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US election live: Joe Biden one state away from being President after Michigan win

The fate of the US presidency hangs in the balance as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battle for familiar battleground states that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.The fate of the US presidency hangs in the balance as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battle for familiar battleground states that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.

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Voting has closed in the US and counting is underway, but while some results are emerging a final result could take a while yet. Here's a look at what happens next.Voting has closed in the US and counting is underway, but while some results are emerging a final result could take a while yet. Here's a look at what happens next.

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Biden's path to victory remains.Biden's path to victory remains.

Opinion | We didn’t get quick clarity. Here’s what we know so far. - The Washington Post

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PolitiFact | Trump falsely and prematurely claims 2020 presidential victory

Donald Trump hasn’t lost, but then again, Joe Biden hasn’t won. Rule nothing out, except maybe optimism, says Guardian columnist Marina HydeDonald Trump hasn’t lost, but then again, Joe Biden hasn’t won. Rule nothing out, except maybe optimism, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

OK, America, so what the hell happens now? | US elections 2020 | The Guardian

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden won Michigan and Wisconsin Wednesday, putting him on the brink of taking the White House from President Donald Trump, hours after the president’s team opened legal fights to stop vote counting in at least two states.Both CNN and NBC projected Biden would win Michigan, which Trump took in 2016, giving him 264 Electoral College votes out of the 270 needed to win the presidency. Trump has 214.Biden needs only to win an additional outstanding state, such as Nevada where he is leading, or Georgia, where his campaign believes absentee votes will push him over the top.Biden said he expects to prevail. “I’m not here to declare that we’ve won, but I am here to report that when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners,” he told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware.His remarks came after he scored a win over Trump in Wisconsin, closing off one of the president’s best routes to re-election.Trump’s campaign said it is suing in Pennsylvania and Michigan to halt vote counts that have been trending toward Biden.Trump falsely declared victory in Pennsylvania, one of the six states that has yet to be called by the Associated Press. The president was ahead in the state by 383,000 votes but Pennsylvania officials said more than a million ballots still have to be counted.Trump faces a more difficult path to victory. Trump would have to win all the battleground states that have not yet been called.Biden’s Wisconsin and Michigan victories reverse Trump’s upsets in 2016 when he defeated Hillary Clinton.Trump’s campaign said it would demand a recount in Wisconsin, where the candidates were less than 1 percentage point apart.Biden’s campaign said it expects to be able to declare overall victory Wednesday afternoon, sooner than many expected.Election officials continued to count votes in several battleground states as Democrats, whose expectations for a “blue wave” were dashed.Trump tweeted throughout the day casting doubt on the count of mail-in ballots, which were heavily Democratic, after the Election Day in-person votes were counted, which leaned Republican.“How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction,” the president said on Twitter. Another tweet mused about his leads “magically” disappearing in states run by Democratic governors.Bill Stepien, Trump’s campaign manager, insisted the president was headed for re-election and that the campaign was readying its lawyers to challenge results in some states.In a middle-of-the-night speech from the White House, Trump threatened to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene to stop what he called the disenfranchisement of Republican voters, without offering evidence that any wrongdoing had occurred.“Frankly, we did win this election,” Trump said, noting that he held a lead in a number of states where results were still uncertain. “So we’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop.”It wasn’t immediately clear what Trump meant, as states including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina and Nevada were counting legally cast votes. It is routine for states to continue counting votes after Election Day, and Pennsylvania said results likely wouldn’t be finalized for several days.U.S. stocks held onto their gains after the news, led by technology shares, on speculation that a split Congress would ensure the extension of key elements of the bull market, such as Trump’s 2017 corporate tax cuts. Treasuries also rallied.The unresolved outcome -- due to an unusually large number of mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus -- risks stoking tensions further in the U.S., beset by an economic downturn and the raging virus.But the Biden campaign was optimistic of the outcome and slammed Trump’s efforts to halt vote counting.“When all of the votes are tallied, we are confident that Vice President Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States,” said Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon.O’Malley Dillon said in a statement early Wednesday that Trump’s remarks were “outrageous, unprecedented and incorrect” and “a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens.”In Nevada, where tallying was halted until Thursday, Biden was clinging to a lead of almost 8,000 votes. In the nationwide popular vote, Biden leads by roughly 2 million.There were few surprises among states where the Associated Press announced winners, with Republican and Democratic states generally falling in line, despite expectations for several upsets.Trump won Florida, a crucial prize in the race to the White House that closed off Biden’s hopes for an early knockout in the election. The president also won Texas, which Democrats had hoped might flip and entirely reshape the electoral map.Trump won Ohio and Biden won Minnesota, states that each candidate had sought to take from the other but wound up politically unchanged from 2016.Trump still holds small leads in North Carolina and Georgia, though there are votes outstanding in each. Trump won both states in 2016. But Trump’s lead in Georgia was narrowing Wednesday evening.In addition to Wisconsin, Biden won Nebraska’s second congressional district, Minnesota, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, New York, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Delaware, District of Columbia and New Hampshire, according to the AP.Trump won Nebraska’s other four Electoral College votes, Ohio, Florida, Texas, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Missouri.Nebraska is one of only two states, with Maine, that award an Electoral College vote to the winner of each congressional district. Trump won two districts and Biden won one. Trump won the state overall, giving him Nebraska’s two remaining Electoral College votes.Trump won Maine’s second congressional district and Biden won the first, plus the state’s two at-large electoral votes.Even if Democrats yet claim the White House, a wave of support they hoped would also give them control of both chambers of Congress may fall short.Democrats would need to win three of the five Senate seats still undecided to leave the Senate with a 50-50 split, which would leave the party in the White House in control.Biden’s lead appears to be thanks to holding onto Latino and African-American voters in numbers similar to what Clinton had four years ago. And he narrowed Trump’s margin among White voters, voter surveys from the AP show.Trump had a 12-point lead among White voters in Tuesday’s election. Network exit polls four years ago showed him with a 20-point advantage among those voters. Biden led among Latino voters 30 points, Black voters by 82 points, and women by 12 points.