The Associated Press announced that the 2020 US Presidential election is Democratic candidate Joseph Biden.
The news outlet announced the result Saturday after former Vice President Biden was declared the winner in Pennsylvania, which exceeded the 270 electoral thresholds required to defeat incumbent Donald Trump.
Early Wednesday morning, Trump, election day voting records posted on cable news stations during Tuesday night showed Trump being the leader in critical states, but the wave changed as regions began counting postal ballots. Later Wednesday, the battle states of Biden, Wisconsin and Michigan were declared victorious, and these victories were seen as an indication that he could win the general election.
As of the likely winner’s announcement on Saturday, the bustling states of Georgia and North Carolina are still in the game, but there is no way forward for Trump’s election victory.
Currently, Trump has not accepted the Biden election, and Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien said earlier this week he would demand a recount of the campaign in Wisconsin.
“Wisconsin has become a very slender breed as we always knew it would happen,” Steipen told the New York Post. “Irregularities have been reported in several Wisconsin counties raising serious doubts about the validity of the results.”
The campaign also filed lawsuits in Michigan and Georgia advocating abandoning ballot papers. Both have been dismissed ever since.
Largely due to the coronavirus epidemic, an unprecedented proportion of US voters chose to vote via postal voting. For weeks, experts warned that as districts and states made the ballot papers sent by mail into the ruler, no winners would be announced on election night or even for the following days. In some counties it still counts on Saturday.