Democratic candidate Joe Biden has fronted the media, urging Americans to “stay calm” as US President Donald Trump calls for votes to stop being counted.
“In America, the vote is sacred. It is how people in this nation express their will,” Biden said.
“And it is the will of the voters, no one, not anything else, that chooses the President of the United States of America. So, each ballot must be counted, and that’s we’re going to see, and that’s how it should be.”
Biden said he had “no doubts” after the count was finished, he and senator Kamala Harris would be declared winners.
“We will know very soon, so thank you all,” he said.
It comes as Trump continues to insist he does not want any votes to be counted after election day. Legally, he is not able to stop the count, as elections are run by individual states and governments.
Sky News has reported the Trump campaign has lost its lawsuit to halt vote counting in Michigan (16 Electoral College votes).
According to the Associated Press, Biden currently holds 264 electoral votes, while Trump holds 216. There are six states left which will determine the result of the winner.
With Nevada worth six electoral votes, Biden only needs to win this state to win the White House. He holds a narrow lead over Trump here, but we won’t know the outcome until later today.
Trump's lead in Georgia has dwindled to just over 9,200 votes with roughly 40,000 votes left to count, mostly from Democratic strongholds.
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