US election: Biden is overwhelming electoral votes, Trump is chasing closely
According to the New York Times update at 12:48 pm North American Time (ET), Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump a long way in terms of electoral votes at a ratio of 213: 174.
|President Donald Trump is closing the gap with rival Joe Biden. Screenshot New York Times.|
A few minutes ago, current Republican President Donald Trump narrowed the gap with Democratic rival Joe Biden by 212: 223. On the popular vote, the gap between the two candidates was different. Not great when Biden is ahead of Trump with 62,231,947 votes (49.7%) : 60,879,131 votes (48.6%).
The calculations of popular and electoral votes were calculated by the New York Times based on data from the AP and Edison Research and with the analysis of voting results in the states.
The two candidates are going through a tough battle in battle states as some states are expected to announce their voting results on November 3 election day, while others will take a few days after election day. synthesizing and tallying email ballots and provisional ballots (second hand ballots).
President Trump won the battlefield in Florida, arguably the most valuable battleground state this year, while Mr. Biden and the Democrats worked to complete an epic campaign to shape the response of America before the widespread Covid-19 pandemic and fundamental problems of economic and racial justice.
The race to win votes became suffocating. While Trump claimed to win the battlefields of Ohio and Iowa, Biden “held” Minnesota and Iowa, two states with modest votes that Trump had hoped to get.
According to the AP, it is too early to successfully divide some states with fierce disputes on the electoral map, such as North Carolina, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.
However, as predicted earlier, President Trump has retained many of the states he won in the 2016 election season and the race is now partly on the three industrial northern states, including Michigan and Wisconsin. and Pennsylvania – where Trump shocked Democrats four years ago.
Millions of American voters disregarded Covid-19 and came to a long queue waiting to vote in person. Before that, 102 million Americans voted early, a record number, equal to 73% of the total number of votes in the 2016 presidential election.
Initial results in some of the key battlefield states have changed as election officials process a large number of mail ballots. Democrats often outperform Republicans in terms of mail votes, while Republicans seem to dominate the number of voters to vote on November 3. That means that the gap between the two candidates is largely dominated by early or election day ballots – numbers are being aggregated by states to announce.