Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is projected to win the state of Michigan, leaving him simply 17 Electoral School votes in need of being elected to the White Home, NBC Information reported Wednesday.
Biden, the previous vp, now could be projected to win two states that had been gained by his opponent, incumbent President Donald Trump, within the 2016 election. The opposite state is Wisconsin.
Michigan has 16 Electoral School votes.
Trump beat then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Michigan by simply 0.2% in 2016 — the closest well-liked vote margin of any state that election.
Biden’s projected victory within the state offers him 253 Electoral School votes, in keeping with the present tally by NBC Information. He wants 270 electoral votes to win.
The states whose well-liked vote tallies stay to be known as are Arizona, the place 11 Electoral School votes are at stake, Georgia, which has 16 electoral votes, Pennsylvania, with 20 electoral votes, Nevada, which has six such votes, and North Carolina, which has 15 electoral votes.
Biden at present has slim leads within the well-liked votes of Nevada and Arizona.
Trump’s marketing campaign filed go well with earlier Wednesday looking for to halt the counting of ballots in Michigan because it demanded higher entry for observers watching the vote tallying at areas within the state.
Michigan voted for Republican presidential candidates from 1972 to 1988 earlier than flipping to Democratic winners from 1992 to 2012.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about well being care at Beech Woods Recreation Heart October 16, 2020 in Southfield,m Michigan.
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