Biden's electoral vote count crosses 200 as per exit polls; 270 needed to win

by International | 04-11-2020 | 2096 views

Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's electoral vote count has reached 205, according to Edison Research exit polls. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the presidential elections. Biden is projected to win from California which has 55 electoral votes. According to the exit polls, US President Donald Trump's vote count stands at 136.

Biden is projected to win Colorado, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, while Trump is projected to win Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama and West Virginia. Meanwhile, Trump is leading Biden in vital battleground state of Florida. US President Donald Trump is projected to win Indiana's electoral votes, according to Edison Research. Joe Biden is projected to win Vermont, according to Fox News and AP. A third of US voters listed economy as the issue that mattered most to them when deciding their choice for president while two out of 10 cited COVID-19, according to Edison Research.

Joe Biden was elected as a US Senator from Delaware for the first time in 1972 at the age of 29 and served there for 36 years. Prior to becoming a Senator, Biden had served two years on a county board in Delaware. He first ran for US President in 1988 and then in 2008 before dropping out.

In US, the president is not chosen directly by the voters, but by the Electoral College. When Americans go to the polls in presidential elections they're actually voting for a group of electors who make up the electoral college. There are a total of 538 electoral votes, or electors, meaning a presidential candidate needs to secure 270 to win.

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