Published: 06:35 AM, 05 November 2020
Janomot report: Democrat Joe Biden took a big step to occupy the White House on Wednesday, approaching the majority with wins in Michigan and Wisconsin, but President Donald Trump was angry as he appealed to stop counting votes. I responded with all my heart.
Biden hasn’t declared victory yet in a brief speech on national television with the American flag and Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, but “I believe we will be the winner when the count is over. “.
By overturning the northern battlefields of Michigan and Wisconsin, Biden reached 264 electoral votes against the previous 214 for Trump. By adding six of Nevada, where he is slightly advanced, or a larger award in Georgia or Pennsylvania in a fierce battle, Biden will reach the number of 270 magic needed to win the White House.
In stark contrast to Trump’s increasingly enthusiastic rhetoric of being deceived, Biden tried to project calm, torn by four years of polarized leadership, and into a country traumatized by the Covid-19 pandemic. I reached out. For the first time.
“I know how deep and difficult the opposition is in our country on so many things,” Biden, 77 said.
“But I know this too. To make progress, we have to stop treating our enemies as enemies. We are not enemies. What connects us as Americans is us. Much more powerful than anything that can tear it apart. “
The US presidential election is decided not by a general vote, but by securing a majority of state-by-state electoral colleges with 538 members.
A US media organization called Michigan to Biden and received about 120,000 votes. Earlier, Biden insisted on Wisconsin and had a narrower but insurmountable lead.
The two states, along with Arizona (another state where Biden was predicted to turn around), put the Democratic Party within reach to become the first president in 28 years.
However, 74-year-old Trump unilaterally claimed victory, revealed that he would not accept the reported results, and made unprecedented complaints of fraud-not supported by evidence.
“The damage has already extended to the integrity of our system and the presidential election itself,” he tweeted, claiming without evidence or explanation that a “secretly dumped ballot” had been added to Michigan. did.
The Trump campaign announced proceedings in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia, demanding a recount in Wisconsin.
In Michigan, the campaign has filed a proceeding to suspend voting, saying that the “observer” is not allowed to see at close range.
In Detroit, the home of the Democratic Party, which is mostly black, a crowd of almost white Trump supporters chanted “Stop counting!” I tried to push it into the election office before being blocked by the guards.
The Trump campaign also said it was appealing to suspend ballot counting in Pennsylvania-the president called for Supreme Court intervention overnight, excluding the processing of post-voting votes.
He cites unspecified “irregularity” and demands recounting in Wisconsin.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, has accused Democrats of sending fraudulent ballots. He also did not provide evidence.
“This is the way they intend to win,” Giuliani told reporters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city. “We are not going to let them stop it.”
Bill Stepien, Trump’s campaign manager, refused the call to give Biden a win in Arizona, claiming he had won in Pennsylvania, even though the results were still calculated.
With a reversal of roles, US elections raise a statement of international concern, and German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp Karenbauer talks about a “very explosive situation” that could cause a “constitutional crisis.” I warned.
An observer mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which monitors votes in the West and around the former Soviet Union, found no evidence of fraudulent elections and said Trump’s “unfounded claims” eroded confidence in democracy. ..
The most important and toughest contest could take place in Pennsylvania, where Trump’s lead narrowed to 200,000 votes.
“We must be patient,” said Tom Wolfe, the governor of the state’s Democratic Party, who prevented Republicans from counting millions of mail votes before the election day.
“They will be counted accurately and will be counted perfectly,” Wolff told reporters.
Even in Georgia, which was once considered a solid Republican, the race was tougher as Mr. Trump rose just under 40,000 votes.
Richard Baron, the Democratic Party’s returning officer for Fulton County, including Atlanta, told reporters in the count room that he hoped to finish later Wednesday.
The fierce White House competition and criticism evoked memories of the 2000 election between Republican George W. Bush and Democratic Al Gore.
The U.S. Election Project estimated a record 160 million turnout, including more than 101.1 million early voters, of whom 65.2 million voted by mail during the pandemic. ..