UPDATE 7:00 a.m. – Joe Biden is about to bring in the presidential election. The Democratic candidate for the presidency of the United States seems to turn his backlog with President Donald Trump in the state of Georgia (16 electors) into a head start. That reports news station CNN. Over the past few hours, Trump‘s head start in that southeastern state is noticebly shrinking.
In terms of rounded percentage of votes in Georgia, Biden and Trump are now 49.4%. Trump’s lead has thus been reduced to only 1709 votes.
According to Fox News, Biden is on 264 voters, according to The New York Times, 253, Trump now has 214, text runs under the graphic.
Nevada (6) also seems to go to the Democrats. In Arizona (11), Biden is still ahead, but Trump is stepped up. However, that state cannot save the incumbent president. Meanwhile, the legal struggle has also erupted.
American media expect to be able to give more clarity about the latest outcomes soon. It may well be that the 77-year-old Biden will be ticking the necessary 270 electors on Friday. It is already clear that Trump is going to fight the results before a judge and possibly up to the US Supreme Court.
Pids called on Thursday evening in a short speech to be patient. He reiterated that all votes must be counted first. Trump went into a speech in the counterattack and again accused the Democrats of fraud.
The American president cannot afford much more in the election campaign. Actually, he needs to be able to drag all the remaining states in order to get back into the White House. Only Nevada (6 electors) is of less importance, although he can use that state well, but Biden is ahead of it. Nevada‘s results are probably not coming in until this weekend.
If Biden manages to achieve quite a total election gain, by reaching at least 300 electors, it is possible that the Trump team can litigate what it wants, but that it is pointless.
Head start is also shrinking in Pennsylania
Trump’s generous lead in Pennsylvania (20 electors) has been crushed last day. When 75% of the votes were counted, he still had a 55% head start, now that after 90% of the votes in Pennsylvania, Trump still has a lead of 22,576 votes, after half of his lead evaporating in a matter of hours. Trump has in Pennsylvania for now 49.5 percent of the votes and his Democratic challenger 49.2 percent.
Lots of numbers, but what does it mean? According to accounting masters of The New York Times, Biden is going to win the state with no less than 20 electors. This is because the votes that were passed last, mainly – mostly by Democrats – were sent by post.
Where the ‘last voices’ in Arizona are mainly pro-trump, in Pennsylvania they are pro-bidding. Anyone who calculates the percentage of BIDEN votes among the post-votes with the votes still to be counted comes to the conclusion that ‘blue’ wins, the data journalists already published on Wednesday.
270 voters Wednesday
evening showed that Biden increased its lead over Trump in Nevada, from about 8000 to 12,000 votes. The difference is now about a percentage point. If Biden wins there and if it is confirmed that he won in Arizona, he will have the necessary 270 voters in his pocket. He could then be proclaimed the 46th President of the United States. Democrate Hillary Clinton won Trump in Nevada four years ago, ahead of 2.4 percentage points.
A candidate can request a recount of the votes in Nevada regardless of the difference. President Trump‘s campaign team announced earlier in the day to file a lawsuit for alleged electoral fraud in Nevada. 10,000 people in the state would have cast their votes when they were not allowed to. Evidence hasn’t been provided yet, but according to Trump‘s team, dead people have been “agreed”.
Arizona is still exciting
Trump is, according to the latest information from Reuters in Arizona, 48.5 percent of the votes and Biden is 50.1 percent. A few hours ago, this was 47.9 percent and 50.7 percent respectively. So Trump is moving in. 86 percent of the votes are now counted in Arizona.
Among other things, the American news channel Fox News predicted very early that Biden had won the election in Arizona. Other media like CNN don’t dare to do that yet.
According to The New York Times, Fox should never have given the victory in Arizona to Biden. It was known for a long time that the votes that were counted last would often be in Trump‘s advantage.
Trump head start in Georgia gets tighter
President Donald Trump’s lead over his challenger JoeBiden is becoming smaller in the U.S. state of Georgia (16 electors). CNN reports that Biden there is 9,000 votes behind Trump. Trump has only a 0.2 percent head start left.
If Biden gets about 60 percent of the remaining votes, he passes Trump and wins the 16 voters of Georgia. That makes him almost certain of the presidency. The uncounted votes come mainly from parts of the state where the Democrats have many supporters, such as the capital Atlanta.
In addition to the votes not yet counted, there may also be votes from Georgia military on their way from abroad. If they are sent on election day, last Tuesday, and arrive before Friday, the votes are valid and have to be counted. How many of those votes are on the way is unknown. According to the authorities in Georgia, nearly 9000 soldiers applied for a ballot. These can also be important for Biden. According to the military news site Military Times, young soldiers have a preference for Biden, while veterans mainly support Trump.
According to The New York Times, Trump defended 24,000 votes earlier in the morning in Georgia, and several media reported that the Republican had 100,000 more voters around midnight.
According to several American media, Biden owes his catch-up to voices from Atlanta and the surrounding area, where many Democrats live. However, votes are also expected from outlying areas where Trump is expected to have been voted for.
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the battle’: The demand by President Donald Trump‘s campaign team to separate postal votes entered after election day in the state of Georgia has been rejected. A judge said there is no evidence that late votes have ended up in a pile of other ballots. Nor is there any evidence of the allegation that banknotes received after 7 p.m. on election day, according to the judge.
The lawsuit was about fifty ballots which, according to the Republicans, were “not properly processed.” They had demanded that all late ballots were not counted.
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.
Counting votes has become a hot issue. In several states there were riots and turmoil at polling stations, while inside counted feverishly and Fox News filmed the voting counters and labeled as “real patriots” doing their “democratic duty” — a direct attack on Trump’s plans — several places outside demonstrated.
In some places it was called to ‘count every voice’, elsewhere it was called to stop the counting process immediately. The president himself, too, issues different messages in different states, say professors with a legal background.