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Biden is ahead in Wisconsin with just 0.6 percent of the vote


The counting in Wisconsin has gone down to the wire, and Joe Biden clung to a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

With 97 percent of the vote and just over 20,000 votes – 0.6 percent – separating the candidates, the world is watching in which direction the state will ultimately fall.

With 49.57% of the vote, Biden is ahead of Trump's 48.94%.

Wisconsin Democratic Party leader Ben Wikler called the state for Biden and posted on Twitter, “Green Bay and Kenosha results are in. Biden is now in Wisconsin with around 20,600 votes.

& # 39; That number might jiggle a bit, but there's no realistic way for Trump to move forward. Biden won more votes than any Prez candidate in Biden history. People: Joe Biden just won Wisconsin. & # 39;

Late absentee votes voted strongly in favor of the former vice president and gave him greater leeway in the final phase compared to the incumbent Republican.

It will likely be announced this morning after stumbling upon a delay in postal ballot counting in a city when printers ran out of ink.

If the state goes blue, Biden has a clear path to the White House and only needs to win two other battlefield states to triumph.

A win in Wisconsin would bring the Democratic candidate to 248 electoral college votes, which means he only needs 22 votes to surpass the target of 270.

Because of the state's clinical status, Trump will almost certainly pay for a recount that state law allows if the loss is less than 1 percent.

Trump is doing well in the rural areas, while Biden has garnered votes in cities like Madison, a trend that is repeated across the country.

The count in the county seat of Green Bay was delayed because the electronic machines allegedly ran out of ink and the clerk had to fetch more.

Green Bay's absentee ballots have now been counted and are on their way to the Brown County employee who will announce them shortly.

The ballot papers further widened the rift between Biden and Trump, who had led the state until around 4:30 a.m. EST, when Milwaukee County fell for its Democratic challenger.

The electoral staff has to deal with a lot of postal ballot papers that have been heavily skewed in Biden's favor. The other states still in play are Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, and Nevada.

North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan all lean towards Trump, but the Biden campaign will hope that many of the remaining votes will be cast by postal vote.

Election officials count postal ballots on November 4, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

With 95 percent of the vote and only 8,000 votes separating the candidates, the world is watching which direction the state will ultimately break

With 95 percent of the vote and only 8,000 votes separating the candidates, the world is watching which direction the state will ultimately break

How Biden or Trump could still win fair and fair TODAY without the election ending in court

By Emily Goodin, Geoff Earle, and Nikki Schwab for DailyMail.com

Donald Trump and Joe Biden have plausible ways to get the White House victory on Wednesday without going to court.

However, they depend on a number of factors that go together.

By 5 a.m., Joe Biden had 238 electoral college votes and Donald Trump had 213.

Undecided were Nevada – which was widely expected to break for Biden – and Alaska, which Trump's column saw as safe.

That would set them to 244 and 216.

Undecided, however, are Georgia (16 votes), North Carolina (15), Wisconsin (10), Michigan (16), a single vote from Maine's undeclared congressional district and the Pennsylvania Grand Prix with 20 votes.

Numerically, Biden has the easier way: he needs 26 votes to reach 270 while Trump needs 58.

That means he could claim a win on Wednesday – but only if the results work in his favor.

Trump's path on Wednesday seems less likely as he needs to get more states into his column.

And the only clear fact is that the Pennsylvania census won't stop until Friday, which means any attempt to fix it beforehand will be difficult for both men.

SCENARIO 1: MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN GO FOR BIDEN

This is the end of the fewest nation elections that could break the fastest.

Together the two mid-western states have 26 votes. That would bring Joe Biden to the all-important 270 number.

Wisconsin's results could be in as early as 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Michigan's results are less clear, but the Secretary of State said Tuesday she hopes to provide "a very clear, if not a definitive picture" by Wednesday evening.

As of 6 a.m., Biden was slightly behind Trump at 51.3% to 47%.

As of now, nearly 20% of the votes remain to be counted and these are postal ballots that are expected to favor Biden.

Detroit, the state's largest city and hub of Democratic voters, won't announce its results until Wednesday as it has a record turnout, a good sign for Biden.

The turnout in Motor City, where Biden battled Barack Obama on Friday, is expected to reach 55 percent – seven points more than the 48 percent who voted in 2016.

The record number of votes means the full results will be announced on Wednesday, city clerk Janice Winfrey announced on Tuesday evening.

Michigan State Secretary Jocelyn Benson said 3.3 million postal votes were cast nationwide, but the results will take time.

"We are on track to potentially see a full result of each tabulation in the next 24 hours," she announced.

Trump won the state by taking the suburbs – Macomb and Monroe counties outside Detroit – but he also won working-class territories like the Michigan Upper Peninsula, home to many white working-class voters.

Biden has focused on attracting African American voters in the state in urban areas like Flint.

If this tactic pays off at some point, there could be a victory for Biden that is quickly explained – on Wednesday night.

But Governor Gretchen Whitmer has also warned that the results could take days longer.

