Trump Takes Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma; Biden Takes Connecticut, NJ, Illinois, Delaware, Rhode Island

November 3, 2020 Updated: November 3, 2020

President Donald Trump won the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Oklahoma, while Democratic challenger Joe Biden has won in Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, Delaware, and Rhode Island.

The Associated Press called the races after around 8 p.m. ET.

Trump has also won in South Carolina, West Virginia, and some outlets have projected him to win in Indiana. Biden also won Vermont and Virginia, according to the AP.

The president began his day on an upbeat note, predicting that he’d do even better than in 2016. But during a midday visit to his campaign headquarters, he spoke in a gravelly, subdued tone.

“Winning is easy,” Trump told reporters. “Losing is never easy, not for me it’s not.”

Trump left open the possibility of addressing the nation Tuesday night. Biden had scheduled a nighttime speech from his Delaware hometown but, hours before slated to deliver it, he turned noncommittal, saying, “If there’s something to talk about tonight, I’ll talk about it. If not, I’ll wait till the votes are counted the next day.”

Trump also said on radio shows in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania that he believes he will win Florida and North Carolina, expecting a great turnout.

The president also wrote on Twitter: “We are looking really good all over the country. Thank you!”

Biden, at an Election Day event in Scranton, Pennsylvania, made a final pitch to voters.

“And overwhelming turnout particularly of young people, of women, and an overwhelming turnout of African American voters, particularly in Georgia and Florida, over the age of 65,” he said. “The things that are happening bode well for the base that has been supporting me. So, we’ll see.”

But he added that if Florida goes for him, “it’s over.”

Biden said he does not expect to make any more appearances.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.