, he said. 22-year-old activist D.D .: The poll was a choice between two evils. “But we’ll agree with Biden.” Activists set fire to two US flags in Oregon federal court. The police did not intervene until the early hours on Wednesday. Earlier there had been a three-hour march through downtown Portland, involving several activists armed with firearms and stabbing weapons.

1:00 pm: Head-to-head races in Michigan and Wisconsin

Will Joe Biden still catch up with Donald Trump in Michigan? After counting 85 percent of the votes, 48.7 percent goes to his account. Donald Trump has received 49.6 percent in the state so far. Previously, after counting 79 percent of the vote, Trump had 52 percent, Biden only 47 percent. As reported by “CNN”, in Michigan no absentee ballots were counted before polling stations closed. These votes are currently being counted. So Biden still has a realistic chance of winning in Michigan.

In Wisconsin, Biden is a hair’s breadth away. After counting 91 percent of the vote, the Democrat gets 49.3 percent. Trump is at 49 percent here. In Pennsylvania, however, the Republican can hope for a victory. So far 75 percent of the votes have been counted there. Donald Trump is well ahead of Joe Biden (43.6 percent) with 55 percent. In this state, 1.4 million of the total of 2.5 million votes by post still have to be counted. That could take until Friday, “CNN” reports. Chances are, Biden is catching up there, as Pennsylvania tends to vote Democratic.

12:55 pm: Biden threatens Trump with legal action

Biden’s team has dismissed incumbent Donald Trump as “outrageous” and “unprecedented” over a possible halt to the US election count. However, the Democratic challenger’s legal experts are primed for a legal dispute, the Biden election campaign team said Wednesday morning. Trump had previously announced that he would once again stop the country’s Supreme Court from counting votes in the presidential election.

12:25 pm: 300 lawsuits have already been filed against the US election

President Donald Trump wants to stop vote counting. Due to the corona pandemic, some US states had new rules on the electoral process. In Pennsylvania, for example, postal votes will not be counted in some counties for the next few days. Trump does not want to wait for this count and declare himself the winner beforehand.

The Democratic and Republican campaign teams have been grappling with the election disputes for weeks. This included attempts to manipulate, disinform, or intimidate voters. The election campaign teams are setting up “legal war rooms” (legal operations centers). By November 3, about 300 lawsuits had been filed against the US election.

In Texas, Republicans believe that drive-thru votes shouldn’t be counted. In North Carolina, they wanted to extend the deadline for receiving postal votes. In Nevada, the counting of absentee votes in the Las Vergas area should be stopped – all three Republican plans failed.

12:20 pm: Responses to the US election

Who will win the US election? How is Germany responding? Top politicians discussed this live on Chillreport. Read their first reactions to the election morning here.

11:40 am: Trump’s chances in Michigan are good

In Michigan, Donald Trump can hope for a victory. According to Edison Research, after counting 79 percent of the votes, the incumbent president comes in at 52 percent. His rival Joe Biden is therefore good for 47 percent.

11:30 am: Biden is up front in Wisconsin

Joe Biden has so far received more votes in the US state of Wisconsin than Donald Trump. The reported “CNN”. Accordingly, it is 0.3 percentage point ahead. More than 90 percent of the votes were counted.

11.06 am: Slovenian Prime Minister congratulates Trump

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has congratulated US President Donald Trump on the possible victory in the presidential election. “It’s pretty clear that the American people have elected Donald Trump and (Vice President) Mike Pence for another four years,” the right-wing politician wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. Delays and “factual denials” by the mainstream media would only add to the US president’s triumph, he added. Earlier, US President Donald Trump had declared himself the winner early on, although the counting of election results was not yet complete.

The EU country Slovenia has two million inhabitants. Jansa, who has ruled there since March, is a close ally of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is critical of the EU. Both politicians have always been positive about Trump and his presidency in the past.

11.04: Biden-Team: Trump statements are “outrageous”

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s team called US President Donald Trump’s statements “scandalous” and “unprecedented.” Read more about it here.

10:22 am: Exclusively on Chillreport: Walter-Borjans sees Europe as an obligation

SPD leader Norbert Walter-Borjans is already looking ahead in the Chillreport election program. However the elections go, the result must be respected, Walter-Borjans said. “Now Europe is somehow challenged to draw conclusions and reflect on its own strength, always ready to work with the great partner on the other side of the Atlantic.” He shared hopes that Trump would moderate himself in a possible second term.

9.48 am: Exclusively on Chillreport: Röttgen believes in Biden

Norbert Röttgen, the CDU’s foreign policy expert and candidate for the party chairmanship, also expresses himself exclusively in the Chillreport election program. “I think there are still small benefits for Biden. Because absenteeism votes are still counted in Pennsylvania and Michigan – so he still has a little advantage. But it will be tight anyway.”

Should Trump win the elections or prevent the further counting of votes by the court, Röttgen sees major challenges for Germany and Europe. His presidency is a break with 70 years of US foreign policy. The unreliability of international treaties, the questioning of NATO, all this is a great loss of confidence that can be addressed in four years. If there are four more years to come now, it’s not just an extension. If it takes eight years, that’s an increase in everything we’ve been through and that will fundamentally challenge us when it comes down to it. ”

9:45 am: Britain joins trade deals

Regardless of the outcome of the US election, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab believes a free trade agreement with the United States is still possible. Progress has already been made in the negotiations, he tells “Sky News”. The relationship between the two countries will not suffer from the election results, which are still unclear.

9.38 am: Exclusive to Chillreport: Baerbock for the US elections

Given the results and forecasts of the US election so far, Green Chairman Annalena Baerbock reminds us that not all votes in major states have been evaluated. “Most importantly, every vote is counted,” Baerbock said on the Chillreport show about the US election. “In some countries the votes by mail are not even counted – everything will of course be very tight.”

She dealt with the first term of the Republican president sharply. “The past four years under this President Tump have been a disaster for the American people,” said Baerbock. A change of president is needed to overcome divisions in society.

9.35 am: Economist: “We hoped for a clearer result”

Economists await the first results of the US election. “Of course we had hoped for a clearer election result. The pending game of several days or weeks is creating uncertainty in the economy and in the financial markets,” said Michael Böhmer, chief economist at the Prognosis Institute, Chillreport. “It is reassuring, however, that a new or old president will be appointed on January 20. This means that at least an end to the trembling is in sight. Therefore, the situation does not worry me as much economically as it does politically.”
Capital markets are likely to remain restless for a while. “The really big fluctuations were not seen in the Asian markets,” said Böhmer. Investors and analysts had priced in some degree of uncertainty about the outcome of the election. not. Much now depends on the start of the US stock markets on Wednesday. T-online reports with regular updates on current developments in the financial markets here.

9.14am: Numbers from Philadelphia aren’t expected until around 3pm.

The votes for Joe Biden or Donald Trump in Philadelphia are not expected until around 3 p.m. German time. The reported “CNN” with reference to the body in Philadelphia responsible for the election and voter registration. The votes that were personally cast in polling stations had to be sent to the districts first. This leads to shipping delays, especially in West Philadelphia.

In Pittsburgh and throughout Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, election officials do not want to meet until 10 a.m. local time (4 p.m. CET). In Atlanta, Georgia, it shouldn’t happen until morning.

Pennsylvania Governor Democrat Tom Wolf explains on Twitter that the US state has more than a million votes per post.

9.11 am: Stock market expert: Trump has made a ‘declaration of war’

By declaring his own election victory before the vote is over, incumbent US President Donald Trump has made a “declaration of war,” said stock market expert Neil Wilson. According to the expert, the futures on the derivatives market reacted negatively. Trump had also “played the electoral fraud card” and that long, hard fight over the outcome of the presidential election that investors dislike is already on the rise. A hasty announcement of Trump’s own election victory was expected in advance.

8:58 am: Biden wins in Arizona and Maine

According to American media, Democratic challenger Joe Biden won the particularly hotly contested state of Arizona in the US presidential election. Both the television channel Fox News and the Associated Press news agency reported in the morning that Biden had won the state and with that electoral votes. In the election four years ago, incumbent Donald Trump had won the traditionally conservative state.

As reported by the AP news agency, Democratic presidential candidate Biden also received the most votes in Maine.

8.36 am: Trump wants postal vote counting to be legally stopped

Trump has spoken of “fraud” in view of the delay in the election results in the US election. Trump announced in the White House on Wednesday morning (local time) that he would be going to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop a new vote.

