The vote counting of U.S. election has not yet completed, but Trump first announced that he “has won the election” and is ready to celebrate. Moreover, he will go to the Supreme Court to request that all vote counting stop.
The 74-year-old current Republican President Trump and the 77-year-old Democratic former Vice President Biden competed for the 59th president.
In addition to voting for the president, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 33 seats in the Senate will also be re-elected to produce the 117th US Congress.
Due to the COVID-19, the number of early voters in this US general election hit a record high, adding more unknowns to the election results.
The “swing state” has always been a weather vane for observing the U.S. election. This year, the two states——Florida and Pennsylvania——one north and one south, are of particular concern.
Trump takes the lead in declaring victory
The current president and Republican presidential candidate Trump delivered a speech at the White House, saying that he has won in Florida, Ohio, Texas and other states and will win Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. “Frankly, we did win this election”
Trump continued to criticize someone for cheating in the election. He even said that he will go to the Supreme Court to stop all vote counting.
Neither Trump nor Biden obtained the 270 electoral votes required to win. The latest exit poll from the Associated Press shows that Biden temporarily leads Trump’s 213 electoral votes with 224 electoral votes.
Reuters reported that Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, which are regarded as important “swing states”, may have to wait a few days for the final result. Michigan, which is also a “swing state,” is expected to have no unofficial results until the evening of November 4 at the earliest. Democratic candidate Biden delivered a brief speech on the morning of November 4th, US time. In addition to thanking his supporters, he also hopes that they can maintain their faith. He said he believes he will win the election.
On the other hand, US President Trump tweeted that he currently has a clear lead in the presidential election. He also accused his opponent of trying to “steal the election.” He said he would not let his opponent succeed, because voters should not be able to continue voting after the voting time is over.
Democratic Liberal Congressmen are re-elected
During the election for the House of Representatives, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Liberal congresswoman running in New York State. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez is very popular among liberals and young voters. She is also a supporter of leftist Senator Bernie Sanders.
According to the “New York Times” report on the election campaign, the voter turnout in this election may hit a record high. Michael P. McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who specializes in collecting U.S. election data. He told the New York Times that about 160 million U.S. voters will complete the vote. This also means that the overall turnout rate will be about 67%. This will be the United States. The highest turnout rate in the general election in the past century.
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