The United States elections are called for Democratic candidate Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
The president-elect and vice president-elect have declared victory in the election, while incumbent President Donald Trump refuses to admit defeat.
But while Biden has enough votes to skip the electoral stage required to win, he is not yet president of the United States.
There are three states that have yet to be called up
- North Carolina
With 99 percent of the vote counted in Georgia, Biden was ahead of Trump by more than 11,400 votes as of Tuesday evening EST.
Since the margin is so close, the country is unlikely to be called up for any of the candidates, as it is likely to be a subject of recount.
If the final margin is less than 0.5 percent, Trump can request a recount within two days of the initial count.
On Tuesday, a Georgia foreign minister official warned that there would be illegal votes in the state – something he said has happened in every election.
But he said it was “unlikely” that those illegal votes would alter the outcome.
Trump beats Biden by nearly 75,000 votes in North Carolina, where the count will likely last a few more days.
Trump had initially claimed that he had “clearly won North Carolina,” but the race was still too early to call him, with many mailing ballots still to be counted.
Ballot papers can be counted by mail in the state through November 12, as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.
Alaska will likely be called up for Trump, who currently holds 62.2 percent of the vote, despite only 58 percent of the vote counted, so it’s too early to call for an official result.
Who “calls” for elections?
American News Networks The call for each state to elect a candidate based on a number of factors, including:
- Early vote analysis and other statistics
- Surveys of voters leaving polling sites on Election Day
- How many ballot papers have been counted so far and how many cards remain
- The date of the vote in areas where the vote count is still taking place
If the margin is too close to call, as in the case of Georgia, The networks will be late to announce the winner.
Because each state is called up for a candidate, the state’s Electoral College votes are added to that candidate’s tally.
The candidate who has obtained 270 electoral votes is declared the winner
When does the result become official?
The results of the US election are not official once they are named.
The states have until December 14th To settle any dispute over the election result. That’s when voters at each state’s electoral college cast their ballots.
Congress will then meet on January 6 to conduct the final tally and certification.
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