(Michael Bloomberg, the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News, provided $100 million in support of Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris in Florida, half of that from his Independence USA PAC.)(Updates with count in Georgia in 28th paragraph. An earlier version of this story corrected the ninth paragraph to remove language about the first Republican wins in Michigan and Wisconsin.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden won Michigan and Wisconsin Wednesday, putting him on the brink of taking the White House from President Donald Trump, hours after the president’s team opened legal fights to stop vote counting in at least two states.Both CNN and NBC projected Biden would win Michigan, which Trump took in 2016, giving him 264 Electoral College votes out of the 270 needed to win the presidency. Trump has 214.Biden needs only to win an additional outstanding state, such as Nevada where he is leading, or Georgia, where his campaign believes absentee votes will push him over the top.Biden said he expects to prevail. “I’m not here to declare that we’ve won, but I am here to report that when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners,” he told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware.His remarks came after he scored a win over Trump in Wisconsin, closing off one of the president’s best routes to re-election.Trump’s campaign said it is suing in Pennsylvania and Michigan to halt vote counts that have been trending toward Biden.Trump falsely declared victory in Pennsylvania, one of the six states that has yet to be called by the Associated Press. The president was ahead in the state by 383,000 votes but Pennsylvania officials said more than a million ballots still have to be counted.Trump faces a more difficult path to victory. Trump would have to win all the battleground states that have not yet been called.Biden’s Wisconsin and Michigan victories reverse Trump’s upsets in 2016 when he defeated Hillary Clinton.Trump’s campaign said it would demand a recount in Wisconsin, where the candidates were less than 1 percentage point apart.Biden’s campaign said it expects to be able to declare overall victory Wednesday afternoon, sooner than many expected.Election officials continued to count votes in several battleground states as Democrats, whose expectations for a “blue wave” were dashed.Trump tweeted throughout the day casting doubt on the count of mail-in ballots, which were heavily Democratic, after the Election Day in-person votes were counted, which leaned Republican.“How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction,” the president said on Twitter. Another tweet mused about his leads “magically” disappearing in states run by Democratic governors.Bill Stepien, Trump’s campaign manager, insisted the president was headed for re-election and that the campaign was readying its lawyers to challenge results in some states.In a middle-of-the-night speech from the White House, Trump threatened to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene to stop what he called the disenfranchisement of Republican voters, without offering evidence that any wrongdoing had occurred.“Frankly, we did win this election,” Trump said, noting that he held a lead in a number of states where results were still uncertain. “So we’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop.”It wasn’t immediately clear what Trump meant, as states including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina and Nevada were counting legally cast votes. It is routine for states to continue counting votes after Election Day, and Pennsylvania said results likely wouldn’t be finalized for several days.U.S. stocks held onto their gains after the news, led by technology shares, on speculation that a split Congress would ensure the extension of key elements of the bull market, such as Trump’s 2017 corporate tax cuts. Treasuries also rallied.The unresolved outcome -- due to an unusually large number of mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus -- risks stoking tensions further in the U.S., beset by an economic downturn and the raging virus.But the Biden campaign was optimistic of the outcome and slammed Trump’s efforts to halt vote counting.“When all of the votes are tallied, we are confident that Vice President Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States,” said Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon.O’Malley Dillon said in a statement early Wednesday that Trump’s remarks were “outrageous, unprecedented and incorrect” and “a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens.”In Nevada, where tallying was halted until Thursday, Biden was clinging to a lead of almost 8,000 votes. In the nationwide popular vote, Biden leads by roughly 2 million.There were few surprises among states where the Associated Press announced winners, with Republican and Democratic states generally falling in line, despite expectations for several upsets.Trump won Florida, a crucial prize in the race to the White House that closed off Biden’s hopes for an early knockout in the election. The president also won Texas, which Democrats had hoped might flip and entirely reshape the electoral map.Trump won Ohio and Biden won Minnesota, states that each candidate had sought to take from the other but wound up politically unchanged from 2016.Trump still holds small leads in North Carolina and Georgia, though there are votes outstanding in each. Trump won both states in 2016. But Trump’s lead in Georgia was narrowing Wednesday evening.In addition to Wisconsin, Biden won Nebraska’s second congressional district, Minnesota, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, New York, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Delaware, District of Columbia and New Hampshire, according to the AP.Trump won Nebraska’s other four Electoral College votes, Ohio, Florida, Texas, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Missouri.Nebraska is one of only two states, with Maine, that award an Electoral College vote to the winner of each congressional district. Trump won two districts and Biden won one. Trump won the state overall, giving him Nebraska’s two remaining Electoral College votes.Trump won Maine’s second congressional district and Biden won the first, plus the state’s two at-large electoral votes.Even if Democrats yet claim the White House, a wave of support they hoped would also give them control of both chambers of Congress may fall short.Democrats would need to win three of the five Senate seats still undecided to leave the Senate with a 50-50 split, which would leave the party in the White House in control.Biden’s lead appears to be thanks to holding onto Latino and African-American voters in numbers similar to what Clinton had four years ago. And he narrowed Trump’s margin among White voters, voter surveys from the AP show.Trump had a 12-point lead among White voters in Tuesday’s election. Network exit polls four years ago showed him with a 20-point advantage among those voters. Biden led among Latino voters 30 points, Black voters by 82 points, and women by 12 points.(Michael Bloomberg, the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News, provided $100 million in support of Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris in Florida, half of that from his Independence USA PAC.)(Updates with count in Georgia in 28th paragraph. An earlier version of this story corrected the ninth paragraph to remove language about the first Republican wins in Michigan and Wisconsin.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

