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US Election 2020: Tense wait as US election winner remains unclear

The result of the United States’ Presidential election is on a knife edge, with Donald Trump and his rival Joe Biden neck and neck in key swing states.

The Campaign of Biden said the race was “moving to a conclusion in our favour”.

But Trump, a Republican, claimed to have won and swore to launch a Supreme Court challenge, baselessly alleging fraud.

Over millions of votes still remain uncounted and no candidate can credibly claim victory as yet.

No evidence of fraud has been recorded.

The United States is on course for the highest electoral turnout in a century. More than 100 million voters cast their ballots in early voting before election day, and tens of millions more added their vote on Tuesday.

With the nation on edge, the final result may not be known for some days.

What are the results so far?

Trump has challenged the pre-election polls to do better than predicted, but Biden is still in the race and the overall result is not yet clear.

In the US election, voters decide state-level contests rather than an overall, single, national one.

To be elected as a president, a candidate must win at least 270 votes in what is called the electoral college. Each state gets a certain number of votes partly based on its population and there are a total of 538 up for grabs.

Source; BBC

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