• Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.
  • Here's where all the key states stand as of this morning and what votes are left to count.
  • And Vox looks at what is next for Biden once the dust is settled.
  • Most television networks cut away when Donald Trump held a press conference on Thursday evening in which he lied about the election being stolen.
  • Stephen Colbert got very emotionally reacting to Trump's speech: “We all knew he would do this,” Colbert said, choking up. “What I didn’t know is that it would hurt so much. I didn’t expect this to break my heart. For him to cast a dark shadow on our most sacred right from the briefing room in the White House? Our house, not his. That is devastating.”
  • CNN reports that Fox News is instructing its anchors not to call Joe Biden the "President-elect" when the network calls the race.
  • There’s no single person who deserves more credit for turning Georgia blue than Stacey Abrams, who worked with the group Fair Fight to register over 800,000 people in the state over the last two years.
  • The Secret Service is planning to ramp up security around Biden today in anticipation of him being declared winner of the election.
  • Areas where the coronavirus pandemic has raged the worst were some of the places that voted the most for Trump.
  • The U.S. Office of Special Counsel has opened an investigation into the Trump campaign's use of the White House for campaign-related activities to see if federal law has been violated.
  • Russia has denied reports that Vladimir Putin is planning to step down next year amid speculation that he may be suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
  • Not a huge amount of new releases this week, but a bunch of reissues I heartily recommend: listen to Wilco's deluxe edition of Summerteeth, Elvis Costello's remastered version of his stone cold classic Armed Forces, Pylon's comprehensive overview Pylon Box, and a very good new mix of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World."
  • And finally, never let the butter go buddy:

he wouldn't let go, we had to carve it out with a spoon ##fyp ##butter ##pet ##college

♬ origineel geluid - shittyflute