Let’s get right to answering the question everyone is asking: No, we don’t know who the next president of the United States will be. Are things close? You better believe it.
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Here’s where the race stands
The presidential election remained too close to call Wednesday as both Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump were left with viable paths to victory after key races were called and battleground states counted outstanding votes.
Biden wins Michigan
Biden edged ahead Wednesday afternoon after clinching the Rust Belt states of Michigan and Wisconsin, according to The Associated Press. Those are the states once considered to be part of the “blue wall” that crumbled for Democrats in 2016.
Biden holds 264 electoral votes and Trump has 214. The winner needs 270, which leaves the former vice president six votes short.
But the race sure isn’t over: Biden needs to maintain his slim lead over Trump in Nevada to reach the 270-majority Electoral College threshold. We’ll need to be patient: State officials said they did not expect a result before 9 a.m. PST Thursday.
And say the race is called for Biden? Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit in Michigan to “halt counting” ballots in the state until Republicans could gain access to the tallying process. The lawsuit, which the campaign did not immediately make available for review, is one of the <a data-track-label="inline|intext|n/a" href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/04/trump-files-lawsuit-stop-michigan-vote-count-temporarily/6164647002/"