Election Updates: How Americans Are Swinging The Tide In Historic Ballot Battle
It’s officially the day after Election Day and Americans woke up without knowing who the next president of the United States will be.
Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden is having a good run after securing the key battleground state of Arizona, a state no Democratic presidential candidate has won since Bill Clinton. Biden also secured a win in Maine winning three of its four electoral votes. Maine is one of two states that doesn’t award all their electoral college votes to the statewide winner.
President Donald Trump secured wins in Texas, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Louisiana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.
Biden won Minnesota, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, New Hampshire, Colorado, the District of Columbia, New Mexico, New York, Virginia, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Illinois, Delaware and Connecticut.
That gives Biden electoral college votes and a candidate needs electoral college votes to win the election.
A top aide to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump’s premature declaration of victory early Wednesday and threatened to defend the counting of legally cast ballots in court.
The president’s statement about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect, Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a statement. It was outrageous because it is a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens.
Trump falsely claimed during remarks at the White House early Wednesday that he had won the presidential contest, even though ballots were still being counted in several states that would actually determine the outcome, and he threatened to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the counting of ballots he described as a fraud.
Trump’s remarks were consistent with his statements prior to the election in which he tried to cast doubt on the millions of absentee ballots cast this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. This is because those mail ballots always take time to count – sometimes several days.
Polls taken before the election indicated that Democrats were far more likely to vote by mail and Republicans were more apt to vote in person.
We repeat what the Vice President said tonight: Donald Trump does not decide the outcome of this election. Joe Biden does not decide the outcome of this election, O’Malley Dillon said in a statement. The American people decide the outcome of this election. And the democratic process must and will continue until its conclusion.