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Election 2020 still too close to call

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/06/20, 06:40 am

The last votes seemed to take the longest to count as another day began without definitive results in key states. According to the Associated Press’ election map, Joe Biden lacked just six electoral votes to clinch the presidency. Early on Friday morning Biden took a slim lead in Georgia, a state with 16 electoral votes, as counting continued. But with lawsuits pending in Arizona, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, along with the possibility of recounts in several close states, Americans could still be weeks away from knowing who will be president for the next four years.

How is the country holding up? Demonstrations have occurred in several big cities with protesters demanding officials “count every vote”—a position Biden supporters believe will help their candidate, who has done well with mail-in and absentee voters. Supporters of President Donald Trump have gathered outside election offices in places such as Detroit and Maricopa County, Ariz., to protest ballot irregularities and a perceived lack of transparency that they say give Biden an unfair advantage. As of Friday morning, however, fears of post-election rioting that led shop owners to board up windows had not come to pass.

Dig deeper: Keep up with the latest vote counts at WORLD’s online Election Center.

Editor’s note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • Steve Shive
    Posted: Fri, 11/06/2020 04:28 am

    One silly word that I've not heard VP Biden use is "legal." "Every legal vote should be counted." Of course this begs the question since some states seem to be pushing what is "legal."

    Maybe we need to redefine "is" while we are a it?

  • Glong
    Posted: Fri, 11/06/2020 01:52 pm

    Of course there have been no riots. Those were planned for a Trump victory. What we're seeing are true protests.