Election: Biden near victory

Democrat Joe Biden declared victor in 'blue wall' battlegrounds of Wisconsin and Michigan. Vote counting continues in several states, two days after Election Day.


National News

November 5, 2020 - 9:58 AM

Presidential election results, final update of the night. Tribune News Service 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was pushing closer to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to carry the White House, securing victories in the “blue wall” battlegrounds of Wisconsin and Michigan. 

With just a handful of states still up for grabs, President Donald Trump tried to press his case in court in some key swing states. It was unclear if any of his campaign’s legal maneuvering over balloting would succeed in shifting the race in his favor. 

Two days after Election Day, neither candidate had amassed the votes needed to win the White House. But Biden’s victories in the Great Lakes states left him at 264, meaning he was one battleground state away — any would do — from becoming president-elect.

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