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US election 2020: THREE key states to look out for today as election too close to call

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden has said he “will win this” in a speech made in Delaware this morning. Results from the US election so far are too close to call, with candidates needing 270 votes from the electoral college to secure the win. Donald Trump has since declared himself the winner of the US election 2020, claiming there is a “fraud on the American nation” and said he will go to the Supreme Court to get vote counting stopped. There are still millions of votes left to count from some states and a winner has not yet been declared.

The US consists of 50 states, all of which get a say in the US election outcome.

Depending on the size of the population and other factors, the states make up an electoral college of 538 votes.

To win an election in the US, a candidate must secure 270 or more votes.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed looking at the current state of the election this morning, here are three key states to focus on.

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The three states to focus on

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has swung from being a mainly Republican-leaning state in the 20th century do become a battleground area in the presidential elections.

Every presidential candidate to win the election has won Pennsylvania since 2008.

In recent polls, Mr Biden has been leading the state and was still on track to get the crucial votes there on election day.

From 1992 until 2016, Pennsylvania voted Democrat, until Mr Trump managed to win the state back in 2016.

As of 9am GMT, 74 percent of the votes have been counted in the state.

Mr Trump currently holds a steady lead of 55.7 percent of the votes, while Mr Biden has 43 percent.

However, experts are predicting this state could swing in favour or Mr Biden has mail-in votes are being counted.

Official have said they expect most votes will be counted and ready by Friday, November 6.

Wisconsin

Like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin has not started counting postal votes.

As of 9am GMT, 83 percent of the votes have been counted, with Mr Trump currently on track to win with 50.9 percent of the votes.

The President’s Democratic challenger is not far behind with 47.3 percent of the votes.

In 2016, Mr Trump became the first Republican candidate to win Wisconsin in more than three decades.

However, he defeated Hillary Clinton with less than 30,000 votes, and the close race could mean the state could swing back in favour of the Democrats.

Governor Tony Evers has said he expects to know the results on election night, or by the day after at the latest.

Michigan

So far, as of 9am GMT on Wednesday, 74 percent of the vote has been counted.

Mr Trump holds the lead with 52.3 percent of the vote, while Mr Biden has 46 percent.

Michigan has been a Democratic state for nearly 25 years until Mr Trump won it in 2016.

The win came with the smallest margins, of just 10,704 votes.

Officials have said full unofficial results could take until Friday, November 6.

Postal votes in the state are predicting to be huge, and these could swing the result.

Source:

www.express.co.uk

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