Bloomberg News reported early Wednesday morning that Joe Biden’s chances of an Electoral College win are only growing as the vote count continues, with Biden holding an electoral vote lead over President Trump 238-213.
Biden edged ahead of Trump in Wisconsin and Michigan, two of the three “Blue Wall” states deemed essential to his chances. His victory in Arizona, a state Trump won in 2016, gives him more breathing room. Even without Pennsylvania, which was also trending in his favor, Biden could now reach the necessary 270 electoral votes if he also holds Nevada, where he was leading by a razor-thin margin early Wednesday.
Those states still have dwindling but significant numbers of votes outstanding from absentee voters and large urban counties that tend to vote Democratic. Election officials said it would be later Wednesday before they could finish counting the Wisconsin and Michigan votes, and Nevada won’t resume counting absentee ballots until Thursday.
Bloomberg noted that of Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Trump would need to win four to claim victory.
Meanwhile, “If Biden wins any two of Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia, he’ll win,” the outlet reported.
Trump attempted to sow doubt about the counting of ballots on Wednesday, tweeting: “Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the ‘pollsters’ got it completely & historically wrong!”