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Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump to win presidency


GSA recognises Biden’s win, allowing presidential transition to go ahead, as Trump says he will leave White House if electoral college votes for Biden.


Which states haven’t been called yet?

This table shows an estimate for the amount of votes remaining to be counted in each state where the winner is not yet known, and the number of votes separating the current leading candidate from the second-placed party (the margin). Taken together the two things suggest how much scope there is for the positions to change in the final count.

Key states to watch

The race for the presidency is usually decided in a small number of key battleground states that switch party allegiance between elections.

Democrats
Republicans

Florida
29 electoral college votes
Est. vote count 100%
Winner called a month ago
Candidate Votes Percent
Donald Trump 5,668,731 51.2%

Joe Biden

5,297,045 47.9%

Jo Jorgensen

70,324 0.6%

Why does it matter?

Florida has voted with the eventual winner in all but one presidential election since 1964. It is also the swing state with the largest population and the most electoral college votes.

Georgia
16 electoral college votes
Est. vote count 100%
Winner called 11 days ago
Candidate Votes Percent
Joe Biden 2,474,507 49.5%

Donald Trump

2,461,837 49.3%

Jo Jorgensen

62,138 1.2%

Why does it matter?

Long a Republican stronghold, southern Georgia has recently become more of a battleground state due to its growing black electorate. In the 2018 governor’s election, Republican Brian Kemp defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams by just 1.4 percentage points.

Michigan
16 electoral college votes
Est. vote count 100%
Winner called a month ago
Candidate Votes Percent
Joe Biden 2,804,040 50.6%

Donald Trump

2,649,852 47.8%

Jo Jorgensen

60,381 1.1%

Why does it matter?

Trump won Michigan by just 0.2 percentage points in 2016 – the narrowest margin of any state. In the six elections prior, the state consistently voted Democratic.

Nevada
6 electoral college votes
Est. vote count 100%
Winner called 23 days ago
Candidate Votes Percent
Joe Biden 703,486 50.1%

Donald Trump

669,890 47.7%

Jo Jorgensen

14,783 1.1%

Why does it matter?

Nevada’s population has grown rapidly in the past two decades, as has the share of Latino, Black and Asian American voters in the state. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won Nevada by a margin of 2.4 percentage points.

How does the election work?

The winner of the election is determined through a system called the electoral college. Each of the 50 states, plus Washington DC, is given a number of electoral college votes, adding up to a total of 538 votes. More populous states get more electoral college votes than smaller ones.

 

A candidate needs to win 270 electoral college votes (50% plus one) to win the election.

 

In every state except two – Maine and Nebraska – the candidate that gets the most votes wins all of the state’s electoral college votes.

 

Due to these rules, a candidate can win the election without getting the most votes at the national level. This happened at the last election, in which Donald Trump won a majority of electoral college votes although more people voted for Hillary Clinton across the US.

How are the results reported?

The election results on this page are reported by the Associated Press (AP). AP “call” the winner in a state when they determine that the trailing candidate has no path to victory. This can happen before 100% of votes in a state have been counted.

 

Estimates for the total vote in each state are also provided by AP. The numbers update throughout election night, as more data on voter turnout becomes available.

source: theguardian

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