Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden is close to the point where he can claim victory in the elections. As the vote count continued in Pennsylvania and Georgia, Donald Trump’s position was shaken.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden may soon be able to declare victory in the presidential election. As the vote count continues in Georgia and Pennsylvania, Donald Trump’s leadership in both states has been shaken, and his victory in both Georgia and Pennsylvania is now in question.
Biden is now ahead of Trump in both the number of votes cast for him and the number of voters (that number has not changed since Thursday and still stands at 253 against 214 for Trump). The winner of the election should get 270 votes of electors.
Votes are still being counted in the four states where the outcome of the election will be decided: Arizona and Nevada, where Biden leads with confidence; Pennsylvania, where Biden, 98 percent of the vote, began to outrun Trump with 5,596 votes at the time of counting; and Georgia, where, 99 percent of the vote, he leads with a slight margin of 1,097 votes at the time of counting, with Trump and Biden in that state equaling 49.4 percent of the vote, according to Fox News.
Under U.S. electoral law, the winner in each state gets all the votes of the electorate that that state has, except for the states of Maine and Nebraska, which have slightly different rules.
Trump’s Headquarters: It is still a long way from the end of an election.
On Thursday night, President Trump, without providing any evidence, accused the Democrats of organizing mass fraud and violations to prevent him from re-election for a second term.
“This is the case when they’re trying to steal elections, they’re trying to rip off elections, and we can’t let that happen,” Trump said at a White House press conference Thursday night.
Trump’s election headquarters tweeted on Friday morning, warning that “the election is not over yet.”The elections are not over yet. False predictions about Joe Biden’s victory are based on the results of the vote count in the four states where the election is still far from over,” said Matt Morgan, general counsel at the incumbent president’s office, warning of a possible vote count in Georgia and expressing confidence that the vote count would be found there. Morgan also recalled “numerous violations” in Pennsylvania, the illegal mail-order voting in Nevada, and expressed confidence that Donald Trump would win in Arizona despite “irresponsible and erroneous” predictions by Fox News, which had already named Biden the winner in that state. To date, Trump’s headquarters has not yet provided evidence to support the charges.
Biden: it is necessary to calculate each bulletin
Joe Biden yesterday called on Americans to be patient while a record number of ballots are cast in several states – this year more than 150 million Americans decided to vote in the presidential election.
“Each ballot must be counted. And that’s what we’re going to see. And that’s what we’re going to see. Democracy can be troublesome sometimes,” Biden told reporters at a briefing in Wilmington, Delaware.
If Biden wins in Arizona with 11 votes and Nevada with 6 more votes, he’ll have the support of 270 voters and become the 46th president of the United States in January 2021, regardless of the outcome of the Georgia and Pennsylvania elections.
Trump must hold on to all the states he now leads and stays ahead of his Democrat rival in Nevada or Arizona, where Biden now leads with confidence.
In Pennsylvania and Georgia, Trump’s leadership was declining as the vote count continued. Pennsylvania’s secretary of state, Katie Bockwar, said Thursday that the still unaccounted for ballots were almost completely mailed out. Most of those ballots were sent by Biden supporters.
Joe Biden, in his campaign, called on his supporters to vote by mail to protect their health in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, while Donald Trump, on the other hand, always opposed mailing ballots, calling it “fraud.
Donald Trump called the disproportionate number of votes received by Biden in the last couple of days a possible interference in the election of “corrupt state electoral bodies run by democratic governors.
“In fact, we were clearly winning in all the key states, and then our numbers started to miraculously and mysteriously shrink,” Trump said Thursday.
In Pennsylvania, 20 votes are at stake. Trump has a better position in two other states where the vote count is still ongoing: Alaska and North Carolina.
By Friday morning, Biden was leading the way in Nevada with 11,500 votes, and in Arizona with about 47,000 votes ahead of Trump. The vote count in both states is still ongoing.
This year, 73.5 million Americans voted for Biden and 69.5 million people voted for Donald Trump, but the name of the winner of the months-long and scandalous campaign will be determined by members of the Electors’ Board.
Earlier Trump tweeted to stop counting the votes in several states, but if this happens now, the current president will lose, becoming the third head of state in 40 years who could not be re-elected after his first term.