WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic candidate Joe Biden is on the verge of a landslide victory in the US presidential election, with 264 out of 538 electoral votes cast.
For the final victory of the presidential candidate in the United States, he must get 270 or more electoral votes.
Incumbent US President and Republican candidate Donald Trump, on the other hand, received 214 electoral votes. Now their victory depends entirely on the swing status. However, US political observers say that even if Trump gets all the electoral votes from the swing states, he will still be able to get a total of 268 electoral votes.
Although Biden is optimistic about his victory, he has told his supporters that he will not announce his victory until the full results are out.
Earlier, Trump’s campaign manager announced that rigging had taken place in Wisconsin and that Trump would file a formal recount there, while the Trump campaign team has approached a court in Michigan to stop the vote count. In addition, Trump’s team has announced to go to court in Pennsylvania to stop the counting.
The excitement in the recent US presidential election is palpable, as can be seen from the fact that Biden has become the first presidential candidate to garner more than 70 million votes. But Trump also received 68.6 million votes. Thus, the difference in the number of votes received by the two presidential candidates is only 2.4%.
Meanwhile, a transgender named Sarah McBride from Delaware won a seat in the US Senate, the first time in US history.
Not only that, but a candidate from North Dakota who had died of the corona virus a month earlier has been declared the winner.
Democratic supporters protested outside the White House, while Trump and Joe Biden’s supporters staged separate demonstrations in various places.