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WASHINGTON (AP) — Polls are closing across the country as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden conclude an epic and divisive campaign. The night opened with predictable victories for each candidate, with Trump taking states including Louisiana and North Dakota and Biden’s haul including Colorado and Virginia, two former battlegrounds that have become Democratic strongholds. It was too early to call, in a tight race, the 2020 battleground of Florida as well as Georgia and Pennsylvania. Americans made their choices as the nation faced a confluence of historic crises with each candidate declaring the other fundamentally unfit to navigate the challenges. The crises include but are not limited to the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice and economic depression. Votes will be continued to be counted throughout the night as polls are open for one more hour on the West Coast.
By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE