The New Paper

November 5, 2020

Election still to early to be called

The US presidential election remained too early to call this morning. Based on states that have been called by the Associated Press (some of which, including Arizona, are still counting votes), President Trump holds 214 electoral votes and Democratic candidate Joe Biden holds 264. In order to secure the 270 electoral votes required to win the election, President Trump would need to win each of the remaining four states that have not been called by the AP (including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina), and Joe Biden would need to win at least one. 

Extra: Meanwhile, the Trump campaign filed a series of election-related lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia yesterday. The lawsuits cover a variety of topics including poll observer access, mail-in ballots, and ballot sorting. The campaign also said it would request a recount in Wisconsin.

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