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5:40 am. Trump returns to Arizona. Unlike Pennsylvania and Georgia, Donald Trump benefits directly, in Arizona, from the extension of the count. He was catching up with Joe Biden, risking the Democrat losing the 11 top voters AP and Fox News attributed to Joe Biden as early as Tuesday’s election night, based on partial results and statistical models, one method usually very safe.
5:20 am. The televisions zapped Trump. Several American channels interrupted the broadcast of a speech by Donald Trump on Thursday evening, believing that he was making disinformation. As the vote count continues, the incumbent president had just said from the White House that if we included “illegal votes”, Democrats could “try to steal the election”. Very quickly, the MSNBC channel ceased its live broadcast. NBC News and ABC News have also stopped. CNN has decided not to cut the microphone to Donald Trump, but its star host Jake Tapper followed with a final conviction of the head of state. “What a sad night for the United States of America to see their president […] falsely accuse people of trying to steal the election, ”he said, lambasting a“ web of lies ”.
5 hours. The gaps are narrowing in Pennsylvania and Georgia. Pennsylvania’s 20 Grand Voters would allow Joe Biden to cross the “magical” threshold of 270 – the Electoral College majority – which would propel him to the White House. Donald Trump’s initial election night lead in that state melted as ballots mailed out – 80% in favor of Joe Biden – were counted. Same scenario in Georgia (16 major voters) where the gap is also narrowing. Trump at this hour is only some 1,900 votes ahead and there are nearly 14,000 ballots to count.
4:55. But where are we? Joe Biden currently has 253 or 264 voters, due to uncertainties over results in Arizona, and Donald Trump 214. It takes 270 to get into the White House.
4h50. Trump is still screaming fraud. In a speech delivered late Thursday afternoon (US time), the outgoing president stepped up the guesswork and kept up the pressure. “If you count the legal votes, I win easily. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us, ”he said from the White House press room.
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