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LIVE BLOG | Election 2020: Joe Biden addresses the nation as vote counting continues

Here are real-time updates as election results evolve in Northeast Ohio and across the country.

CLEVELAND — After weeks of early voting, absentee ballots, political ads and a contested presidential battle, Election Day has come and gone. Now, we await final results.

What did Ohio voters decide? President Donald Trump won the Buckeye State over Joe Biden, but it's still unclear at this point which candidate will win the national election as several states still have not yet been called.

There's a lot to watch for in this 2020 election, but we've got you covered! Explore the story below to see time-stamped updates as the election results continue coming in. Be sure to refresh this story often as the most-recent information will appear at the top.

ELECTION RESULTS: Get the latest updates HERE.

11 p.m. Joe Biden addressed the nation from Delaware, pleading for patience but expressing confidence he will eventually be declared the President-elect of the United States.

9:44 p.m. We are still waiting to see of Joe Biden will speak tonight, but sources tell the AP it may not happen until 11 p.m. Meanwhile, MSNBC reports his lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania is now above 27,000 votes.

5:15 p.m. President Donald Trump tweets "Joe Biden should not wrongfully claim the office of the President, I could make that claim also. Legal proceedings are just now beginning." 

This is ironic, as Trump himself prematurely claimed victory on Tuesday.

5:00 p.m. Joe Biden's vote lead in Georgia expands to over 4,000 votes. 

4:00 p.m. As we continue to wait on the results of vote counting, here's where we stand: Joe Biden continues to hold leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia as his march to 270 electoral votes continues. 

Here are links to updates in key states:

Aides for Biden say he plans to address the nation in primetime. President Trump remains in the White House. 

Trump's campaign was quiet until the president related a statement just after 1:30 p.m. You can read it below:

“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.”

9:05 a.m. NBC News is reporting that Joe Biden has taken the lead in Pennsylvania against President Trump. Read more HERE.

4:30 a.m. New data released early this morning shows Biden with a slight lead in Georgia. Read more HERE.

2:22 a.m. President Trump posts a tweet about the election, but Twitter labels it as follows: "Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process."

2:20 a.m. President Trump posts the following message on Twitter:

1:06 a.m. Andrew Horansky spoke with local political leaders about the continuing vote count and President Trump's remarks from Thursday.

Several Republicans are also pushing back on the president's baseless claims of voter fraud.

12:33 a.m. An update from Brendan Keefe at our sister station 11 Alive in Atlanta, where the Georgia results seem to be taking their sweet time...

Meanwhile, the margins in Pennsylvania are tightening as well.

12:20 a.m. Our VERIFY team fact-checked President Trump's remarks from Thursday evening, as they contained numerous falsehoods about mail-in ballots and vote counting.

UPDATES FROM THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2020

11:05 p.m. Wise words from Leon Bibb: "We will be red states and blue states politically, but in reality, we must strive to be one state, indivisible, which is always pointed toward that more perfect union."

10:21 p.m. As we wait on pins and needles for election results, the internet has predictably given us some hilarious memes!

7:23 p.m. The race in Georgia continues to be tight. According to Brendan Keefe from our sister station 11Alive in Atlanta, here's where we stand:

  • Trump 49.42%
  • Biden 49.35%

The spread between the candidates is 3,635 votes. There are 19,500 or so ballots outstanding.

6:47 p.m. President Trump did indeed make a statement in the White House Briefing Room. Among some of his quotes during his remarks:

"We can't have an election stolen like this."

"We think there is going to be a lot of litigation because we have so much evidence, so much proof, we think."

"There's been a lot of shenanigans and we can't stand for that in this country."

6:01 p.m. President Trump is scheduled to make remarks at 6:30 p.m. as we continue to await the results of election counting in several key states. 

The state with the most electoral votes still up for grabs is Pennsylvania. “It’s looking like we are ahead of schedule,” Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, an official in the administration of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, said on CNN Thursday. She added that "it is looking like we’ll have the overwhelming majority counted by today.”

Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes are a must for President Trump as he seeks reelection.

4:31 p.m. In remarks that lasted just two minutes, Joe Biden spoke from Delaware as the vote count continues. 

"We have no doubt that when the count is finished Senator Harris and I will be declared the winners. Stay calm. The process is working. The count is being completed, and we'll know very soon," Biden said.

3:54 p.m. During his Thursday COVID-19 briefing, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was asked for his thoughts on the ongoing vote count and the president continuing to file lawsuits.

