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USA Elections 2020 live updates: the battle between Joe Biden and Donald Trump

In the US Election 2020, as voters await the results of the presidential race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, questions have been raised about the possibility of a tie.

President Trump won a series of key battlegrounds early on Wednesday morning, including Florida, Ohio and Iowa. However Joe Biden picked up a win in Wisconsin while fighting Donald Trump in other battleground states that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House. 

While Biden is leading in Arizona by 79,000 votes, reclaiming a key part of the “blue wall” that slipped away from Democrats four years ago and dramatically narrowing President Donald Trump’s pathway to reelection. So far, according to reports Biden has 264 electoral votes and Trump 214. The magic number of electoral votes is 270. If Biden were to win in Nevada, he would in theory have the necessary 270 The candidates are battling to secure 270 electoral seats in the House of Representatives. However, neither candidate has cleared the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House and the margins were tight in several other battleground states

I am confident, we will emerge victorious: Joe Biden

Joe Biden tweets: I’m confident that we will emerge victorious. But this will not be my victory alone. It will be a victory for the American people

There’s almost a reverse battle playing out in Arizona and Georgia. Biden is leading in Arizona by about 79,000 popular votes. But the margin has reduced over the last few hours with 14 percent counting remaining there. On the other hand, Trump is leading by less than 32,000 votes in Georgia. That margin has also significantly recued over the last few hours. About 5 percent counting remains in Georgia.

 US Election 2020 Results LIVE Updates | Battles for Arizona and Georgia

At this rate, Trump could take Arizona (even though some news organizations and experts have called it for Biden). But, with the same trend, Biden could clinch Georgia. The 11 electoral votes in Arizona would be insufficient for Trump, but the six in Georgia (plus other pending states) would be enough for Biden

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 In a tweet yesterday, Trump said that the “damage has already been done to the integrity of our system” and to the “presidential election itself”.

North Carolina live updates                         

The margin between Trump and Biden is less than 2 percentage points as the president clings to a lead of 50.1% to 48.7% for the Democrat, with 95% of the expected vote counted.

The state allows mail-in ballots postmarked by Tuesday to be counted if they are received by Nov. 12. On Wednesday morning, the Biden campaign said it expected a final result to take several days, and state officials said later on Wednesday that a full result would not be known until next week.

Michigan live updates

 Biden has a growing margin, with CNN and NBC projecting Biden the winner there just before 4.30 p.m. EST (2130 GMT) on Wednesday. Biden leads Trump by 50.3% to 48.1% with 99% of the state’s expected votes counted.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said on Wednesday night that all valid ballots in the state had been counted, and that a lawsuit by Trump seeking to halt counting of votes there was “frivolous.”

Maine live updates

Maine is one of two states that divide their Electoral College votes between the winner of the statewide popular vote and the winner in each of its congressional districts.

Edison Research has allocated Biden two votes for the statewide outcome, which he leads by 53.8% to 43.2% with 87% of the state’s expected votes counted. It also called the state’s 1st Congressional District for Biden, giving him a third electoral vote from the state.

Trump has a lead of 51.4% to 45.1% in the state’s 2nd Congressional District. The Associated Press projected Trump the winner of the state’s fourth vote on Wednesday, with only 53.7% of the expected vote in.