After big wins in Michigan and Wisconsin, Joe Biden is almost there. The results are still pending in six states. The current status of the race to move to the White House.
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Democrat Joe Biden is the favorite on the home front, while in the US the last votes are counted in the presidential election. Biden currently has 253 of the 270 electoral votes required to win the presidential election. The challenger appears to be just steps away from the White House. The choice has now been made in these states:
Pennsylvania (20 voters): Trump leads, but Biden is catching up quickly
Observers expect that vote counting (currently 95 percent) in Pennsylvania could soon be over – and that could rule the election: because Biden has caught up en masse here in recent hours and is only 18,000 votes behind Trump. If Biden catches up with Trump and secures the state’s 20th electorate, the election will be decided.
Georgia (16 voters): Trump leads Biden by a few hundred votes
In Georgia, Biden continued to catch up to Trump’s initial lead as the ballots received in the mail were counted. In Georgia, Biden was still several hundred votes behind Trump at 8.45 a.m. CET. 99 percent of the votes have been counted so far. Georgia has 16 voters.
Nevada (6 voters): Biden’s lead is growing
In Nevada, which brings in six electoral votes, Biden was able 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.
North Carolina (15 voters): Narrow lead for Trump
In North Carolina, after counting 95 percent of the vote, Trump is leading by a few percentage points. The state has 15 voters.
Arizona (11 voters): US media sees Biden as a sure winner
This is shown by calculations by the AP news agency and TV broadcaster Fox News, which consider a victory for Biden in the state of Arizona as certain. But recently Trump was able to catch up with the important situation. Here Biden takes the lead with more than 47,000 votes.
After counting 90 percent of the votes in Arizona, the incumbent president now comes in at 48.5 percent and Biden at 50.1 percent.
Alaska (3 Electors): Safe Bank for Incumbent Trump
In Alaska, only slightly more than half of all votes are counted, but the state will most likely go to Trump. The incumbent US president leads with more than 60 percent of the vote, and the state awards three voters.
The choice has already been made in these 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 the state’s electorate for himself. Exception: In Maine and Nebraska, electorate votes are divided according to 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.
Exciting battle for the Senate – who comes first?
Democrats’ hopes of gaining control in the Senate have also been 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.