Incumbent US President Donald Trump is credited as the winner of the November 3 presidential election in Alaska by the Edison Research Institute, but his three major voters do not change the outcome of the election, and Democrat Joe Biden remains the president-elect of the United States, reports Reuters.
A candidate is required to get the vote of at least 270 of the 538 big voters in the Electoral College – which is set to nominate the future White House tenant on December 14th.
At this stage, Joe Biden won 279 big voters, and Donald Trump 217. However, the Republican billionaire refuses to acknowledge the victory of his Democratic opponent.
Edison Research also announces that Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan has been re-elected in Alaska – a victory that could be decisive in the fight for a majority in the upper house of Congress.
At this stage, the Republican Party would hold 50 senator seats in the next Congress, and the Democratic Party 48.
But two terms are at stake in Georgia – and a second round is set to take place on January 5th. One success would be enough for Republicans to keep their majority in the Senate and complicate Joe Biden’s task, especially on health issues and the fight against climate change. If the Democrats win both victories in Georgia, the Senate will be perfectly equal between the two camps. The tie-breaking vote will then go to future Vice President Kamala Harris.
Joe Biden and Donald Trump are head to head, but the Democratic candidate took the lead late last week. According to the latest estimates from Edison Research, the president-elect holds 49.5% of the vote compared to 49.2% for the incumbent, after counting 99% of the vote. Georgian authorities have announced that they will manually recount all ballots in the Nov. 3 presidential election, given that the difference between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and incumbent President Donald Trump is only 14,111. announced on Wednesday the highest electoral official of this state, transmit Reuters.
“Mathematically, a complete, manual recount of all (bulletins) in each county must be operated because the difference is so small. It will help build trust, “said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger at a news conference. “We want to start this recount before the end of the week,” he added.
Raffensperger noted that about 5 million votes were cast in Georgia. “This competition has national significance, national importance, we understand this,” he added. Biden does not need Georgia’s electoral votes to win this election. He surpassed the required threshold of 270 electoral votes by the victory announced by the media on Saturday morning in Pennsylvania. The result in Georgia could gain in importance if there is a reversal in other states, which is very unlikely. Raffensperger also said he would investigate all allegations of election fraud, although he did not signal that there was evidence of widespread irregularities.
After counting 98% of the estimated votes, Donald Trump keeps his lead over his Democratic rival, with 50% of the votes compared to 48.7% for Joe Biden, according to Edison Research projections.
Joe Biden remains in the lead, but the incumbent president continues to hope, even though the score is (49.4% to 49.0%), and the AP and Fox believe that Arizona is taken by Joe Biden.
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Republican candidate Donald Trump’s campaign team has announced that it will initiate a lawsuit in Michigan, demanding that the results of the state’s presidential election not be certified until it can be verified whether the votes were legally cast. This is the latest in a series of lawsuits filed by the incumbent’s campaign team in an effort to keep hopes for a second term alive after former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden became president-elect on Saturday. However, legal experts believe that these disputes have little chance of changing the outcome of the election.
Trump’s campaign team, as well as the Republican Party, have already filed about ten complaints – some withdrawn in the meantime – in several federal states alleging irregularities in the electoral process. But even if some of them had a favorable result for the Republican candidate, he would hardly be able to return the outcome of the election. To win the election through lawsuits, Trump must overturn the result in several states (Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona) where Biden was declared the winner or lead while the vote continues.