The United States is preparing for the possibility of a decision in the presidential election in the coming hours. Secretary of State of Pennsylvania – State Electoral Division 20 Electors, Number that if Joe Biden Winning it will bring him beyond the 270-elect threshold needed for victory – she told CNN tonight (Thursday) that the country may end the vote count tonight. For now, Trump leads 1.7 percent after counting 92 percent of the vote, but his advantage is diminishing, and given the areas from which the remaining votes are supposed to be received – areas that are mostly in favor of Democrats – the Biden campaign is very optimistic about the possibility of winning there.
Biden, it will be recalled, has already amassed 264 electors, according to the Fox News network and the AP news agency, and therefore lacks only 6 to reach a number that gives victory in the election – 270. Other networks in the US, which unlike Fox News and AP have not yet Biden won In Arizona, Placing the Democratic candidate on 253 electors, and thus at a slightly greater distance from the finish line; But a victory in Pennsylvania, for its 20 electors, would give him the victory one way or another.
“I think we can definitely know the outcome in Pennsylvania by the end of the day,” said Local Secretary of State Kathy Bokever. This means that the result there can be known tonight according to Israel time.
Another country that is very close to ending its count is Georgia, Where after counting 98% of the vote, Trump’s advantage shrank to just 0.3%. Georgia has 16 electors, and if Biden succeeds in revolutionizing it, then according to Fox News and AP, it will reach far more than the 270 electors needed to win the election, and according to a network like CNN, it will reach 269 – distance A touch of victory. Since there are only 61,000 votes left that have not been counted in Georgia, it is estimated that the end result there will be very close, so even when the winner is announced – there is a high probability that the loser will appeal and ask for a recount.
In Arizona, A state that divides 11 electors, Biden’s advantage was reduced to 2.4% during the day after counting 86% of the vote, but he is still marked as a favorite to win. Fox News and the Associated Press announced yesterday that Biden had won in Arizona, but CNN and other networks are refusing to state this for the time being, claiming that Trump can still complete a makeover. The Biden campaign sounded cautious as well, saying it may take some time for full results to be obtained from Arizona.
In Arizona, 375,000 votes remain, with Biden leading by 68,000 votes. Most of the remaining votes count come from Maricopa County, the most populous area in Arizona. If Trump revolutionizes this country, he will significantly increase his chances of winning the election, but his path to 270 electors will still be longer than Biden’s.
In Nevada, Which divides 6 electors, so according to “Fox” and the AP will be enough to bring Biden from 264 to 270 electors, tonight Biden increased its advantage from 0.6% to 0.9%. So far, 88% of the votes have been counted. In the Biden campaign tonight they said they still believe he will win in Nevada, and even U.S. commentators familiar with the nature of the counties from which the remaining votes are expected to come are expressing a growing belief that Nevada will turn blue.
In the afternoon, Fox News reported that as in Michigan, Pennsylvania and other states, in Nevada, too, the Trump campaign intends to petition against the count. Meanwhile, legal action of this kind is not beneficial to Trump on the ground. Tonight a Michigan court rejected the petition seeking to stop the vote count in the state. U.S. television networks already announced Biden as the winner there yesterday, by a margin of 2.8 percent of the vote. In Georgia, too, Biden’s petition against the counting in one of the counties was denied.
Trump’s attempts to undermine the credibility of the election and convince the public that the election was stolen from him – although even in the Republican camp many deny this baseless claim – are giving their signals at least on the net. Tonight, Facebook announced that it had removed from the social network a group that had 365,000 followers and that promoted the claim that the election was stolen from President Trump. Facebook explained that it closed the group because it was intended to delegitimize the election campaign, and because it contained alarming calls for the use of violence. The group was used, among other things, to organize protests over the results.
According to US networks, with the many states Trump has won so far are: Indiana (11 electors), Tennessee (11), Missouri (10), South Carolina (9), Alabama (9), Kentucky (8), Louisiana ( 8), Oklahoma (7), Mississippi (6), Kansas (6), Arkansas (6), Utah (6), West Virginia (5), Nebraska (4), Idaho (4), Wyoming (3) , North Dakota (3), Montana (3), South Dakota (3) and Maine (1).
Biden won in California (55), New York (29), Illinois (20), New Jersey (14), Virginia (13), Washington (12), Arizona (11), Minnesota (10), Massachusetts (11), Maryland (10), Colorado (9), Oregon (7), Connecticut (7), New Mexico (5), Rhode Island (4), Hawaii (4), New Hampshire (4), Maine (3) ), Delaware (3), District of Columbia (3), Vermont (3) and Nebraska (1).
In the United States, it will be recalled that the person who is elected president is the most successful candidate Electors, And not necessarily the one that wins the majority of the vote: formally the president is not elected by the people, but by the “Electoral Fellowship”, a special body that convenes to vote on the identity of the president after the election. Each of the 50 states in the United States (as well as Washington, D.C.) is assigned a certain number of electors, that is, representatives in that body, according to its population size (e.g., California with a population of 55, and sparse Alaska with only 3). All of its electorate.Because there are a total of 538 electors, whoever gets 270 (i.e. more than half) – wins.In the case of a draw 269-269 the decision goes to the House of Representatives, and it is he who decides who will be the president.
By the way, in the votes of the voters themselves, Biden leads by a gap of almost 4 million votes over Donald Trump. He also set a record when he became the presidential candidate with the highest number of votes ever: so far he has garnered more than 72 million and easily. The previous record was set by Barack Obama in 2008, when he received 69.4 million votes. Baiden helped break the record for the fact that the turnout was particularly high this year – the highest estimate since 1908.
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