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Key States: Like Wisconsin, close call in Michigan

  • Published at 07:56 pm November 4th, 2020
US Election 2020
Poll workers tabulate absentee ballots at the TCF Center during Election Day, in Detroit, Michigan on November 3, 2020 Reuters

Stiff competition as Trump secures 49.5% of the votes, while Biden closes in with 49%

After Wisconsin, another battleground state witnesses a close competition as 1 million votes remain to be counted.

Republican Trump is ahead of Democrat Biden with a mere 24,248 votes, almost opposite of Wisconsin. With 91% of the estimates votes counted, Trump has bagged 2,420,821 (49.5%) votes while Biden - 2,396,573 (49%), according to AP’s projection published by USA Today.

Michigan emerged as a key battleground state in the 2016 election, when Donald Trump became the first Republican nominee to win there since George HW Bush in 1988, defeating Hillary Clinton by about two-tenths of 1% of the vote.

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This year, former Vice President Joe Biden has led in the Michigan polls all year, suggesting it, like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, two other former "blue wall" states Trump won previously, may be ready to flip back. Trump has continued to target the state in ads and visits, however, reports USA Today.

Republican Donald Trump faced Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Tuesday in the US presidential election.

There are 538 Electoral College votes allotted to the 50 states and the District of Columbia. It takes 270 votes to win.

The latest vote tally showed Democrat challenger Joe Biden with a lead in the Electoral College - 224 votes to 213, with 270 needed for victory - but with counting still to be completed in at least five major “battleground” states: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Georgia.