Joe Biden and Donald Trump make final pitches to voters – LIVE

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illions of Americans will head to the ballot box today to determine whether president Donald Trump or Democrat Joe Biden make it into the White House.

Nearly 100 million Americans have voted early and now it falls to election day voters to finish the job, ending a campaign that was reshaped by the coronavirus and defined by tensions over who could best address it.

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Joe Biden claims first victory of US election sweeping all FIVE votes in tiny New Hampshire town

Joe Biden has claimed his first victory of the 2020 US election – winning all five votes in the small New Hampshire community of Dixville Notch.

The tiny town near the Canadian border posted its tally on a handwritten poster board a few minutes after midnight on Tuesday while most Americans were in bed before nationwide polls opened.

It marked the 60th anniversary of a tradition which  started in November 1960, when John F Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon. The town handed Hillary Clinton one of her first victories in the 2016 election. 

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UK punter puts £1 million bet on Joe Biden to defeat Donald Trump

A £1 million bet on Joe Biden to the win the US presidency has been placed in the UK.

The bet was made at odds of 8/15 for the Democrat nominee to win. If successful, the punter stands to win £1,540,000.

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Judge rejects Republican effort to throw out 127,000 votes in Houston

A US federal judge has rejected another last-ditch Republican effort to invalidate nearly 127,000 votes in Houston because the ballots were cast at drive-through polling centres established during the pandemic.

The lawsuit was brought by conservative Texas activists who have railed against expanded voting access in Harris County, where a record 1.4 million early votes have already been cast.

The county is the nation’s third largest and a crucial battleground in Texas, where President Donald Trump and Republicans are bracing for the closest election in decades on Tuesday.

US District Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision to hear arguments on the brink of election day drew concern from voting rights activists, and came after the Texas Supreme Court rejected a nearly identical challenge over the weekend.

The ruling came in response to a lawsuit by conservative Republican activists who have filed a battery of court challenges over moves to expand voting options during the Covid-19 pandemic. The challenges have not involved Mr Trump’s campaign.

Judge Hanen said those who oppose drive-through centres — epresented by former Harris County Republican chairman Jared Woodfill — had no standing to bring a lawsuit. He added that people had already voted and conservative activists had months to bring a challenge sooner.

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Who is Jill Biden? Meet the potential new First Lady and ‘lifelong educator’

Jill Biden could become the next First Lady of the US if her husband Joe Biden beats Donald Trump at the polls on November 3.

The 69-year-old has been a strong force behind her husband of more than 40 years.

She recently appeared with Mr Biden for the star-studded ‘I Will Vote Concert’ which was headlined by Foo Fighters, the Black Eyed Peas, Jon Bon Jovi and Cher.

Read the FULL ARTICLE to find out all you need to know about the woman who could soon be joining Mr Biden in the White House…

Jill Biden speaks to supporters in Westland, Michigan
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Bear at Russian zoo predicts Joe Biden win

According to the watermelon choice of, Buyan, a male brown bear at a Siberian Zoo, Joe Biden will win the US election.

In 2016, Buyan correctly predicted Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton.

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Nearly 100 million Americans have already cast their votes

Poll workers were pictured taking an oath at Fulton County polling station during the election in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday.

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Voters join long queues in Philadelphia

Long lines of voters were seen queuing outside the Kimmel performance Center before polls opened on Tuesday morning.

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Lady Gaga leads stars backing Joe Biden as Chrissy Teigen and John Legend give support

Lady Gaga urged Joe Biden’s supporters to “vote like your life depends on it” at the presidential candidate’s finally rally before the election.

The singer joined Mr Biden, his running-mate Kamala Harris and performers John Legend and Chrissy Teigen at the drive-in rally in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on Monday evening.  

“Like me, you’ve experienced the last four years, and have all the evidence you need to look at this choice, and know in your heart, without any doubt, that Joe Biden is the right choice,” Gaga told the crowds.

Lady Gaga urges US voters to back Joe Biden

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Donald Trump shares video of himself dancing to Village People’s YMCA in last-minute vote drive

Donald Trump  made a last-minute plea to voters today by tweeting a montage of himself dancing to YMCA.

The US President released the two-minute supercut video, which showed him awkwardly dancing in time to The Village People’s 1978 anthem on the campaign trail. 

The compilation features a series of clips from across the country and showed him shaking his hips, punching his fists and pointing to the crowd.