The tension in the race for the White House is mounting: after major victories in Michigan and Wisconsin, Joe Biden is almost there. The results are still pending in six states. The current results.

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Democrat Joe Biden is the favorite on the home front, while in the US the final votes are counted in the presidential election. After winning important states, the challenger appears to be just a stone’s throw from the White House. However, incumbent Donald Trump claimed victory for himself, sending his lawyers with lawsuits in several states. Read more about it here.

Depending on the calculation, Biden is missing 6 or 17 votes

Biden still misses 17 votes, Trump 56. According to calculations by the AP news agency and the TV channel Fox News, his victory in the state Arizona sure, Biden now has 264 of the 270 votes needed for a presidential election victory. After counting 88 percent of the votes in Arizona, the incumbent president now stands at 48.3 percent and Biden at 50.3 percent. Should Biden maintain his lead, former Vice President Barack Obama would only have to pick one state to win. However, the incumbent has recently been catching up in the important state.

The race is also still considered open Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, and Alaska. In Nevada, yielding six electoral votes, allowed Biden to extend his lead over Trump. He is now just below a percentage point, or just under 11,500 votes in favor of Trump. Previously, the difference was only about 8,000 votes.

In North Carolina After counting 95 percent of the vote, Trump is leading by 1.4 percentage points. In Alaska, just under half of all votes are counted, but it is very likely that the state will go to Trump.

Trump’s lead in Georgia and Pennsylvania is shrinking

In Georgia However, Biden almost caught up with Trump. The difference in the votes counted between the two candidates is only about 0.1 percentage point. There are 16 voters in the state.

Also in Pennsylvania Trump’s lead is shrinking. After the votes cast on election day were counted there, the majority of which benefited Trump, the votes now follow by mail. Democratic supporters were more likely to send their ballots than Republicans during the coronavirus pandemic. Biden is currently at 49 percent, he still has over 50,000 votes for Trump with 49.7 percent. Since there were delays in the U.S. mail, ballots arriving Friday afternoon would also be valid in Pennsylvania.

It is therefore foreseeable that it may take some time before there is clarity about the outcome of the elections.

These are the current results of the United States presidential election:

Biden: The result is clear

Biden saw himself standing in front of Trump on Wednesday. “Now, after a long night of counting, it is clear that we are winning enough states to get the 270 electoral votes it takes to win the presidency,” he said in Wilmington, Delaware.

According to corresponding media reports Biden won the disputed states of Michigan and Wisconsin against Trump. The Republican had declared himself the winner on election night on Wednesday morning and announced that he would file his claim with the US Supreme Court.

Trump continues to oppose postal voting

Since the election, Trump has posted several tweets ranting about vote count. His guideline, still in existence Tuesday night, “magically disappeared” in one state after another, he wrote. You can read a fact-check on his statements here.

Also at a performance at the White House on Thursday evening (local time) the president again alleged electoral fraud without providing any evidence.

Overall, Trump did significantly better than expected in polls in the election. However, three-year-old Biden missed the clear victory that the Democrats were hoping for. Before the election, the statistics portal “FiveThirtyEight” had calculated only about a ten percent chance that Trump would win.

Who is leading in which US states?

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) and Montana ( 3).

Biden certainly has these US states: 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), Missouri (10), New Hampshire ( 4), Nebraska (1), Colorado (9), Maine (3), Wisconsin (10), Michigan (16) and in the federal capital Washington DC (3).

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 one 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 forecasts 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.

Exciting battle for the Senate – who comes first?

The Democrats’ hopes of gaining control in the Senate were also seriously dampened. Several Republican senators, considered a shaky candidate, were able to defend their seats. The result is still open.

About a third of the Senate is re-elected every two years. This third is highlighted in the image.

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.

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