2020 Presidential election results live stream: Biden declared winner

2020 Presidential election results
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Former Vice President Joe Biden has been declared the winner in the 2020 US presidential election, reports both CNN and The New York Times

We've got everything you need to keep up to date on the latest results. Audiences around the world have stayed tuned in to find out how the American public voted in the contest of U.S. President Donald J. Trump. 

Below, you can find all the relevant details for how to tune in to the cable news network of your personal preference, or trying to find ways to watch a local broadcast for free.

2020 Presidential Election results: Update Nov. 7

  • Biden declared winner by multiple news outlets: CNN, The New York Times, NBC News and others have called the election for Biden over Trump after a projected win in Pennsylvania. 
  • Other states: Biden is also ahead in Nevada and Georgia. Currently Biden is ahead 273 to 213 in electoral votes. 
  • Senate: Republicans currently have 48 seats, while the Democrats have 48 seats. 
  • Trump campaign lawsuits: Trump's team is suing to stop the counting of ballots in Pennsylvania and has also filed suit in Georgia. A Michigan judge denied a request to halt the counting of ballots, and told the Trump campaign that all absentee ballots had already been tallied. The campaign is demanding more access to observe the tallying process. 

Presidential election results: Winner by state

  • Alabama (9): Trump
  • Arkansas (6): Trump
  • California (55): Biden
  • Colorado (9): Biden
  • Connecticut (7): Biden
  • District of Columbia (3): Biden
  • Florida (29): Trump
  • Hawaii (4): Biden
  • Idaho (4): Trump
  • Illinois (20): Biden
  • Indiana (11): Trump
  • Iowa (6): Trump
  • Kansas (6): Trump
  • Kentucky (8): Trump
  • Louisiana (8): Trump
  • Maine (4): Biden
  • Maryland (10): Biden
  • Massachusetts (11): Biden
  • Michigan (16): Biden
  • Minnesota (10): Biden
  • Mississippi (6): Trump
  • Missouri (10): Trump
  • Montana (3): Trump
  • Nebraska (5): Trump
  • New Hampshire (4): Biden
  • New Jersey (14): Biden
  • New Mexico (5): Biden
  • New York (29): Biden
  • North Dakota (3): Trump
  • Ohio (18): Trump
  • Oklahoma (7): Trump
  • Oregon (7): Biden
  • Pennsylvania (20): Biden
  • Rhode Island (4): Biden
  • South Carolina (9): Trump
  • South Dakota (3): Trump
  • Tennessee (11): Biden
  • Texas (38): Trump
  • Utah (6): Trump
  • Vermont (3): Biden
  • Virginia (13): Biden
  • Washington (12): Biden
  • West Virginia (5): Trump
  • Wisconsin (10): Biden
  • Wyoming (3): Trump

How to watch US Presidential Election 2020 with a VPN

No matter where you are in the world, you shouldn't be separated from your preferred means of following the news. If georestrictions are keeping you from watching the Presidential Election 2020 coverage you want, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options as well. Here are our top picks.


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How to watch US Presidential Election 2020 results on CNN online

CNN is running its Election Day in America coverage around the clock.

If you've cut the cord, do not worry about finding CNN. Available on many streaming services, CNN is about as accessible as channels get. It's even available on two of the best streaming services: Sling TV and FuboTV

On Sling, CNN is available in both the Sling Blue and Sling Orange packages, which each start at $30 per month. Sling TV offers a 3-day free trial, so you will hopefully have results for the election by the time they start billing you.

Fubo has a 7-day free trial, and its $60 per month package has 110 channels, and that's before you add on regional sports networks. 

Sling TV

Sling TV also gives you most of the channels for following the NFL football season, minus CNN. Sling Blue has local FOX and NBC affiliates, as well as Cheddar, Fox News, MSNBC and Newsy. Sling's Orange and Blue packages may not have enough content on their own, so the $45 per month Sling Orange + Blue package can give you all of it. 

Fubo.TV:a 7-day free trial

Fubo.TV: The best streaming service for getting 2020 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

How to watch US Presidential Election 2020 results on Fox News

Fox News is available on Sling TV, but only on Sling Blue and not Sling Orange. FuboTV also has Fox News. As mentioned above, both have free trials, but Fubo's 7-day trial is more than twice as long as Sling's 3-day trial. 

Sling TV

Fox News is on the Sling TV Blue package, which also has FX, NFL Network and TNT. Sling TV is one of the least expensive streaming services there is, and this tier also includes the Food Network, in case you want to make some comfort foods while the poll returns come in.

Fubo.TV 7-day free trial

The complete streaming service for sports fans, Fubo.TV also provides plenty of ways to stay informed with the news. So, after you use Fubo to follow the election across Fox News and Fox Business, you can also tune into the NFL season across local CBS, FOX and NBC affiliates, as well as ESPN and NFL Network. Sign up for the 7-day free trial to get all of week 9 of the NFL season for free.

How to watch US Presidential Election 2020 results on MSNBC

Over on MSNBC, election coverage is continuing throughout the day, and you can access the channel through these services.

Sling TV

MSNBC is on the Sling TV Blue package, which also has AMC, BET, Food Network and FX. Sling TV is one of the most affordable streaming services available, and Sling Blue also adds in NFL Network, local Fox and NBC affiliates, TNT and USA.


Known as the top streaming service for sports fans Fubo.TV is still a complete streaming service in its own right. It's got both FX and FXX, Comedy Central, AMC, HGTV and much more. Football fans will also want Fubo for access to every channel they need for NFL live streams, with CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network.

How to watch US Presidential Election 2020 results for free

Own a Roku? You can get all the free election night coverage you could need from The Roku Channel. ABC News Live, NBC News NOW and Newsy are among the channels in the streamer's free offerings. 

Alternatively, your local broadcast networks may be available for free, online via Locast. Its reach isn't as far as the above streaming services, though, serving 45.6% of the US population, though that does reach over 148 million people. You can get ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS through Locast, and their broadcasts begin at 6 p.m. ET.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.