Democratic nominee Joe Biden has overtaken Donald Trump in key state Michigan, according to the AP news agency.
Along with Arizona, Nevada and Wisconsin he now leads in states worth 270 electoral votes – the number needed to win. It is still too early to call the race.
Biden has a small lead of 227 compared to Trump’s 213. The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar battleground states – Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania – that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.
A late burst of votes in Michigan and Wisconsin gave Biden a small lead in those states.
The high stakes election was held against the backdrop of a pandemic that has killed more than 230,000 Americans and wiped away millions of jobs. (Metro)