Palpable anxiety rented the political landscape of the United States of America as presidential polls came to a close across the country this morning with the Democratic Candidate challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden taking a major electoral votes’ lead of 209 to President Donald Trump’s 118.
A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to be declared the winner.
The major battleground states that will decide the 2020 presidential election remain too close to call as polls in most states have closed across the country.
Florida is leaning toward President Trump, bolstered by higher support in populous counties than he won in 2016, particularly among Hispanic voters. The president also leads in Georgia, which Democrats have tried to turn blue for several years, as well as Texas. Mr. Trump trails Joe Biden in North Carolina, but many votes that came in on Election Day remain to be counted, which favors the president.
Biden’s prospects could hinge on his performance in the so-called “blue wall” of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, all of which were traditionally Democratic but voted for Mr. Trump in 2016. Biden can likely afford to lose Florida, North Carolina and Georgia and if he wins the blue-wall states, but vote-counting in Pennsylvania is proceeding slowly as officials sort through a mountain of absentee ballots.
The former vice president has made inroads in several important demographic groups compared to Hillary Clinton in 2016, particularly among men. Exit polls showed Biden and Mr. Trump running even with men, who preferred Mr. Trump by 11 points in 2016.