Early Wed. Morning Biden's Path to Victory Seems Clearer, But Counting Will Continue For Days
9:40 AM Wed. Nov. 4th: The nightmare scenario arrived overnight as Donald Trump prematurely claimed victory even though there are millions of votes still to be counted and Joe Biden pulled ahead in several key states. Trump will seek a court order to stop the count, but that action has no chance of succeeding. Vote counting has always extended long after election day.
Overnight, Biden captured Arizona, took the lead in Wisconsin and Nevada and pulled even in Michigan. Trump leads in Pennsylvania, but most of the remaining votes are from Democratic strongholds. North Carolina and Georgia are very close too, with most of the uncounted ballots from Democratic leaning counties and cities.
In races that have been called, Biden leads the electoral vote 227 to 213, and he will win if he holds Nevada, Wisconsin and Michigan as expected, and captures the one electoral vote from Nebraska's second district in Omaha. Biden doesn't need to win North Carolina, Pennsylvania, or Georgia, but he still has a good shot in all three.
It's going to be a tense week and expect recounts in several states. But, as it stands now, Joe Biden seems to have the upper hand.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content