UPDATE 23.45 p.m. – Joe Biden is on the verge of dragging into the presidential election. On the east side of the country, Trump loses ground in Georgia (16 voters) and Pennsylvania (20 voters) – states he needs anyway. Nevada (6) also seems to go to the Democrats. In Arizona (11), Biden is still ahead. 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 tick the necessary 270 electors on Thursday or Friday Dutch time. 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.
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.
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. At least 10,000 people in the state would have cast their votes when they should not. Evidence hasn‘t been provided yet, but according to Trump’s team, dead people would have voted.
Arizona is still exciting
Trump is, according to the latest information from Reuters in Arizona, 48.1 percent of the votes and Biden is 50.5 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 Fox News, Biden is on 264 voters, according to The New York Times, 253, Trump now has 214, text runs under the graphic.
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‘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). CNN reports that Biden there is 9,000 votes behind Trump. Trump has only a 0.2% lead left. 99 percent of the votes are counted.
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. And according to news station CNN, it‘s not impossible for Biden to catch up with Trump. 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 votes from Atlanta andarea, 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.
Head start also declines in Pennsylania
In Pennsylvania, Trump‘s lead is shrinking. When 75% of the votes were counted there, he had a 55% head start, now 92% of the votes stood at 50.1%, compared with 48.7% for Biden. There are more than half a million votes to be counted. Trump stands for 90,000 votes, became clear Thursday night. The state expects to be able to proclaim a winner soon.
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.
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.
Alaska (3 electors)
In the north-western Alaska, Trump is heading well ahead and will probably remain so. 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. Trump is catching up.
Georgia (16 electors)
Trump takes the lead in Georgia with 49.5 percent of the votes counted, 0.3 percentage point more than his opponent. At least 95 percent of the votes are counted in the state. If the difference between the candidates is 0.5 percent or less, a recount can be requested. According to CNN, the TRUMP team is‘ shocked ‘that normally‘ red ‘Georgia has been at stake for the Republicans at all.
Maine (4 electors)
In Maine, electors can go to several candidates. Biden is comfortable at the head. 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 50.6% against 47.9%. Trump‘s team threatens to go to court to count the votesmake it stop.
Nevada (6 electors)
According to AP, 76 percent of the votes were counted in Nevada. 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 49.4% of the votes, compared with 48.5% for Trump. The president’s team states that outsiders somehow voted in Nevada and voted through ‘dead people’. The allegations have not been made concrete.
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 they are dispatched on time. This means that a complete result can take a while to come, but it is expected that Trump will be able to get into this state.
Pennsylvania (20 electors)
Pennsylvania is considered one of the most crucial swingstates. Around 88 percent of the votes are counted and Trump is leading, with 50.3% of the expected votes compared with 48.5% 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 post 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. Trump needs the state anyway, if he wants to stay in the White House for another four years.
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 48.9 percent of the vote, his rival Biden at 49.6 percent. American media have already identified Biden as the winner. Trump’s team is demanding a recount.