CNN: LIVE UPDATES Election 2020 Presidential Results – Biden leading

Joe Biden

SUMMARY:

  • Joe Biden is nearing 270 electoral votes.
  • Six states remain too close to call. The key battleground of Pennsylvania warned they may not have their final tally today. Here’s why delayed election results show us the system IS actually working.
  • President Trump claimed some legitimate tallying efforts should stop and tried to assert victory in the election. Joe Biden urged patience as the votes continued to be counted.
  • See the latest results in the House here and Senate here.

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  • kamtanblog  On November 5, 2020 at 2:27 am

    Regardless of outcome the crook in chief will claim victory ! And has the support of his
    cronies he appointed to the judiciary !
    Judges in his back pocket hence the
    threatening appeal in high court.
    Wake up USA u have been conned !

    Adding insult to injury CIC won’t leave
    W house until 2021 !

    The democracy farce ?

    K

  • brandli62  On November 5, 2020 at 5:45 am

    I am optimistic that Biden will win the Presidency. He is also leading the popular vote by 2.8 million or more. We have to be patient.

  • Clyde Duncan  On November 5, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    The Economist wrote:

    As Joe Biden closes in on victory, his success signals a rejection of Donald Trump

    Only once in the past 40 years has a president been denied a second term.

    Mr Trump will lose the popular vote by, we reckon, 52% to 47% — only the electoral college’s bias towards rural voters saved him from a crushing defeat.

    A Biden White House would also set a wholly new tone. The all-caps tweets and the constant needling of partisan divisions would go. So would the self-dealing, the habitual lying and the use of government departments to pursue personal vendettas.

    Mr Biden is a decent man who, after the polls closed, vowed to govern as a unifier His victory would change American policy in areas from climate to immigration.

    And yet the unexpected closeness of the vote also means populism will live on in America. It has become clear that Mr Trump’s astonishing victory in 2016 was not an aberration but the start of a profound ideological shift in his party.

    Far from being swept away in a blue wave, Republicans have gained seats in the House and look likely to keep control of the Senate.

    The Republican Party, which fell under Mr Trump’s spell while he was in office, is not about to shake itself out of the trance now.

    What does that mean for America and the world?

  • brandli62  On November 6, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    These are some well-taken words and a fair analysis by The Economist.

  • Clyde Duncan  On November 6, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    The Economist: Checks and Balance

    Joe Biden seems to be moving ever closer to securing 270 electoral-college votes. Americans (and pundits abroad) are watching breathlessly as returns trickle in from Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia and Nevada, where the counts put Mr Biden ahead of President Donald Trump.

    Maricopa, Cobb, Clark and Allegheny counties are enjoying the same kind of global fame that Waukesha (in Wisconsin) found in 2016, when Mr Trump beat Hillary Clinton.

    The final tallies could still be hours, if not days, away — and recounts and litigation loom — but one thing does look certain. Mr Biden appears to have won the popular vote by about 5m ballots. Turnout is the highest it has been since 1900, meaning the former vice-president netted more votes than any other presidential candidate in American history.

    Yet such is the hold Donald Trump has on America’s imagination that the questions Mr Biden’s near-certain victory prompt are mostly not about him but about the would-be loser of the race.

    And not just because Mr Trump, by trying to stop votes from being counted and claiming there has been massive fraud, is damaging the country’s democratic system in order to save his own ego.

    If the president does lose, I will be left wondering about two big questions. The first is whether this election was an emphatic rejection of Trump and Trumpism.

    I am not sure that it would be. Not only did Mr Trump take more votes than he did in 2016; he won the second-highest total ever. Had COVID-19 not come along, and had the economy remained as strong as it was in January, it seems likely that Mr Trump would be a two-term president.

    As things currently stand, Democrats have lost seats in the House and have fallen short in the Senate. That means the federal government will remain stuck, unable to solve big problems requiring legislation, for the next two years at least and probably for longer.

    The second question is whether Trumpism will retain its hold on the Republican Party.

    By refusing to go quietly, Mr Trump is once again binding Republicans to him by breaking a taboo and obliging them to defend him. To the extent that Republican voters buy it, this myth of the great betrayal will prevent the party from undertaking the self-examination and adjustment that usually follows a defeat.

    Moving on from Trumpism will be hard for another reason. Ever since George H.W. Bush’s defeat in 1992, the Republican Party has been searching for a sequel to Reaganism. Mr Trump, whatever else you might think of him, is the first Republican to come up with one.

    Mr Trump has pointed to a future for Republicans as the party of the white working class:

    Hostile to trade, globalisation and foreign entanglements; hostile also to cuts to universal entitlement programmes like Medicare and Social Security, to immigration and to the exam-passing elites who dwell in cities and inner suburbs.

    Yet, as Lexington argues this week, although Trumpism without Trump might not sound very appealing to Reagan or Bush-era Republicans, it is a coherent worldview that is well within the bounds of normal American politics.

    Trumpism in the hands of someone like Tom Cotton or Nikki Haley would not threaten institutions and the rule of law as Mr Trump has done. It is Trump the man that is the problem, as he is currently demonstrating.

    John Prideaux
    US Editor

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