US Election Results LIVE Updates: Joe Biden wins Wisconsin, Michigan, 6 electoral votes away from Presidency
Democrat Joe Biden has secured the battleground state of Michigan and its 16 electoral votes, which has further damaged Donald Trump’s chances to a second term at the White House. Joe Biden has also won Wisconsin, which has taken him further close to the magic figure of 270 electoral votes, which will secure his US presidency. Right now, Joe Biden is at 264 electoral votes while Donald Trump is at 214. The flip in these states from Republicans to Democrats comes as a huge blow to Donald Trump, whose victories in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in 2016 sent him to the White House. While Joe Biden has secured Wisconsin and Michigan, Pennsylvania hasn’t been called yet. Nevada, which has six electoral votes, is among the states Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016 that hasn’t yet been called. Joe Biden’s campaign had particularly focused on turning out Black voters in Detroit, who failed to show up for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the numbers that Barack Obama received during his two presidential bids. On the other hand, despite needing to win Michigan, Donald Trump took frequent swipes at the state’s Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, who was the target of an alleged kidnapping plot that was foiled by federal law enforcement. Chants of “Lock her up!” toward Whitmer echoed at Trump’s rally, and he railed against the governor on Twitter for her cautious approach to the coronavirus pandemic.