Democratic presidential candidate Joseph Biden received the 270 electoral votes he needs to defeat Republican Donald Trump for the White House. This forecast was made on Saturday by CNN, NBC, Fox News, and the Associated Press (AP).
According to their estimates, Biden won the victory in Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes).
Thus, according to calculations by CNN and NBC, he now has 273 electoral votes, while the current US President Donald Trump has 213.
According to Fox News, Biden also won a victory in Nevada (6 electoral votes). CNN called him “US President-elect.” According to the AP, the Democrat “defeated Donald Trump.”
Biden responded to these calculations with a statement in which he announced his election victory. However, Trump, in a similar statement, did not admit defeat, stressing that, in his opinion, the counting of votes in the elections cannot be considered complete. The current American leader also confirmed his intention to apply to the courts regarding the counting of votes, since, in his opinion, there were numerous violations committed by the Democrats during the elections.
The American electoral system is archaic, indirect, and extremely confusing. Formally, the November general election does not elect a new president and vice president of the United States, but members of the electoral college. It is they who then gather in the capitals of their states in December and hold their own vote, following which a new head of state is officially determined.