"I have great confidence this is all going to work. We're going to have a winner. I think it's important to respect both sides and after this is over and someone is the president, we will move on," DeWine stated. You can hear his entire answer below.

3:24 p.m. Just a quick update from two states that are still in the process of counting ballots. In Nevada, Joe Gloria, Registrar of Voters for Clark County expressed concern about the safety of his poll workers. He says the state is "putting measures into place to make sure that we have the security that is necessary. We are going to begin to monitor the vehicles as they come in.”

In Georgia, ballots continue to be counted. Results have to be certified by Nov. 20. There are runoff elections scheduled for December. 

1:36 p.m. A Michigan judge has dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump's campaign in a dispute over whether Republican challengers had access to the handling of absentee ballots.

 Judge Cynthia Stephens noted that the lawsuit was filed late Wednesday afternoon, just hours before the last ballots were counted. She also said the defendant, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, was the wrong person to sue because she doesn’t control the logistics of local ballot counting, even if she is the state’s chief election officer.

12:56 p.m. On the official Trump campaign Twitter handle, the president tweeted the following in all caps, “IF YOU COUNT THE LEGAL VOTES, I EASILY WIN THE ELECTION! IF YOU COUNT THE ILLEGAL AND LATE VOTES, THEY CAN STEAL THE ELECTION FROM US!”

12:02 p.m. A judge has thrown out a lawsuit from the Trump administration in Georgia. Read more HERE.

11:07 a.m. President Trump tweets, "Big legal win in Pennsylvania!" The race in Pennsylvania, however, has not officially been called for either candidate.

9:12 a.m. President Trump posts his first tweet of the day that says: "STOP THE COUNT!"

8:25 a.m. Joe Biden is the first candidate to tweet today.

7:50 a.m. Quiet candidates: Neither President Trump nor Joe Biden have tweeted yet today.

7:09 a.m. The Philadelphia City Commissioners posted on Twitter that an update on mail-in ballots will be provided before 9 a.m. today.

7:05 a.m. In today's edition of the "On the GO!" aftershow, our morning crew talked about how to deal with post-election anxiety and stress:

1:15 a.m. What's next for Ohio politics following President Trump's decisive victory in the state? Laura Caso spoke with local leaders about the possibilities.

12:44 a.m. Trump supporters (several of them armed) have gathered in protest at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office in Phoenix, Arizona, were ballots are still being counted. While the AP has called the state for Joe Biden, the gap has narrowed, and analysts are keeping a close eye on the latest returns.

Law enforcement officials have gathered at the scene in preparation to possibly control the crowd.

Credit: AP
Supporters of President Donald Trump rally outside the Maricopa County Recorder's Office, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

UPDATES FROM WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 2020

7:52 p.m. Protesters have gathered near the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to demand every vote be counted in this election.

Watch below:

7:20 p.m. President Trump's campaign is now suing to stop the remainder of the ballots from being counted in Georgia, where the president's lead is currently shrinking. In addition, the all-important swing state of Nevada (where Joe Biden clings to a narrow advantage) will not be releasing any more results until tomorrow.

7:02 p.m. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appeared on several national shows on Wednesday and refuted claims by President Trump of voter fraud. "I’m not seeing any evidence of that at all," he told CNN/PBS's Christiane Amanpour. He cautioned those concerned to "let the process work" and added that "there’s nothing irregular about recounts, usually recounts don’t change results; occasionally they do." 

6:03 p.m. The AP has followed NBC's suit and officially called Michigan for Joe Biden. The former vice president's path to the White House has only gotten easier.

5:14 p.m. President Trump has put out the following tweet, part of which has already been flagged by Twitter for having information that is 'disputed or misleading.'

4:45 p.m. Here are two helpful links to understand the background behind President Trump's lawsuits in Michigan and Pennsylvania. 

4:28 p.m. Shortly after Joe Biden finished his remarks, NBC was among the outlets to declare him the winner in Michigan. Biden will pick up 16 critical electoral votes as the march to 270 continues. The Trump campaign earlier filed a lawsuit to stop vote counting in Michigan.

4:00 p.m. With the results of the election still hanging in the balance, Joe Biden will speak this afternoon. You can watch his remarks in the player below:

"It’s clear that we’re winning enough states to reach 270 electoral votes for the presidency," Biden said in his remarks. "When the counting finishes, we believe we will be the winners." 

