Joe Biden also won in the state of Arizona on the night from Thursday to Friday, report American media. The upcoming president of the United States thus increases his victory over incumbent president Donald Trump and ‘flips’ Arizona. The state, which generally votes Republican, goes to Democrats for the first time since 1996.
290 electors for Biden, 217 for Trump
Arizona was one of the last states to have not yet declared a winner. Incidentally, Biden was referred to by some major American media as AP in Fox News quickly declared the winner in Arizona, when the Democrat had a significant lead over Trump. Other media such as CNN (and Press) were more reserved.
Biden has been in the lead almost continuously since the election on November 3, but the margin between Biden and Trump has narrowed. On Wednesday, Trump managed to reduce his backlog to several thousand voters. In the meantime, however, the number of votes to be counted has become so small that the president can no longer catch up with Biden.
It is the first time since 1996 that a Democratic candidate has received the most votes in Arizona. At the time, Bill Clinton was winning in the state. The state also turned blue in 1948, when Harry Truman received the most votes.
With his victory in Arizona (good for 11 electors), Biden comes to 290 electors, against Trump’s 217. On Saturday, the Democrat already reached the 270 electors needed for the election win.
To arrive at a full election result, results are needed from two states: North Carolina (15 electors) and Georgia (16 electors). The latter state deals all votes manually recount, it became known on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Trump still refuses to acknowledge his loss. Vote fraud has been widespread, he says, in favor of the Democrats. In several states, the incumbent president has gone to court. However, so far the President has not provided any evidence that voting fraud has actually been committed.
The American organizations responsible for the conduct of the presidential elections have Thursday (local time) in a joint statement written that there is no evidence of lost or altered ballots.
The statement posted on the website of the official Agency for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA) states that the Nov. 3 presidential election was “the safest in US history.”
The organizations are calling for trust in the American electoral system. “While we know there are many baseless claims and opportunities to spread misinformation about the conduct of our elections, we can assure you that we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should too. . “