US Elections : Republicans Vs Democrats Rivalry
By Wilson Abiri in Washington DC
US President Donald Trump is claiming that Joe Biden is trying to steal the presidential elections.
Trump who addressed the media a while ago from White House said that he votes from swing states where they (Republicans) had won had been doctored in the favour of Former US Vice President Joe Biden.
“We were winning everything. And all of a sudden it was called off,” said President Trump.
Earlier he tweeted: “”We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!”
Trump’s twitter rants came moments after his closet challenger; Mr. Biden addressed his supporters in his hometown of Delaware.
“Keep the faith, we’re going to win this.We feel good about where we are. We have to be patient; we have to wait until every vote is counted… till every ballot is counted. But we feel good,” .,” said Biden
Currently Biden is head of Trump with 225 Electoral College votes against Trump’s 213.
How Electoral College Works
The winner of the election is determined through a system called the electoral college. Each of the 50 states, plus Washington DC, is given a number of electoral college votes, adding up to a total of 538 votes. More populous states get more electoral college votes than smaller ones.
A candidate needs to win 270 electoral college votes (50% plus one) to win the election.
In every state except two – Maine and Nebraska – the candidate that gets the most votes wins all of the state’s electoral college votes.
Due to these rules, a candidate can win the election without getting the most votes at the national level. This happened at the last election, in which Donald Trump won a majority of Electoral College votes although more people voted for Hillary Clinton across the US.
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