3:38 p.m. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has announced that a record 5.8 million Ohioans voted in this year's election, breaking a record of 5.7 million set back in 2008. That number will continue to go up in the coming weeks, as more than 300,000 absentee and provisional ballots will be verified and included in the final vote certification, either on or before Nov. 28. 

3:28 p.m. There is more legal movement by the Trump campaign, who now says it is suing to stop the vote count in Pennsylvania over lack of 'transparency.'

"This is the most important election of our lifetime, and President Trump made clear our path forward last night: ensure the integrity of this election for the good of the nation. Bad things are happening in Pennsylvania. Democrats are scheming to disenfranchise and dilute Republican votes. President Trump and his team are fighting to put a stop to it."

2:50 p.m. The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in the state of Michigan to stop the vote count there. You can read the statement below:

"As votes in Michigan continue to be counted, the presidential race in the state remains extremely tight as we always knew it would be. President Trump’s campaign has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law. We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted. We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access. President Trump is committed to ensuring that all legal votes are counted in Michigan and everywhere else.” 

2:16 p.m. The Associated Press has called Wisconsin for Joe Biden, securing 10 electoral votes in key state that went to President Trump in 2016.

12:46 p.m. As ballots continue to be counted in Wisconsin, the Trump campaign has issued the following statement:

“Despite ridiculous public polling used as a voter suppression tactic, Wisconsin has been a razor thin race as we always knew that it would be. There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”

12:22 p.m. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio issued the following statement: 

Congratulations to Secretary of State Frank LaRose, the county boards of elections, and the more than 50,000 Ohio poll workers for conducting a safe, secure, and transparent election in Ohio. It was not easy in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

And congratulations to President Trump on his decisive victory in Ohio. I think Ohio voters know he is the right choice to rebuild our economy as we work to emerge from this pandemic.

Under our Constitution, state legislatures set the rules and states administer our elections. We should respect that process and ensure that all ballots cast in accordance with state laws are counted. It’s that simple. I hope we can reach a final resolution as quickly as possible.

12:01 p.m. President Trump tweets: "They are working hard to make up 500,000 vote advantage in Pennsylvania disappear -- ASAP. Likewise, Michigan and others!"

11:55 a.m. President Trump tweets: "They are finding Biden votes all over the place -- in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. So bad for our Country!

11:07 a.m. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio said he's confident Joe Biden will be declared the winner against President Trump. We streamed his virtual press conference, which you can watch in full below:

10:17 a.m. President Trump tweets: "How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?"

10:04 a.m. President Trump tweets: "Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the 'pollsters' got it completely & historically wrong!"

8:45 a.m. The CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District released a "thank you" letter to the community for passing the district's levy. Read his note HERE.

7:05 a.m. How did Ohio vote? The 3News morning crew discusses the election results in today's edition of our "On the GO!" morning aftershow:

6:27 a.m. Take a look at how the stock markets and U.S. futures are responding to the U.S. election HERE.

4:52 a.m. Former Lt. Gov. of Ohio, Lee Fisher, explains the keys to winning the Buckeye State during a presidential election. Plus, he also revealed his prediction for when the country should know the final outcome:

4:47 a.m. NBC News projects that Biden has won Hawaii.

4:45 a.m. 3News' Jasmine Monroe talks with Latino voters about their support for President Trump:

4:39 a.m. NBC's Tracie Potts talks with 3News' Maureen Kyle about where the presidential race currently stands:

4:31 a.m. Feeling divided because of the election? Relationship coach Kathy Dawson offers her expert advice on how you can keep your family and friends above politics:

4:14 a.m. 3News' Lindsay Buckingham discusses the passage of issue 68, which is the levy for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District:

3:19 a.m. Still awake or just getting your day started? 3News will begin extra early this morning with our team coverage of election results kicking off at 4 a.m.

3:06 a.m. From the AP: Democrat Joe Biden has won at least three of Maine’s four electoral votes in his bid to unseat President Donald Trump. Biden won the statewide tally and the 1st Congressional District, good for three electoral votes. Trump, meanwhile, hoped to claim one electoral vote in a win in the 2nd Congressional District. The 2nd Congressional District hasn't yet been called. Maine split its electoral votes four years ago, awarding three to Democrat Hillary Clinton and one to Trump, who won the more rural and conservative of Maine’s congressional districts.

2:54 a.m. The key battleground state of Arizona has gone to Joe Biden, according to the Associated Press. Biden receives 11 electoral votes, moving him to 236. NBC News, however, has not yet called Arizona in favor of either candidate.

