Election Day In America: Hollywood & Millions More Vote As Polls Open Nationwide

Dominic Patten and Ted Johnson
·6 min read

REFRESH FOR LATEST… After months and months of what has seemed like an endless campaign, it is finally Election Day in America.

The polls are open from coast to coast in what is anticipated to be a record-breaking day as millions are voting or are heading to cast their ballot later Tuesday. Like nearly 100 million Americans, polling leading Joe Biden and incumbent Donald Trump voted early.

For those who rose really early this morning or stayed up late last night, some of the first votes were counted in the tiny New Hampshire township of Dixville Notch just after midnight EST. In what could be a prophetic result or just a piece of post-election trivia, all 5 votes in Dixville Notch went to former Vice-President Biden.

A very vocal force in this year’s election, Hollywood players and a few other notables were up near the crack of dawn seeking to get out the vote. Additional stars, who turned in their ballots on Tuesday also encouraged fellow voters to do the same until the results come in – as you can see:

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#Vote

A post shared by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) on Nov 3, 2020 at 8:33am PST

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Just voted. Felt good. iwillvote.com

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#WeVoted #VOTE #WearAMask

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La puta ansiedad. #election2020

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#votewithlove. aloha j

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Taking the social media election promotion to another level, Alyssa Milano sat down with some of her followers to inform voters about issues that are on the line, including COVID-19. She posted multiple Instagram TV and live videos ahead of the evening.

As for the candidates themselves, Election Day was still an opportunity to snag some last minute support.

Downbeat in tone, the former Celebrity Apprentice host is at his campaign HQ in Virginia right now thanking his team and addressing the media on the effect of the coronavirus on the election and nation. Nearly an hour later than expected, Trump, sounding tired, called into Fox & Friends earlier this morning, and he at one point said that someone asked him what the biggest difference between now and four years ago.

“I say Fox. You still have great people. You are three of them.”

As Brian Kilmeade tried to get a word in, Trump said, “Fox is much different in terms of politics.”

“Unlike other networks, we are trying to show both sides. So here is President Trump live. Here is Joe Biden live.”

“We report, they decide,” said Steve Doocy.

“So I don’t think it is an endorsement of anybody,” Kilmeade added.

Before hitting the trail for last minute campaigning in Pennsylvania, Biden spent the morning going to church in Wilmington and visiting the grave of his son Beau, his late wife Neilia and daughter Naomi are buried. He traveled to his hometown of Scranton, PA, where he visited his childhood home and wrote a note on the wall: “From this house to the White House with the grace of God. Joe Biden 11-3-2020.”

As for who will speak last tonight between Biden and Trump, that’s TBD right now. Follow Deadline’s coverage all day for updates and more.

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