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Joe Biden
Joe BidenDem290
270 to win31 undecided
Donald TrumpGOP
217
77,492,350 votes(50.9%)
72,309,073 votes(47.5%)
Donald Trump

97% Reporting

DemocratsDemLeaderWinner
RepublicansGOPLeaderWinner
IndependentIndLeaderWinner
No resultsSplit vote

Dem.

46

GOP

50

U.S. Senate

51 seats for the majority

Dem

46(+1)

GOP

50(-1)

Ind

2(+0)

Undecided

2

Dem.

219

GOP

202

U.S. House

218 seats for the majority

Dem

219(-5)

GOP

202(+6)

Ind

0(-1)

Undecided

14

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