American presidential election 2020

Battle for Senate

The importance of these contests, which will be decided before 20 January when the inaugural takes place, is that they will determine who controls the Senate. A Republican win will mean that the Joe Biden presidency will be hobbled by a potentially obstructionist Congress.

Polls and disease

States where Mr Donald Trump claims his support base, and some of which he won, are also the ones reporting the highest number of Covid positive cases as the United States set a new one-day record of 102,591 cases in a single day on Wednesday.

Biden vs Sanders

Having suffered the second major setback in as many weeks, Sanders has conceded that Tuesday was “not a good night” for his candidacy.