8.15am: All US polling places are now closed

Polling stations in the US are now closed in all states. In the Aleutian Islands, which belong to Alaska, voters could vote in person until 7 a.m. Shortly before that, restaurants in the rest of Alaska, Hawaii and on the west coast of the US closed. Because the United States spans multiple time zones, polling stations are closed for several hours.

Who would win the US presidential election was still open. The two candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden fought each other. Both were confident in the victory on Wednesday morning. Many voters had already voted by letter or early voting in the polling station before election day.

8.10am: Trump trumps in Nebraska

In the election on Tuesday in the state of Nebraska, US President Donald Trump won four out of five votes to the election meeting, while challenger Joe Biden won one vote. Nebraska, along with Maine, is one of the US states where not all voters go to the winner in full.

According to calculations by AP news agency, Trump had a majority in all of Nebraska and in two of the three districts. In dem Bezirk mit der größten Stadt Omaha aber hatte Biden die Nase vorn und konnte somit eine Stimme für die Wahlversammlung won. For four years Trump auch diesen Bezirk knapp für sich entschieden.

7.24 Uhr: Biden wins in Rhode Island

Biden wins after a projection of Edison Research in the Bundesstaat Rhode Island (four Wahlleute). On Twitter Erklärt Biden, es sei nicht die Sache von Donald Trump und auch nicht seine, den Sieger der Wahl zu Verkünden. Das sei einzig die Sache der Wähler.

7.15 Uhr: Wahlprognose beunruhigt deutsche Politik

Das unerwartet starke Abschneiden von Präsident Donald Trump bei der Wahl in the USA beunruhigt die deutsche Politik: Eine Wiederwahl Trumps wäre “für die Welt, Deutschland und Europa ein unfassbarer Schaden”, sagte die FDP-Verteidigungsexpertin AFPachmann-Agnes Strack-AFPert-Agmann Strack . Eine Bestätigung des Präsidenten im Amt wäre “ein weiterer herber Rückschlag für die durch Trump attain nachhaltigbeschädigte transatlantic Partnership”. In diesem Fall stünde sogar die Existenz der Nato “auf der Kippe”, die Liberale warnte.

Präsident Trump könnte bei einer Wiederwahl “ohne Rücksicht auf eine weitere Wiederwahl noch breitbeiniger durch die Welt latschen und richtig loslegen, um der Nato beispielsweise durch den oft angekündigten Austritt der USA den Todesstoß zu versetzen”, sagte Strack-Zimmermann.

7.09 Uhr: Trump gewinnt in Texas

Trump hat bei der US-Präsidentenwahl den wichtigen Bundesstaat Texas gewonnen. Damit sichert er sich die Stimmen von 38 Wahlleuten, wie die Nachrichtenagentur AP am Mittwochmorgen (Ortszeit) auf Grundlage von Wählerbefragungen und ersten Stimmauszählungen meldete.

6.54 Uhr: Trump behauptet: Demokraten wollen Wahlsieg “stehlen”

Bei Twitter hat Trump vor wenigen Minuten erklärt, er glaube, die Demokraten wollten den Wahlsieg “stehlen”. “Wir werden sie das niemals tun lassen.” Außerdem forderte er, Wählerstimmen sollten nicht mehr ausgezählt werden, sobald die Wahlbüros geschlossen seien. Das widerspräche allerdings dem gesetzlichen Verfahren bei der US-Wahl. Zudem kündigte er an, ebenfalls ein Statement abzugeben.

6.42 Uhr: Joe Biden gibt Erklärung ab:

Die wichtigsten Aussagen:

“Wir wussten, es würde lange dauern, aber wir fühlen uns gut, wo wir jetzt stehen.”

“Wir hören nicht auf, bis jede einzelne Stimme gezählt ist.”

“We hebben vertrouwen in Arizona.”

“Wir sind in Georgia immer noch im Spiel.”

“Wir können noch gewinnen.”

“Ich bin dankbar für alle, die den Wahlprozess möglich gemacht haben.”

“Verliert nicht den Glauben, wir werden das gewinnen.”

Mehr dazu lesen Sie hier.

6.39 Uhr: Biden gewinnt Minnesota

Die Nachrichtagentur AP sagt einen Sieg für Biden in Minnesota (zehn Wahlleute) voraus. Laut “CNN” hat der Demokrat in dem US-Bundesstaat gewonnen.

6.32 Uhr: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez verteidigt Sitz im Repräsentantenhaus

Bei den US-Kongresswahlen hat die linke demokratische Abgeordnete Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ihren Sitz im Repräsentantenhaus verteidigt. Wie US-Medien am Dienstagabend (Ortszeit) berichteten, lag die 31-Jährige in ihrem New Yorker Wahlkreis nach Auszählung von fast 70 Prozent der Stimmen mit 68,5 Prozent klar in Führung. Your Republican challenger, 60-year-old ex-cop John Cummings, only got 30.8 percent.

6.30 Uhr: Montana geht an Trump

US-Präsident Donald Trump hat sich wie erwartet auch im US-Staat Montana die Mehrheit der Stimmen und damit drei weitere Wahlleute gesichert. Das meldete die Nachrichtenagentur AP am Mittwochmorgen (Ortszeit) auf Grundlage von Wählerbefragungen und ersten Stimmauszählungen. 2016 konnte sich Trump in dem Staat im Nordwesten der USA mit deutlichem Vorsprung durchsetzen. Umfragen sahen zuletzt aber nur noch einen knappen Vorsprung vor seinem demokratischen Herausforderer Joe Biden. Um Präsident zu werden, braucht ein Kandidat die Stimmen von mindestens 270 Wahlleuten.

6.13 Uhr: Hawaii geht an Biden

Der demokratische Präsidentschaftskandidat Joe Biden hat wie erwartet die Mehrheit im US-Staat Hawaii gewonnen. Das meldete die Nachrichtenagentur AP am Dienstagabend (Ortszeit) auf Grundlage von Wählerbefragungen und ersten Stimmauszählungen. Hawaii gilt als sichere Bastion der Demokraten. 2016 gewann die damalige Kandidatin Hillary Clinton die vier Wahlleute mit einer deutlichen Mehrheit. Sie lag dort damals mehr als 30 Prozentpunkte vor dem Republikaner Donald Trump. Um Präsident zu werden, braucht ein Kandidat die Stimmen von mindestens 270 Wahlleuten.

6.08 Uhr: Kanye West stimmt für sich selbst

Rapper Kanye West hat bei der US-Präsidentenwahl seine Stimme abgegeben – allerdings wählte er weder den Demokraten Joe Biden noch den Republikaner Donald Trump. Er habe seinen eigenen Namen auf den Stimmzettel geschrieben, berichtete West.

“Heute stimme ich zum ersten Mal in meinem Leben für einen Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten und es ist für jemanden, dem ich wirklich vertraue … mich”, schrieb West auf Twitter. Dazu postete er mehrere Fotos und Videos von dem Vorgang in einem Wahllokal in Park County (US-Staat Wyoming). Auf dem Stimmzettel hatte er als “Write-in”-Kandidat seinen Namen und den von Predigerin Michelle Tidball als Vize-Kandidatin eingetragen.

5.58 Uhr: Biden sichert sich Stimmen in Virginia – Trump in Texas

Laut einer Hochrechnung des Senders “CNN” konnte sich Joe Biden in Virgina die meisten Stimmen sichern. Laut TV-Sender “Fox News” sicherte sich in Texas Donald Trump die meisten Wähler.

5.52 Uhr: Erstmals Transgender-Kandidaten ins Oberhaus gewählt

Bei den US-Wahlen ist erstmals eine Transgender-Kandidatin in das Oberhaus eines Bundesstaates gewählt worden: Im Bundesstaat Delaware zog die 30-jährige Sarah McBride am Dienstag mit 86 Prozent in den dortigen Senat ein. Mehr dazu lesen Sie hier.

Sarah McBride: Sie hat sich einen Sitz im Oberhaus des US-Bundesstaates gesichert. (Quelle: AP/dpa)Sarah McBride: Sie hat sich einen Sitz im Oberhaus des US-Bundesstaates gesichert. (Quelle: AP/dpa)

5.50 Uhr: Ölpreise steigen – Preis der Krisenwährung Gold fällt

Der Optimismus vieler Investoren zeichnet sich auch an den Rohstoff-Märkten ab. Die Ölpreise legten spürbar zu. Ein Barrel (159 Liter) der Nordseesorte Brent kostete am frühen Mittwochmorgen knapp einen Dollar mehr und notierte bei 40,66 Dollar (plus 1,18 Prozent) . Der Preis für US-Öl der Sorte WTI legte ähnlich deutlich auf 38,60 Dollar (plus 1,25 Prozent) zu. Der Preis für Gold, das gemeinhin als Krisenwährung gilt, fiel derweil. Eine Feinunze kostete zuletzt 1.901,00 Dollar (minus 0,44 Prozent).

