Americans will be choosing between Republican President Donald Trump or Democrat Nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden.
From 6 am Lisa Millar will host a US Election edition of News Breakfast with Michael Rowland who will be in Washington DC,
From 10am, Ellen Fanning, Stan Grant and David Speers will have continuous and uninterrupted coverage as the day unfolds, with Antony Green providing state by state results and analysis, plus Casey Briggs examining the impact of COVID-19 on the election. The coverage will also feature Jeremy Fernandez who will be exploring some of the big issues of the Trump presidency.
Throughout the day the ABC will be joined by a panel of guests from Australia and across the United States, with live crosses to Michael Rowland and Philip Williams from Washington DC, and US correspondents David Lipson and Kathryn Diss who will be with the Trump and Biden campaigns gauging reaction on the ground. Back in Australia Planet America hosts John Barron and Chas Licciardello will be on hand to give their insights.
At 7 pm, Leigh Sales will host a one-hour News Special, covering the ongoing events of the day and providing analysis of what the election result will mean for Australia. Then the regular 7:30 presenters will join Sales to present all the day’s local news.
At 8 pm, on ABC News channel, Q+A host Hamish Macdonald and The Drum presenter Julia Baird will provide deep discussion and commentary on the outcome of the election. They will discuss if there has been a clear result and if there be legal challenges.
Planet America’s John Barron and Chas Licciardello will be on at 9 pm on the ABC News channel and at 9:35 pm on ABC TV for an extended 2-hour live episode to examine the day’s events and results.
At 11pm on ABC News channel and 11:35 pm on ABC TV, The World with Beverley O’Connor will close the day, speaking with guests about the impact of the US Election.