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    • A board with the names of the candidates is seen in the room where voters will cast their ballots at Hale House, on the historic Balsams Resort during midnight voting as part of the first ballots cast in the United States Presidential Election in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire on 3 November 2020.
    • Town moderator Tom Tillotson shows an empty box for ballots for the US presidential election at Hale House in the Balsams Resort in the hamlet of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, US, 3 November 2020.
    • US President Donald Trump gestures at a campaign rally at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan, US, 2 November 2020.
    • Town moderator Tom Tillotson holds a ballot shortly after midnight for the US presidential election at Hale House at the Balsams Resort in the hamlet of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, US, 3 November 2020.
    • A person votes in the US presidential election at The Magic Castle Club during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles, California, US, 2 November 2020.
    • Supporters listen while US President Donald Trump speaks during his final Make America Great Again rally of the 2020 US Presidential campaign at Gerald R Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 3 November 2020.
    • Lady Gaga performs during a drive-in campaign rally held by Democrat US presidential nominee and former Vice-President Joe Biden at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, 2 November 2020.
    • US presidential nominee for the Democrats and former Vice-President Joe Biden puts on a face mask while standing on stage with his family during a drive-in campaign rally at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, 2 November 2020.
    • Kevin Winston takes a selfie after voting in the US presidential election at Jam City HQ during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Culver City, California, US, 2 November 2020.
    • Town moderator Tom Tillotson drops his son Tanner's vote into the ballot box at Hale House on the historic Balsams Resort during midnight voting as part of the first ballots cast in the US Presidential Election in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire on 3 November 2020.
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    A board with the names of the candidates is seen in the room where voters will cast their ballots at Hale House, on the historic Balsams Resort during midnight voting as part of the first ballots cast in the United States Presidential Election in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire on 3 November 2020.

    No other US presidential election has been so keenly anticipated: though nearly 100 million early votes have already been cast, the official results might yet take extra time to be announced since a huge number of people voted by mail.

    Polling stations have been opening all across the United States on Tuesday as the country has woken up to Election Day.

    Given the record influx of postal and early in-person voting - almost 100 million people have cast their vote - it remains unclear when the results will be unveiled.

    Have a look at Sputnik's photo gallery to get a clearer view of the process of presidential elections in the United States.

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