Biden’s Wins in Michigan, Wisconsin Put Him on Brink of Victory

Prematurely declaring election victory is a hallmark of non-democratic regimes.Prematurely declaring election victory is a hallmark of non-democratic regimes.

Donald Trump takes leaf out of autocrat playbook by falsely declaring victory before all votes counted

Donald Trump takes leaf out of autocrat playbook by falsely declaring victory before all votes counted

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The 2020 election is shaping up to be the biggest betting event of all time, betting companies say, with one player placing a record-breaking bet of one million British pounds ($1.3 million) on a victory for Biden***

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Leaders refrain from commenting until last ballots counted, pundits fill global airwaves with guesses as investors try to make sense of electionLeaders refrain from commenting until last ballots counted, pundits fill global airwaves with guesses as investors try to make sense of election

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The world waits for the next US President to be announced — not always patiently. Celebrities, writers, musicians and actors share their first reactions online.The world waits for the next US President to be announced — not always patiently. Celebrities, writers, musicians and actors share their first reactions online.

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As in 2016, the race will come down to the Midwest. Joe Biden urges patience; the president wants to stop the countAs in 2016, the race will come down to the Midwest. Joe Biden urges patience; the president wants to stop the count

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The presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden remains undecided as the final votes are counted in the battleground states of America. As it stands, Joe Biden has 227 electoral votes and Donald Trump has 213 votes.The presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden remains undecided as the final votes are counted in the battleground states of America. As it stands, Joe Biden has 227 electoral votes and …

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People are tensely waiting to find out the final result of the 2020 election - Donald Trump or Joe Biden. Here's how the celebrities are passing the time...A lot of different coping mechanisms going on here.

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Presidential contenders Donald Trump and Joe Biden are going neck to neck in the 2020 race. American observers have discussed what can affect the election odds of...Presidential contenders Donald Trump and Joe Biden are going neck to neck in the 2020 race. American observers have discussed what can affect the election odds of...

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With the White House race a nail-biter, today's other health care news covers ballot measures, Medicare, record hospitalizations and more.With the White House race a nail-biter, today’s other health care news covers ballot measures, Medicare, record hospitalizations and more.

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Millions of legitimate votes are still to be counted as the race for the White House goes down to the wire.Millions of legitimate votes are still to be counted as the race for the White House goes down to the wire.

