Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is set to win the state of Michigan so he only has 17 votes for the electoral college before being elected to the White House, NBC News reported on Wednesday.
Biden, the former Vice President, is now set to win two states that his opponent, incumbent President Donald Trump, won in the 2016 elections. The other state is Wisconsin.
Michigan has 16 electoral college votes.
Trump beat the then Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in Michigan by just 0.2% in 2016 – the narrowest vote gap of any state in these elections.
Biden’s planned victory in the state gives him 253 votes for the electoral college, according to the latest NBC News tally. It takes 270 votes to win.
The states to be named are Arizona, where 11 electoral college votes are at stake, Georgia with 16 electoral votes, Pennsylvania with 20 electoral votes, Nevada with six votes, and North Carolina with 15 electoral votes.
Biden currently has slim leads in the Nevada and Arizona referendums.
Trump’s campaign on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to halt the counting of ballots in Michigan as it called for better access for observers following the voting results in locations across the state.
Michigan voted for Republican presidential nomination from 1972 to 1972 1988 before moving to Democratic Winners from 1992 to 2012.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks out on health care at the Beech Woods Recreation Center in Southfield, Michigan on October 16, 2020.
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