Biden has clearest path to victory amid tight races in remaining states, as Trump threatens to sue his way to re-election
Biden has the clearest path to victory
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has won 264 of the 270 electoral college votes needed to declare victory, strengthening his lead with wins in Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday. Donald Trump has 214 electoral college votes after gaining one vote in Maine.
As of 2 am ET on Thursday, Biden holds a lead in Nevada, which has six electoral college votes – just enough to get him over the line.
Trump’s lead in Georgia began to narrow late on Wednesday, and as more postal votes are counted Biden could flip the state and win its 16 electoral college votes. More Georgians voted by mail than voted in total in 2016 and these mail-in ballots could skew blue. As of 2 am ET on Thursday, Trump led by 22,000 votes in the state, with an estimated 100,000 votes left to be counted.
Biden could also net Pennsylvania, which would gain him 20 votes, although counting in the state is expected to continue for quite a while.
Addressing supporters at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said it was “clear” he would hit the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. “I’m not here to declare that we won, but I am here to report that when the count is finished, we will be the winner,” Biden said.