Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden

All eyes will be focused on networks and television stations in the United States of America Tuesday night as the ballots are counted in what has been one of the hotly contested election races in history.

US President Donald Trump – Republican – is being challenged by Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.

The election today has already seen more than 90 million Americans voting ahead of the official election day.

On Monday US President Donald Trump continued his frenetic pace of campaigning in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.

His Democratic rival Joe Biden campaigned in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Biden was joined by pop star Lady Gaga at a rally in Pittsburgh, while singer John Legend appeared with running mate Kamala Harris in Philadelphia.

The US is on course for its highest electoral turnout rate in more than a century.

The final push for votes follows America’s worst ever week for new coronavirus cases, with more than 1,000 people dying each day.

The FBI said yesterday it was investigating after a convoy of vehicles with Trump flags surrounded a bus carrying Biden campaign staff on a Texas highway.

There have been mounting fears of election violence after Trump said there may not be a smooth transition of power if he loses the election.

Already one of the country’s biggest retail stores Macy’s boarded up its flagship store in Midtown New York.