When will Irish viewers know the outcome of the US election?

While exit polls of each state will give indicators in the early hours of the morning, they have been wrong before, and the huge surge in mail-in vote this year makes timing difficult to predict

3rd November, 2020
When will Irish viewers know the outcome of the US election?
As Donald Trump and Joe Biden battle it out to become US president, election night has the potential to become election week or even month. Picture: Getty

We may not know the result of the 2020 US election on the night – which would be the early hours of tomorrow morning here. We may not even know tomorrow night, or the day after that, or even by the weekend.

Election day this year could become election week, possibly election month in the event of recounts demanded, refusals and Supreme Court deliberations.

The prospect of an early result is not just compromised by Donald...

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