4 Nov 2020

US election latest: What happened? What next?

Dawn has broken on a bitterly contested US election, where the outcome is on a knife edge.

As things stand, we still don’t know who the next president is. Both candidates are claiming to be on track for victory, but everything depends on a handful of key states which have yet to declare.

Mr Trump – making baseless claims of “major fraud” – called for the vote counting to stop. Mr Biden’s team called that “outrageous”.

But the election result may not be clear for days. What we can say, though, is that Mr Trump appears to be doing far better than the polls predicted, and turnout has been unprecedented.

We’re also joined by former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Tom Dupree, and Republican strategist Deana Bass Williams.