On this point, Biden leads the electoral council from one day to the next, from 224 to 213 votes; 270 votes are needed to become president.
Experts warned for months that the results could be announced on election night or even a few days after the elections, because voters had cast their votes by post in record numbers. Early Wednesday morning it was too late to call Arizona, North Carolina, Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maine, Georgia and Pennsylvania, which could be critical.
Trump won a close race in Florida, one of the states where Biden hoped to escape the presidential tag of 2016, and has a narrow lead in North Carolina. The former vice president has taken the lead in Wisconsin and hopes that Arizona, where he has a 5 percent lead with 82 percent of the ballots, could be his first victory on the night that the red state turns blue.
With over 90% of the votes in Wisconsin, Biden has a small lead over Trump in that state, where more than 20,000 votes were counted, all counted in Milwaukee.
The state of Nevada, which Clinton narrowly won in 2016, was also much closer than the Democrats had expected. With 85% of the votes counted in that state, Biden leads the way with less than one percentage point.
It increasingly seems that the outcome of all the elections will depend on Biden’s ability to rebuild the democratic blue wall in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania – a scenario that could evolve in the coming days with the counting of large numbers of votes by P.O. box.
Kathy Garrett, an employee in Wayne County, a suburb of Michigan, said CNN election officials still counted the votes and didn’t know when to draw conclusions. The district reports that more than 64% of them have been counted.
Wayne County is the largest county in Michigan and includes Detroit and the metro area.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson tweeted Wednesday morning that hundreds of thousands of ballots were still being counted in our major jurisdictions, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Warren and Sterling Heights.
The night was the most special election night in living memory. Sometimes it seemed that one or the other candidate was on their way to early victory in key states. But the parties on the mailing list and the early votes have led to a radical shift in the count in one way or another.
In a night of nervous breakdown that will determine the nation’s course for the next four years and condemn the most violent presidency in modern times, polling stations throughout the United States are now closed. The results come from the battlefields and it is still too early to make predictions for many important countries.
CNN Biden’s projects are won by Hawaii, Rhode Island, Minnesota, California, Oregon, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts and one in five ballots in Nebraska. Nebraska gives two votes to the winning state and divides three votes into three congressional districts.
CNN Trump projects will also win votes in Montana, Texas, Iowa, Idaho, Ohio, Mississippi, Wyoming, Missouri, Kansas, Utah, Louisiana and Alabama, South Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee, and four out of five votes in Nebraska.
Threat of cold outweighs vote count
Trump tried to declare victory in the presidential election campaign and called for an end to the legal voting that is taking place throughout the country under the icy threat of American democracy.
In fact, the election is far from over, with millions of votes in key states such as Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan – uncounted ballots for the election. However, Trump tried to mislead his loyal supporters by combining the legal counting of votes with the voting, falsely claiming that the Democrats were trying to steal the election.
Faced with a real chance of losing, Mr Trump took the opportunity, as expected, to confuse his supporters in the democratic process and to assume that there is something wrong with the fact that many states still count votes. The lengthy process of counting the votes, which can take several days, was widely expected, as many Americans vote by e-mail to protect themselves from a corona infection in the middle of a pandemic.
With the ridiculous proposal to stop counting legitimate votes, as he had observed in several major states where exchange rates fluctuated little, Trump foolishly threatened that his lawyers would take his case to the Supreme Court, although it is still unclear what their legal justification would be.
Even in Trump’s short speech, there was a clear inconsistency in his point of view, as he advocated that the votes continue to count in Arizona, a state that he thought was more favourable to him, while expressing his anger at the fact that one of the networks had previously called him that. CNN didn’t predict a winner in Arizona.
He celebrated his victories in Florida and Ohio and claimed to have won several states that CNN had not yet projected. His call for an end to vote counting was a kind of dangerous speech on election night that political observers had long feared and falsely claimed was a serious distortion of our nation.
Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon cancelled Trump’s speech in an attempt to deny American citizens their democratic rights.
Today’s announcement by the president of his attempt to stop the counting of well-presented ballots is outrageous, unprecedented and inaccurate, she said, adding that it is unprecedented because never before in our history has the president of the United States tried to make Americans disenfranchised in a national election. Trump encouraged Republican efforts in many states to prevent the legal counting of these ballots before election day, and now says these ballots can no longer be counted after election day.
Biden was the first candidate to address his supporters early on Wednesday morning, after the results evening did not yield a quick winner, and said we believe we are on track to win this election.
The former vice president said that neither he nor Trump should decide who would win the election and that the votes would be counted.
Keep the faith, folks. We’re gonna win, Mr. Biden.
Trump wins in two mandatory states
Trumpf’s victories in the Solar State and Ohio are crucial to keep the road to victory open in the second half of the year.
Early in the evening, Florida Democrats were worried about the high population density in southern Miami-Dade County, where Biden seems to have left Clinton in 2016.
