Hopes of re-election for embattled US President Donald Trump have faded, with Democratic candidate Joe Biden extending his lead as the vote count nears the end.
As at about 6am Nigerian Time on Thursday, Biden had won 264 electoral votes – needing only 6 to hit the 270 needed for victory. He had also won 72,115,841 (50.35%) of the popular votes.
Trump trailed with 214 electoral votes and 68,774,585 or 48.02% of popular votes.
Voting has closed in the United States and all eyes are on the count in key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina to decide the race for the White House.
Michigan, an important swing state, has been called for Biden by the Associated Press.
Addressing supporters, Biden said he “believes” he will win. He flipped Arizona and Wisconsin, while taking California, Washington, New York and Illinois.
Trump claimed victory prematurely and has continued to falsely claim ballots counted after Election Day signal malfeasance. He takes Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri and Texas.
Early voting surged to unprecedented levels, with just over 100 million early votes cast either in person or by mail before polls opened on Election Day.
The Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has extended his lead over the incumbent President and candidate of the Republican party, Donald Trump after winning in Michigan Wisconsin. Biden polled 2,622,108, representing 49.7% of the vote in Michigan against Trump’s 2,576,727 which is 48.8%. He also won Wisconsin with 49.6 per cent of the vote to Trump’s 48.9 per cent. 270 Electoral College votes are the exact number needed to win the election but there are still votes from other states left to count. Back in 2016, Trump won Michigan by just 0.2 percentage points.
How they stand.
As at the time of filling this report, Donald Trump has 217, while Joe Biden has 264.
Total Electoral Votes need to win US 2020 presidential election is 270 votes.
From the analysis above, Joe Biden need just 6 Electoral Votes To Unseat embattled US president, Donald Trump.
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