The US elections are in the pipeline. Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump still have a chance to win. However, on Friday it looks like Joe Biden could extend his lead in Pennsylvania and Georgia. If Pennsylvania wins, it will be enough for the presidency. He’s been leading since Friday afternoon. Here is an overview of how it is in the respective states:
Pennsylvania – 20 voters – Biden slightly extends the lead
Eventually, the state of the Rust Belt could determine who wins the election. Trump was still clearly in the lead on Wednesday with around 700,000 votes. As the mail order votes were counted, the lead melted. On Friday afternoon, Biden took the lead for the first time and is now about 9,000 votes ahead of Trump (0.1%). Most of the vacant ballots are in strongly Democratic Philadelphia, and not all of them have yet been counted. In the event of a difference of 0.5 percent or less, the recount of votes is required by law.
Georgia – 16 voters – Biden now leads with about 1,500 votes
In Georgia, more than 99 percent of the vote is counted. According to an estimate by CNN, around 4,000 votes have yet to be counted (at 5:10 pm CET). Both Democratic and Republican counties have yet to be counted. In addition, many of the votes of US Army personnel serving overseas will not count for the next few days.
In turn, they may more likely lean towards Trump. So it may take a few days before the state is officially decided. As the preliminary result was extremely close, there will be a recount of the votes in Georgia, the New York Times reports, citing state election officials. Biden currently leads with around 1,500 votes.
Arizona – Eleven voters – Biden’s lead shrinks slightly
Fox News broadcaster and AP news agency slammed the state of Arizona against Joe Biden some time ago. Only less than 10 percent of the votes have to be counted – some 220,000 votes are still untold, as news broadcaster “CNN” estimates. Joe Biden currently has a roughly 43,500 vote lead, Donald Trump is catching up here. By 5pm on Friday, German time, about 200,000 votes should be counted.
Nevada – 6 voters – Biden extends command
Here more than 87% of the votes are counted. More recently, Biden has been able to expand his narrow lead a bit, from around 8,000 to around 11,000 votes. Much of the pending votes in Democratic Clark County – which also includes Las Vegas – are still pending. About 200,000 votes remain pending. The loser of the election can request a re-count of the votes within three business days, but must leave a deposit to cover the estimated cost of the count.
When to expect new results: On Friday evening around 18:00 German time, the result of approximately 50,000 additional votes will be announced. What remains and has yet to be counted are the postal votes dated November 3, and some won’t arrive for counting until next week. These votes will be counted until November 12th.
North Carolina – 15 voters – Trump just ahead
Trump leads with around 38,000 votes after counting at least 95 percent of the votes. About 200,000 votes are still open. In fact, this state is very conservative. Trump also won it in 2016. Almost every scenario in his campaign dictates that he must win this state to secure his re-election. Republicans have won ten of the last twelve presidential elections.
Wisconsin – 10 voters – Biden wins – Trump can count again
After Trump surprisingly won Wisconsin in 2016, Biden has ten voters here this time. It was a very close competition. Trump drove long before Biden was declared the winner with a 0.6% lead, which equates to 21,000 votes. Trump Republicans have already announced that they will require a vote count in Wisconsin, which state law allows by this small margin.
Michigan – 16 voters – Biden wins
The neighboring state Michigan Biden, on the other hand, got a relatively net advantage of 2.4%, which equates to around 130,000 votes.
Quellen: New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, CNN