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US Election 2020: Path to presidency in sight for Joe Biden as Democrat enjoys late surge

US Election 2020: Path to presidency in sight for Joe Biden as Democrat enjoys late surge

US Election 2020: Path to presidency in sight for Joe Biden as Democrat enjoys late surge
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By Nazim Khan   | Abhishek Jha  Nov 5, 2020 1:06:14 PM IST (Updated)

The US Election 2020 finally appears to be inching closer to a result, although the threat of Donald Trump's legal challenge to the outcome could come in the way of a likely Joe Biden win.

The US Election 2020 finally appears to be inching closer to a result, although the threat of Donald Trump's legal challenge to the outcome could come in the way of a likely Joe Biden win.

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There are several ways in which Joe Biden could reach the White House and only a long shot that Trump will.
As of November 5, 10:00 am India time, AP has called states with 264 electors in Biden's favour, compared to 214 for Trump. This includes calling Michigan in favour of Biden, where the Democrat has a comfortable lead and Wisconsin where he has a slim lead. 99 percent of votes in both states have been counted.
Trump has filed lawsuits to stop counting in Michigan as well as Pennsylvania and Georgia, where the battle is too close to be called.
Besides Pennsylvania and Georgia, states yet to be called are Alaska, where Trump will likely win, North Carolina where the Republican is comfortably ahead, and Nevada, where Biden's small lead is expected to expand.
So with 264-214 in Biden's favour, he needs to win one of the below states to cross 270, with a likely win in Nevada expected to pave his way to the White House.
States not yet called
StateNumber of seatsTrump shareBiden shareVotes counted
Pennsylvania2050.748.189%
Georgia1649.649.198%
North Carolina1550.148.794%
Nevada649.348.775%
Alaska362.133.550%
If Trump has to win at the ballot, he will have to stitch up a victory in each of the five states above, amid a surge in favour of Democrats helped by mail-in ballots.
The Trump campaign had expected this and has declared postal ballots as being unreliable and has mounted a legal challenge.
If Biden is declared the eventual winner in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nevada -- and assuming the results are not foiled legally -- he will become the President.
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