Joe Biden has successfully won Wisconsin, one of the swing states in the U.S 2020 election.
Associated Press has called Wisconsin and its 10 electoral college votes for Joe Biden. It is the second state to be flipped from Republican to Democrat, following the call of Arizona for the Democratic nominee early this morning.
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien told the Associated Press that the President would formally request a Wisconsin recount, citing “irregularities in several Wisconsin counties.” The state allows for an apparent losing candidate to request a recount if the margin is less than 1%. Meanwhile, Biden’s campaign said it has legal teams standing by if Trump follows through with his threat to move court to stop the counting of votes. Trump, accusing Biden campaign of fraud, claimed he had already won the elections and further counting of votes was like committing a “fraud on the American public”.
Joe Biden 49.6% 1,630,396
Donald Trump 48.9 1,609,879
Trump has won Florida, Texas, Iowa and Ohio. Biden, on the other hand, is projected to win Arizona. Biden, as of 7 PM IST had 238 electoral votes against Trump’s 213, according to The Associated Press (AP). A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.