Preliminary counting of votes in elections in the United States talking about the advantages of Biden – he’s got 238 votes against 213 trump, but to win you must obtain a majority of 270 of the 538 vote from the electoral College of the fifty States and Washington, DC.
Elections for the forty-sixth President of the United States were held on 3 November, however, due to the large number of votes by mail and a record voter turnout, the final results are not yet counted.
For comparison, in 2016, the number of early voting and ballots mailed was 34%, and this year, preliminary estimates showed 68%, while the numbers may be inaccurate due to the uncertain number of total number of voters (in 2016 voted 138,9 million Americans).
Despite the fact that millions of votes still to be counted, on election night, Donald trump declared victory in the elections. The President said that the counting of votes by mail will be rigged and he will appeal to the Supreme court if his victory will not be declared.
The Constitution and laws of the United States provides that the President and Vice-President are elected by the electoral College, which consists of 538 electors from the fifty States and Washington, DC. The electors are elected in accordance with the laws of each state, their number is different in each specific state. Election victory is assigned to the candidate who receives 270 votes, while national quantitative calculation can be in favor of another.
Thus, to win the presidential election in the US important votes in key States is: California, Texas, Florida, new York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Virginia, Michigan, Georgia and several others.
The maps above shows that the advantage in votes between Biden and trump split by key States. Trump received the most votes in Florida, Ohio and Texas, while Biden in California, new York, Minnesota and other States.
In addition to the struggle for an armchair of the head of the White House, the elections will determine the future composition of the Senate and house of Representatives, as in filling out ballots, voters will also choose new members of Congress.
Currently, the majority in the Senate belongs to Republicans, which include trump, the Democrats control the House of representatives (democratic party nominated Biden as the primary candidate).
If the Democrats win a majority in both houses, they will be able to block or delay the plans of the President trump, if he is reelected.
As for the preliminary votes on the new members of the Senate, both parties have equal value, while in the House of Representatives (at the time of writing) the majority are still Democrats.
Officials are already warning that the vote counting can last several days and even weeks this year due to the expected increase in the number of ballots by mail.
When in 2000 the presidential election was contested, the winner was not confirmed until after the month was not the decision of the Supreme court.