Trump’s hope for being re-elected as president of the US has faded after Joe Biden’s win in Michigan.
The Democratic nominee won the contested state on Wednesday, which has made Trump’s path to victory much more difficult.
With Michigan, Biden now has 253 electoral college votes, while Trump has 214. A candidate needs 270 electoral college votes to become elected as president.
Nevada is still in play, and while the race is tight, but it seems to be leaning more toward Biden, which would give the Democrats more of a lead over Trump.
Trump is leading in North Carolina, but even if he were to win that state, he would still be shy of clinching the nomination by one vote.
The president needs to sweep North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Georgia, which does not seem likely, as many mail-in ballots are still be counted.
Biden said to supporters on Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware that he feels ‘confident’ that he will ’emerge victorious,’ but he did not outright declare victory over Trump.
Mail-in ballots are still being counted within the liberal pockets of Atlanta, Georgia, which could lead to the state flipping for Biden.
Even if Trump were to win Georgia, it still wouldn’t be enough to overtake Biden in electoral college votes.
There is also great deal of focus in Arizona, which was initially called for the Democrats, but is now being looked at as a much closer race. Still, it seems unlikely Trump will win in that state.
Meanwhile, the president has been railing against the Democrats. He is planning on bringing lawsuits in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, where he claims that many votes are being counted in an unfair manner.
Pennsylvania seemed like a clear win for the president on Tuesday, but mail-in ballots began to trickle in, which significantly shifted the numbers in the state to lean more toward Biden.
Twitter has censored a few of the president’s tweets in response to the new votes collected in the state.
Trump said, ‘There was a large number of secretly dumped ballots as has been widely reported!’
However, there is no evidence to support this claim.
Millions of votes are still being counted nationwide, as the race remains tight between the two candidates.
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