US 2020 Election Updates: Key states still too close to call as polls close

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The major battleground states that will decide the 2020 presidential election remain too close to call as polls in most states have closed across the country.
Florida is leaning toward President Trump, bolstered by higher support in populous counties than he won in 2016, particularly among Hispanic voters. The president also leads in Georgia, which Democrats have tried to turn blue for several years, as well as Texas. Mr. Trump trails Joe Biden in North Carolina, but many votes that came in on Election Day remain to be counted, which favors the president.
Biden’s prospects could hinge on his performance in the so-called “blue wall” of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, all of which were traditionally Democratic but voted for Mr. Trump in 2016. Biden can likely afford to lose Florida, North Carolina and Georgia and if he wins the blue-wall states, but vote-counting in Pennsylvania is proceeding slowly as officials sort through a mountain of absentee ballots. Arizona is also leaning toward the former vice president.
Biden has made inroads in several important demographic groups compared to Hillary Clinton in 2016, particularly among men. Exit polls showed Biden and Mr. Trump running even with men, who preferred Mr. Trump by 11 points in 2016. But the president also performed better among non-White voters — 27% nationally compared to 21% in 2016 — and Republicans, increasing his share of GOP voters from 93% this year, up from 88% in 2016.
Credit: CBS News
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