Joe Biden won the state of Wisconsin and its 10 electoral votes on Wednesday as the nation’s attention focused on the three northern industrial states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — and the southwest — Nevada and Arizona —which will prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.
The AP called Wisconsin, which narrowly went for Donald Trump in 2016, at about 1:15 p.m. local time. Trump’s campaign manager says the president plans to “immediately” request a recount in the state.
Past statewide recounts in Wisconsin have changed the tallies by only a few hundred votes.
The Trump campaign also filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Michigan state court demanding access to locations where ballots are being counted in that state. The campaign said it is calling for a temporary halt in the counting until it is given “meaningful access” in numerous locations and allowed to review ballots that already have been opened and processed.
Michigan and Wisconsin turned the lightest shade of blue on results maps later Wednesday morning. The AP has not called Michigan for Biden. The same is true of Nevada. Georgia and North Carolina — states in which Trump is narrowly leading — also have outstanding votes.
It could be several days before Pennsylvania, where Trump currently leads, finishes counting mail ballots — which are thought to significantly favor Biden.
Neither candidate has