Destiny election in the US: Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden fight for president. There are more and more results, the map turns blue and red. The race is close.
Presidential elections in the US are likely to be decided, as it was four years ago in the Midwestern states. When the populous West Coast states also closed their election offices, the American media had already declared a winner for about 30 states. In none of these states has there been a change in the victorious party since 2016.
Democrats challenger Joe Biden does not get the hoped-for victory. Instead, the decision comes down to Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania in the Midwest and Arizona in the Southwest. However, US President Donald Trump is currently running for that.
However, the count may take longer in some key locations in these states. In the important state of Pennsylvania, it is unclear whether hundreds of thousands of votes will be counted in Philadelphia until Wednesday morning (local time). According to American journalists, election officials there stated that they only wanted to report part of the remaining votes during the night.
Trump has clearly won in Ohio, according to information from various US media outlets. To him, that bodes well for Midwestern states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. These states had already given Trump his narrow-minded election victory in 2016, and they are all characterized by a fairly white workforce.
Victories for Trump are also looming in Florida, North Carolina and Georgia. The Republican urgently needs all three states, Biden would have other paths to victory.
Who is at the forefront of which states?
Polling stations have closed in about two dozen states in the US, and the US media has been quick to declare expected winners in some states.
These are the current results of the United States presidential election:
Trump is at the forefront of these states: Texas (38), Indiana (11 voters), South Carolina (9), Oklahoma (7), Arkansas (6), Ohio (18), West Virginia (5), Tennessee (11), Kentucky (8), Louisiana (8) Wyoming (3), North Dakota (3) ), South Dakota (3), Nebraska (5), Kansas (6), Utah (6), Idaho (4).
These US states are likely to go to Biden: New York (29), California (55), Arizona (11), Washington (12), Oregon (7), Vermont (3), Delaware (3 voters), Maryland (10), Massachusetts (11), Connecticut (7), New Jersey (14), Illinois (20), Rhode Island (4), Missouri (10), New Hampshire (4), Colorado (9), Hawaii (4) and the federal capital Washington DC (3).
In the race for the American presidency, the focus is on the particularly hotly contested states, in which majorities constantly switch between Democrats and Republicans.
Major “swing states” include Florida, where 29 voters get the winners, Pennsylvania (20), Ohio (18) and North Carolina (15). But polls also pointed to a head-to-head race in Texas. The densely populated southern state with 38 voters has been going to Republicans for decades. In polls, Trump was only slightly ahead of Biden. In these states, polling stations close later.
The president is not directly elected by the people, but by 538 electoral men and women. Each state has a specific number, depending on the population size. The candidate with the most votes in the state basically 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.
Due to the corona pandemic, it is difficult to assess counting status during election night this year. Many Biden supporters had stated that they wanted to vote by letter. President Trump’s voters voted earlier on election day. States have different methods of counting which votes and when, so that wide fluctuations are possible during election night.
Democrats or Republicans – Who Gets the Majority in Congress?
On November 3, not only will the US president be elected, but also the House of Representatives and the Senate. Democrats can defend their majority in the House of Representatives.
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. Even if the Democrats have lost all races currently considered “close”, they should still retain a majority.
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Exciting battle for the Senate – who comes first?
The battle for a majority in the Senate looks fiercer, and it is still unclear which party will win a majority here after the November elections. 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.
The Democrats saw the election forecasts as a small advantage. If confirmed, the party could win majorities in Congress and the Senate alongside the US presidency. That would give them plenty of room to maneuver for the next two years and would be a major defeat for Trump and the Republicans.