Trump still lags with 214 electoral votes in US election results
In a historical US election, the incumbent President Donald Trump is about to go down as one-term President.
The latest update on the result shows former Vice President Joe Biden winning 50 per cent of the popular votes and 264 electoral votes. This is against President Trump’s 214 electoral votes. The magic number of electoral votes is 270. If Biden were to win in Nevada, he would, in theory, have the necessary 270, according to Mint.
The results in Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Nevada was yet to be declared as officials counted millions of votes, some that were cast on Tuesday and many more during weeks of early voting amidst the surging pandemic.
Neither candidate had garned the 270 Electroal College votes needed to win the White House. But Biden’s chances are better, noted the Mint report.
The Trump campaign is challenging vote counts in the key states of Wisconsin, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan, reports the BBC.
Vice President Joe Biden said in a speech last night that he was confident of winning the election.
“I’m confident that we will emerge victorious. But this will not be my victory alone. It will be a victory for the American people,” he said in a tweet on Wednesday night.
Earlier on Wednesday afternoon, Mr Biden told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware: “When the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners.”
“I will govern as an American president. The presidency itself is not a partisan institution.”
He and his running mate Kamala Harris have launched a website for the transition of power, which says that their team “will continue preparing at full speed so that the Biden-Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One.”