As the counting of votes for the 2020 US Presidential Election is underway, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is ahead of Republican incumbent Donald Trump in the hotly-contested race for the White House.
Notably, voting in various states in the West Coast is yet to conclude. Meanwhile, states in other parts of the US have started counting of votes. In order to capture the White House, a candidate has to win 270 of total 538 electoral votes. Early results suggest a tight race between Trump and Biden in various battleground states.
Watching the US election results from the White House, President Trump, who is seeking re-election, tweeted: “WE ARE LOOKING REALLY GOOD ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. THANK YOU!” He has invited around 250 select guests for an event in the East Room of the White House. Meanwhile, Joe Biden also took to Twitter and said: “Stay in line, folks”.
A record 100 million Americans cast their ballots in early voting before election day on November 3. According to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate, voters ranked the COVID-19 pandemic and economy as the nation’s most important issues.
Following is a list of the states won by Donald Trump and Joe Biden and the corresponding number of electoral votes, based on the AP projections.
US Presidential Election results
|Donald Trump (118)||Joe Biden (213)|
|Nebraska (5*)||Colorado (9)|
|Louisiana (8)||District of Columbia (3)|
|North Dakota (3)||New Mexico (5)|
|South Dakota (3)||New York (29)|
|Wyoming (3)||Virginia (13)|
|Indiana (11)||Illinois (20)|
|Kansas (6)||New Jersey (14)|
|South Carolina (9)||Vermont (3)|
|Alabama (9)||Connecticut (7)|
|Oklahoma (7)||Massachusetts (11)|
|Arkansas (6)||Rhode Island (4)|
|Mississippi (6)||Delaware (3)|
|Tennessee (11)||Maryland (10)|
|Kentucky (8)||New Hampshire (4)|
|West Virginia (5)||Washington (12)|
|Missouri (10)||Oregon (7)|
|Idaho (4)||California (55)|
|Utah (6)||Hawaii (4)|
*Nebraska splits its electoral college by congressional district.
Source: Times Now