As vote counting continues in the ongoing presidential election in the United States, reports have shown that the candidate of the Democratic Party is taking the early lead.
However, there are still nine states yet to declare their results, according to a report by CNN.
At the time of filing this piece, Joe Biden is leading the electoral college with 238 votes (67,423,460 popular votes) while President Donald Trump trails with 213 (65,579,957 popular votes).
As the margin between the two leading candidates is very close, the eventual winner of the election will be decided by the remaining results from the nine states.
In this piece, Legit.ng highlights the states where results are still being expected and when they will be available.
The nine crucial states
- North Carolina
Legit.ng, however, notes that another report by Aljazeera, citing AP News has reported that Biden has won in Arizona, one of the nine states listed above.
He is reportedly the first Democratic presidential candidate in 24 years to win the state.
The former vice president polled 51% of the ballot to win the 11 eleven electoral votes from the state. Meanwhile, Trump trailed behind with 47.6%.
Meanwhile, another report by BBC has indicated when results will be announced in the remaining states.
When the results will be available
- Wisconsin - Wednesday, November 4
- Michigan - Wednesday, November 4
- Georgia - Wednesday, November 4
- Arizona - Wednesday, November 4
- Pennsylvania - Friday, November 6
- Nevada - Tuesday, November 10
- Alaska - Tuesday, November 10
- North Carolina - Thursday, November 12
In another report, President Trump has again cast doubt on the vote-counting process in the US presidential election.
Trump in a tweet on Wednesday, November 4, claimed that the Democrats made his early lead in the election to magically disappear.
The US president alleged that he was leading strongly in many states before his lead began to magically disappear one by one.
Trump had previously called for the counting of mail-in-ballots to be stopped. He said his legal team will head to court immediately after the US presidential election to challenge the counting of late ballots.
The president made the statement on Sunday, November 1, when speaking to reporters in Charlotte ahead of a rally in Hickory, North Carolina.
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