Wisconsin counts ballots through the night and is set to declare a winner within hours


Wisconsin counts ballots through the night and is set to declare a winner within hours – with Biden leading Trump by just 0.24% of the vote

  • 95 per cent of ballots have been tallied and only 8,000 votes – 0.24 per cent – are separating the candidates 
  • If it flips blue Biden has a clear path to the White House and only has to clinch two other battleground states 
  • Its clinical status means Trump will almost certainly pay for a recount if margin of error is less than 1 per cent

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Counting in Wisconsin has gone right down to the wire with Joe Biden hanging on to a wafer-thin lead over President Trump.

With 95 per cent of ballots tallied and only 8,000 votes – 0.24 per cent – separating the candidates, the world is watching which way the state will finally break when it likely declares this morning. 

If it flips blue Biden has a clear path to the White House and only has to clinch two other battleground states to triumph. 

A victory in Wisconsin would pitch the Democratic candidate at 248, meaning he would only need 22 more electoral college votes to hit 270.  

But the state’s clinical status means Trump will almost certainly pay for a recount, which is allowed under state law if the margin of defeat is less than 1 per cent.  

Counting is Wisconsin has gone right down to the wire with Biden commanding only a wafer-thin lead over President Trump

Trump is showing well in the rural areas while Biden has mopped up votes in cities such as Madison, a trend replicated across the country.

Only 51 per cent of votes have been counted in Brown County, where Trump is ahead by 15 points, which if extrapolated could see him edge the state. 

Trump had been leading the state up until around 4.30am EST when Milwaukee county broke for Biden.

Election staff are grappling with a crush of mail-in ballots, which have been strongly skewed in Biden’s favour.  

The other states still in play are Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina and Nevada. 

North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan are all leaning towards Trump, however the Biden campaign will hope many of the remaining votes will likely be mail-in ballots. 

Election officials count absentee ballots on November 04, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Election officials count absentee ballots on November 04, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

With 95 per cent of ballots tallied and only 8,000 votes separating the candidates, the world is watching which way the state will finally break

With 95 per cent of ballots tallied and only 8,000 votes separating the candidates, the world is watching which way the state will finally break

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