Drama erupted in the US election as President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory over Democratic rival Joe Biden, with millions of votes still uncounted.
The US Postal Service has told a judge it couldn't complete his order to sweep mail processing facilities for delayed election ballots and immediately dispatch any for delivery in about a dozen states, including closely fought battlegrounds.
Former prime minister and New Zealand ambassador to the US Jim Bolger says Donald Trump’s leadership has been ‘‘unpredictable and unfocused’’ and a Joe Biden win would help restore ‘‘normality".
Authorities are looking into a spate of mysterious robocalls urging people to stay home on Election Day as the US remains on high alert to ensure voting isn't compromised.
Democrats are favoured to emerge from 14 hotly contested US Senate races with full control of Congress in the election, but final results from at least five may not be available for days or months.
After a rancorous presidential campaign Americans have streamed to the polls to choose either incumbent Donald Trump or challenger Joe Biden to lead a pandemic-battered nation for the next four years.
The last time Davion Atkins watched a United States election he crowded around a computer screen and ended up walking around the city "like a zombie".