Donald Trump while addressing the media amidst a hotly contested Presidential election with Democratic candidate Joe Biden has complained of having the election being stolen from him as he even claimed to have won in Georgia while he has not yet been declared the winner. The President said he was sad with a group of people trying to disenfranchise his supporters.
President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls closed across the United States Tuesday — and a long night of waiting for results in key battlegrounds on the cards.
Trump is looking to book his second term in office after serving for 4 years in which he has been accused of making poor decision including on racism and how he has dealt with the Corona virus outbreak has claimed thousands of lives in the last 8 months in the US.
Currently as elections stand, Joe Biden is leading on the electoral votes with 224 while Trump closely follows with 213 with 270 needed to win the whole election. However there is about of 2 million votes still to be counted in Pennsylvania which proves to be the crucial decider in the final results.
Speaking at the White House, Trump appeared so confident that he will be re-elected and started by thanking all the millions who voted for him as he said that he is planning to have a big party on the night.
Trump also declared that it will be impossible for Joe Biden to catch up with in Pennsylvania while on the ground all votes are yet to be counted.
The results are flowing in, with US media projecting wins for the Republican incumbent so far in 23 states including big prizes Florida and Texas, as well as Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio — all states he won in 2016.
Biden has captured 18 states including his home state Delaware and big prizes California and New York, as well as the US capital. As with Trump, so far, all states claimed by Biden were won by Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.
So far, that gives Biden 224 electoral votes and Trump 213, after Nebraska split its electoral votes between the two — four for Trump and one for Biden, CNN and Fox News projected.
A number of key battleground states are still up in the air, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The magic number of electoral votes is 270.
The following is a list of the states won by each candidate and the corresponding number of electoral votes, based on the projections of US media including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC/NBC News, ABC, CBS and The New York Times.
North Dakota (3)
South Carolina (9)
South Dakota (3)
West Virginia (5)
District of Columbia (3)
New Hampshire (4)
New Jersey (14)
New Mexico (5)
New York (29)
Rhode Island (4)
STATES NOT YET CALLED
* Nebraska splits its five electoral votes — two electors are assigned based on the plurality of votes in the state, and the other three are awarded based on congressional district. Biden took one vote, in the 2nd congressional district