Biden at 238 electoral votes, Trump at 213: United States media

Sunday, 08 Nov, 2020

Trump says "we want all voting to stop", but the voting is over.

Biden took an outdoor stage in DE shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday and said the country needed more time to determine its next president, declaring, "Your patience is commendable". "We've done our duty", she said.

Millions of voters put aside worries about the virus - and some long lines - to turn out in person, joining 102 million fellow Americans who voted days or weeks earlier, a record number that represented 73 per cent of the total vote in the 2016 presidential election.

"We want the law to be used in a proper manner, so we'll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court".

The leading social network labeled the posts with a disclaimer stating that final results may differ from initial vote counts.

Mr Biden also said he feels confident about the outcome in Wisconsin and MI. That's a turnaround. We're feeling real good about Wisconsin and MI. "It ain't over until every vote is counted - every ballot is counted".

President Donald Trump is trailing the Democrat distantly with 114.

Trump's campaign requested a recount, thought statewide recounts in Wisconsin have historically changed the vote tally by only a few hundred votes.

Mr Biden also said he would win the much-watched state of Pennsylvania.

Despite warnings of clashes between Trump and Biden supporters, there were no wide-scale instances of voter intimidation.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order yesterday directing Pennsylvania officials to continue keeping the late-arriving ballots separate, affirming a decision already made by the state's top elections official Kathy Boockvar, who told them they were unlikely to affect the outcome in any case.

The results are continuing to trickle in and the fight is still close.

The incumbent Republican President has also won other key battleground states including Ohio, Iowa and Florida.

Biden outperformed Clinton in OH on Tuesday night but ultimately fell short of winning the state. In 2000, a Supreme Court ruling on December 12 - two months and five days after Election Day - ended the Florida recount and awarded the presidency to Republican George W. Bush over Democrat Al Gore. "The victor of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election has not been projected". Counting for votes received by November 3 was continuing, but roughly 20 states allow ballots to be counted if postmarked by November 3 but received in the days after. Anthony Medina, of Phoenix, who turned 18 four months ago, accompanied his cousin, who turned 18 on Election Day, to the polls Tuesday. Democrats lost House seats but were expected to retain control there.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted on Tuesday to extend voting at four polling sites that opened late. Trump has railed over several days about the high court's pre-election refusal to rule out those ballots and said he'd go in "with lawyers". It's the voters' place.