5.44 Uhr: Mississippi geht an Trump

US-Präsident Trump hat den Bundesstaat Mississippi für sich entschieden. Das berichten mehrere Medien übereinstimmend.

5.41 Uhr: Twitter markiert Posts zu Wahlergebnissen

On US election night, Twitter added notes to tweets prematurely announcing election results for individual states from the network’s point of view. So wurde beispielsweise ein Tweet, wonach Donald Trump den Staat Florida gewonnen habe, mit dem Hinweis versehen: “Offizielle Quellen könnten das Ergebnis noch nicht bestätigt haben, als dieser Tweet abgesetzt wurde.” In Florida, das als einer der wichtigsten Staaten der Wahl galt, stand zu diesem Zeitpunkt laut Medien noch kein Gewinner fest.

Auch an einen Tweet von Trumps Wahlteam, wonach der Präsident South Carolina gewonnen habe, wurde ein solcher Warnhinweis geheftet. Allerdings hatte die Nachrichtenagentur AP Trumps Sieg in South Carolina zu dem Zeitpunkt bereits gemeldet.

5.30 Uhr: Investoren rechnen mit schneller Entscheidung

Die Investoren an den Finanzmärkten sehen laut Einschätzung des Marktstrategen Stephen Innes vom Broker Axi die Chancen eines Sieges des demokratische Präsidentschaftskandidat Joe Biden im US-Präsidentschaftswahlkampf schwinden. Allerdings sei das Rennen gerade in den stark umkämpften Staaten eng und endgültige Ergebnisse könnten hier noch Tage auf sich warten lassen. Doch scheinen viele Investoren auf schnelle Klarheit zu setzen. So zogen die Kurse an den Aktien- und Futuremärkten zuletzt an und die Renditen an den Anleihemärkten fielen.

5.28 Uhr: Fox News: Biden siegt in Arizona

Der hart umkämpfte Bundesstaat Arizona (elf Wahlleute) geht an Biden, berichtet Fox News.

5.12 Uhr: Drei Westküsten-Staaten gehen an Biden

Bei der US-Präsidentschaftswahl hat sich der demokratische Kandidat Joe Biden wie erwartet die drei Staaten an der Westküste gesichert: Kalifornien, Oregon und Washington. Das meldete die Nachrichtenagentur AP am Dienstagabend (Ortszeit) auf Grundlage von Wählerbefragungen und ersten Stimmauszählungen. Die Westküste ist traditionell eine Hochburg der Demokraten. Mit dem bevölkerungsreichen Kalifornien kommen 55 Wahlleute auf Bidens Konto. Washington stellt zwölf und Oregon sieben Wahlleute. Um Präsident zu werden, braucht ein Kandidat die Stimmen von mindestens 270 Wahlleuten.

5.09 Uhr: Trump gewinnt in Idaho

Bij de Amerikaanse presidentsverkiezingen had de zittende Republikeinse Donald Trump de overhand in Idaho. Das meldete die Nachrichtenagentur AP am Dienstagabend (Ortszeit) auf Grundlage von Wählerbefragungen und ersten Stimmauszählungen.

Der kleine Staat im Nordwesten der USA gilt als sichere Bastion der Republikaner. 2016 sicherte sich Trump die vier Wahlleute in Idaho mit einer deutlichen Mehrheit. Er lag damals gut 30 Prozentpunkte vor der Demokratin Hillary Clinton. Auch die Umfragen vor dieser Wahl sahen Trump dort zuletzt klar in Führung. Um Präsident zu werden, braucht ein Kandidat die Stimmen von mindestens 270 Wahlleuten.

4.52 Uhr: Stimmen aus Philadelphia kommen wohl erst am Mittwoch (US-Ortszeit)

Im wichtigen Bundesstaat Pennsylvania ist unklar, ob möglicherweise hunderttausende Stimmen in Philadelphia erst am Mittwochmorgen (Ortszeit) weiter ausgezählt werden. Laut US-Journalisten hatten dort Wahlhelfer erklärt, in der Nacht nur noch einen Teil der verbleibenden Stimmen vermelden zu wollen.

4.50 Uhr: Utah stimmte wohl für Trump

US-Präsident Donald Trump hat sich nach Prognosen von Fernsehsendern bei der US-Wahl den Bundesstaat Utah gesichert. Das ging am Dienstagabend (Ortszeit) aus übereinstimmenden Vorhersagen der Sender NBC, CNN und Fox News auf Grundlage von Wählerbefragungen und ersten Stimmauszählungen hervor. Die Nachrichtenagentur AP meldete zunächst noch keinen Gewinner.

Der Bundesstaat mit sechs Wahlleuten geht seit Jahrzehnten an Republikaner. Trump lag dort 2016 fast 20 Prozentpunkte vor der damaligen Kandidatin Hillary Clinton. Umfragen vor dieser Wahl sahen Trump dort in Führung – allerdings weniger deutlich. Um Präsident zu werden, braucht ein Kandidat die Stimmen von mindestens 270 Wahlleuten.

4.48 Uhr: Biden sichert sich laut Prognose vier Wahlleute in New Hampshire

Der demokratische Präsidentschaftskandidat Joe Biden hat nach Prognosen von Fernsehsendern bei der US-Wahl im Bundesstaat New Hampshire gesiegt und sich vier weitere Wahlleute gesichert. Das ging am Dienstag (Ortszeit) aus übereinstimmenden Vorhersagen der Sender ABC und NBC auf Grundlage von Wählerbefragungen und ersten Stimmauszählungen hervor. Die Nachrichtenagentur AP meldete zunächst noch keinen Gewinner.

2016 konnte sich die damalige demokratische Kandidatin Hillary Clinton dort mit einer hauchdünnen Mehrheit von 0,3 Prozentpunkten vor Trump die vier Stimmen der Wahlleute sichern. Umfragen sahen in dem Staat an der Grenze zu Kanada zuletzt eher Biden in Führung. In dem Staat haben somit beide großen Parteien eine gute Chance auf den Wahlsieg. Auch New Hampshire gilt als “Swing State”.

4.46 Uhr: Biden fehlen Stimmen der spanischsprachigen Wähler

Joe Biden fehlte in Florida offenbar das Vertrauen bei vielen spanischsprachigen Wählern. Laut Nachwahlbefragungen des Fernsehsenders CNN kam er in dieser Wählerschicht auf nur 50 Prozent der Stimmen, Hillary Clinton kam noch auf 62 Prozent. Ein ähnliches Bild ergebe sich bei den spanischsprachigen Wählern in Ohio und Georgia, so CNN. Hier bekam Clinton noch jeweils 15 Prozentpunkte mehr.

4.42 Uhr: Missouri geht an Trump

US-Präsident Donald Trump hat auch im Bundesstaat Missouri den erwarteten Wahlsieg erzielt. Das meldete die Nachrichtenagentur AP am Dienstagabend (Ortszeit) auf Grundlage von Wählerbefragungen und ersten Stimmauszählungen.

Missouri gilt als sichere Bastion der Republikaner. Bereits 2016 sicherte sich Trump die zehn Wahlleute mit einer deutlichen Mehrheit. Er lag damals gut 18 Prozentpunkte vor der damaligen Gegenkandidatin Hillary Clinton. In de peilingen was Trump dit jaar weer duidelijk aan de leiding. Um Präsident zu werden, braucht ein Kandidat die Stimmen von mindestens 270 Wahlleuten.

4.40 Uhr: Kursplus zeichnet sich bei US-Aktien ab

Ehe die Börsen in den USA den Handel aufnehmen, zeichnet sich angesichts der ersten Wahlergebnisse eine gute Stimmung am Aktienmarkt in den USA ab. Die Kurse der Terminkontrakte, sogenannte Futures, mit denen Investoren auf die künftige Entwicklung der Märkte wetten, sind deutlich gestiegen: Futures auf den Standardwerte-Index S&P 500 gewannen zwischenzeitlich um rund 2 Prozent, Futures auf den Technologie-Aktienindex Nasdaq 100 stiegen gar um 3,9 Prozent. Hintergrund dieser Entwicklung könnte laut Nachrichtensender Bloomberg sein, dass Investoren mit schlechteren ersten Ergebnissen für Donald Trump gerechnet hatten.

