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Election 2020 live updates: Latest news and results

This story provides updates on California's election news and results, as well as the latest national election information.

SAN DIEGO — This page features key election information that will be continually updated. You will also find real-time 2020 California election results as they come in. Download the CBS 8 app (Google Play | Apple iOS) to receive alerts as the numbers come in.  

Find real-time 2020 San Diego, California and National election results as they continue to come in.

The most recent updates will be placed at the top. 

12:30 p.m.

President Trump tweeted Monday: Pennsylvania prevented us from watching much of the Ballot count. Unthinkable and illegal in this country. 

9:00 a.m.

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday shared news about the promising development of a coronavirus vaccine but cautioned Americans need to be aggressive about mask wearing and social distancing as infections continue to surge around the country.

Monday, 6:00 a.m.

President-elect Joe Biden's transition team on Monday announced its coronavirus advisory board made up of public health experts.

Sunday, 5:40 p.m.

The San Diego County Registrar of Voters, Michael Vu, released additional election results. Here are some, but keep in mind that 60,000 ballots still need to be processed per the registrar. The next update will be Monday evening.

Countywide, the Biden/Harris ticket is ahead of the Trump/Pence ticket with the Democrats so far earning 60.37% of the vote.

In the mayoral race citywide, Todd Gloria currently sports 56.14% while Barbara Bry currently holds 43.86% of the vote. For full election results, click here.

Saturday, 10:19 p.m.

Inauguration Day will be January 20, 2021. With Joe Biden's projected win of the presidency, many are looking to see how Inauguration Day will look amid the coronavirus pandemic. Details are still limited about how it will look, but plans and construction efforts are still underway for the typically well-attended event in Washington.

6:20 p.m.

The Associated Press reported Saturday evening that Republican Darrell Issa is returning to Congress after securing a victory in the most conservative U.S. House district in Southern California. The former nine-term congressman and ardent supporter of President Donald Trump trailed early in the San Diego-area 50th District race.

3:00 p.m.

Georgia's Secretary of State has announced an issue in Fulton County involving reporting from Friday. Brad Raffensperger hasn't said specifically what the issue was but added that officials are at State Farm Arena to rescan their work from that day. He added that he has a monitor onsite and has sent additional investigators and also dispatched the Deputy Secretary of State as well to oversee the process "to make sure to thoroughly secure the vote and protect all legal votes." He added that observers from both political parties are also there.

2:30 p.m.

San Diego communities and leaders react to Biden's projected victory

12:30 p.m.

About 4.5 million ballots remain to be counted in the November presidential election, the California Secretary of State’s office said late Thursday. 

“In California, we work to ensure every ballot is counted properly and every ballot is accounted for,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a news release. 

The decision to mail ballots this year doesn’t appear to have caused significantly more ballots to back up in county elections offices. In 2016, 4.3 million uncounted ballots remained two days after the election.

About 12.4 million ballots have been counted as of about 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the Secretary of State’s website.

10:30 a.m.

Former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter extend their congratulations to Joe Biden. 

9:00 a.m.

President Donald Trump is not conceding to President-elect Joe Biden, promising unspecified legal challenges seeking to overturn the outcome of the race for the White House.

Trump said in a statement that "our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.”

8:00 a.m.

The Associated Press has called the presidential race for Joe Biden.

3:00 p.m.

According to an update from Georgia, Gwinett County's batch of 4,400 absentee votes (and other assorted ballots) have been registered into statewide count, and Joe Biden's lead is now 4,235. The statewide total now sits at 4,968,218. 

2:00 p.m.

State officials say there are about 250,000 votes still to be counted in Arizona, a Western presidential battleground state, where Democrat Joe Biden has a 1.4 percentage point lead over Republican Donald Trump, an advantage of about 43,779 votes. 

The vast majority of the ballots still being counted are from Maricopa County, the most populous area of the state. The next update from elections officials there is expected around 9 p.m. EST on Friday.

12:00 p.m.

With most of the states decided for either President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the presidency, a handful of states will have the final say in who becomes the next president. 

Here's a look at where each state stands. The interactive maps will update as new vote totals are added.  

11:00 a.m.

President Trump's released a statement on Friday afternoon which read:

“We believe the American people deserve to have full transparency into all vote counting and election certification, and that this is no longer about any single election. This is about the integrity of our entire election process. From the beginning we have said that all legal ballots must be counted and all illegal ballots should not be counted, yet we have met resistance to this basic principle by Democrats at every turn. We will pursue this process through every aspect of the law to guarantee that the American people have confidence in our government. I will never give up fighting for you and our nation.”

