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US Election 2020 : Is Trump Winning Or Losing? Check Current Updates

All eyes on the Midwest as contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden hinges on a handful of states. 

Americans are also electing members to the Twp chambers of Congress,the main law making body of the US. Those chambers are the Senate and House of Representatives. Without support in the Senate and House,the President's ability to enact key policies is severely limited. 

The winner of the election is determined through a system called the electoral college. Each of the 50 states,plus Washington DC,is given a number of electoral college votes,adding up to a total of 538 votes. More populous states get more electoral college votes than smaller ones. 

A candidate needs to win 270 electoral college votes (50% plus one) to win the election. 

In every state except two - Maine and Nebraska - the candidate that gets the most votes wins all of the state's electoral college votes. 

Due to these rules, a candidate can win the election without getting the most votes at the national level. This happened at the last election, in which Donald Trump won a majority of electoral college votes although more people voted for Hillary Clinton across the US. 

Currently, Joe Biden has 69,082,485 and Trump with 66,801,752 votes which shows that Biden has 238 over Trump's 213 out of the 270 win mark as reported by the Associated Press(AP). 

AP "calls" the winner in a state when they determine that the trailing candidate has no path to victory. This can happen before 100% of votes in a state have been counted. 

Estimates for the total votes in each state are also provided by AP. 

Millions of votes are still yet to be counted ,including that of some key battleground States.

Source : The Guardian

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