WHY AP IS CALLED CHAIRMAN FOR THE AUCTION:
As Election Day begins on “election week”, it has become increasingly clear that Democrat Joe Biden will remove President Donald Trump from the White House. The late tally-counted ballots in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Georgia continued to hold Biden in the lead and gave him many paths to victory.
Instead, the questions are – where will he win, when it happens, and how much.
On Saturday, Biden took over as president when the AP news agency declared him the winner in his native Pennsylvania at 11:25 a.m. EST. That helped him receive 20 state electoral votes, pushing him above the 270 electoral votes needed to win.
It was the last piece of the puzzle that fell into place after the former vice president made a path to the White House by recapturing the Democratic “green wall” of the Great Lakes trio – Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. – which Trump nearly won in 2016. These states have long served as a bulwark against Republican presidential candidates.
But he also made a historic streak in the Sun Belt, becoming the first Democrat to win in Arizona since 1996. He also led more than 7,000 votes on Saturday in Georgia, where one The Democrats have not won since 1992.
Democrats enter Election Day confident that Biden will win. But their hopes for a landing would quickly deny Trumpism – which the polls helped amplify – had failed to come true.
Florida, the state passed by the president and one of the biggest election awards, went to Trump on Tuesday.
And a promising Biden head in North Carolina has been eroded. Trump continues to take a narrow lead there, though the race is still too early to call and mail in the postmarked ballots before November 3 election day can still be counted until Thursday.
On Election Night, both candidates win in predictable positions. Biden won the West Bank, and brought Democrats in New England and the mid-Atlantic. Trump has acquired much of South, Texas and the sparsely populated, rural states in the Mountain West and Midwest.
And the slow nature of the vote count? Blame the coronavirus pandemic. The election, in many ways a referendum on Trump’s poor governance of the virus, led to widespread use of mail voting for the first time in many states.
Although the five states conducted postal elections, most did not. Concerns that voters could catch the virus from waiting in lines at crowded polling stations have prompted election officials across the United States to scramble to quickly adopt voting practices.
But the mail ballots also take a long time to verify, process and count, delaying the tally.
Trump, who refused to give in to the race on Saturday, declared an early victory in a press conference at the White House early Wednesday morning, arguing he had the lead and “was not like, ‘Oh, it’s close. “
But as the mail ballots continued to count, they overwhelmed Biden’s support and his lead continued to rise.
A big reason for that? For months, Trump had discouraged supporters from voting that way, erroneously claiming that voting by mail would lead to widespread voter fraud.
It’s a message he continues to amplify on Saturday.