Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020

Joe Biden 'wins Wisconsin and edges closer towards election victory over Trump'

Joe Biden has edged closer to winning the US state of Wisconsin after it announced all its votes had been counted, with him in the lead. Wisconsin’s electoral commission administrator Meagan Wolfe said that all the counties in her state had been counted, with current results putting Biden 20,697 votes ahead of Donald Trump in the Midwestern state.

Wolfe added that all mail-in votes had also been counted, and that accurate and complete totals had been posted on individual counties websites.

She told NBC News: ‘All of our unofficial results have come in from our local election offices. So how it works in Wisconsin is that individual results are reported by individual recording units, and now we’re in the important process of triple-checking the results.’

If Biden maintains his current lead, he will win Wisconsin’s 10 electoral college votes, and would also take the state back from Donald Trump, who won it for his Republican party in 2016.

Donald Trump sits on 213 votes, with 270 needed to win the contest. Michigan – another closely fought state – is expected to declare its winner later today, with Biden also achieving a narrow lead there.

Trump is currently winning in two southern states yet to report – Georgia and North Carolina. Nevada will declare its results on Thursday afternoon, while Pennsylvania – believed to be key to this year’s final result – plans to announce the winner of its 20 electoral college votes by Friday.

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