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US Election 2020: Joe Biden Takes Early Lead

The Electoral College count showed that Joe Biden, the Democratic Party Candidate was leading with 238 votes while Donald Trump, the incumbent, and the Republican Party Candidate had 213 votes.

Media reports  noted that Joe Biden took an early lead and maintained it heading into the overnight hours of Tuesday to Wednesday morning. Biden is also projected to add five more seats.

However, some key battleground states like Michigan along with Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina are yet unknown

Biden is projected to win Arizona (11), California (55), Connecticut (7), Colorado (9), District of Columbia (3), Delaware (3), Hawaii (4), Maryland (10), Massachusetts (11), Minnesota (10), New Hampshire (4), New Jersey (14), New Mexico (5), New York (29), Oregon (7), Rhode Island (4), Vermont (3), Virginia (13), and Washington (12). He also picked up a single vote from Nebraska’s second district but lost the other district.

Trump is projected to win Alabama (9), Arkansas (6), Florida (29) Idaho (4), Indiana (11), Iowa (6), Kansas (6), Kentucky (8), Louisiana (8), Missouri (10), Nebraska (5), Ohio (18), Oklahoma (7), Mississippi (6), Nebraska’s first district (4), North Dakota (3), South Carolina (9), South Dakota (3), Tennessee (11), Texas (38), Utah (6), and West Virginia (5), Wyoming (3).

As with Trump, so far, all states claimed by Biden were won by Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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The battle for 270 electoral votes is hotly contested.

According to the Washington post, President Trump asserted election fraud and disclosed at the White House early Wednesday that he’d won several states that are still counting ballots, including Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Joe Biden had earlier stated that ‘we believe we’re on track to win this election.’

‘It ain’t over till every vote is counted,’ Biden said.

It has been revealed that about 100 million people had participated in early voting before the Election Day on Tuesday, breaking the record for the highest voting rates since 1908.

Peace Omenka

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