10:15 a.m.

During a press conference in Nevada, Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria said that Nevada will give two updates each day on the ballots that have been counted. He went on to say they will start counting 60,000 provisional ballots on Friday.

10:00 a.m.

Mayoral candidate Barbara Bry released a statement on Friday morning saying, "Out of respect for the vote counting process, Barbara will continue to monitor the results.  She will make a statement when it’s appropriate."

9:00 a.m.

The two big takeaways from the update given by the Georgia Secretary of State's Office: Sec. Raffensperger said, effectively, that a recount will happen, and Gabriel Sterling said that "we are not seeing any widespread irregularities," amid allegations by the president and some of his supporters that the vote counting might somehow be corrupted in Georgia.

8:25 a.m.

According to CBS News, Georgia secretary of state says there will be a recount.

8:10 a.m.

In anticipation of a possible Biden presidential win, more Secret Service agents have been added to his campaign detail, according to reports.

7:05 a.m.

Moments after Biden took the lead in Pennsylvania, the Trump campaign issued a statement that "This election is not over."

6:15 a.m.

Joe Biden takes lead over President Trump in the vote count in Pennsylvania and Georgia, vote count continues in key battleground states.

5:00 a.m.

According to the Associated Press, Joe Biden takes slight lead in Georgia over President Trump, nearing 270 electoral votes.

3:15 p.m.

President Trump is expected to address the nation from the White House at 3:30 pacific.

2:00 p.m.

On Thursday, the San Diego Registrar of Voters released a statement on the usage of Sharpies on ballots.

Credit: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

1:25 p.m.

Biden and Harris took to the stage on Thursday with an incredibly brief remark asking for patience and saying that they believe they will win the election. 

1:15 p.m.

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to perform twice daily sweeps of processing centers in states with extended ballot receipt deadlines to check for mail-in votes and to expedite them for delivery.

Thursday's order will remain in place until the end of states’ windows for accepting ballots.

12:00 p.m.

Lawsuits filed by President Trump's campaign seeking more transparency in the ballot counting in Michigan and Georgia have been thrown out by judges in the respective states. 

11:15 a.m.

CBS reporter David Begnaud is reporting that Pennsylvania's Secretary of State says the state should have the majority of remaining ballots counted by Thursday. 

10:30 a.m.

According to a press conference held in Nevada, election officials will count 51,000 ballots on Thursday and will give an update on Friday morning. Officials said, "Our goal is to not count fast, our goal is to count accurate." The officials went on to say that the final results from the state wouldn't be released until November 12. 

9:30 a.m.

On Thursday President Trump voiced support for ceasing the tallying of legally-cast votes in a tweet, saying only, “STOP THE FRAUD!”

6:00 a.m.

On Thursday President Trump voiced support for ceasing the tallying of legally-cast votes in a tweet, saying only, “STOP THE COUNT!” 

3:02 p.m.

AP has called Michigan for Joe Biden.

12:47 p.m.

According to the Associated Press, the Trump campaign says it has filed lawsuits Wednesday in Pennsylvania and Michigan, laying the groundwork for contesting the outcome in undecided battleground states that could determine whether President Donald Trump gets another four years in the White House. 

Suits in both states are demanding better access for campaign observers to locations where ballots are being processed and counted, the campaign says. The campaign also is seeking to intervene in a Pennsylvania case at the Supreme Court that deals with whether ballots received up to three days after the election can be counted, deputy campaign manager Justin Clark says. The campaign also says it will ask for a recount in Wisconsin, a state The Associated Press called for Biden on Wednesday afternoon.

Credit: Tegna

11:25 a.m.

The Associated Press has called Wisconsin for Joe Biden. President Trump has already requested a recount in the state. Biden leads by less than a percentage point. 

11:20 a.m.

Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, maintained a lead Wednesday morning in the race to be San Diego's next mayor, outpacing City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry.  

Barbara Bry released a statement to News 8 which can be read here. 

6:45 a.m.

San Diego County incumbents led comfortably in several races for seats in the state Senate and Assembly on Wednesday, though the race for the 75th Assembly District remains tight.

6:30 a.m.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will look different in their next meeting after three new faces were elected on Tuesday. Nora Vargas and Steve Vaus appear to be winners in Districts 1 and 2. In District 3, Kristin Gaspar lost her re-election bid. 

6:10 a.m.

Democrats gained a large edge on the San Diego City Council during Tuesday's election. Five new faces were voted onto the council with all five of them being democrat. While council races are technically nonpartisan, in recent years, council decisions have broken largely along party lines, with conservatives regularly outnumbered.

