American Elections “I Have Won,” Joe Biden, “I Will Sue,” Donald Trump
5 November 2020

Paul Nyathi

Joe Biden has declared it is “clear” he has won the US presidential election as Donald Trump launches legal challenges with the result still in the balance.

On Wednesday night, Mr Biden was projected to have won Michigan and Wisconsin, putting him within touching distance of the White House.

The key states of Nevada and Georgia could be declaring in the next few hours – which means the next president of the United States could be known very shortly.

However, Mr Trump and his campaign have already claimed victory and are seeking to halt vote counts in battleground states through the courts, suggesting a turbulent few days to come.

As things stand right now, Trump needs to win Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina and Nevada (winning Alaska isn’t required).

If one of those falls to Biden, it’s over.

Now, there’s this little wrinkle of Arizona. It could still be for Biden, but things are getting close. If Arizona flips, the path opens back up again a bit.

If all of the above doesn’t fall in Trump’s favour, he’ll be relying on a court case or a recount to win a second term.

Stay tuned to as we continue to focus on the intriguing home stretch in the US elections.