A record 93 million voters cast their ballots by Sunday — an enormous turnout that seemed inconceivable at the start of 2020.
The rally for in Alamance County was thrown into disarray when police insisted demonstrators disperse despite a permit authorizing their presence.

National polling average

Biden is leading (+9) the national polling average.

Illustration of Joe Biden





Illustration of Donald Trump

Average of national polls since Oct. 12 that meet Washington Post standards for transparency and quality. Includes polls by CNN, Economist-YouGov, Fox News, NBC-WSJ, SurveyMonkey-Tableau and Quinnipiac University.

Slight lead

Clear lead

North Carolina5146

Sources: Average of state polls since Oct. 4 that meet Washington Post standards for transparency and quality. Includes polls by AJC-UGA, CBS-YouGov, CNN, De Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa, Fox News, Franklin & Marshall College, Marquette Law School, Monmouth University, Muhlenberg College-Morning Call, NBC News-Marist College, NYT-Siena College, OH Predictive Insights, Post-ABC, Quinnipiac University, SurveyMonkey-Tableau and University of North Florida.

Find out all the rules around voting by mail or in person, on Election Day or before, in your state.

Lots of rules have changed in 2020

Many states have expanded the use of mail-in, or absentee, ballots.

More election news
President Trump speaks at a rally at the Hickory Regional Airport on Nov. 1 in Hickory, N.C. (Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
The president’s comments are among his most unambiguous yet that he’s embracing an aggressive legal strategy in an election that has already been beset with a magnitude of lawsuits.
Four years ago, the Democrat's field headquarters was empty and Trump's full. This year, it was the reverse.
Our poll suggests Americans' emotions are imperiling President Trump's reelection bid.
Americans outside the United States said a defining aspect of life abroad has been watching attitudes toward America shift.