There is another major development in the presidential election. Former Vice President Joe Biden is now projected to win the state of Wisconsin. By doing so, he will pick up 10 electoral votes en route to the 270 needed to become the next President of the United States.
With this victory, Biden has a projected 237 electoral votes. With a victory in Wisconsin, Biden can win the election if he holds on to leads in Arizona, Nevada and Michigan. If his leads hold, he will not need to win the state of Pennsylvania to emerge victorious.
Despite projections, President Donald Trump has called for a recount in Wisconsin. Trump believes that the close race calls for reassessment of the race.
“There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so,” Trump Campaign Manager Bill Stepien said.
In spite of Trump’s insistence on a recount, Biden is confident that he will come out on top.
“We are going to win Wisconsin, recount or no recount,” Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said.
A recount could take a week to complete if requested.
CNN PROJECTION: Joe Biden wins Wisconsin, delivering a setback to President Trump's path to reelection by flipping a state Trump won four years ago https://t.co/EfNrqFIBgl #CNNElection pic.twitter.com/FlBKT1A3rZ
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