Tense wait as US election winner remains unclear

Tense wait as US election winner remains unclear
With the nation and the world on edge, the final result may not be known for days. Source: Reuters
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Daily US Times: The outcome of the election is on a knife-edge, with President Trump and his rival Joe Biden neck and neck in key swing states. The nation is in tense wait.

Republican President Trump baselessly claimed to have won and vowed to launch a Supreme Court challenge.

Earlier Democratic candidate Joe Biden said he was “on track” to victory.

No candidate can credibly claim victory as yet because millions of votes remain uncounted. There is no evidence of fraud so far.

The United States is on course for the highest electoral turnout in a century. More than 100 million people cast their ballots in early voting, and tens of millions more added their vote on the election day onTuesday.

With the nation and the world on edge and in tense wait, the final result may not be known for days.

What are the results so far?

President Trump has defied the pre-election polls to do better than predicted, but Joe Biden is still in the race and the overall result is not yet clear.

Voters decide state-level contests rather than an overall, single, national one, in the US election.

A candidate must win at least 270 votes in what is called the electoral college to be elected. Each US state gets a certain number of votes partly based on its population and there are a total of 538 up for grabs.

Donald Trump is projected to have held the must-win state of Florida – a major boost to his re-election bid.

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