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With swing states yet to complete their count of votes, the winner of this year's presidential election remains anyone and everyone's guess. Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Nevada remain uncalled, and only Fox News and the AP feel confident enough to project a win for Joe Biden in Arizona. The map appears to favor Biden,…With swing states yet to complete their count of votes, the winner of this year’s presidential election remains anyone and everyone’s guess. Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia a…

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Here’s a breakdown of the current electoral map, and which way it could swing.Here’s a breakdown of the current electoral map, and which way it could swing.

Which US states are still contested and what do Trump or Biden need to win?

Regardless of who wins, long-term investors should remain focused on the economic recovery. Regardless of who wins, long-term investors should remain focused on the economic recovery.

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If you strip away fantasies of a Biden landslide, the map looks like what we had expected, with the race coming down to Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.If you strip away fantasies of a Biden landslide, the map looks like what we had expected, with the race coming down to Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

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Trump's campaign requested a recount.Trump's campaign requested a recount.

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Donald Trump prematurely declared victory in the U.S. election early Wednesday morning. He also says he wants to go to the Supreme Court to halt the counting of ballots. By doing so, he is threatening to turn the vote into a farce.Donald Trump prematurely declared victory in the U.S. election early Wednesday morning. He also says he wants to go to the Supreme Court to halt the counting of ballots. By doing so, he is threatening to turn the vote into a farce.

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Donald Trump’s 2am speech claiming victory has been dismissed by a veteran Fox News hostDonald Trump’s 2am speech claiming victory has been dismissed by a veteran Fox News host

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Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons. Did 2020 kill the polling industry? A lot of analysts, and even some pollsters, sure think so. Prominent GOP pollster Frank Luntz told Axios that the election "has been devastating for my industry," which he thinks is "done." “Polling is done” ⁦@axios⁩ pic.twitter.com/5DX0xe0vit — Rozina Sabur (@RozinaSabur) November 4, 2020 Politico's Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, meanwhile, said "polling is a wreck and should be blown up." Most polls had the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, unseating President Trump. That remains feasible, but the criticism of the industry is being waged primarily because of the margins. Biden still has a path to 270 or more electoral votes if he picks up crucial swing states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, but many surveys had him winning those states in much clearer fashion. A narrow Biden victory, therefore, may wind up proving to be an even bigger indictment of pollsters than Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016. Tim O'Donnell We're not final yet of course, but a look at how much Trump overperfomed the RCP averages in swing states: OH: +7WI: +6IA: +6TX: +5FL: +4.5NC: +1GA: +1AZ: -2.5MN: -3 This could end up being a much worse night for polling than 2016, which is pretty remarkable. — Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 4, 2020

Polling is 'done,' says pollster

Just as many people and news outlets cautioned us, America ended election night with no clear answers about who won the presidential election, given the high number of absentee and mail-in ballots submitted this year due to the covid-19 pandemic. Both Joe Biden and to a lesser extent Donald Trump have paths to victory, and as of Wednesday morning the winner of the key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Michigan have yet to be declared, meaning U.S. constituents will likely continue to suffer at least until Friday, the deadline for mail-in ballots to be counted in Pennsylvania. Strap in my friends, because it’s going to be a long and shitty ride!Just as many people and news outlets cautioned us, America ended election night with no clear answers about who won the presidential election, given the high number of absentee and mail-in ballots submitted this year due to the covid-19 pandemic. Both Joe Biden and to a lesser extent Donald Trump have paths to victory, and as of Wednesday morning the winner of the key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Michigan have yet to be declared, meaning U.S. constituents will likely continue to suffer at least until Friday, the deadline for mail-in ballots to be counted in Pennsylvania. Strap in my friends, because it’s going to be a long and shitty ride!

We Don't Know Who Won the Presidential Election

Momentum Shifts In Joe Biden's Favour As He Takes Lead In Wisconsin, Michigan In Late Night Counting

Here are the top scenarios remaining for Biden, as well as Trump, to win the 2020 election. The Biden scenarios presume that he wins Nevada, a blue state where he is narrowly ahead.   Here are the top scenarios remaining for Biden, as well as Trump, to win the 2020 election. The Biden scenarios presume that he wins Nevada, a blue state where he is narrowly ahead.  

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Surging COVID-19 cases were expected to hurt Trump's chances in key states, but the results have been mixed | National Post

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Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan... by Wednesday afternoon, the map was turning blue.Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan... by Wednesday afternoon, the map was turning blue.

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With Trump-Biden both confident of a 2020 win, expect volatility in stocks and currencies.With Trump-Biden both confident of a 2020 win, expect volatility in stocks and currencies.