Washington, November 4
The race for the White House between Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden was poised for a photo-finish, even as the incumbent Republican President on Wednesday claimed “fraud” in the counting of votes and said he would approach the Supreme Court to stop it.
All 4 Indian-American Democratic lawmakers — Dr Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna and Raja Krishnamoorthi — were re-elected to House of Representatives. TNS
With millions of votes still being counted and several swing states yet to declare results, both Trump and Biden say they are on course for victory in the 2020 presidential election, one of the most divisive and bitter in the American history.
Tuesday’s election saw tight races in many key battleground states with Biden winning 224 electoral college votes and Trump closely behind with 213. The winner should have at least 270 votes of the 538-member electoral college.
Fox News, considered to be the favourite news network of the President, gave him only 213 votes while crediting 238 votes to Biden. It also gave 50 per cent of the popular vote to the Democratic challenger and 48.4 per cent to Trump. No major US media house has projected a clear winner in the election.
Trump called the election “a fraud on the American public” and said, “Frankly, we did win this election.” He also said he planned to take the battle to the SC to stop the counting of votes.
A short time before Trump spoke, Biden, 77, addressed supporters in his home state of Delaware. He projected optimism, but asked voters for patience. He pointed to Pennsylvania and Michigan, among other battlegrounds, as slow-counting states that he expected to win. — PTI
Optimistic of win
It’s not my place or Trump’s to declare who’s won. That’s the decision of the people. I’m optimistic about the outcome. — Joe Biden
Fraud on nation
This is a major fraud on our nation. We want law to be used in a proper manner. So we’ll be going to the Supreme Court. — Donald Trump