The election result day is finally here. Even as ballots continued to be counted, US President Donald Trump alleged ‘fraud” in the presidential election, as he declared victory without the results to back that up. Trump said, “We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.” The president pledged to fight the results of the election at the supreme court.“We will be going to the US supreme court. We want all voting to stop,” Trump said.
Earlier, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivered brief remarks to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters in Delaware. Biden said that he felt confident about winning Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, arguing that “it ain’t over until every vote is counted, until every ballot is counted.”
So far, US President Donald Trump is ahead in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia. Joe Biden has taken lead in California, Washington, Illinois, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.
Biden has now secured 225 electoral votes, while Trump has won 213. A candidate needs to win 270 electoral votes to capture the presidency.
However, the mail-in ballots could take days or weeks to be counted in some states – meaning a final winner might not be declared today, unless a candidate bags a landslide victory.