ELECTION RESULTS: Biden leads in swing state Wisconsin by a very thin margin

Via Global News
Via Global News

As vote counting in the state continues, the U.S. presidential race in Wisconsin remains razor-thin Wednesday morning.

Wisconsin, a major U.S. battleground state, According to Reuters, President Donald Trump, and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accounted for almost 97 percent of the vote.

Biden had a lead of less than one percentage point over Trump with nearly all the votes counted, a margin narrow enough to allow Trump to request a recount if it stands.

Trump has 48.8 percent of the votes and Biden is ahead with 49.5 percent, according to Reuters.

In Wisconsin, over 1.9 million people voted early, either by mail or in person, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

It takes longer to process those ballots than regular ones, and the counting could not begin until the polls opened on Tuesday, delaying the reporting of the results.

Trump was ahead in the race, fueled by quick results of in-person voting, as polls closed in the state and results began to emerge.

Biden slowly pulled ahead throughout the evening and early morning, despite Trump's early lead, and now has nearly 21,000 more votes, according to The Associated Press.

The 10 electoral votes will not be enough to put either Biden or Trump above the 270 electoral votes required to win, no matter who wins Wisconsin.

In 2016, Trump carried Wisconsin by less than 23,000 votes, and the race this year was estimated to be just as close.

Wisconsin does not have any automatic recounts. Only a candidate who is within one percent of the winner can ask for a recount, which Trump could do in this case unless once all the votes were in, the narrow margin widened.

Publish : 2020-11-04 21:01:00

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