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The race into the White House narrowed early Wednesday morning to revolve around some of the key battlefield nations that were still too close to call. President Trump has exceeded expectations and captured some of the major conflict nations that Joe Biden had hoped would cement his path of victory, but millions of early votes remained.
Particularly in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, the number of legitimate but untold votes boosted Democrats’ hopes of fixing the deficit among voters on Election Day.
CBS News predicted the president would win 18 Ohio’s electoral votes, giving him a major victory in a state he unexpectedly captured four years ago. He also won in Florida, thanks to higher support from Hispanic voters and his Republican base, and Texas, where Democrats were hoping to infiltrate a region. the election is increasingly diverse.
The President relied on initially favorable results to misrepresent victory in undecided states and described the orderly tallying of millions of legitimate votes as an illegal attempt to steal. election. In a speech to the nation from the White House after 2:00 a.m., the president falsely claimed he had won the election, and vowed to challenge continued legal vote counting until the Supreme Court.
“We want all the voting to stop,” Trump said. “We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 a.m. and add them to the list.”
Biden’s campaign called his comments a “naked attempt to take away the democratic rights of American citizens.”
There are some bright spots for Biden amid Trump’s mass victory. He appears likely to win in Arizona, which has not voted Democrats since 1996. His outlook may depend on his performance in the so-called “wall”. green “of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, all traditional Democrats but voted for Mr. Trump in 2016.
Speaking to supporters in Delaware just before 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Biden said he believed he was “on track to win this election.”
“We feel good about our position,” said the former vice president.
Biden can afford to lose to Florida, North Carolina and Georgia if he wins states with green walls, but the counting of votes in Pennsylvania is sluggish as officials sort through a mountain of votes. are absent, with some jurisdictions halting counting votes until Wednesday morning.
Find complete results for all races throughout the night in the CBS News Election Center.
Full results in major states: