Voting in the 59th US presidential election, largely discussed as a fight for White House, has been completed in almost all states. Expected results from 43 of the 50 states have been released, with Democratic candidate Joe Biden currently holding 243 electoral college votes, compared to President Trump’s 214.
There is fierce competition between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Counting of votes continues, so far no one has won.
Expected results show strong competition between the two candidates in the US states of Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Trump has so far won 23 states. These include Texas, Ohio and Florida. Trump has outperformed opinion polls.
Biden may win in Arizona, but he faces tougher competition in Nevada than expected.
President Trump has accused the rigging in election but has provided no evidence. He has said that he can approach the Supreme Court on the issue of counting millions of votes.
President Trump has been saying for weeks that his political rivals, the Democratic Party, could be accused of rigging and stealing votes if the election results are contested.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2020
Members of the Democratic candidate’s campaign have denied the allegations and called on Americans to “trust the electoral system.”
Donald Trump does not decide the outcome of this election and nor do I. The American people decide. That’s why we’ve launched the Biden Fight Fund — to ensure every vote is counted.
Chip in to help fund our election protection efforts across the country: https://t.co/ps6VhGy0m5
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 5, 2020
This could be the largest turnout in the United States in more than a century. We may wait several days for the results.
System of US presidential election
To become president in the United States, the candidate doesn’t really need to get the popular vote, meaning the one who gets the most votes will win. Instead, in a system called the Electoral College, a candidate has to get a majority. Under the Electoral College system, each US state receives a certain number of votes or ‘electoral’ in proportion to its population.
So if the candidate wins this state, he gets the allotted number of votes for that state. The total number of Electoral College votes across the United States is 538, and the presidential candidate who receives 270 of these votes will win.
Who will win US election 2020?
At the moment, we do not know who is going to be the next president of the United States, because many votes have not yet been counted to determine which of Donald Trump or Joe Biden will win.
In fact, due to this pandemic, it will take more time to count a large number of postal votes, it may take several days for the final results to come out.
And if the results are legally challenged by a candidate, it can take weeks to decide who is going to win this fight for White House.