As the final counts get underway, crowds of vote challengers have started clashing with election officials, and things have been quick to turn ugly…
Chaos erupted in Detroit, Michigan this afternoon over the capacity of the arena’s vote-tallying area, according to tweets and local reports.
And many have been left wondering just how our country has ended up in this sorry state.
But first, let’s take a look at what’s happened so far…
And according to the Independent, polls showed that Biden and his vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, lead the way, being favored amongst 66% of voters.
And the first results of the 2020 election rapidly began flooding in.
It was quickly confirmed that Trump won in a number of states, including Indiana, Kentucky, and Alabama, while Biden won over the West Coast states, such as California, Washington, and Oregon.
At the time of writing, Trump calls a win with 51.3% of the vote, while Biden had 47.8%.
He secured Ohio, a state that has predicted every president since 1964.
As per projections from NBC News and Fox News, Trump is projected to win in Ohio, which has predicted every president since 1964.
The Republican senator has just confirmed her re-election.
“We knew this was going to go long, but who knew we would go into maybe tomorrow morning, maybe even longer!” Biden said.
“But we feel good about where we are. I’m here to tell you tonight we believe we’re on track to win this election.”
It was quickly deleted from the social media platform.
Trump wins the crucial seat, earning him thirty-eight electoral points.
In a speech, he expressed a worry that ballots would be found at “4 o’clock in the morning” which he didn’t think should be counted.
He followed up his wish to close voting by suggesting he would be taking the matter to the Supreme Court.
Trump said: “As far as I am concerned, we have already won.”
In a huge turn of events, Biden is predicted to win the crucial state of Arizona, which will secure him eleven electoral votes.
It’s a battleground state Trump won 4-years prior.
The state has previously only ever backed 1 other Democratic candidate in the last seventy-two years, so this is a huge event for Biden and his party tonight.
Biden defeated Trump, winning 3 of the state’s 4 Electoral College votes.
Surpassing Clinton’s 65,853,625 with 65,881,145 votes.
Andahl died of COVID-19 last month aged fifty-five, but the election results in North Dakota showed the Bismarck-area district going to both him and Dave Nehring.
After rising to prominence following his surprise primary win earlier this year, Cawthorn has defeated Democrat Moe Davis in the state’s eleventh Congressional District, which occupies most of Western North Carolina.
Reacting to his victory, Cawthorn tweeted, “Cry more, lib.”
After revealing that he voted for himself, it turns out the rapper actually garnered quite a few supports.
Though of course, it’s not enough to see him in the White House.
The presidential candidate has now reportedly received more votes than either candidate did back in 2016.
Donald Trump continues election night rant on Twitter.
The president continued where he left off, writing:
“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!”
Making his stance on the matter very clear.
“We believe we are in a clear path to victory by this afternoon, we expect that the vice president will have leads in states that put him over 270 electoral votes today. The vice president will garner more votes than any presidential candidate in history, and we’re still counting. He has won over 50% of the popular vote. We are on track to win in Michigan by more than Donald Trump did in 2016. To win in Wisconsin by more than Trump did in 2016. To win in Pennsylvania by more than Trump did in 2016. And we flipped one of his states, Arizona.”
The latest drama to happen in this lengthy election process is in Michigan, where protestors have been clashing with the police and election officials at the TCF Center in Detroit.
The campaign said this:
“President Trump’s campaign has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law. We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted,” his campaign manager said in a statement.
“We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access. President Trump is committed to ensuring that all legal votes are counted in Michigan and everywhere else.”
And observe the counting on behalf of political parties or interest groups.
Guidelines from the state’s Board of Elections say challengers must have “good reason to believe” a given voter is not eligible to vote in the precinct to intervene in the counting of their vote.
Police confronted crowds outside the vote-tallying room as Republican and Democratic supporters alike were shut out of the room.
The Detroit Free Press reported that, “within hours” of Joe Biden taking the lead in the battleground state, more than 100 challengers arrived at the arena to roam the floor while poll workers tabulated votes.
As protestors gathered on the other side.
But were quickly met by police at the door to the arena, according to a video posted by Steve Patterson of NBC News.
The count continues.
This is a developing story, and updates will be posted accordingly.