4.34 Uhr: Demokraten holen Sitz im Senat in Colorado

Die Demokraten sind einer möglichen Mehrheit im Senat einen Schritt näher gerückt. Im Bundesstaat Colorado habe John Hickenlooper den Republikaner Cory Gardner von dem Senatssitz verdrängt. Das meldete die Nachrichtenagentur AP auf Grundlage von Wählerbefragungen und ersten Stimmauszählungen.

Jeder Bundesstaat entsendet zwei Senatoren, bisher hielten die Republikaner eine Mehrheit von 53 der 100 Sitze. Am Dienstag konnten die Wähler über 35 Sitze im Senat entscheiden, davon wurden bisher 23 von Republikanern gehalten und 12 von Demokraten. Nach Berechnungen von AP konnten zuvor sieben demokratische Senatoren und acht Republikaner ihre Sitze verteidigen.

Wie viele Stimmen man im Senat für die Mehrheit braucht, hängt davon ab, wer im Weißen Haus sitzt. Denn bei einem Patt von 50 zu 50 Stimmen kann der Vizepräsident eingreifen.

4.21 Uhr: Trump liegt in Kansas vorn

US-Präsident Donald Trump hat wie erwartet die Mehrheit im Bundesstaat Kansas gewonnen und sich damit die Stimmen von sechs weiteren Wahlleuten gesichert. Das berichtete die Nachrichtenagentur AP am Dienstagabend (Ortszeit) auf Grundlage von Wählerbefragungen und ersten Stimmauszählungen. Um Präsident zu werden, braucht ein Kandidat die Stimmen von mindestens 270 Wahlleuten.

Der Staat im mittleren Westen der USA gilt als sichere Bastion der Republikaner. 2016 sicherte sich Trump die sechs Wahlleute mit einer deutlichen Mehrheit. Er lag damals gut 20 Prozentpunkte vor seiner damaligen Gegnerin Clinton. Auch die Umfragen sahen Trump dort zuletzt klar in Führung.

3.42 Uhr: Biden in Schlüsselstaat vorn

Donald Trumps Herausforderer Joe Biden könnte nach aktuellen Zahlen im Staat Ohio besser abschneiden als erwartet. Den Bundesstaat hatte Trump vor vier Jahren gewonnen. Er gilt als einer der wichtigsten und umkämpftesten überhaupt. Bislang hat kein Republikaner die Präsidentschaftswahl ohne eine Mehrheit in Ohio gewonnen.

Sollte sich Bidens Trend in Ohio bestätigen, wäre das für ihn ein gutes Zeichen für Staaten im Mittleren Westen wie Pennsylvania, Michigan und Wisconsin. Diese drei hatten Trump 2016 seinen knappen Wahlsieg beschert, alle sind von einer eher weißen Arbeiterbevölkerung geprägt.

3.30 Uhr: Wähler berichten von Bedrohungen

Eine nationale Hotline in den USA hat bislang mehr Fälle von Wähler-Einschüchterung registriert als noch vor vier Jahren, berichtet die “New York Times”. Unter anderem hätten sich bewaffnete Trump-Anhänger vor Wahllokalen postiert. So in North Carolina, wo ein bewaffneter Unterstützer des Präsidenten von der Polizei festgenommen wurde. Oder in Louisiana, wo ein Mann laut Augenzeugen eine Trump-Flagge schwenkte, während er eine große Waffe hielt.

“Diese einzelnen Vorfälle von Wähler-Einschüchterung sind problematisch und wir können sie nicht ignorieren”, sagte Kristen Clarke, Präsidentin des National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, vor Reportern. “Sie fanden zwar nicht flächendeckend statt und waren auch nicht systematisch. Aber ihre Zahl ist weit größer als bei früheren Abstimmungen. Sie sind ein Spiegel der dunklen Zeiten, in denen sich unsere Nation befindet.”

3.22 Uhr: Repräsentantenhaus bleibt in der Hand der Demokraten

Die US-Demokraten haben bei der zeitgleich zur Präsidentenwahl stattfindenden Kongresswahl dem Sender Fox zufolge ihre Mehrheit im Repräsentantenhaus verteidigt.

3.15 Uhr: Senats-Sitz in Colorado geht an Demokraten

Teilerfolg für die Demokraten im Kampf um die Macht im Senat: Laut Fox News schlägt der demokratische Herausforderer John Hickenlooper in Colorado den republikanischen Amtsinhaber Cory Gardner. Bislang haben die Republikaner in der Kongresskammer eine knappe Mehrheit.

3.00 Uhr: New York stimmt für Biden

Laut Projektion des Senders CNN hat Herausforderer Joe Biden den Bundesstaat New York (29 Wahlmänner) gewonnen. Auch New Mexico (5) ging laut AP an den Demokraten. Trump holte laut der Nachrichtenagentur die Staaten Louisiana (8), Wyoming (3), North Dakota (3), South Dakota (3) und Nebraska (5).

Der Sender Fox News sah Biden in Colorado (9) vorn, Trump in Kansas (6).

2.54 Uhr: Biden führt unerwartet in Texas

In Texas führt nach Auszählung von knapp zwei Drittel der Stimmen unerwartet Joe Biden. Derzeit kommt Biden in Texas auf 50,5 Prozent der Stimmen, Donald Trump auf 48,1 Prozent. Vooral in de grotere steden Dallas, Huston en Austin kon de Democratische presidentskandidaat aanzienlijk toenemen ten opzichte van 2016.

2.50 Uhr: Arkansas wählt republikanisch

US-Präsident Donald Trump hat in Arkansas (6 Wahlmänner) wie erwartet die meisten Stimmen gewonnen. Das meldete die Nachrichtenagentur AP. Arkansas gilt als sichere Bastion der Republikaner. Schon 2016 sicherte sich Trump die sechs Wahlleute mit einer deutlichen Mehrheit.

2.46 Uhr: Trump-Team erklärt sich zum Sieger in Florida

Das Wahlkampf-Team von US-Präsident Donald Trump beansprucht den Sieg im umkämpften Bundesstaat Florida für sich. Das meldete das Kampagnenbüro unter Berufung auf das Wahlanalyse-Institut Decision Desk HQ. Das endgültige Ergebnis steht allerdings auch für diesen Staat noch nicht offiziell fest.

2.44 Uhr: Viele Staaten wählten wie erwartet

Zwischenstand: In rund zwei Dutzend Bundesstaaten haben die US-Medien schnell die erwarteten Sieger ausgerufen. Für den Demokraten Joe Biden wurden unter anderem Connecticut, Vermont und Virginia genannt. US-Präsident Donald Trump gewann unter anderem South Carolina, West Virginia, Indiana und Kentucky.

Aus Florida kamen gute Nachrichten für Trump. Besonders im bevölkerungsreichen County Miami-Dade erzielte Biden weniger Stimmen, als er voraussichtlich bräuchte, um den Staat zu gewinnen. Kommentatoren und US-Experten gingen davon aus, dass Trump gute Chancen hat, Florida für sich zu gewinnen. Der Republikaner ist auf den Staat zwingend angewiesen, sein Herausforderer hätte weitere Wege zum Sieg.

Aus den Staaten des Mittleren Westens, die vor vier Jahren das Rennen entschieden haben, gab es zunächst nur vorläufige Daten. Die ersten Zahlen einzuschätzen ist in diesem Jahr schwieriger als bei früheren Wahlen, weil es vielerorts unterschiedliche Auszählungsmethoden gibt. Some counties count votes by mail first, while others count votes from election day. Bei den Briefwahlstimmen wurde den Demokraten ein Vorsprung vorhergesagt, bei den Wahltagstimmen den Republikanern.

2.35 Uhr: Verschwörungstheoretikerin zieht in Kongress ein

Die QAnon-Verschwörungstheoretikerin Marjorie Taylor Greene vom rechten Flügel der Republikaner zieht einem Tweet des TV-Senders CNN zufolge ins Repräsentantenhaus ein. Ihr Gegenkandidat in ihrem Wahlkreis im Bundesstaat Georgia gab auf. Mehr über die Verschwörungstheorie lesen Sie hier.

2.31 Uhr: Ergebnis in Georgia könnte sich verzögern

Im wichtigen Swing State Georgia wird ebenfalls ein knappes Ergebnis erwartet. Problem allerdings: Aus dem Fulton County wird es wegen eines Wasserrohrbruchs erst einmal kein Ergebnis geben. Betroffen ist auch eine Halle, in dem Wahlurnen gelagert werden. Weil in Fulton County auch die Millionen-Metropole Atlanta liegt, könnte der Wahlausgang in Georgia  offen bleiben.

