Here are the answers to trending questions about the 2020 presidential election

When will we know the results of the 2020 presidential election?

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SAN ANTONIO – Who will win the 2020 presidential election? When do polls close? How long does it take to vote? All these questions are trending on Google today and KSAT is here to help answer some of your most asked questions this Election Day.

If you’re really looking to get into the nitty-gritty of trending election coverage, Google Trends has an app called Electionland that parses out election trends by state. Check it out below or click here if you don’t see the embedded map.

Here are some of the trending questions people have about the 2020 presidential election:

When will we know the results of the 2020 presidential election? Election results could be delayed by several days due to a large increase in the number of absentee ballots cast due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more on why there could be a delay here.

How many electoral votes are there? There are currently 538 electoral college votes - broken down it’s 435 U.S. Representatives, 100 U.S. Senators, and three members from the District of Colombia.

How many electoral votes does California have? California has 55 electoral college votes, followed by Texas which has 38 and New York and Florida which have 29.

How are votes counted in Texas? 2020 has seen a record-breaking turnout for Texas voters with nearly 10 million people casting ballots during early voting. There are 254 counties responsible for organizing ballots in Texas and each county handles the way it processes and counts ballots differently. Read more on reporting results in Texas here.

What are some of the biggest issues voters are searching for? According to Google Trends, unemployment tops the list, followed by health care, wages, crime and the Supreme Court.

When is the Saturday Night Live Election Special? According to Variety, SNL will air a post-election episode on Nov. 7 with comedian Dave Chappelle set to host.

This article will be updated with more questions and answers over the next 24 hours.

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About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.