6.45 am: Counting is underway as most polls in key states of Florida and Georgia closed at 7 pm ET (5.30 am IST) and could soon offer a first glimpse of where the election is headed in two battleground states. More than 100 million Americans had already cast ballots.

6.40 am: Supporters of US Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Tuesday held prayers near her ancestral village in Thulasendrapuram, Tamil Nadu. Harris is the first Indian-American woman to get a major party’s vice presidential nomination.

6.33 am: Immigrants in New York braved rain, long lines to vote early in the elections. Voters of the predominantly immigrant Jackson Heights had access to interpreters in five languages — Spanish, Hindi, Bengali, Chinese, and Korean.

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6.30 am: With Tuesday’s voting, it will also be decided which political party will control the US Congress for the next two years.

6.25 am: Joe Biden, the Democratic former vice president, has had a strong and consistent lead in national polls. However, Donald Trump is said to be closing in swing states to possibly gain 270 state-by-state Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency. In the 2016 election, the Republican candidate had defeated Hillary Clinton despite losing the national popular vote by about 3 million ballots.

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