As former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the winner of Michigan and Wisconsin, two key swing states that Donald Trump won four years ago, the election race for the next President of the United States took another turn on Thursday. The victories of Biden brought him to 264 votes, which means that he is now one battleground state away from crossing 270 and becoming president-elect.
In Georgia, where counting is still underway, the margin between Trump and Biden also narrowed. Since 1992, the state has not backed a Democrat for president. A Biden campaign adviser said, along with Arizona and Pennsylvania, they "feel good" about Georgia.
Protestors, however, assembled in Phoenix, Arizona, outside the Maricopa Country election center, against alleged voter fraud and the results coming in. There were many of them armed.
However, millions of ballots are yet to be counted. At a press conference, Biden, who received more than 71 million votes, the most in history, said he now expected the presidency to win, although he did not declare victory outright. "As an American president, I will govern," Biden said.
Trump's campaign, meanwhile, filed lawsuits to stop counting mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia after falsely claiming victory, as he slipped behind Biden in the hunt for the 270 votes required to win the White House Electoral College.