5:25 a.m.

Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, maintained a lead Wednesday morning in the race to be San Diego's next mayor, outpacing City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry. As of Wednesday morning, Gloria had 56% of the vote, while Bry had 44%. 

4:26 a.m.

The early numbers released by the California Secretary of State show former Congressman Issa held a 52% to 48% lead over Campa-Najjar to represent the 50th Congressional District covering East and North San Diego County, along with portions of Riverside County.

3:15 a.m.

Election officials in Nevada announced they would suspend updates of election results until Thursday. Joe Biden is currently holding a narrow lead over President Trump.

In a pair of tweets by Nevada Elections, it said it had counted all in-person early votes, all in-person Election Day votes, and all mail ballots through Nov. 2. It still needed to count mail ballots received on Election Day, mail ballots that will be received over the next week, and provisional ballots.

It said it will give its next election update at 9 a.m. on Nov. 5.

"Ballots outstanding is difficult to estimate in Nevada because every voter was sent a mail ballot," the tweet said. "Obviously, not all will vote."

1:00 a.m.

Democrat Joe Biden's campaign says it will fight any efforts by President Donald Trump's campaign to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent ballots from being tabulated.

In a statement sent before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon called Trump's statement that he will “be going to the U.S. Supreme Court” and that he wants “all voting to stop” “outrageous, unprecedented and incorrect.”

O'Malley Dillon says the Biden campaign has “legal teams standing by ready to deploy to resist that effort.” And she says, “They will prevail.”

The Associated Press has not declared a winner in the presidential race. There are still hundreds of thousands of votes left to be counted, and the outcome hinges on a handful of uncalled battleground states.

12:15 a.m.

Joe Biden is the projected winner of Maine.

12:03 a.m.

According to the Associated Press, Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services have prevailed in their expensive gamble to keep drivers classified as independent contractors. Proposition 22 pitted the powerhouses of the so-called gig economy, including DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart, against labor unions. It’s the most expensive California ballot measure ever — more than $225 million was spent, most by the gig companies. The measure creates an exemption to a state law that would have made drivers eligible for benefits that come with being company employees. Drivers who supported the measure said they enjoy the freedom of being independent contractors who can set their own hours.

11:55 p.m.

The Associated Press says Joe Biden is the projected winner in Arizona.

11:10 p.m.

State Assembly District 77 will go to Brian Maienschein. 

11:06 p.m.

President Donald Trump is expected to speak any moment, likely around 11:13 p.m. PST. Some races, like North Carolina and Georgia, remain incredibly close.

10:59 p.m.

Californians have approved Prop. 17. Proposition 17 will allow convicted felons to more quickly restore their rights to vote in elections by legalizing voting for people who get out of prison on parole. 

Californians have voted against Prop 20 and Prop 23. Prop 20 would have toughen penalties for certain crimes and Prop 23 would have impacted kidney dialysis clinics. More state proposition results are rolling in. 

10:35 p.m.

The early numbers released by the California Secretary of State showed Campa-Najjar leading Issa 50.4% to 49.6% to represent the district covering East and North San Diego County, along with portions of Riverside County.

While the early numbers from San Diego County had Campa-Najjar just edging out Issa, the former Congressman held a 51% to 49% lead over Campa- Najjar among Riverside County voters.

The candidates are seeking to claim a seat for the 50th Congressional District vacated by former Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, who resigned amid a corruption scandal and criminal charges into unlawful spending of campaign funds.

10:16 p.m.

Mayoral candidate Todd Gloria is speaking live.

10:08 p.m.

The Associated Press projects that Donald Trump has won the populous state of Texas, which carries 38 electoral votes.

9:40 p.m.

Todd Gloria tentatively has a 57% to 43% lead over Barbara Bry in the San Diego mayoral race as election results continue to stream in.

9:37 p.m.

Per the AP, Democrat and Del Mar native Sara Jacobs wins election to U.S. House in California's 53rd Congressional District. State Senate District 39 will go to Toni Atkins.

9:36 p.m.

The Associated Press projects Pres. Donald Trump will win the battleground, populous state of Florida. This comes with 29 electoral votes. Former Vice Pres. Joe Biden is expected to speak shortly.

9:30 p.m.

Democrat Nancy Pelosi wins reelection to U.S. House in California’s 12th Congressional District.

9:20 p.m.

Donald Trump is the projected winner of Ohio, Montana, and Iowa.

9:15 p.m.