2.15 Uhr: Die nächsten Ergebnisse rollen ein

Herausforderer Joe Biden hat US-Medien zufolge die Bundesstaaten Delaware (3 Wahlleute), Maryland (10), Illinois (20), New Jersey (14), Rhode Island (4), Connecticut (7), Massachusetts (11) und den District of Columbia (3) gewonnen.

Amtsinhaber Donald Trump gewann demnach in Oklahoma (7), Tennessee (11), Alabama (9), South Carolina (9) und Mississippi (6).

2.01 Uhr: Trumps Republikaner wollen Briefwahl-Zählung in Nevada stoppen

In Nevada haben die Republikanische Partei und Trumps Wahlkampfteam einem NBC-Bericht zufolge eine einstweilige Verfügung beantragt, um die Auszählung von Briefwahlstimmen zu begrenzen. Betroffen wäre der Kreis Clark County, wo die Großstadt Las Vegas liegt.

1.55 Uhr: Prognose – Virginia geht an Biden

Joe Biden hat erwartungsgemäß den Bundesstaat Virginia gewonnen. Das meldete die Nachrichtenagentur AP auf Grundlage von Wählerbefragungen und ersten Stimmauszählungen. Der Bundesstaat an der Ostküste hat 13 Wahlleute zu vergeben. Auch 2016 gewannen die Demokraten dort. Umfragen hatten Biden vor US-Präsident Donald Trump gesehen.

Der Bundesstaat West Virginia ging den Angaben zufolge an Donald Trump. West Virginia mit fünf Wahlleuten ist seit Jahrzehnten eine Hochburg der Republikaner. Trump erzielte dort 2016 gut 40 Prozentpunkte mehr als die damalige demokratische Präsidentschaftskandidatin Hillary Clinton.

1.52 Uhr: Kleine Proteste in Washington

In der US-Hauptstadt haben sich einige Hundert Menschen auf der Black Lives Matter Plaza unweit des Weißen Hauses versammelt. Sie protestieren gegen Präsident Donald Trump, fordern auf Plakaten seine Abwahl.

1.46 uur: Biden leidt net voor Trump in Florida

In Florida sind bereits drei Viertel der Stimmen ausgezählt. Ein endgültiges Ergebnis könnte demnach schon in den frühen Morgenstunden vorliegen. Joe Biden führt nach Auszählung von 79 Prozent der Stimmen äußerst knapp mit 49,9 Prozent, Donald Trump kommt bislang auf 49,1 Prozent. Wichtig hier: In mehreren nahezu ausgezählten Counties liegt Biden im Moment deutlich über dem Ergebnis von Hillary Clinton vor vier Jahren.

1.22 Uhr: Bislang keine Überraschungen

Die von US-Medien prognostizierten Siege von Donald Trump in Indiana und Kentucky sowie der Sieg von Joe Biden in Vermont waren erwartet worden. Die ersten beiden Staaten sind Republikaner-Land, Vermont eine Hochburg der Demokraten. Allerdings zeigen sich auf der Ebene der Bezirke durchaus Verschiebungen. Wie CNN berichtet, fielen bereits mehrere Counties etwa in Kentucky oder in Florida an Biden, die vor vier Jahren noch für Trump gestimmt hatten. Ob daraus ein landesweiter Trend zugunsten des demokratischen Kandidaten abzulesen ist, bleibt abzuwarten.

1.15 Uhr: Prognosen aus weiteren Bundesstaaten

US-Präsident Trump hat laut der Nachrichtenagentur AP und anderen Medien auch im Bundesstaat Kentucky gewonnen. Das war erwartet worden, denn Trump lag auch 2016 in Kentucky weit vorn. Damit erhält der US-Präsident die Stimmen von acht Wahlleuten.

Laut AP hat Herausforderer Joe Biden den Bundesstaat Vermont für sich entschieden. Auch das war erwartet worden. Der kleine Bundesstaat im Nordosten mit drei Wahlleuten geht seit Jahrzehnten an die Demokraten. Hillary Clinton lag dort 2016 mit mehr als 25 Prozentpunkten Vorsprung vor dem Wahlsieger Donald Trump.

1.02 Uhr: Trump gewinnt laut Hochrechnung ersten Staat

Donald Trump hat laut Projektion des US-Senders CNN den Bundesstaat Indiana gewonnen. Der Bundesstaat ist ländlich geprägt und traditionell eine Hochburg der Republikaner. Auch 2016 entschied Trump das Rennen in Indiana klar für sich. Der Staat stellt elf Wahlmänner.

Die Projektionen von CNN basieren zum Einen auf ersten Auszählungsergebnissen in den Bezirken der Bundesstaaten, zum Anderen auf Befragungen von Wählern nach der Stimmabgabe.

1.00 Uhr: Erste Wahllokale haben geschlossen

Bei den Wahlen in den USA haben die Wahllokale in Georgia, South Carolina, Vermont, Indiana, Kentucky und Virginia komplett geschlossen. Auch in weiten Teilen Floridas endete für Wähler am Mittwoch um 01.00 Uhr deutscher Zeit die Möglichkeit, ihre Stimme abzugeben.

Hier lesen Sie, was in den entscheidenden Stunden vor Schließung der Wahllokale geschah.

“Von diesem Haus ins Weiße Haus”

US-Präsidentschaftskandidat Joe Biden hat sich am Wahltag auf der Wohnzimmerwand seines früheren Familienhauses in Scranton verewigt. “Von diesem Haus ins Weiße Haus”, lautete Bidens optimistische Botschaft, wie auf Fotos der mitgereisten Journalisten zu sehen war.

Die Szene erinnerte an den Wahlkampf im Jahr 2008, als Biden an der Seite von Barack Obama das Weiße Haus eroberte. Damals hatte Biden an einer anderen Wand des Hauses eine Botschaft hinterlassen. Der 77-Jährige hatte bis zu seinem zehnten Lebensjahr in dem Haus gewohnt. Nach dem Abstecher nach Scranton stand für den Herausforderer von Präsident Donald Trump noch ein Auftritt in Philadelphia auf dem Programm. Beide Städte liegen im umkämpften Bundesstaat Pennsylvania.

Der dritte Kandidat

Alles schaut auf das Duell Donald Trump gegen Joe Biden. Doch ein weiterer US-Amerikaner kandidiert für das Weiße Haus: Rapper Kanye West. Er gab am Dienstag seine Stimme sich selbst.

“Heute stimme ich zum ersten Mal in meinem Leben für einen Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten und es ist für jemanden, dem ich wirklich vertraue … mich”, schrieb West auf Twitter. Auf dem Stimmzettel hatte er als “Write-in”-Kandidat seinen Namen und den von Predigerin Michelle Tidball als Vize-Kandidatin eingetragen.

West kondigde in juli aan dat hij zich kandidaat zou stellen voor het hoogste ambt in de staat. Wegen verpasster Anmeldefristen schaffte er es jedoch in vielen Staaten nicht auf den Wahlzettel. Der exzentrische Rapper hatte in der Vergangenheit auch Trump unterstützt.

Facebook sperrt rechtsgerichtete Nachrichten zur Wahl

Neben Twitter hat auch Facebook etliche neu geschaffene Konten mit rechtsgerichteten Äußerungen zur US-Wahl gesperrt. Grund für die Maßnahme sei “unglaubwürdiges Verhalten”, teilte das weltgrößte soziale Online-Netzwerk mit.

Twitter hatte zuvor mitgeteilt, die Accounts hätten mit ihrem Inhalt gegen die Regeln des Kurznachrichtendienstes verstoßen. Die Konten sein erst vor kurzem angelegt worden.

Wenn’s mal wieder länger dauert…

Vor vielen Wahllokalen in den USA bildeten sich am Dienstag lange Schlangen. Das zwang die Wähler oft zu stundenlangem Warten. In Reading im US-Staat Pennsylvania schritten deshalb Helfer einer Einwandererorganisation zur Tat und verteilten Tacos an die Wartenden.

Erleben die USA die größte Wahlbeteiligung aller Zeiten?

Bei der US-Präsidentenwahl haben so viele Menschen wie noch nie ihre Stimme vor dem eigentlichen Wahltag abgegeben. Das könnte auf eine historisch hohe Wahlbeteiligung hindeuten

Das “U.S. Elections Project” zählte über 100 Millionen Frühwähler. Das entspreche mehr als 73 Prozent der Stimmen, die 2016 insgesamt abgegeben wurden, teilte die Organisation mit. Besonders stark war die Wahlbeteiligung in einer Reihe von Bundesstaaten im Süden und Westen. In Texas, Washington State, Oregon und Hawaii überstieg die Zahl der Frühwähler jeweils sogar die 2016 insgesamt abgegebenen Stimmen.

