As former Vice President Joe Biden moved closer to winning the White House, President Donald Trump adopted a fighting posture on Thursday, making false claims to undermine a vote that was not going his way.
Republicans appear to have held on to four open New York State Assembly seats on Long Island that were vacated by GOP lawmakers and may have flipped up to four local Democratic-held seats, if early leads hold up once absentee ballots are counted.
Republicans appear poised to unseat three Democratic New York State senators from Long Island and may have won two local open seats, but party officials say the races are too close to call since absentee ballots have yet to be counted.
President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory over Democratic rival Joe Biden on Wednesday with millions of votes still uncounted in a White House race that will not be decided until a handful of states complete vote-counting over the next hours or days.
The coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented number of ballots cast early, the lack of consistency about how these votes will be counted, and ongoing legal battles have made the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election one of the hardest to predict.
Voters on Long Island and beyond are expected to turn out in record numbers despite the coronavirus pandemic to cast their ballots in a contentious presidential contest on Tuesday for Election Day.
Long lines formed before polls opened across New York State and Long Island as New Yorkers joined a flood of more than 56 million Americans across the country who have cast early ballots at a record-setting pace.