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Stream 2020 U.S. election results: Where to watch live

Decision night, 2020.


Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Nov 3, 2020   Updated on Jan 27, 2021, 12:11 pm CST

After one of the most tumultuous election seasons in recent American history, Election Day is finally here. President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Joseph R. Biden square off for the highest office in the land. Who will be the first to clock in 270 electoral votes?

  • When: Tuesday, November 3
  • Where: Nationwide

Here’s everything you need to know to stream the 2020 US Election results.

Which channels will carry the 2020 election results?

Looking to catch the 2020 election results as they come in? These are the channels covering the U.S. election.

  • ABC (coverage starts at 7pm EST, anchored by George Stephanopoulos)
  • C-SPAN (coverage starts at 9pm EST)
  • CBS (updates throughout the day, full election coverage starts at 7pm EST, anchored by Anne-Marie Green)
  • CNN (updates throughout the day, full election coverage starts at 4pm EST, anchored by Jake Tapper, Wolf Blitzer, Dana Bash, Abby Phillip, and Anderson Cooper)
  • Fox News Channel (coverage throughout the day, full election coverage starts at 6pm EST, anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum)
  • MSNBC (updates throughout the day, full coverage starts at 4pm EST, anchored by Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams, Nicolle Wallace, and Joy Reid)
  • NBC (coverage starts at 7pm EST, anchored by Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, and Andrea Mitchell)

You’ll also have options via PBS (through Amazon Prime Video), Roku, and YouTube as well.

Not sure what to be on the lookout for as you tune in this evening? Check out our guide to get an idea of what’s likely to go down once polls close.

2020 election live stream: How to watch U.S. election results

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy. You can stream CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC on Hulu Live TV, as well as the local channels you usually get. It’s primed for you to find your preferred 2020 U.S. election results live stream.

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Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package.

You can find a 2020 U.S. election results live streaming on CNN through Sling Orange. Sling Blue will stream the Vice Presidential debate via CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. If you use Sling with Air TV, you’ll also have access to your local channels; check out our Sling TV guide for more on that.

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FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

With the exception of C-SPAN and CNN, you have plenty of options for a 2020 U.S. election results live stream.

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If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. Even C-SPAN’s available to stream 2020 U.S. election results on AT&T TV Now. If there’s a channel you want, there’s likely an AT&T TV Now plan that will get it to you.

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YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

If you’re looking for a 2020 U.S. election results live stream, you have options galore on YouTube TV.

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Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. The package of Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, and the ESPN family (including ESPN Deportes). It’s also one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. But it’s like Fubo in that, even though it started out for streaming sports, it carries a lot more now. Vidgo not only offers options for 2020 U.S. election results live streaming, it provides a Social TV platform that lets you voice your thoughts to other Vidgo streamers.

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English Premium Package$66.33/ 3 months
English Plus Package$53/ 3 months
Spanish Mas Package$25/ 3 months

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*First Published: Nov 3, 2020, 10:18 am CST