According to the Associated Press, Joe Biden has won Minnesota. 

9:11 p.m.

According to the Associated Press, Joe Biden has won Hawai'i. 

9:07 p.m.

Rep. Scott Peters has defeated Jim DeBello 65% to 35% to win the 52nd Congressional District. Additionally, Democrat Tori Akins has defeated Republican challenger Linda Blankenship to win State Senate District 39. Chris Ward has defeated fellow Democrat Sarah Davis for State Assembly District 78. Lastly, Democrat Shirley Weber has defeated Republican John Moore for State Assembly District 79.

8:58 p.m.

Oregon became the first U.S. state to legalize psilocybin -- the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms” -- for mental health therapy. Additionally, the District of Columbia voted to decriminalize magic mushrooms, passing ballot initiative 81, The AP says. Initiative 81 does not make it legal to use mushrooms or other psychedelics, but it makes policing and prosecution of them a low priority.

8:10 p.m.

AP calls Joe Biden winning California, Oregon and Washington.

AP calls Donald Trump winning Idaho and Utah.

7:50 p.m.

CBS News projects Biden has won Illinois. 

7:35 p.m.

CBS News is projecting that Arizona is currently "leaning" toward Biden for now and that Biden has won New Hampshire. The AP projects Trump has won Missouri.  

7:00 p.m.

The Associated Press says Trump has won Kansas. 

6:37 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden has won the state of Colorado.

6:30 p.m.

The Associated Press says Joe Biden has won the District of Columbia. 

6:09 p.m.

According to the Associated Press, Pres. Donald Trump wins North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Louisiana, and Nebraska. Former Vice President Joe Biden wins New Mexico and New York.

5:52 p.m.

President Donald Trump has won the state of Indiana.

The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its 11 electoral votes.

Indiana is the home state of Trump’s running mate, Vice President Mike Pence.

5:35 p.m.

According to the Associated Press, President Donald Trump has won the state of Arkansas.

The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its six electoral votes.

Arkansas is a reliably Republican state that hasn’t gone for a Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1996.

5:17 p.m.

President Donald Trump has won Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee, while Democrat Joe Biden has won Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

Credit: Associated Press
Electoral College map by Associated Press - 5 p.m. PT Nov 3, 2020

4:50 p.m. 

The Associated Press has called Virginia for Biden. Current projected electoral votes have Trump with 13, Biden with 16. 

4:15 p.m.

Polls have started closing on the east coast.  The Associated Press has just called the first three states, Kentucky, West Virginia for Trump; Vermont for Biden.

2:50 p.m.

The San Diego race for mayor comes down to two Democratic candidates - Barbara Bry and Todd Gloria. The two face off in this non-partisan race to replace outgoing Republican, Kevin Faulconer.

2:45 p.m.

Candidates face off in five congressional races across San Diego County. Three incumbents are on the ballot in November while two other districts are completely up for grabs.

2:37 p.m.

Seven San Diego-area state legislative incumbents are trying to retain their seats in Tuesday's election, while a pair of Democrats are vying to fill the Assembly seat vacated by mayoral candidate Todd Gloria.

2:33 p.m.

Three San Diego County Board of Supervisors races are up for grabs with one incumbent on the ballot. District 1 board member Greg Cox and District 2's Dianne Jacob are both termed out. Vying to replace Cox are two Democrats -- state Sen. Ben Hueso and Nora Vargas, a health executive. The District 2 race has former state lawmaker Joel Anderson running against another Republican, Poway Mayor Steve Vaus. In the District 3 race, incumbent Kristin Gaspar is facing challenger Terra Lawson-Remer.

2:21 p.m.

Five new city council members could transform San Diego in the November election. Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are up for grabs in San Diego. This story features all five districts and the live race results.

11:56 a.m.

To commemorate Election Day and encourage everyone to vote, many national retailers are offering discounts or food freebies to celebrate.

11:50 a.m.

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and North County Transit District will host the region's third "Free Ride Day" Tuesday, making all fixed-route bus and rail services free for everyone to use throughout San Diego County, ensuring residents are able to reach their polling place and exercise their right to vote.

10:00 a.m.

In-person voting in San Diego County is available Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Registrar of Voters and at one of the 235 super polling places around the county. Here is some important information you need to know before heading to the polls.

9:20 a.m.

More than 1.1 million ballots have been received by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters and nearly 60,000 residents have voted early in-person as of Monday, well more than double when compared to this point in the 2016 presidential election.

Of the 1.95 million registered voters in the county, 1,114,627 had already turned in their ballots as of Election Day eve. 

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