With four states to be defined, Joe Biden advanced on his way to the White House, but Donald Trump started the legal battle for the US presidency.
The Democrat won Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona to add 264 of the 270 votes he must obtain in the Electoral College to occupy the highest office in his country. His Republican rival had 214 at press time.
The contest is limited to Nevada, where there are six votes at stake, in addition to Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia, which accumulate 51.
If Trump wins these last three, he would add 265, which would be insufficient to reach the target figure. However, the vote count by mail is pending.
For example, Pennsylvania, where there are 20 votes at stake, receives ballots up to three days after the election and can be counted if they are postmarked November 3.
In a message from Delaware, Biden said that no one will steal democracy from them and issued a call for unity.
We are not enemies. What makes us Americans is much stronger than anything that can separate us, “he said.
Trump has contested Wisconsin, Michigan and wants to suspend the count in Pennsylvania, where it was losing.
We are going to sue to temporarily halt the count until there is meaningful transparency and Republicans can make sure all counting is done according to law, ”his campaign team announced yesterday.
An election clerk draws votes from the ballot box at a polling station in Oregon, a state that Joe Biden took
DISPUTE IS LIMITED; ASK FOR PATIENCE; WITHOUT DEFINING US PRESIDENCY
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden advanced the race for the White House by winning in key states.
Biden won Wisconsin and Michigan yesterday, adding 264 votes of the 270 he must obtain in the Electoral College to occupy the highest office in his country.
In addition, he clinched the victory in Arizona, which gave him 11 votes, a state in which Donald Trump won in 2016.
With yesterday’s counts, the contest is limited to the state of Nevada, where there are six votes at stake.
At the press of this edition, the entity has a closed count, with 49.3 percent of preferences for Biden and 48.7 percent for Trump.
The office of the secretary of state of that entity initially indicated that a new round of results would be announced Thursday morning.
If he wins in that state, the Democrat would reach 270 and take the presidency.
Three other entities in the east of the country are still at stake.
They are Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia.
In total, these states accumulate 51 electoral votes.
If Donald Trump won them, he would add 265, which would not be enough to reach the goal number.
However, the count of the votes advanced by mail is still pending.
Each entity determines the time in which it registers its early votes.
Each entity has its own legislation to process early votes sent by mail, so the counts can continue after election day / Photo: AP
In Michigan and Wisconsin, there are local laws that prevent counting the ballots of voters who were cast early.
As for the day of last Tuesday, there are states in which scanners and even space in the warehouses to store the ballots were lacking.
In Pennsylvania, where there are 20 electoral votes at stake, here, local law allows ballots to be received up to three days after the election and they can be counted until tomorrow if they are postmarked November 3.
In the state, 3.1 million ballots were sent by mail, which take time to process.
This is in contrast to the state of Florida, where there was no problem with the processing of nine million early votes.
The southeast entity prepared for a complicated scenario. After the experience of the 2000 elections, there were lessons that were learned.
No one is going to steal our democracy from us, not now or ever. America has gone too far. The United States fought too many battles, the United States endured too much to allow that to happen, ”said the Democratic candidate during a speech in the state of Delaware.
In the face of impeachment claims from President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted that it will take time for states to carry out their recounts.
Declaring that one won the election is different from finishing the recount, ” the legislator close to the president said at a press conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
McConnell said he is unperturbed by Trump’s claims that he will question the recount in key states.
It should come as no surprise that both sides are going to have lawyers there. The courts will decide the disputes, that’s how it is done in this country, “added the senator.
With information from AP and Reuters
TRUMP STARTS LEGAL BATTLE; ASKS TO STOP THE COUNTING OF VOTES
The US president filed lawsuits in several states in which the results favor Biden
The campaign of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, yesterday contested the elections in Wisconsin and Michigan, which his rival Joe Biden won, and wants to suspend the vote in Pennsylvania where, until the end of this edition, he was at a disadvantage.
Trump’s team said the count in Pennsylvania must be halted because his delegates were not allowed to approach within 7.6 meters of the scene.
We are going to sue to temporarily halt the count until there is meaningful transparency and Republicans can make sure that all counting is done according to law, ”said deputy campaign director Justin Clark in a statement.
Likewise, the Trump campaign denounced irregularities in “several” counties in Wisconsin and that in Michigan its delegates did not have access to the count in “numerous” locations.
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, assured that he is the winner of the presidential elections / Photo: AFP
In Wisconsin, Trump announced his intention to request a recount, denouncing that there are “reports of irregularities” and questioning the “validity of the results.”
Former Democratic President Barack Obama won Wisconsin by seven points in 2012. Four years later, Hillary Clinton did not campaign there and Trump beat her by less than one point.
We have started a lawsuit in a Michigan claims court to stop the count until they grant us meaningful access, ”the Trump campaign said.
He also asked that the votes already counted be reviewed.
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..AND FIGHT WITH TWITTER
In a new fight between the US president, Donald Trump, and the social network Twitter, it hid the president’s publications, in the framework of the elections, warning that its content is controversial and could be misleading.
Early yesterday, Trump claimed, without evidence, that the Democrats were trying to “steal” the election.
Last night he was leading in many key states, in almost all cases controlled by the Democrats. Then, one by one, it began to magically disappear (…) Very strange!
Trump’s tweet came after his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, declared that it was too early to determine the winner in the disputed states.
Twitter said posting the warning as part of its “civic integrity policy.”
Just yesterday, six of his tweets were flagged. “There were a large number of votes cast in secret, as has been widely reported!” Was one of the messages in which he accused fraud and which were flagged by the social network.
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