► 10 am: Jean-Yves Le Drian: We will need a “new transatlantic relationship”
The United States and the European Union will have to build a “New transatlantic relationship” after the American presidential election, whatever the result, said Thursday the head of French diplomacy Jean-Yves Le Drian, noting that Europe had affirmed its “Sovereignty for four years” while refusing to take a stand between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
“The choice of a president is up to the Americans. Then we will have to work with the elected personality and with the new American government, no matter what. “
Democratic candidate Joe Biden is currently winning 264 voters. Republican candidate Donald Trump currently has 214 major voters, according to American media. Whoever wins 270 or more of these large voters will be elected.
► 8:45 am: Tristan Cabello, historian, observes a “fine performance” by Donald Trump on the Latin vote
During a live exchange on the Instagram account of The cross with Alexis Buisson, correspondent in New York, the historian specializing in the United States Tristan Cabello delivered a first analysis based on the first results of the presidential election.
“What a great performance Donald Trump did on the Latin vote, he stressed, He turned out to be a fine strategist. During the campaign, he kept talking about “Joe the Red” and wanted to pass off the Democratic candidate, known to be rather centrist, to a socialist of the extreme left. It seems that this speech has finally taken very well with the Cuban and Latin American population of South Florida. It was very well played. “
To review his intervention on Instagram, it’s here.
► 8:15 a.m .: How the election works
What is a “swing state”? Who are the big voters? How does postal voting work? The cross has compiled the articles that help to understand this election and better understand the results.
► 7:50 a.m .: Arrests in Oregon during a demonstration
Oregon Police and National Guard forces hunted down hundreds of far-left protesters in central Portland on Wednesday evening and made at least ten arrests. This city in the northwest of the United States, which has been the scene of protests since the summer, has been placed on heightened alert by the governor of Oregon, Kate Brown.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said the situation of “Generalized violence” which prevailed legally corresponded to a riot, after the arrest of a man suspected of throwing a Molotov cocktail.
► 7:25 a.m .: States whose results are still awaited
Five states have yet to deliver their verdict. The results are still undecided in Alaska, Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
If Joe Biden wins in Nevada (6 big voters at stake), Georgia (16) or Pennsylvania (20), he would reach the number of 270 to become the 46e President of the United States.
► 7 hours: A record participation
Never before have so many Americans participated in the presidential election: 160 million voters voted, an estimated turnout of 66.9%, up from 59.2% in 2016, according to the US Elections Project.
Many states have been overwhelmed by the deluge of letters sent by correspondence, encouraged by the health crisis. Opening the envelopes and scanning these ballots will take several days in some cities.
► 6:45 a.m .: Pro-Trump demonstrators protest outside a counting office
In Arizona, dozens of pro-Trump supporters demonstrated outside a vote counting office, demanding to stop counting mail-in votes.
► 6:30 am: Demonstrations in New York, to “count all the votes”
Our correspondent in New York filmed a demonstration in Manhattan asking to “count all the votes” in response to statements by Donald Trump who wanted to stop the counting operations.
► 6 a.m .: If elected, Joe Biden agrees to join the Paris agreement on the first day of his presidency
Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden has pledged to join the Paris climate agreement, which the United States has officially just left.
“Today, the Trump administration officially left the Paris climate agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden government will join him ”, he tweeted, referring to January 20, 2021, when the next president will take office.
Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will join it. https://t.co/L8UJimS6v2
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 5, 2020
► 5:30 a.m .: Joe Biden draws closer to victory
Democratic candidate Joe Biden is at the gates of the White House after precious victories in two key states against Donald Trump, who for his part engaged in a real judicial guerrilla war.
With Wisconsin and Michigan in his pocket, second and third states taken from Donald Trump with Arizona, Joe Biden now has 264 voters. If he won Nevada (6) he would reach the magic number of 270 to become the 46e President of the United States.
► 5:25 a.m .: Image. Cubans against “Biden the socialist”
On November 3, Trumpist activists of Cuban origin carried posters against “Biden the socialist”.
► 5:20 a.m .: Donald Trump’s legal action in Pennsylvania
Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to obtain the suspension of the counting in the key state of Pennsylvania, where he is ahead of his rival Joe Biden by only a short head according to partial results, announced his campaign manager.