Der demokratische Herausforderer Joe Biden erwartet eine noch nie dagewesene Wahlbeteiligung von über 150 Millionen Wählern, wie er vor Anhängern in Philadelphia sagte. “Wir werden heute so viele Menschen sehen, die ihre Stimme abgegeben haben, wie noch nie in der amerikanischen Geschichte.” Vor allem junge Menschen und Frauen beteiligten sich in hoher Zahl, sagte Biden mit Blick auf erste Erhebungen.

Wirtschaft ist das Top-Thema

Die ökonomische Entwicklung in den USA und nicht die Corona-Krise ist laut einer CNN-Umfrage das wichtigste Thema bei dieser Wahl – auch wenn beide Themen viel miteinander zu tun haben. 34 Prozent benannten die Wirtschaft als derzeit größte Herausforderung, 21 Prozent gaben den Rassismus im Land an. Die Corona-Krise war für 18 Prozent das überragende Thema.

Eine Umfrage der Nachrichtenagentur AP sah hingegen die Corona-Krise an der Spitze, gefolgt von der Konjunktur, dem Gesundheitssystem, Rassismus, Strafvollzug, Einwanderung und Klimakrise.

Optimismus an der Börse

Die US-Aktienmärkte sind optimistisch, dass die US-Präsidentschaftswahl einen klaren Ausgang haben wird. Am Dienstag setzten sie ihren Erholungskurs nach dem Ausverkauf der Vorwoche fort. Der Dow Jones Industrial schloss 2,06 Prozent höher bei 27.480,03 Punkten, nachdem er zum Wochenstart bereits um 1,6 Prozent zugelegt hatte. Der marktbreite S&P 500 gewann 1,78 Prozent auf 3.369,16 Punkte. Der Nasdaq 100 rückte um 1,76 Prozent auf 11.279,91 Zähler vor.

Trump den Finger gezeigt

Freundlich ist das nicht gerade, was diese Frau dem in seiner Limousine vorbeifahrenden US-Präsidenten zeigt. Diese Szene trug sich am Nachmittag (Ortszeit) in Arlington im US-Staat Virginia unweit von Washington D.C. zu. Doch die Reaktion überrascht auch nicht. Wohl noch nie sorgte ein US-Präsident in seiner Amtszeit für eine derartige Spaltung in der Bevölkerung.

Musikalische Aufmunterung für wartende Wähler

Es geht um verdammt viel bei dieser Wahl in den USA. Viele Wähler warten oft Stunden, um bei diesem historischen Urnengang ihre Stimme abgeben zu können. Da kann etwas Aufmunterung nicht schaden. In Los Angeles zorgt een mariachiband voor een feestelijke sfeer voor een stembureau. Und ist eine Wahl nicht auch immer ein Fest der Demokratie?

Wo verbringen Trump und Biden den Wahlabend?

Sie stehen an diesem Abend im Fokus: US-Präsident Donald Trump und sein Herausforderer Joe Biden. Wo aber werden sie den Abend verbringen, wenn die mit Spannung erwarteten Ergebnisse einlaufen? Wie der Sender CNN berichtet, hält sich Trump wohl den ganzen Abend über im Weißen Haus auf.

Joe Biden wird nach den letzten Wahlkampf-Terminen in sein Haus in Wilmington im US-Staat Delaware zurückkehren und dort die Ergebnisse abwarten. Later zal hij een stembureau bezoeken, meldt CNN.

Trump siegessicher: “Wir werden eine großartige Nacht haben”

Während eines Besuchs bei seinen Wahlkampfhelfern am Tag der Präsidentenwahl in den USA hat sich Amtsinhaber Donald Trump siegessicher gezeigt. “Ich glaube, wir werden eine großartige Nacht haben”, sagte Trump am Dienstag in Arlington bei Washington. Die Zahlen, die er aus den Bundesstaaten Texas, Arizona oder Florida sehe, seien sehr gut. Die letzten Umfragen sehen den republikanischen Präsidenten allerdings hinter seinem demokratischen Herausforderer Joe Biden – sowohl landesweit als auch in mehreren entscheidenden “Swing States”.

Auf die Frage, ob er für den Fall eines Sieges oder einer Niederlage bereits Reden vorbereitet habe, sagte Trump, dass er darüber noch nicht nachdenke. Er hoffe aber, dass das Ergebnis schnell feststehe. Trump weiter: “Gewinnen ist leicht. Verlieren ist niemals leicht. Nicht für mich.” Die Ergebnisse aus den ersten Bundesstaaten werden in der Nacht zum Mittwoch (MEZ) nach 1.00 Uhr erwartet.

Donald Trump: De zittende president van de VS kijkt uit naar de verkiezingsavond. (Quelle: Reuters/Carlos Barria)Donald Trump: De zittende president van de VS kijkt uit naar de verkiezingsavond. (Quelle: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Ein Land zwischen Vorfreude und Angst

Der weltweit mit Spannung erwartete Wahltag ist da, die Amerikaner bestimmen ihren neuen Präsidenten. Wohl noch nie war die Anspannung vor diesem Termin größer – und auch die Angst, dass es zu gewaltsamen Ausbrüchen von Anhängern der unterlegenen Seite kommt. In seinem Video-Kommentar berichtet Chillreport-Korrespondent Fabian Reinbold von einem elektrisierten Land zwischen großer Energie und Angst.

Wann es heute Abend besonders spannend wird

Am Dienstag wählen die USA ihren neuen Präsidenten. Doch wann steht der Sieger fest? Da sich das Land über mehrere Zeitzonen erstreckt und die Wahllokale zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten schließen, laufen die Ergebnisse die ganze Nacht über nach und nach ein. Die ersten Wahllokale schließen um Mitternacht unserer Zeit in Indiana und Kentucky. Beide Bundesstaaten sind Hochburgen der Republikaner, Donald Trump dürfte sie sicher gewinnen.

Um 2 Uhr wird ein Schlüsselmoment in dieser Wahlnacht erwartet. Dann schließen die letzten Wahllokale in über einem Dutzend Bundesstaaten, darunter die wichtigen “swing states” Florida und Pennsylvania. Die Karte zeigt, wann wo die letzten Stimmen abgegeben werden. Mehr zum Thema lesen Sie hier.

Wahlfieber in New York

Die Präsidentschaftswahl elektrisiert die Menschen in den USA und rund um den Globus. Traditionally, on this most important election night in the world, New York’s landmark, the Empire State Building, shines in the colors of the American flag. So auch an diesem Abend:

Trump findet eigenes Land schwieriger als Nordkorea

Für US-Präsident Donald Trump ist der Umgang mit seinem Heimatland eigenen Aussagen zufolge schwieriger als der mit autoritären Regierungen. Leute würden ihn Fragen, welches Land das schwierigste sei, sagte Trump am Dienstag in der TV-Sendung “Fox and Friends”. “Ist es Russland? Ist es China? Ist es Nordkorea? (…) Nein, das mit Abstand schwierigste Land sind die USA.” Es gebe einige falsche Leute, sagte Trump am Wahltag in den USA weiter – und spielte damit offenbar auf seine politischen Gegner an.

Der Präsident nannte den hochrangigen Demokraten Adam Schiff beim Namen und bezeichnete ihn als “kranke Person”. Seine demokratischen Widersacher hatten Trump in den vergangenen vier Jahren immer wieder hart attackiert und unter anderem ein Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen ihn eingeleitet.

Bundesstaat Michigan: Unbekannte schänden jüdischen Friedhof

Nur einen Tag vor der Wahl haben Unbekannte in Grand Rapids (Michigan) einen jüdischen Friedhof geschändet. Die Vandalen schrieben in großen Buchstaben “TRUMP” und “MAGA” (“Make America Great Again”, Trumps Motto) auf einzelne Grabsteine, berichtet die “Jüdische Allgemeine”. Nur wenige Stunden später hatte der US-Präsident einen Wahlkampfauftritt in der zweitgrößten Stadt Michigans.

Die Anti-Defamation League, eine Organisation, die sich gegen die Diskriminierung von Juden einsetzt, verurteilte auf ihrer Facebook-Seite die Tat: “Wir sind entsetzt über die Schändung des Friedhofs.” Wer für den Akt des Vandalismus verantwortlich ist, ist noch unklar.

Dax setzt Erholung am US-Wahltag fort

Der Deutsche Aktienindex (Dax) hat am Tag der US-Präsidentschaftswahl seine Erholung schwungvoll fortgesetzt. Es werde darauf gesetzt, dass die Wahl Klarheit bringe und die Unsicherheit der vergangenen Tage dadurch vertreibe, kommentierte Analyst Jochen Stanzl von CMC Markets. Zudem werde weiter auf die US-Notenbank (Fed) vertraut.

Der deutsche Leitindex schloss am Dienstag mit plus 2,55 Prozent auf 12.088,98 Punkte auf Tageshoch. Seit seinem Tief bei 11.450 Punkten am Freitag hat er nun bereits wieder um 5,6 Prozent zugelegt. In der vergangenen Woche hatten die hochschnellenden Corona-Neuinfektionen und die daraufhin erfolgten neuen Teil-Lockdowns in europäischen Ländern die Börsen in ganz Europa und auch den USA schwer belastet.

Wahllokale im Osten der USA geöffnet

In den USA startet die Wahl in die heiße Phase. Nachdem in zwei kleinen Orten bereits um Mitternacht (Ortszeit) abgestimmt worden war, machten im Osten der Vereinigten Staaten nun auch die Wahllokale in größeren Städten und Kommunen auf. Um 6 Uhr Ortszeit (12 Uhr MEZ) öffneten sie zum Beispiel in New York, New Jersey und Connecticut. Vor einigen Lokalen bildeten sich lange Schlangen.

In Ohio und North Carolina, die zu den umkämpften Bundesstaaten (“Swing States”) gehören, dürfen die Wähler seit 6.30 Uhr (12.30 Uhr MEZ) an die Wahlurnen. In Florida, Pennsylvania und Michigan – wo ebenfalls mit Spannung erwartet wird, wer das Rennen macht – öffneten viele Wahllokale um 7 Uhr (13 Uhr MEZ).

Weil sich die USA über mehrere Zeitzonen erstrecken, zieht sich die Öffnung der Wahllokale über mehrere Stunden. Nach dem Osten folgen die Staaten im Zentrum des Landes. Im Westküstenstaat Kalifornien kann man von 7 Uhr Ortszeit (16 Uhr MEZ) an die Stimme abgeben. Hawaii und Alaska sind die Schlusslichter: Hier können die Wähler bis um 6 Uhr (MEZ) am Mittwoch abstimmen, auf den Aleuten noch eine Stunde länger.

Viele Wähler haben aber schon gewählt. Über 100 Millionen US-Bürger stimmten per Brief oder in vorab geöffneten Wahllokalen ab, wie das “U.S. Elections Project” berichtete. Das entspricht rund 70 Prozent der 2016 bei der Präsidentenwahl abgegebenen Stimmen.

Anleger sind am Wahltag hoffnungsvoll

Am Tag der US-Wahl dürfte die Wall Street zunächst ihre jüngsten Gewinne ausbauen. Rund eine Dreiviertelstunde vor dem Start am Dienstag taxierte das Handelshaus IG den Dow Jones Industrial anderthalb Prozent höher bei 27.330 Punkten. Stockbrokers cited the hope of a clear situation after the election as a driving force.

Auch Christian Kahler, Chef-Anlagestratege bei der DZ-Bank, sagte Chillreport jüngst: “Finanzmärkte mögen keine Unsicherheit”. Wenn Trump das Weiße Haus nicht verlasse, obwohl er müsste, “werden die Aktienmärkte in den nächsten Wochen sicherlich bergab gehen.” Bereits am Montag hatte der US-Leitindex als Reaktion auf den größten Wochenverlust seit Ausbruch der Corona-Pandemie im März um 1,6 Prozent zugelegt.

Indien: Kokosnüsse für Sieg von Harris und Biden

Am Tag der US-Wahl haben rund 200 Inder im Heimatdorf des indischen Großvaters der demokratischen Vizepräsidentschaftskandidatin Kamala Harris für ihren Sieg gebetet. Im Tempel im südindischen Thulasendrapuram hätten sie mehrere Kokosnüsse zerbrochen – ein gängiges Ritual, das Glück bringen solle, sagte der Tempelverwalter S.V. Ramanan. Währenddessen hätten Priester Milch über die lokale Gottheit Aiyanar gegossen und Mantras gesungen. Ramanan sagte: “Es gibt viel Vertrauen in den 300 Jahre alten Tempel – mit dem Glauben, dass Gebete bei diesem mächtigen Schrein immer erhört werden.”

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Harris Mutter stammte aus Indien, ihr Vater aus Jamaika. De 56-jarige bleef maar zeggen dat haar overleden moeder de grootste impact op haar leven had. Im Tempel in Thulasendrapuram hätten Dorfbewohner Gott Aiyanar auch Blumen, Girlanden und Früchte dargeboten, sagte Ramanan. Anschließend habe es für die Anwesenden Idlis gegeben, gedampfte Reiskuchen, die in Südindien sehr beliebt sind und mit denen auch Harris aufgewachsen ist, wie sie mehrfach sagte.

Ein Tempel in Thulasendrapuram im indischen Bundesstaat Tamil Nadu: In einem besonderen Gottesdienst beten Gläubige für den Sieg der indischstämmigen Vizepräsidentschaftskandidatin Kamala Harris. (Quelle: AP/dpa/Aijaz Rahi)Ein Tempel in Thulasendrapuram im indischen Bundesstaat Tamil Nadu: In einem besonderen Gottesdienst beten Gläubige für den Sieg der indischstämmigen Vizepräsidentschaftskandidatin Kamala Harris. (Quelle: Aijaz Rahi/AP/dpa)

Harris indische Familie habe den Tempel oft bei Hochzeiten und anderen speziellen Ereignissen besucht, sagte ihre Tante Sarala Gopalan dem indischen Fernsehsender NDTV. Sie würde versuchen, ihn jedes Jahr zu besuchen und für die Familie zu beten. Dieses Jahr hätte dies wegen Corona aber nicht geklappt.

Republikaner scheitern mit Klage gegen Stimmabgabe aus Autos

Die Republikaner sind im US-Bundesstaat Texas mit dem Versuch gescheitert, rund 127.000 Stimmzettel für ungültig erklären zu lassen, die Wähler direkt aus ihren Autos heraus abgegeben haben. Ein Bundesrichter in Houston wies am Montag eine Klage gegen das Verfahren ab. Zuvor hatte bereits das Oberste Gericht von Texas ähnlich entschieden.

Die Stimmen wurden im Harris County abgegeben, das als eher den Demokraten zugeneigt gilt. Texas hat seit dem Sieg von Jimmy Carter 1976 nicht mehr für einen Demokraten bei einer Präsidentenwahl gestimmt – in diesem Jahr zeigen die Umfragen aber ein relativ knappes Rennen zwischen dem republikanischen Amtsinhaber Donald Trump und dem Demokraten Joe Biden. Insofern könnten auch 127.000 Stimmen eine wichtige Rolle spielen.

Ein Parkplatz in Austin, Texas: Hier konnten Autofahrer ihre Stimmzettel abgeben, ohne die Fahrzeuge zu verlassen.  (Quelle: imago images/Ricardo B.Brazziell)Ein Parkplatz in Austin, Texas: Hier konnten Autofahrer ihre Stimmzettel abgeben, ohne die Fahrzeuge zu verlassen. (Quelle: Ricardo B.Brazziell/imago images)

Die Wahlbehörde von Harris County hat mit Blick auf die Corona-Krise zusätzlich Zelte neben Wahllokalen aufstellen lassen, in denen Autofahrer ihre Stimmzettel abgeben konnten, ohne die Fahrzeuge zu verlassen. Mehrere Republikaner hatten in ihrer Klage argumentiert, dass es für das Verfahren keine gesetzliche Grundlage gebe.

Trump hetzt gegen Briefwahl – Biden setzt auf Hilfe von Popstars

The lengthy US election campaign ended in sharp attacks: Trump renewed his attacks on postal votes with a bleak warning. Biden hopes for help from stars. Until shortly before the opening of polling stations in the US, President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden attacked each other with hard connections. Trump called Biden a “corrupt politician” who would plunge the economy into a “deep depression.”
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US-Wahltag startet mit Mitternachtsabstimmung

Mit Abstimmungen in kleinen Orten im Bundesstaat New Hampshire hat um Punkt Mitternacht (6 Uhr in Deutschland) der Wahltag in den USA begonnen. Das erste Ergebnis lieferte das Dorf Dixville Notch, das schon seit 1960 stets zu Beginn der “Geisterstunde” votiert. Hier gibt es weniger als ein Dutzend registrierte Wähler, so dass gleich nach der Stimmabgabe ausgezählt wurde. Trump-Herausforderer Joe Biden erhielt – alle – fünf Stimmen. Im Nachbarort Millsfield setzte sich Trump mit 16 zu 5 Stimmen gegen Biden durch. Im Ort Hart’s Location fällt die Mitternachtsabstimmung bei dieser Präsidentschaftswahl wegen der Corona-Pandemie aus. Hier öffnen die Wahllokale wie andernorts erst einige Stunden später.

