The Associated Press – like the editors of the New York Times – has not been able to confirm the winner of the US presidential elections, despite Republican Donald Trump’s assertion that “we did win this election”.
Whilst Trump has stated that he will take the election results to the Supreme Court if he is not declared the winner, AP states that his “assertion of victory does not match the results and information currently available to the AP”. At this stage in the race, according to AP counts, Trump has 213 electoral votes while Biden has 238. Trump or Biden would need 270 electoral votes to win. Several key states are too early to call, including Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan.
Even though electoral results have not been declared for the following states, AP, drawing upon results from AP VoteCast and an analysis of early voting statistics, suggests that President Donald Trump will be declared the winner of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Montana and Missouri. Democrat Biden, according to AP, is expected to take California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico and New York.