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Where to watch for early Election Night indications

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 23:55:58-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — We are getting down to the wire, with limited options to return mail-in ballots at this point. And chances are if you haven’t voted yet, you’ll most likely be doing it at the polls in person Tuesday.

Polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday night. But many officials and analysts are saying final results likely won't be announced Tuesday night.

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"It may not be clear when the vote comes out, how much is absentee vote, early vote, or the day of vote, which may change how the numbers look like," said NewsChannel 5 political analyst Pat Nolan.

Nolan says look to Florida and Georgia first in the evening for indications of how election night may go.

"Early on you might want to take a look at states like Florida and Georgia, they're supposed to get theirs done, Florida has a history of being able to go through elections with a lot of early voting and absentee, so that may work," Nolan said.

But if you're looking for an outright outcome tomorrow night, Nolan says no matter what screen you turn to to get results, you may not find a conclusion.

You can watch full election coverage from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on NewsChannel 5+, online and on our streaming platforms including Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV.