Biden wins Arizona
Democrat Joe Biden has won Arizona and its 11 electoral votes, flipping a critical battleground state that Donald Trump won four years ago and that could help determine which candidate wins the presidency. The victory by Biden was a huge blow to Trump's chances for reelection. Arizona has backed a Democratic presidential candidate only once in the last 72 years.
Biden within striking distance of 270 with wins in Wisconsin, Michigan
Donald Trump suffered two back to back blows losing must-win Michigan and Wisconsin to rival Joe Biden who has pulled ahead to the 253 mark in the electoral vote count. The US 2020 election winner needs 270 and Trump is trailing at 214 at 4:30 p.m. EST (3 a.m. IST). Both Wisconsin and Michigan went to Trump four years ago with razor thin margins. Both were flips for Trump that year, stunning even the Republicans. The latest results mean that Biden has a road to victory without Pennsylvania, long considered a decisive state in a closely fought election.
Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement: Joe Biden
"Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will rejoin it," tweeted Joe Biden.
Trump campaign files lawsuit to halt ballot counting in Michigan
US President Donald Trump's campaign on Wednesday (local time) has filed a lawsuit in the state of Michigan to suspend vote counting "until meaningful access is granted". "We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted," Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement on Wednesday. "We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access," he added.
Joe Biden Says "We Will Be The Winners" Of US Election
US Democrat Joe Biden said Wednesday he was confident of winning the presidency once all votes are counted, saying he was leading Donald Trump in the remaining swing states that will determine the election's outcome. "After a long night of counting, it's clear that we're winning enough states to reach 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency," Biden said in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. "I'm not here to declare that we won. But I am here to report, when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners," Biden added.
Posters wishing success for US vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris put up in Tamil Nadu's Thulasendrapuram
Posters wishing success for US vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris put up in her native village Thulasendrapuram, Tamil Nadu. Harris is the running mate of US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the polls.
Protesters take to the streets of Manhattan demanding that states count all ballots in the presidential election
Joe Biden is leading with 253 electoral votes, while Trump has 213
Joe Biden is leading with 253 electoral votes, while Trump has 213 in his bag. The magic figure is 270. Meanwhile, Trump’s lead over Biden in Georgia has continued to shrink, CNN reports. The race in Georgia, too, is razer-thin with Trump leading at the moment. New vote totals are expected in Arizona and Georgia.
Tamil Nadu: Locals in Thulasendrapuram make 'rangoli' to show their support to Kamala Harris
Tamil Nadu: Residents of Thulasendrapuram, the native village of US Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris in Tiruvarur district, make 'rangoli' to show their support for her. "We believe that after winning US Elections 2020, she'll come & meet us," says a local.
Biden in striking distance of electoral votes to win; Trump goes to court
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, edging closer to electoral votes needed to win, has declared that he was ready to "govern as an American President", while incumbent President Donald Trump has gone to the courts in a bid to stop his rival.
To contrast his style from Trump's, Biden declared victory on Wednesday but with a caveat to seem he wasn't. "I'm not here to declare that we've won, but I am here to report that when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners," he said.
As of Wednesday night, Biden had 264 electoral college votes, six short of the 270 needed to become President, and Trump had only 214, according to media tally. The only way Trump can get re-elected is by capturing 54 of the remaining 60 votes. Biden also created a record for the highest number of popular votes polled by a presidential candidate with 70.3 million ballots as of Wednesday afternoon, and still counting. Trump had polled 67.5 million votes.
These are the 6 states that have yet to be called
Votes are still being counted in several key states, which could determine the outcome of the presidential race between President Trump and Joe Biden.
We're still awaiting for results in these states:
Currently, Biden leads the race with 253 electoral votes over Trump's 213 electoral votes.
Trump says 'damage already done'
As the Trump campaign filed lawsuits in three states, Donald Trump wrote on Twitter, “Our lawyers have asked for “meaningful access”, but what good does that do? The damage has already been done to the integrity of our system, and to the Presidential Election itself. This is what should be discussed!”
Trump Maintains a Lead in Pennysylvania, Biden Needs 59% Votes to Turn State Blue
As many as 89% of votes in Pennysylvania are in and Trump is maintaining a lead over his rival. However, there are still 7,65,000 uncounted votes in Pennsylvania. Joe Biden needs to win 59% to 61% of these to turn the state blue while Trump needs 39% to 41% of the uncounted votes to win, CNN reports.
Joe Biden inches towards victory; needs to win Nevada, Arizona
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is edging towards a victory over incumbent President Donald Trump in the fierce battle of US Presidential elections with 253 projected Electoral College votes.
Biden needs 17 more votes to win the race as counting is underways in key states including Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Arizona, according to New York Times projections. US President Donald Trump, despite winning the big states of Florida, North Carolina, currently has only 214 votes, according to a tally by New York Times.
Biden wins battleground Michigan
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has won Michigan with 16 of the battleground state's electoral votes, according to media reports.
