American Elections Final Results Still To Come. What Are The Key Points So Far?
7 November 2020
Joe Biden
  • Still six states left to declare but Biden remains in strong position – live results here
  • The Democrat declares ‘we are going to win this race‘ after overtaking Donald Trump in Pennsylvania – winning there would be enough on its own to clinch the White House
  • Donald Trump has made more claims of voter fraud in a series of early morning tweets
  • A recount is announced in Georgia – a reliably Republican state where Biden also overtook the president due to mail-in ballots
  • What are the numbers? Biden remains on 253 Electoral College votes in the race to 270. He needs: Pennsylvania (20) or two of Arizona (11), Georgia (16), Nevada (6) and North Carolina (15)
  • Trump still convinced battle is ‘not over’ more than 72 hours after election day. He is on 214 and needs Pennsylvania and three of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina to win or potentially tie
  • He is pursuing legal action in at least four states amid  unsubstantiated claims of ‘voter fraud’
  • Fiji’s PM becomes first world leader to congratulate Joe Biden – even though he has not yet won
  • What happens next? Pennsylvania and Georgia remain most likely to declare next and there is some expectation that Saturday could finally be the day
  • Live reporting by Chris Robertson