Joe Biden appears well-positioned to be elected as the 46th president of the United States, even as President Donald Trump continues to falsely claim that the election is being “stolen” from him.
The Democratic Party Presidential candidate has garnered 264 electoral votes out of the 270 electoral votes required for a candidate to be declared the President of the United States.
As it stands, there are five states still left uncalled, including major prizes such as Pennsylvania, and key small state Nevada – meaning both Trump and Biden still have a path to victory.
U.S. media outlets have projected wins for the Republican incumbent in 23 states including big prizes Florida and Texas, as well as Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio – all states he won in 2016.
Biden has captured 22 states including his home state Delaware and big prizes California and New York, as well as the US capital.
The former vice president has flipped three states won by Trump in 2016 — Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Nebraska split its electoral votes between the two — four for Trump and one for Biden. Maine was won by Biden, but he seized only three of the four electoral votes on offer, with the last allocated to Trump.
So far, that gives Biden 264 electoral votes and Trump 214.
The magic number of electoral votes is 270. If Biden were to win in Nevada, he would in theory have the necessary 270.
But as it stands, it appears like Joe Biden will be elected as the 46th President of the United States.