US Election 2020: We can receive the results of the Presidential election in around seven days depending on the time spent on vote counting. However, it usually becomes clear in the early hours who are winning.
Back in 2016, President Donald Trump gave his victory speech at around 03:00 local time in New York in front of his supporters. However, the time of the announcement is still not predicated.
Officials are already warning that we may have to wait longer this time, even weeks, because of the predicted increase in postal ballots.
In 2000, the result was not clear within a few hours, when the winner was not confirmed until a Supreme Court ruling was made a month later.
Rules about how and went to count postal ballots vary with states. It means there will be large gaps between them in terms of reporting results. It can take weeks in some states to get complete results.
On Sunday, a report by the news site Axios said Mr. Trump would declare victory on Tuesday night if it looked as if he was ahead.
Mr. Trump denied the report, but said that counting ballots after election day were a “terrible thing”.
But Mr. Biden promised to stop Trump “stealing” the election.