Joe Biden ruled the 2020 US election with his victory in the main state of Pennsylvania. The controversial Nevada fell to him on Saturday. Those are the results of the White House race, where available.
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After nearly all votes are counted, Democrat Joe Biden is in a race to win the White House. On Saturday, he secured 20 Pennsylvania voters, breaking the 270 electoral line needed for victory. The count was extremely exciting to the end. In some states there is no victory prediction yet. This is the current status of the count:
Pennsylvania (20 voters): Biden wins
Joe Biden had only taken the lead in Pennsylvania on Friday. He has since expanded his lead over Donald Trump – largely thanks to votes from metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Saturday around noon, the American media concluded in their polls: Biden won Pennsylvania and with it the American election.
Nevada (6 voters): Biden untouchable
77-year-old Biden has also secured victory in the state of Nevada, according to predictions from the AP news agency and TV station Fox. That gives him six more voters and improves his position in the foreseeable legal battle against incumbent Trump for the election results.
Georgia (16 voters): Biden increasingly for Trump
In the also controversial state of Georgia, the count continued on Saturday. Joe Biden increased his lead there to approximately 7,500 votes. However, there should be a recount in the state. Under local law, one of the counterparties can apply for it if the percentage of votes is only 0.5 percent or less apart.
North Carolina (15 voters): Narrow lead for Trump
In North Carolina, shortly before the end of the count, Trump remains close to the lead. But it should be enough to secure the state’s 15 voters.
Arizona (11 voters): US media sees Biden as a sure winner
According to calculations, AP news agency and TV broadcaster Fox News consider a victory for Biden in the state of Arizona as certain. Recently, Trump was able to catch up with the important state. Biden’s lead was only 20,000 votes – it was once more than 50,000. The state supplies eleven voters.
Alaska (3 Electors): Safe Bank for Incumbent Trump
In Alaska, only about half the votes are counted, but the state will most likely go to Trump. Of the votes counted so far, about two-thirds go to the incumbent US president, while the state awards three voters.
The choice has already been made in these states as well
Trump certainly has these US states (number of voters per state in brackets): Texas (38), Florida (29), Indiana (11), Iowa (6), South Carolina (9), Oklahoma (7), Alabama (9), Missouri (10), Arkansas (6), Ohio (18), West Virginia (5), Tennessee (11), Mississippi (6 )), Kentucky (8), Louisiana (8) Wyoming (3), North Dakota (3), South Dakota (3), Nebraska (4), Kansas (6), Utah (6), Idaho (4), Alaska (3) and Montana (3).
A total of 213 voters.
Biden certainly has these US states: Nevada (6), Pennsylvania (20), New Mexico (5), Hawaii (4), New York (29), California (55), Arizona (11), Washington (12), Minnesota (10), Maine (4), Oregon (7), Vermont (3), Delaware (3), Maryland (10), Virginia (13), Massachusetts (11), Connecticut (7), New Jersey (14), Illinois (20), Rhode Island (4), New Hampshire (4), Nebraska ( 1), Colorado (9), Maine (3), Wisconsin (10), Michigan (16) and the federal capital Washington DC (3).
In total 253 voters.
In the US, the president is not directly elected by the people, but by 538 electoral men and women. Each state has a certain number, depending on the population size. The candidate with the most votes in the state, in effect, registers all of the state’s electorate for himself. Exception: In Maine and Nebraska, voters’ votes are divided according to the majorities in the constituencies. The state overall winner will receive two more votes. In Maine, Trump won an extra voter and Biden won another in Nebraska.
Democrats or Republicans – Who Gets the Majority in Congress?
On November 3, not only the US president was elected, but also the entire House of Representatives and parts of the Senate. The Democrats were able to defend their majority in the House of Representatives. So far, they occupied 232 of the 435 seats in the Congress Chamber, which were fully eligible for voting in the election.
These are the current projections for the race for the House of Representatives:
The 435 members of the House of Representatives each represent one constituency and are directly elected every two years. The survey shown reflects trends in the constituencies.
The battle for the Senate will of course not be decided until January
Only two second elections in the state of Georgia in early January are expected to decide the majority in the United States Senate for the next two years. Republican Senator David Purdue and his Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff could not decide their races on the first ballot, AP news agency reported Saturday night based on vote numbers and voter surveys.
In addition to the two second elections in Georgia, the results for two seats in Alaska and North Carolina are still pending – but the previous Republican senators are leading the way there. If the races work in their favor, Republicans would advance to 50 seats.
Here are the current projections:
The Senate consists of 100 senators. Each state has two seats. In the states that must grant a mandate, decisions are taken by majority vote. The survey values shown reflect the trends in the states.