Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins 49.3% of the vote in Michigan. As a result of processing 94% of ballots, Donald Trump receives 49.1% of the votes. Thus, the Democrat is ahead of the incumbent head of state in this state, although earlier Trump was in the lead with 49.4%.
Winning Michigan is important because it will bring the candidate 16 electoral votes.
On November 3, elections were held in the United States for the head of state and vice president, all 435 members of the House of Representatives, about a third of the Senate (35 senators), governors of 11 states and two territories, as well as legislative assemblies of some states. Voting officially ended at 1 am (09:00 Moscow time), after the closure of polling stations in Alaska.
According to Fox News, preliminary Democratic candidate Joe Biden has 238 electoral votes, Trump has 213. Since the results have not yet been counted in all states (and in North Carolina and Pennsylvania it may take several days), talk about the victory of this or that candidate is premature.
Nevertheless, during his speech at the White House, the president has already announced his readiness to celebrate his victory in the elections. He noted that the voting was not without fraud and called for an end to the summing up. According to the president, his team does not want “Democrats to find new ballots at four in the morning and add them to the list.”
At Biden’s headquarters, Trump’s statements were called “outrageous”, accusing him of “an outright attempt to take away the democratic rights of American citizens.”
Elections are held according to a two-stage scheme: at the first stage, voters of each state vote for presidential candidates. The winner receives all electors from that state. There are 538 electors in total (according to the number of members of Congress).
After the count of the results of the general suffrage, the electors must meet in their states on December 14 and vote for the candidates. Such a system strengthens the bipartisan system and prevents a second round: 270 votes are enough to win an election.