Donald Trump is leading in the key Southern battleground states in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, tightening the race to the White House and dashing Democratic hopes of a vibrant victory on election night.
With 94 per cent of the votes counted in Florida, Donald Trump was leading by 51.2 per cent to Joe Biden’s 47.8 per cent, a news outlet reported and winning the Sunshine State’s 29 electoral college votes would be a massive boost to Donald Trump’s chances for re-election.
Pre-election polling had suggested the race was close, with analysts believing that a victory for Joe Biden would clear the way for national victory.
The Democrats were also hopeful of challenging in North Carolina and Georgia, Republican strongholds that Donald Trump won in 2016, but as of 3.30 am UK time, a news outlet reported that the President was likely to hold both states.
However, there were early encouraging signs for Joe Biden in Arizona, another key battleground that last turned blue for Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election victory.
The focus of the race will now turn northwards to America’s Rust Belt, where Joe Biden is hoping to win back several states that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House in 2016.
Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio are all said to be in play, while numerous election spectators think Pennsylvania could the key battleground in the national race.
As of 3 am UK time, Joe Biden had secured 131 electoral college votes to Donald Trump’s 92, with the Democratic candidate picking up predictable wins in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and Massachusetts.
Among Donald Trump’s early victories were in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina.
Unfortunately, America will be the loser if Donald Trump prevails, but at the moment it’s too premature to call and I must say that whilst Donald Trump is a wild card, the news will likely be extremely bland without him and Joe Biden in his place, but I’m sure that America can live with boring.
I mean, does America really want a despot who’s racist, prejudiced, misogynistic – someone who said he would date his own daughter and believes it’s okay to grab a woman by the vajayjay – apparently lots of American’s do.
Fortunately, some do have a brain and won’t tolerate discrimination, propaganda and gaslighting, and that’s what Donald Trump gives the American people.
And if he is going to win again, which he probably will do, the faith of people in him will be no different because the hatred in the US is way too strong and deep-rooted into people and it seems that they can’t defeat the Trump card.
It’s not looking good, unfortunately – looks like another four years led by a loony tune.
The problem is America is weak and has been broken up by Donald Trump and he’s going to have the biggest laugh if he wins, and people should remember that Donald Trump dodged his tax, failed to denounce far-right parties, employed far-right supporters into his administration, destroyed companies during the industrial shutdown in December 18-January 19 and described Haiti and other countries as shithole countries.
He also incited violence during his rallies, attempted to reverse Obama Care which allowed more people on low income to access healthcare – has a detrimental record employing White House staff, the list goes on.
The major concern is the distinct probability that Donald Trump and Boris Johnson will work together to dismantle the NHS soon after he takes up office, and we should be concerned about the post-Brexit UK economy from January 2021 onwards.