2:11 a.m. President Trump is addressing supporters at the White House with several key states still too close to call.

Watch his full remarks below:

1:27 a.m. Joe Biden has won Nebraska's 2nd congressional district, according to NBC News. While it is worth just one electoral vote, most commentators see it as crucial to a possible victory.

1:08 a.m. The AP projects President Trump has won Texas, a state Democrats felt they had a shot at despite not winning since 1976. So far, neither candidate has won a state the opposing party took four years ago.

12:56 a.m. President Trump has tweeted for the first time since the polls closed, claiming (without evidence) that his opponents are trying to "steal" the election from him. The president is expected to speak soon from the White House.

12:44 a.m. Joe Biden is addressing supporters in his home state of Delaware, projecting a message of optimism even as several states remain too close to call.

Watch his remarks below:

12:41 a.m. The AP says President Trump has won the all-important swing state of Florida, thanks to an influx of Republican voted in Miami-Dade County. The president likely could not afford to lose the state and still win reelection.

12:33 a.m. President Trump picks up a swing state, this time in Iowa (according to the AP), which he also won four years ago. The president also comes out on top in Montana, where he had been heavily favored.

12:15 a.m. For the second straight election, President Trump has won the state of Ohio, according to the AP and NBC News. No one has earned the presidency without winning the Buckeye State since John F. Kennedy in 1960.

However, Joe Biden did pick up the state of Hawaii, as well as the important swing state of Minnesota. The latter has reliably gone for Democrats over the past few decades, but has become closer in margin over the last several elections.

UPDATES FROM TUESDAY, NOV. 3, 2020:

11:45 p.m. Cleveland voters have overwhelmingly passed a new school levy for the city's public district. Officials were anticipating massive cuts if Issue 68 had failed.

11:25 p.m. Court of Appeals Judge and former Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has ousted incumbent Justice Judi French in one of the two races for the Ohio Supreme Court, according to the AP. The result lessens Republicans' edge on the court to 4-3.

Credit: John Seewer/AP
FILE - In this April 27, 2010, file photo, U.S. Senate candidate Jennifer Brunner, D-Ohio, speaks with supporters in Toledo, Ohio. Brunner, a state appeals court judge in Columbus, is a former county court judge who served as Ohio Secretary of State from 2007 to 2011. Brunner is running against Republican Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French.

10:59 p.m. More projections from the AP: President Trump has won Idaho and Missouri, while Joe Biden emerged victorious in west coast blue states California, Oregon, and Washington.

However, the big story is in New Hampshire, a swing state that has been called for the Biden camp. Hillary Clinton won the state four years ago, as did Barack Obama in both of his successful campaigns for president.

10:23 p.m. Republican Northeast Ohio U.S. Reps. Anthony Gonzalez and Dave Joyce have both won reelection. These were seen as the most competitive congressional races in the region, although both incumbents were still seen as comfortable favorites.

Credit: AP
Rep.-elect Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio walks from the National Republican Congressional Committee offices in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

10:07 p.m. President Trump has won the state of Kansas, the AP projects. Most of the battleground states are still too close to call, with Ohio currently running neck and neck.

9:50 p.m. The first potential battleground state has gone for Joe Biden, with the Democratic nominee winning in Colorado. In addition, Biden also won in Washington, D.C., while President Trump has picked up an additional electoral vote by winning Nebraska's 1st congressional district.

8:58 p.m. More AP projections: President Trump has won the deep-red states of Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Joe Biden wins in New Mexico and New York. In addition, Ohio U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan has won reelection.

In non-politics news, Indians second baseman Cesar Hernandez and catcher Roberto Perez each won American League Gold Gloves tonight. It's the second straight such award for Perez.

8:10 p.m. More AP projections: President Trump picks up wins in Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee; Joe Biden takes Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.

In addition, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson has cruised to reelection.

7:50 p.m. The following Northeast Ohio members of Congress have all clinched reelection to the House, according to the AP:

  • Marcia L. Fudge (D)
  • Bob Gibbs (R)
  • Marcy Kaptur (D)
  • Tim Ryan (D)

All of these results were expected, although Ryan's race against former State Rep. Christina Hagan drew national attention and even respective endorsements from Joe Biden and President Trump.

   

Meanwhile, Trump has clinched victory in West Virginia, while Biden picks up neighboring Virginia.

7:24 p.m. Voter turnout in Cuyahoga County is expected to exceed 70%, higher than last year's mark. Both Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper and Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Timken are confident in where their respective campaigns are positioned so far.

