Polls closed across the country Tuesday night as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden concluded an epic campaign that will shape America's response to the surging pandemic and foundational questions of economic fairness and racial justice.

The night opened with predictable victories for each candidate, with Trump taking states including Louisiana and North Dakota and Biden's haul including New York and Virginia a former battleground that has become a Democratic stronghold. It was too early to call, in a tight race, the 2020 battleground of Florida as well as Georgia and Pennsylvania.

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