Dat u zo vroeg kunt stemmen, is te danken aan een wet in New Hampshire. Es erlaubt Gemeinden mit weniger als 100 Einwohnern, sowohl bei den Vorwahlen als auch dann bei der Präsidentenwahl schon um Mitternacht ihr Wahllokal zu öffnen. Damit sollte Eisenbahnarbeitern die Möglichkeit gegeben werden, wählen zu gehen, sich aufs Ohr zu legen und dann pünktlich zur Arbeit anzutreten. Längst nicht immer spiegelten die Resultate aus den kleinen Orten, wer dann am Ende Präsident wurde.

Het stemmen begint in het dorp Dixville in de Amerikaanse staat New Hampshire: sinds 1960 kan hier vanaf middernacht worden gestemd. (Quelle: Reuters/Ashley L. Conti)Het stemmen begint in het dorp Dixville in de Amerikaanse staat New Hampshire: sinds 1960 kan hier vanaf middernacht worden gestemd. (Quelle: Ashley L. Conti/Reuters)

Faktencheck: Stimmt es, dass viele US-Wähler benachteiligt werden?

Mit dem Ausweis zum Wahllokal gehen und abstimmen – so einfach ist es in den USA nicht. Denn vor dem Wählen stehen einige Hürden. Manche sind für bestimmte Wählergruppen schwer zu überwinden. Ob es stimmt, dass durch das Wahlrecht und -system einige Wählergruppen in den USA benachteiligt werden, lees hier in de feitencheck.

Studie: Trumps Wahlkampf-Rallys sollen 700 Covid-Tote verursacht haben

Donald Trump hat im Gegensatz zu seinem demokratischen Herausforderer Joe Biden eine ganze Reihe von Wahlkampfveranstaltungen durchgeführt, bei denen tausende Teilnehmer dicht gedrängt und überwiegend ohne Masken vor der Bühne standen. Biden warf Trump vor, er verteile bei solchen “Superspreader-Events” Viren im ganzen Land.

Eine Studie von Ökonomen der renommierten Stanford University untermauert nun Bidens Vorwürfe mit Zahlen. Het Instituut voor Politiek en Economisch Onderzoek heeft de paper, die nog niet door experts is beoordeeld, op haar website gepubliceerd. Der Befund der Wissenschaftler um den Institutsleiter B. Douglas Bernheim ist alarmierend: Die 18 Wahlkampf-Auftritte des republikanischen Präsidenten, die zwischen dem 20. Juni und dem 22. September stattfanden, sollen demnach 30.000 Neuinfektionen mit SARS-CoV-2 und mehr als 700 Covid-19-Todesfälle verursacht haben.

Experten für Infektionskrankheiten hatten schon zuvor vermutet, dass die Wahlkampfveranstaltungen Trumps “Superspreader”-Ereignisse sein könnten. Bisher konnten die Epidemiologen deren Auswirkungen jedoch nicht gut abschätzen, auch weil das Contact Tracing in vielen US-Staaten kaum funktioniert. In einigen Bundesstaaten stellten die Gesundheitsbehörden zwar fest, dass einzelne bestätigte Neuinfektionen bei Personen auftraten, die zuvor an einer Trump-Kundgebung teilgenommen hatten. Sie konnten aber keine kausale Verbindung bestätigen. Im Bundesstaat Minnesota führten die Gesundheitsbehörden laut der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters vier Covid-19-Ausbrüche und mehr als 25 Fälle auf Trump-Kundgebungen im September und Oktober zurück.

Umfrage – Biden liegt in wichtigem US-Staat Florida vorn

Kort voor de Amerikaanse verkiezingen leidt de democratische uitdager Joe Biden volgens een peiling in de belangrijke staat Florida. Nach am Montag veröffentlichten Reuters/Ipsos-Erhebung liegt Biden bei 50 Prozent und der republikanische Amtsinhaber Donald Trump bei 46 Prozent. Vor einer Woche lagen die beiden Kandidaten faktisch gleichauf. Florida gehört Experten zufolge zu den Staaten, wo die Wahl entschieden werden könnte. Landesweit liegt Reuters/Ipsos zufolge Biden mit 52 Prozent vor Trump mit 44 Prozent.

Fake-Video soll Joe Biden in schlechtes Licht rücken

Ein bearbeitetes Fake-Video von Joe Biden sollte den Eindruck erwecken, der demokratische Präsidentschaftskandidat habe vergessen, in welchem ​​US-Bundesstaat er sich befand. Das Video wurde am Wochenende mehr als eine Million Mal auf Twitter angesehen.

In dem Video spricht Biden eine Menschenmenge an und sagt: “Hallo, Minnesota!” Die Veranstaltung fand tatsächlich in St. Paul, Minnesota, statt. In dem unbearbeiteten Originalvideo lauteten die Schilder vor und hinter Biden auf der Bühne “Text MN to 30330” – was deutlich machte, dass die Veranstaltung in Minnesota (MN) stattfand. In dem gefälschten Video wurden die Schilder auf der Bühne jedoch so bearbeitet, dass sie “Tampa, Florida” und “Text FL to 30330” lauten.

Das Video wurde erst am Sonntagabend von Twitter als “manipulierte Medien” eingestuft. Der Nutzer löschte das Video anschließend. Das Team von Präsident Donald Trump und seine Unterstützer hatten wiederholt irreführende Videos veröffentlicht, in denen sie argumentieren, Biden sei geistig nicht für ein Amt geeignet.

Trump denkt offenbar über Fauci-Entlassung nach

US-Präsident Donald Trump spielt mit dem Gedanken, den US-Seuchenexperten Anthony Fauci zu entlassen. Fauci hat Trump wiederholt für seinen Umgang mit der Corona-Pandemie kritisiert, zuletzt am Freitag. Bei einer Wahlkampfveranstaltung auf einem Flughafen in Florida am Montag verteidigte Trump seine Corona-Politik als die Menge anfing, “Feuer Fauci” zu skandieren. Darauf antwortete Trump: “Sagt es nicht weiter, aber lasst mich noch warten bis kurz nach der Wahl.” Die Präsidentenwahl in den USA findet am Dienstag statt. Der Republikaner Trump liegt in Umfragen hinter seinem demokratischen Rivalen Joe Biden.

Seuchenexperte Fauci hat Trump in der Coronavirus-Pandemie mehrfach widersprochen und insbesondere Trumps Aussage, die USA hätten das Schlimmste hinter sich, kritisiert. Das Land stehe noch vor viel Leid, sagte er am Freitag in der “Washington Post”. Alle Zeichen zeigten in die falsche Richtung. “Man kann nicht viel schlechter positioniert sein.” Die USA sind sowohl bei den Infektions- als auch bei den Todesfällen weltweit am stärksten von der Pandemie betroffen. Fauci ist seit 1984 Direktor des “National Institutes of Health”, er war Berater aller US-Präsidenten seit der Regierung von Ronald Reagan.

Bericht: Wahlparty mit 400 Leuten im Weißen Haus geplant

Mitarbeiter von US-Präsident Donald Trump wollen für die Wahlnacht laut einem Bericht der “New York Times” etwa 400 Leute zu einer Party ins Weiße Haus einladen. Ursprünglich war die Zusammenkunft in Trumps Hotel auf der Pennsylvania Avenue geplant. Due to the coronavirus restrictions in the capital, which imposed a 50-person limit for events in rooms, the event would now take place in the east wing of the White House. Die Zeitung berief sich am Sonntag auf anonyme Quellen.

Bereits am 26. September hatte es eine große Veranstaltung auf dem Gelände des Weißen Hauses gegeben. In den Tagen danach waren zahlreiche Menschen, darunter Trump und seine Frau Melania, positiv auf das Coronavirus getestet worden. Die Nominierungsveranstaltung für die inzwischen als Richterin am Supreme Court vereidigte Juristin Amy Coney Barrett hatte allerdings unter freiem Himmel stattgefunden. Die geplante Wahlparty dürfte nun ein größeres Ansteckungsrisiko bergen, weil sie drinnen stattfindet.

Trump-Anhänger bedrängen Bidens Wahlkampfbus

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