US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are competing against each other for the White House. The outcome will decide who will sit in the White House for the next four years.
Biden, former vice president, has maintained his lead mid-way with 209 of the 538 electoral college seats. Trump, who is seeking second consecutive term, has defended 118 electoral college seats.
The counting of votes in the crucial US presidential election began on Tuesday night. The White House's next occupant needs to win 270 of the 538 electoral college votes. Experts say that Joe Biden has multiple paths to victory, with Trump having very little room to maneuver.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump in a tweet expressed confidence on the results. "WE ARE LOOKING REALLY GOOD ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. THANK YOU!" he tweeted. Trump is watching the election results from the White House.
US President Election 2020 Results: Take a look at the states won by Donald Trump and Joe Biden:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
- South Carolina
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- Rhode Island
States (with no. of electoral vote) yet to be called for either sides
North Carolina: 15
An unprecedented 103.2 million people cast their ballots in this year’s presidential election. The early birds represent 74.3 percent of the total turnout in the 2016 election. A tally by The Associated Press shows the early vote in several states, including hotly-contested Texas and Arizona, exceeded the total vote of four years ago. In Kentucky, nearly 13 times as many voters cast their ballots early this year than in 2016.