Counting is still ongoing – but Joe Biden becomes president

Joe Biden decided the 2020 US election with his victory in the key state of Pennsylvania. The embattled Nevada fell to him on Saturday. Those are the results of the White House race, as far as they are available.

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After nearly all votes have been counted, Democrat Joe Biden has the race for the White House to win. On Saturday, he secured the 20 electorate from Pennsylvania, cracking the 270 electoral mark required for victory. The count was extremely exciting right up to the end. In some states there is still no victory forecast. This is the current status of the count:

Pennsylvania (20 voters): Biden takes victory

Joe Biden had only taken the lead in Pennsylvania on Friday. Since then, he has continued to expand his lead over Donald Trump – mainly thanks to the voices from the metropolitan areas of the state such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Around noon on Saturday, the US media decided in their surveys: Biden won Pennsylvania and thus the US election.

Nevada (6 voters): Biden unassailable

The 77-year-old Biden has also secured victory in the state of Nevada, according to unanimous predictions by the AP news agency and the TV channel Fox. That brings him six more electorates and improves his position in the foreseeable legal battle against the incumbent Trump for the election result.

Georgia (16 electorate): Biden more and more ahead of Trump

In the also contested state of Georgia, the count continued on Saturday. Joe Biden was able to increase his lead there to about 7,500 votes. However, there should be a recount in the state. According to local law, one of the counterparties can apply for this if the percentage of votes is only 0.5 percent or less apart.

North Carolina (15 voters): Close lead for Trump

In North Carolina shortly before the end of the count, Trump continues to lead narrowly. But it should be enough to secure the state’s 15 electorate.

Arizona (11 voters): US media see Biden as a sure winner

According to calculations, the AP news agency and the TV broadcaster Fox News consider a Biden victory in the state of Arizona to be certain. Recently, Trump was able to catch up in the important state. Biden’s lead was only 20,000 votes – it was once more than 50,000. The state provides eleven electors.

Alaska (3 Electors): Safe Bank for Incumbent Trump

In Alaska only about half of all votes have been counted, but the state will most likely go to Trump. Of the votes counted so far, around two thirds go to the incumbent US president, while the state awards three electorates.

In these states too, the choice has already been made

Trump has these US states for sure (in brackets the number of voters per state): Texas (38), Florida (29), Indiana (11), Iowa (6), South Carolina (9), Oklahoma (7), Alabama (9), Missouri (10), Arkansas (6), Ohio (18), West Virginia (5), Tennessee (11), Mississippi (6), Kentucky (8), Louisiana (8) Wyoming (3), North Dakota (3), South Dakota (3), Nebraska (4), Kansas (6), Utah (6), Idaho (4), Alaska (3), und Montana (3).

A total of 213 voters.

Biden has these US states for sure: Nevada (6), Pennsylvania (20), New Mexiko (5), Hawaii (4), New York (29), Kalifornien (55), Arizona (11), Washington (12), Minnesota (10), Maine (4), Oregon (7), Vermont (3), Delaware (3), Maryland (10), Virginia (13), Massachusetts (11), Connecticut (7), New Jersey (14), Illinois (20), Rhode Island (4), New Hampshire (4), Nebraska (1), Colorado (9), Maine (3), Wisconsin (10), Michigan (16) und die Bundeshauptstadt Washington D.C.(3).

A total of 253 voters.

In the USA, the president is not elected directly by the people, but by 538 electoral men and women. Each state has a certain number of them based on population size. The candidate with the most votes in the state basically registers all of the state’s electorate for himself. Exception: In Maine and Nebraska, the votes of the electorate are divided according to majorities in the constituencies. The overall winner of the state receives two more votes. In Maine, Trump won an additional elector, and Biden won another one in Nebraska.

Democrats or Republicans – who will get the majority in Congress?

On November 3, not only the US President was elected, but also the entire House of Representatives and parts of the Senate. The Democrats were able to defend their majority in the House of Representatives. So far, they held 232 of the 435 seats in the Congress Chamber, which was completely up for voting in the election.

These are the current projections for the race for the House of Representatives:

The 435 members of the House of Representatives each represent one constituency and are directly elected every two years. The survey shown reflects the trends in the electoral districts.

The fight for the Senate will apparently only be decided in January

Only two runoff elections in the state of Georgia in early January are expected to decide on the majority in the US Senate for the next two years. The Republican Senator David Purdue and his Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff could not decide their races in the first ballot, as the AP news agency reported on Saturday night on the basis of vote counts and voter surveys.

In addition to the two runoff elections in Georgia, the results for two seats in Alaska and North Carolina are still pending – but the previous Republican senators are leading. If the races work in their favor, Republicans would advance to 50 seats.

Here are the current projections:

The Senate consists of 100 senators. Each state has two seats. In the states that have to award a mandate, it is decided by majority vote. The survey values ​​shown reflect the trends in the states.


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