Detroit Electoral Department officials process postal ballot papers at the Central Counting Board at the TCF Center in Detroit

Detroit Electoral Department officials process postal ballot papers at the Central Counting Board at the TCF Center in Detroit

SCENARIO TWO: TRUMP RECEIVES GEORGIA, NORTH CAROLINA AND MICHIGAN

In this scenario, Trump gains the upper hand in the south.

If the southern states report clear results on Wednesday and choose Trump, he would climb to 247 and get him within a range of 270 – if he can win Michigan.

Winning Wisconsin alone is pointless in this scenario. His 10 votes only bring him to 257.

However, Michigan would put him at 273 – a win.

The Georgian Foreign Minister said he expected Georgia to show all the results on Wednesday.

Trump was close to Biden by 5 a.m., but a significant number of votes still had to be counted from Atlanta, where election officials went home to rest.

North Carolina's results are more dubious, however. Trump was ahead by 50.1% to 48.7% as of 5 a.m., with 95% of the vote reported.

This alone seems to make the scenario unlikely for Biden.

Postal voting slips stamped by Tuesday will be accepted until November 12th.

SCENARIO THREE: BIDEN TAKES THE SOUTH

This seems like the least likely scenario as North Carolina is leaning slightly towards Trump.

But if Joe Biden took Georgia and North Carolina, he'd get a total of 31 votes. That brings him to 275.

Poll workers process postal ballot papers on election day night in Milwaukee Central Count

Poll workers process postal ballot papers on election day night in Milwaukee Central Count

The Georgian Foreign Minister said he expected Georgia to show all results on Wednesday.

Trump was close to Biden by 5 a.m., but a sizable number of votes remained to be counted from Atlanta, where election officials went home to rest.

North Carolina's results are more dubious, however. Trump was ahead by 50.1% to 48.7% as of 5 a.m., with 95% of the votes reported.

This alone seems to make the scenario unlikely for Biden.

Postal voting slips stamped by Tuesday will be accepted until November 12th.

If postal ballot papers are Democratic, it may be impossible to know the result before November 12th, even if it is in Biden's favor.

SCENARIO FOUR: TRUMP TAKES THE SOUTH AND MICHIGAN

IIf Trump takes Georgia and North Carolina he will rise to 247.

That puts him in touching distance, even if he can win Michigan, whose 16 votes bring him to 273.

SCENARIO FIVE: TRUMP CLEAN SWEEP

If Trump puts all four states on the table without touching Pennsylvania, it will be game over for Biden.

Trump would get

FIFTH SCENARIO: It's all about PENNSYLVANIA, so there won't be a result on Wednesday

Pennsylvania results probably won't be known until Friday.

But his 20 votes on the electoral college would provide a clear path to victory for anyone who receives them.

If Biden takes the 20, he'll have to pick up one of the other states to get over 270.

The path is more difficult for Trump, but Pennsylvania would undoubtedly help.

With 226 secured votes, he was then able to win with the two southern states and Michigan and leave Wisconsin untouched.

But Pennsylvania is the most difficult state for both parties, as its votes are fraught with great uncertainty.

The problem is exacerbated by complaints about controversial ballot papers that could drag out election results even longer. Republicans have made it clear that they will sue when and where they see fit.

Pennsylvania law prohibits officers from counting ballots until election day. In addition, the Supreme Court allowed the state to count ballots for three days after November 3, provided they were postmarked by election day.

Only 25 percent of the early votes were counted.

In Philadelphia, officials said around 350,000 votes were cast, but only 76,000 were counted on Tuesday. The rest will not be counted until Wednesday.

"The counties are working very hard to get (the results) as soon as possible," Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said Tuesday. "It will take time."

Biden's biggest strongholds in Keystone State are in Philadelphia and then Pittsburgh – where he and Vice President Kamala Harris held rallies with Lady Gaga and John Legend Monday night.

Philadelphia, in particular, is a democratic stronghold with more than 1.1 million registered voters, which is more than 10 percent of all voters in the state.

But Trump has done a lot for the state – he held four rallies there on Saturday alone – and wants to repeat his breathtaking victory in 2016 there.

Poll workers in Luzerne County, a northeastern county near Scranton, stopped counting postal votes on Tuesday evening and will resume on Wednesday, according to County Manager David Pedri. He said the county had roughly 26,000 postal ballots out of the roughly 60,000 occupation.

Election officials will begin counting ballots Tuesday evening in York County, Pennsylvania, with the ballot not counting until election day

Election officials will begin counting ballots Tuesday night in York County, Pennsylvania, where postal votes cannot be counted until election day

Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday urged residents to remain calm and patient while they await the results.

In a short one and a half minute video, he urged the Pennsylvanians to "take a breath."

"Dedicated district workers across the state are ready to work tirelessly to make sure all votes count," said the Pennsylvania governor. "But counting that enormous number of ballots is going to take more time than we are used to."

"We may not know the results today," he admitted, "but I encourage us all to take a deep breath and be patient."

"Most importantly, we get accurate results – even if it takes a little longer," added Wolf.

In Pennsylvania, approximately 2.5 million of its 9 million registered voters requested postal votes. By Tuesday morning, 81 percent of them had returned.

Every ballot that is marked on election day and received by November 6th will be counted.

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