Trump campaign to ask for recount in Wisconsin, where Biden could have won
Despite the fact that a good part of the states have already assigned a winner in the presidential elections this Tuesday in the United States, there are still eight in which it is still not clear if the winner is the president, Donald Trump, or the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden.
The tightness of the result for now, with neither candidate with more than the 270 votes needed in the Electoral College to proclaim himself the winner, and Trump’s statements calling into question the recount process in states whose results are unknown, In addition to openly denouncing fraud, they have made state officials have called for calm to complete the process.
This is the current situation in the pending states:
All experts have been agreeing that with his 20 delegates in the Electoral College, he could have the key to the White House for either candidate. Right now, Trump has a comfortable lead, with about 53 percent of the vote, according to US media forecasts.
The governor of Pennsylvania, Democrat Tom Wolf, has indicated that there are still about 3 million votes by mail to count, so “we may not know the result today.” “The most important thing is that they have accurate results,” he defended at a press conference, “even if it takes us a little longer than we are used to.”
Here are another 16 votes in the Electoral College and currently Trump seems with more options to win the victory, since he stands with just over 50 percent of the votes.
According to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, there are still about 200,000 votes to be counted. Of them, as he explained at a press conference, between 52,000 and 54,000 are from Dekalb County and another 74,000 are from Fulton County. Both counties include the greater Atlanta area. Raffensperger has promised that “each legal vote will be counted” and has specified that the plans are that “all results are counted today.”
This northern state is also a key piece and featured in all the pools among the hinge states. In this case, it is Biden who is in the lead, slightly less than a point ahead of Trump.
His Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, has warned that there are still “tens of thousands” of ballots to be counted, including Detroit, the main city of the state. “We are going to make sure that the results of our elections accurately reflect each and every one of the votes that were cast,” he stressed, according to CNN, asking citizens for patience.
In addition, she has promised that the county and state level boards, which both parties are part of, will review the counts before the result is officially certified. In this sense, she has specified that they expect to have the first result “in the next 24 hours” but the official result “could take longer.”
NORTH CAROLINA (15)
The East Coast state appears to be leaning toward Trump, according to interim results, which put the president with just over 50 percent of the vote.
According to Bloomberg, the count has already concluded in the absence of the votes of absentees – some 117,000 – a figure lower than the 78,000 advantage that the tycoon has over Biden.
In this northern state, the Democratic candidate also has a slight advantage over his rival. According to Fox News, Biden would have only about 20,000 more votes than the president.
In statements to the NBC News network, the administrator of the state electoral commission, Meagan Wolfe, has indicated that “all the votes have already been counted”, although for now there has been no official announcement.
In a statement, Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, has reported that they will “immediately” request a recount in this state. “There have been reports of irregularities in several counties in Wisconsin that raise serious doubts about the validity of the results,” he stressed, according to CNN. “The president is within the threshold to request a recount and we will do it immediately,” he added.
At the moment, both candidates are very even, with a difference of just 8,000 votes in favor of Biden, who seeks to maintain a state that already beat Hillary Clinton in 2016. The electoral authority has announced that there will be no update in the count until 9:00 a.m. hours on Thursday.
As he has specified, so far all the votes in advance have been counted in person, as well as the votes in person on Tuesday and the votes by mail that arrived until Monday. The mail ballots that arrived on Tuesday and those that may arrive until next week, as well as the provisional votes, have yet to be counted.
In a message on Twitter, the electoral authority has recognized that it is “difficult” to estimate the number of votes that remain to be counted, since “in Nevada all voters received ballots for the vote by mail and obviously not all will vote.”