Joe Biden is on the brink of victory after he takes crucial leads in Wisconsin and Michigan – as Trump claims fraud and that his overnight election lead mysteriously ‘vanished’ thanks to ‘surprise ballot dumps’.
Biden took a narrow lead in the key swing states of Wisconsin and Michigan on Wednesday morning, pushing him closer to an overall victory, while President Donald Trump alleged election fraud and claimed his majority is ‘magically disappearing’ thanks to ‘surprise ballot dumps’.
Neither the President nor Joe Biden has yet reached the 270 electoral college votes they need to claim the White House and ballot counting will continue throughout the day and even the week.
But if Biden wins in Michigan and Wisconsin then takes Nevada – which he is expected to but where the result will take at least until tomorrow – he will win.
If he wins Michigan and Wisconsin and Georgia, where votes are still being counted, he will also win, as he will if he takes Michigan, Wisconsin and North Carolina.
The only way for Trump to win is if he snatches back a lead in either Michigan or Wisconsin, or if he wins North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada – which is unlikely – and then Pennsylvania, where a result is not likely until Friday. In Wisconsin, Biden is ahead with 49.57% of the vote to Trump’s 48.94%.
In Michigan, Biden has now squeaked ahead 49.3% and Trump has 49.14% of the vote. Michigan holds significantly more electoral college votes – 16 – than Wisconsin’s 10.
Biden campaign officials welcomed the news on Wednesday morning, saying: ‘Things are moving to a conclusion – and moving to a conclusion in our favor.’
Trump, on the other hand, seemed reluctant to accept it. He tweeted on Wednesday morning that votes were him were ‘magically disappearing’.
‘Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled.
‘Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. ‘VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!’ he said.