Both CNN and NBC News called the race for Biden on Wednesday evening, even as other key states such Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Nevada were yet to declare a winner, The Hill news website reported. In the 2016 presidential election, then Republican candidate Donald Trump bagged Michigan with 47.50 per cent of the vote, while his challenger Hillary Clinton trailed very close at 47.27 per cent.
5 states yet to be called as world awaits US election results
As the world awaits the results of 2020 US presidential elections, the battleground states of Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Alaska remain to be called. Joe Biden has a narrow lead in Nevada, and Democrats believe he will overhaul Trump’s lead in at least one of Georgia or Pennsylvania as the last remaining votes are counted. Trump will take Alaska, and currently leads in North Carolina, reports The Guardian.
About 10,000 Absentee Ballots Left to be Counted in Georgia's Fulton County: CNN
Georgia’s largest county has about 10,000 absentee ballots left to count, Fulton County elections director Richard Barron told CNN early Thursday morning.The county has decided to continue counting through the night and has been tabulating votes at a rate of about 3,000 per hour.
Fulton County is home to Atlanta and Democratic stronghold. The county has tabulated all in-person votes and is now counting only absentee votes. The only remaining votes would be provisional and overseas military ballots.
Trump narrows Joe Biden's lead in battleground Arizona
Joe Biden’s lead in the battleground state of Arizona has shrunk with the latest results from vote-counting. Joe Biden is now leading by 10,000 votes, reports CNN. The race continues to be too close to declare a winner yet in the battleground states of Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania. The biggest county in Arizona has just released the second of two sets of new votes, shrinking Joe Biden's lead by just over 10,000 votes.
Joe Biden leads the presidential race with 253 electoral votes
Democrat Joe Biden leads the presidential race with 253 electoral votes, while President Donald Trump has secured 213 electoral votes. CNN reports that it's still too close to call in these six states of Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
CNN projects Biden will secure victory in at least three of Maine's four electoral votes, along with the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Virginia, California, Oregon, Washington state, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Delaware, Washington, DC, Maryland, Massachusetts and one of Nebraska's five electoral votes. Notably, Nebraska and Maine allot two electoral votes to their statewide victors and split their other electoral votes by congressional districts.
Meanwhile, CNN projects Trump will bag Montana, Texas, Iowa, Idaho, Ohio, Mississippi, Wyoming, Missouri, Kansas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee and four of Nebraska's five electoral votes.
Trump supporters protest outside Arizona election center
A group of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered at the Arizona Capitol and Maricopa County elections centres in Phoenix demanding election workers to keep counting ballots.
The county elections department indicated it would not be intimidated, USA Today reported.
With 86 per cent of the state reporting, Trump trailed Biden by just shy of 80,000 votes, according to the New York Times.
Oregon deploys National Guard in Portland to control post-election riots
In order to deal with the riots in wake of the Presidential Elections in downtown Portland, authorities in Oregon decided to send units of the National Guard to the city to provide assistance to law enforcement officers, said Multnomah county sheriff's office on Wednesday (local time).
"Widespread violence is occurring in Downtown Portland. In the interest of public safety, Governor Kate Brown, under the advice of the Unified Command, has activated the use of the Oregon National Guard to assist local law enforcement in responding to any acts of violence, and to maintain public order and ensure community safety," a tweet from the Sherriff's office read.
"Guard members are trained in crowd control and will be riding with local response teams. They are dressed in military-style garb, which is their uniform," it added.
According to Sputnik, earlier in the day, Portland police declared mass gatherings in downtown Portland riots. One group of protesters reportedly began smashing shop windows and throwing objects at law enforcement officers. At least 10 people have been detained in the city.
Police in New York arrest around 60 people during post-election protests
Peaceful protests in Manhattan in the wake of the US presidential election grew into clashes with law enforcement and scattered acts of arson, resulting in around 60 arrests, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, the New York Police Department (NYPD) said that more than 20 people were arrested over attempts to "hijack a peaceful protest by lighting fires, throwing garbage and eggs in Manhattan." Police posted on Twitter pictures of weapons confiscated during the protest -- these included knives, a taser and an M-80 explosive device.
According to the newspaper, at around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday (01:30 a.m. GMT, Thursday), a police detachment moved on a group of several hundred people who had gathered near the New York Public Library before marching to Washington Square Park.
Protesters reportedly briefly stalled traffic in the neighborhood -- the middle part of Manhattan -- chanting slogan that included calls for setting police stations on fire. Police managed to push protesters away from the street and localise them on sidewalks.
Protesters, restrained by police and with more police arriving at the scene, began banging against signposts and yelling at officers, as described in the report. Footage emerged on the internet of a young lady without a face mask shouting at and spitting in an officer's face, after which she was tackled down to the ground. NYPD commented on it on Twitter, saying that "Actions like this will not be tolerated. Agitators who commit these acts will be arrested." According to the NYT report, citing an anonymous senior law enforcement official, at least 58 people were arrested overnight in Manhattan.