The first results from around the country are also coming in, with the AP declaring Donald Trump the winner in Kentucky and Joe Biden taking Vermont. Both of these results were widely expected.

6:30 p.m. The sun has gone down, however, many a still looking to cast their ballots. Here's a look at voting lines in Lyndhurst, where they're being told the wait is over an hour. 

Credit: Dina Huss, 3News

6:26 p.m. Gov. Mike DeWine spoke with 3News' Russ Mitchell about the election as well as today's record-high COVID-19 numbers in Ohio. Watch the full conversation below:

4:58 p.m. Akron police are warning residents of a robocall voting scam, in which the perpetrators falsely tell residents lines at the polls are "extremely long and that they should hold off voting until tomorrow."

Reminder: You can still vote if you are in line at your local voting location when the polls close at 7:30 p.m.

4:36 p.m. Several local businesses have boarded up their windows in anticipation of possible attempts at looting by supporters of whoever loses the presidential election tonight. Here's the view from Citizens Bank on East 12th and Superior in Cleveland

Credit: Mark Smilor, 3News

4:10 p.m. The view from above the Rocky River Civic Center, where yet another long line of people wait to vote.

Credit: Dominic Ferrante, 3News

3:53 p.m. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose held a press conference in Columbus to discuss how the election is going so far in the state. A record number of residents participated in early voting, and LaRose says Tuesday's in-person action is running "smoothly."

"Obviously, this is [an] historic election, one unlike any we've ever seen," he told reporters, adding his office prepared . "Ohio's a state where we have intentionally made it, over the last several years, easy to vote. Ohioans are proving that by participating in record numbers.

LaRose also says he is confident the state can tabulate its results rather quickly, due to laws allowing election officials to begin processing early ballots before Election Day. Watch his full remarks in the player below:

3:30 p.m. Check the clock! Ohio polls will be open just four more hours!

3:04 p.m. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish released the following statement regarding Election Day:

“I am pleased to say that thus far voting on Election Day has been peaceful across Cuyahoga County. While we know lines at some polling stations have been long, voting has generally been a positive experience. Our Sheriff’s deputies have been out, working with the Board of Elections staff, to make sure everything goes smoothly. I appreciate your patience as you wait in line and cast your ballot.

“None of us know what the results of the election will be, or even when they will be final. But I encourage you to please continue to be respectful and peaceful, even if the vote doesn’t go your way. 

“We are proud to help every person in Cuyahoga County vote today if they choose to do so. The right to vote is critical to our democracy and I am grateful for all who have come out to the polls to make their voices heard.”

3:02 p.m. 3News received this picture of the long line to vote at the Brook Park Recreation Center. The person who sent us this photo got in line at 1:57 p.m, and still cannot see the door to the building. The building to vote is past the stadium lights.

Credit: Julie Ocepek

1:55 p.m. Gov. Mike DeWine spoke with Chuck Todd on MSNBC about the election. "I think we’re looking at a very close race," he said while predicting 95% of Ohio's vote should be known by 10 p.m.

1:41 p.m. 3News' Austin Love shows the current line to vote at a location in Westlake.

1:30 p.m. Tell us why you voted...

12:58 p.m. 3News captured this picture of a long voting line in Broadview. Our crew said the line "goes completely around the building" with a wait longer than two hours.

Credit: George Payamgis, 3News
The voting line in Broadview for the 2020 election at 12:58 p.m. Our crew noted this location has a two-hour wait with a line that 'goes completely around the building.'

12:25 p.m. Senator Rob Portman tweets the following message: "If you haven't voted yet, please make sure to get out there and vote today!"

11:53 a.m. President Trump tweets another video:

11:17 a.m. 3News' Monica Robins captured a long voter line in Westlake:

Credit: Monica Robins, 3News
A glimpse at the line to vote at a polling place in Westlake.

11:12 a.m. 3News' Phil Trexler posts a picture from a polling place in Bath Township. He said the line took approximately 30 minutes and "moved swiftly."

10:47 a.m. Showing off your "I Voted" stickers...

10:28 a.m. Bill Clinton tweets a photo after he and his wife, Hillary, voted for Biden.

10:27 a.m. 3News' Andrew Horansky captured this photo of voting lines in Westlake.

Credit: Andrew Horansky, 3News
3News' Andrew Horansky captured this picture of voters waiting in line in Westlake.

