Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden [photo: NBC News]
Nov, 5th 2020 – The Democratic candidate Joe Biden has taken a huge step in winning the presidential elections with his wins in Michigan and Wisconsin bringing him close to a majority.
By flipping the northern battlegrounds of Michigan and Wisconsin, Biden has reached 264 electoral votes against 214 for Trump. Nebraska aplit its electoal votes between the two, one for Biden and four for Trump. Mane was won by Biden but he seized only three of the four electoral votes with the last given to Trump.
Speaking yesterday, Biden stated that there is a need to come together in unity once the elections are done. He also emphasized the need to respect and care for one another.
Trump’s campaign has however requested for a recount. They say they have filed a lawsuit trying to halt the vote count in Michigan. Statewide recounts in Wisconsin have historically changed the votes by just a few hundreds, Biden leading by 624 percentage points of almost 3.3 million ballots counted.
On Wednesday, Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stephen said in a statement that the campaign, “has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law.”
Michigan is a critical battleground state that helped deliver Trump the presidency four years ago along with Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Neither of the two states have been called yet
The former vice president has flipped three states that were won by Trump in 2016, that is Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin. Biden has captured 22 states as well as the US capital, new York, big prizes Carlifornia not excluding his home state Delaware.