The election campaign in the U.S. state of Arizona (11 electors) becomes more exciting as more votes are counted. Republican Donald Trump is approaching his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
According to the latest information from Reuters, Trump stands at 48.1 percent of the votes and Biden is 50.5 percent. A few hours ago this was 47.9% and 50.7% respectively. 86 percent of the votes are now counted in Arizona.
Among other things, the American news channel Fox News has predicted that Biden will win the elections in Arizona, but other media do not dare to do so yet. According to some media, Joe Biden is currently on 264 electors and according to others, including CNN news channel, 253 electors. According to various forecasts, Trump stands at 213 (CNN) or 214 (Fox News) electors.
Trump supporters demonstrated local time in Arizona on Wednesday night, including for the Maricopa County Electoral Office in Phoenix. The protesters were angry at an unsubstantiated story that votes for the president would deliberately not be counted.
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Trump‘s lead in Georgia is getting tighter
President Donald Trump’s head start over his challenger Joe Biden is getting smaller in the U.S. state of Georgia (16 electors). Where Trump stood 0.7 percent for Biden a few hours ago, the difference has now fallen to 0.5 percent.
Trump currently stands at 49.6 percent of the vote, Biden at 49.1 percent. 95 percent of the votes have now been counted.
According to the American newspaper The New York Times, Biden was still 100,000 votes behind Trump on Wednesday morning, but the president‘s lead has now fallen to 24,000 votes, or 0.5 percent. According to Georgia law, a candidate may apply for a recount if the difference is 0.5 percent or less.
According to the newspaper, Biden owes its catch-up to the votes counted in the Atlanta region, where many Democratic voters live. However, there are still voices coming in from the outskirts, where the Republicans are better represented.
Trump mentioned earlier that he is going to court in Georgia, among other things, to prevent postpost ballots that have arrived late from being counted. In Georgia, only postal votes received until 7 p.m. on election day are counted.
Where is no counted?
Alaska (3 electors)
In the north-western Alaska, Trump is going well in the lead, and it will probably remain that way. The state is known as a stronghold of the Republicans. The results may be delayed, because according to the latest figures, only 56% of the votes are counted in the state where many people live in remote places.
Arizona (11 electors)
In the south-western state of Arizona, Biden seems to be heading for victory. Some media have already declared him the winner, but other major news channels are still reluctant. Top driver Katie Hobbs told ABC News that in Maricopa County, where the city of Phoenix is located, 400,000 ballots still need to be counted.
Georgia (16 electors)
Trump takes a close lead in Georgia with 49.6 percent of the votes counted, 0.5 percentage points more than his opponent. In the state, 95 percent of the votes are counted. If the difference between the candidates is 0.5 percent or less, a recount can be requested.
Maine (4 electors)
In Maine, electors can go to several candidates. Two electors go to the candidate who gets the most votes in the entire state. About 87% of the votes would have been counted there. Two more electoral men are divided among the candidates who win in the two separate constituencies.
Michigan (16 electors)
Biden has been named a winner in the northern state by several major media. When around 99% of the votes were counted, he stood ahead with 50.3% against 48.1%. Trump’s team has gone to court to shut down the counting of the votes.
Nevada (6 voters) In
Nevada, about 86 percent of the votes were counted. The local authorities expect it to take until 18.00 Dutch time on Thursday until all votes are counted. Most ballots that still need to be processed would have been sent by post. Biden now stands at 49.3 percent of the vote, compared with 48.7 percent for Trump.
North Carolina (15 electors)
Trump, according to interim figures, is leading 50.1 percent against 48.7 percent in this southern state, where about 95 percent of the expected votes are counted. In North Carolina, postal votes received no later than 12 November can still be counted,provided that they were sent on time. This means that a complete result can take some time to come.
Pennsylvania (20 electors)
Pennsylvania is seen as one of the most crucial swing states. Around 88 percent of the votes are counted and Trump is leading, with 50.8% of the expected votes compared with 47.9 percent for Biden. Postal votes can still be accepted in the State for up to three days after the election day. They must have been sent to the mail in time. Pennsylvania is one of the states where Trump‘s team has filed a lawsuit to stop voting counting. A recount can also take place if the difference between the candidates is ultimately very small.
Wisconsin (10 electors)
In this major swing state, 99 percent of the votes are counted. The difference between Trump and Biden is less than one percent. The president could count on 48.8 percent of the vote, his rival Biden at 49.4 percent. American media have already identified Biden as the winner. Trump’s team is demanding a recount.