10:25 a.m. REMINDER: Don't forget to watch our live digital election coverage with Tiffany Tarpley, Jay Crawford and Dave "Dino" DeNatale from 8:30-10:30 tonight!

10:24 a.m. 3News' Jeff Reidel reports no line for voting at Cleveland Ward 16. A poll worker told him, however, there was a 45-minute wait when they first opened.

10:22 a.m. 3News' Rachel Polansky shares her "I Voted" sticker. You can show us your sticker HERE.

10 a.m. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections hosted a press conference to discuss election day. Cuyahoga County elections officials said they're estimating a 70 percent voter turnout. You can watch a portion of that press conference in the player below.

Senator Sherrod Brown tweets the following message: "Your vote is your voice in the future of our country. Today is your last chance to be heard. VOTE. #Election Day."

9:30 a.m. A look at the line of voters waiting the cast their ballot at Dentzler Elementary in Parma:

Credit: Darlene Wodek, 3News
The line of people waiting to vote at Dentzler Elementary in Parma on election day 2020.

9:25 a.m. 3News' producer Paige Katrinchak shows off her "I Voted" sticker.

9:22 a.m. 3News' Brandon Simmons said he voted in less than 10 minutes this morning.

9:04 a.m. President Trump posts his second tweet of the day:

8:30 a.m. A look at the line of voters in North Royalton:

8:07 a.m. 3News' Russ Mitchell shows off his "I Voted" sticker. He said it took him 59 minutes to get through the line at his polling place this morning. You can send us a picture of your "I Voted" sticker and tell us about your experience in line HERE.

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3News' Russ Mitchell shows off his 'I Voted' sticker after casting his ballot in the 2020 election.

8 a.m. Who has your vote?

7:47 a.m. Our cameras spotted hundreds of voters lined up to cast their ballot in Bay Village:

7:44 a.m. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine re-tweets Secretary of State Frank LaRose, reminding everybody to vote.

7:29 a.m. Here's a glimpse of voting underway in Akron:

7:17 a.m. Electronic voter check-in is not working in Franklin County. WBNS, our sister station in Columbus, is reporting that poll workers are having to check voters in manually. Read more.

7:08 a.m. The Franklin County Board of Elections is experiencing an issue with uploading all early in-person voting data into their electronic check-in system.

6:55 a.m. Voters lined up to cast their ballot in Shaker Heights.

6:50 a.m. Images show long lines to vote in Richmond Heights. We're told the line was wrapped around the building, and people had started lining up around 5:45 a.m.

Credit: Monique Jackson, 3News
A look at the long line to vote in Richmond Heights.

6:46 a.m. Biden tweets a campaign video titled, "It all comes down to this."

6:30 a.m. Polls are now open throughout Ohio until 7:30 p.m.

6:21 a.m. This tweet from the Ohio Secretary of State Comms Team is gaining some attention. Our sister station in Columbus (WBNS) is working to gather more information.

6:20 a.m. Voters are lined up to cast their ballots in Bay Village before the polls officially open for the day.

6:03 a.m. Biden tweets again: "It's Election Day. Go vote, America!"

5:40 a.m. 3News' Maureen Kyle discusses three of Northeast Ohio's biggest school levies that are on the ballot:

RELATED: How many electoral votes does each state get for presidential election?

5:30 a.m. Just one hour until the polls open in Ohio.

3:30 a.m. Check the clock! We only have three hours left until polls start welcoming voters throughout the state.

3 a.m. Don't forget to share your "I Voted" sticker with us! You can send us a picture by using #3Election on Facebook or Twitter. You can also text us your pictures at 216-344-3300. Be sure to tell us your name, and we just might use your photo on TV or here on WKYC.com.

2:57 a.m. President Trump posts his first tweet of the day -- and it's a 2:12 video that showcases his different dance moves coupled with the Village People's Y.M.C.A.

RELATED: Down to the wire: Final NBC / Wall Street Journal poll shows Joe Biden leading President Trump by 10 points nationally

2:30 a.m. Just four more hours until the polls open in Ohio!

2 a.m. Biden posts his second tweet of the day with a brief message: "Let's bring this home."

1:45 a.m. Biden's account posts its first tweet of the day.

12 a.m. Election Day is finally here! Polls will be open throughout Ohio for in-person voting from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. If you were hoping to mail your absentee ballot, that deadline has since passed, but you can still deliver it to the Board of Elections up until the polls close at 7:30 p.m.

Previous coverage from Oct. 9, 2020: Here are three things you need to know before casting your vote in Ohio:

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