Who Won the 2020 Presidential Election?
Americans went to bed election night without a definitive answer as to who will become the next President of the United States. And even though President Donal Trump has claimed victory, The Associated Press says the race is too close to call as of 4 a.m. ET.
This is a tight race with a record number of people voting. The COVID-19 pandemic made for a record number of mail-in votes this year, as Americans tried to avoid being in public. Those mail-in ballots have to be counted by hand. There are six key states where millions of votes are still being counted Wednesday as mail-in ballot counting didn't start until the polls closed Tuesday evening.
President Trump said from the East Room of the White House late Tuesday, "We will win this, and as far as I'm concerned, we already have won it." The President also claimed fraud and plans on taking the election results to the U.S Supreme Court.
Joe Biden's camp urged the American public to be "patient".
Florida was a major win for President Trump, Ohio and Iowa the same. The President did not flip Minnesota like he wanted to. Biden was successful at capturing swing states Arizona and Colorado.
As of 4 a.m.ET, Biden had 238 Electoral Votes, Trump 213 out of 270 as per The Associated Press.