US broadcaster reported on Friday that Trump challenger Joe Biden had won 306 voters in the election on Tuesday last week according to their polls – significantly more than the 270 required for a victory. It was Trump’s first public statements at an appearance since Thursday last week. He didn’t take questions from reporters.
Trump has so far refused to admit defeat and presents himself as a victim of massive election fraud. Trump’s lawyers have filed lawsuits in several states, but they have not provided any evidence of large-scale election fraud or errors. Several US agencies announced on Thursday that the November 3rd election was the safest in American history.
CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS predicted on Friday that Democrat Biden won the state of Georgia and Republican Trump won the state of North Carolina. These were the last two states that had not yet declared a winner in Tuesday’s election last week.
Trump won the 2016 election with Biden’s current predicted result against his then-rival Hillary Clinton: Trump had 306 voters at the time, Clinton had 232. Trump now also has 232 according to the broadcasters’ forecasts. In 2016 he had a “landslide victory” spoken even though he had the most electorate in the states, but nationwide, nearly three million fewer votes than Clinton.
In the national electoral vote, Biden is more than five million ahead of Trump: The Democrat has almost 78 million votes (50.8 percent), the Republican 72.7 million (47.5 percent).
The US president is only elected indirectly by the people. The votes of the voters decide on the composition of the electoral college, which then elects the president in December. To win, a candidate needs a majority of the 538 electorates.