Donald Trump and Joe Biden clash in bad-tempered and angry showdown

The president finished on a fear about mail-in voting. declaring there would be fraud and the result may not be known “for months”, Nick Allen writes

Mr Trump said he believed the Supreme Court may be called on to decide it, although he hoped not.

Asked if he’ll accept the result after the election result is independently verified, and urge his supporters not to engage in civil unrest, Mr Trump declined to say he would.

Instead, he said he was urging his supporters to go into polling stations and watch what was going on.

Mr Trump said some of them had already been removed from a polling station in Philadelphia. “Bad things happen in Philadelphia,” he said.

Rozina Sabur writes: Mr Biden has honed his message. Looking directly into the camera, he says: “Show up and vote. You will determine the outcome of this election. Vote, vote, vote… He cannot stop you from being able to determine the outcome of this election”.

Mr Trump has repeatedly attacked mail-in voting, claiming it’s vulnerable to fraud, but Mr Biden points out that the president himself has made use of postal voting saying, “he sits behind the Resolute Desk and sends his ballot to Florida.”