Biden’s initial deficit in Miami-Dade may be a sign of this, as election polls show that the president has invaded traditional democratic support with blacks and Spaniards. Former President Barack Obama made two trips to Miami-Dade in the final days of the race to increase voter turnout.
Miami-Dade, which Biden is likely to win, has a large concentration of Cuban and Venezuelan voters who are more conservative than other Latin American groups and who are targeted by the president claiming that democrats are comparable to socialists.
The president also discovered a strong advantage in Ohio after the early return showed that Biden had taken the lead. Bakkai was another battlefield that Trump said he had to win to win another four years in Washington. Biden spent some time in the state on Monday and was another place where the Democrats hoped to return.
Biden doesn’t have to beat Florida and Ohio to win the presidential election, but his campaign hoped to turn the tide in those states after several encouraging polls in recent weeks.
Biden works well in Arizona
Biden seems to have made significant progress in Arizona, where demographic changes have accelerated the transition from traditional republican territory to the eventual democratic rise of the state. The president’s unpopularity and the rapid growth of the state – from a growing Latin American population to an influx of pensioners from the Midwest and other parts of the country – made his policy even more unpredictable, even in the four years from 2016, when Trump Hillary Clinton beat the state from 49% to 45.5%.
Clinton has created a democratic space in the densely populated Maricopa County, which includes the Phoenix and its suburbs – and the majority of the state’s voters – and Biden seems to continue that trend Tuesday night, and turnout in this important constituency seems strong.
Even in the fragments of the early return, some trends suggest that this is a very different race from the 2016 race. In states like Ohio and parts of Florida, Biden seems to be doing better in the suburbs than Clinton did four years ago. At the same time, the presidential team seems to have delivered what its voters promised – in some cases to make up for what the Democrats won with the early votes in the major states.
Results may not be known for a few days
Millions of ballots went unanswered in these three critical states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, many of which voted prematurely by mail and were supposed to favour the Democrats.
Even Georgia was at a standstill because officials in Fulton County, which includes Atlanta and its densely populated suburbs, said they had stopped counting mail at about 10:30 p.m. and that countdown continues at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday. Initially, the count in Fulton County was delayed by a water leak near the room where the ballots were counted, but none of the ballots were damaged.
Election officials in the so-called blue-rimmed Midwestern states tried to prepare the public late Tuesday night for the possibility that the full vote count could continue through the night and in Wednesday and later this week – meaning America may not know the winner of the presidential race for some time.
The slow vote count in these Midwestern states is of growing concern to the Democrats, who were hoping Biden could perform early victories in the swing states to prevent President Trump from announcing an early victory before he crossed the 270-vote threshold required for victory.
For weeks, Trump has made it clear that voters need to know the outcome of the election night – although this is rarely the case in the United States – and at the same time suggested that a subsequent count could be a sign of electoral irregularities, although there is no evidence for that and the count is much more difficult because so many people voted by mail to be safe during a pandemic.
Michigan officials expect a record voter turnout and hope the ballots counted at night will at least give the impression of an unofficial result within 24 hours of the polls closing, not just for a few days, as some had originally predicted, but that seemed uncertain.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson told reporters Tuesday night that the state can see the full results of any Michigan list within the next 24 hours, an improvement over the state’s initial prediction that it would not complete the list until Friday. The state is about to break an election record with more than 3 million ballots missed.
I’m here today to ask all of you to be patient, Mr. Benson. No matter how long it takes, no matter what the candidates say, we will work methodically and conscientiously to count all valid ballots, and only then will we determine who will win every race in the state of Michigan.
In the state of Pennsylvania, which is at a critical point, some of the longest delays may occur, not only because of a very complicated voting process with internal and external envelopes, but also because election officials were not allowed to start counting the votes by e-mail before election day. The Pennsylvania State Secretary called for patience late Tuesday evening and told the observers that they could expect the parties to return to normal and start working during the night.
In Wisconsin, some results in the main area of Milwaukee will not be released until after 5 a.m. on Wednesday, which means that the number of votes in some of Biden’s most critical areas will not be known until then.
Historical number of first connections
According to a survey of election workers conducted by CNN, Edison Research and Catalist, officials across the country counted more than 100 million votes before election day.
The economy is the main topic on voters’ minds on Tuesday, according to preliminary results from CNN’s National Exit Pole. These results are incomplete because the Americans still voted, but in those first actions, about a third said the economy was the most critical point. About one in five said racial inequality was the biggest problem, and one in six said that the coronavirus pandemic was the most important factor in their mood. However, most people believe that the nation should give priority to Kovid-19 containment over economic recovery.
Republicans have gone to great lengths to invalidate ballot papers and limit voter turnout through legal problems and questionable surveillance tactics bordering on voter harassment in some states. Trump spent the last few days summarizing the number of votes and insisting on the announcement of the winner on Tuesday night, even though America counted the ballots a long time ago in the days and weeks following election day.
With Biden leading the polls in many nation states and warring states, the president’s team expects an explosion of GOP participation on election day, relying on their intense, data-driven ground game to give a silent trump card to voters who say they are not included in the polls.
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