US 2020 Election Live updates: Joe Biden appears to have won Wisconsin after election boss announced count was complete
Joe Biden has increased his chances of obtaining a US election victory after Wisconsin state’s electoral board leader announced the state has completed its election count with Biden leading.
Wisconsin’s electoral commission administrator Meagan Wolfe announced on Wednesday that all the counties in her state had their ballots totaled, with current results putting Biden 20,697 votes ahead of Donald Trump in the Midwestern key battleground state.
But in a new update, she has now announced that a single township of 300 voters had yet to report its results, but was in the process of counting them.
Wolfe added that her state’s total included all mail-in votes, and that accurate and up-to-date totals had been posted on individual counties websites. The state is now checking its results, with a final winner set to be announced sometime Wednesday afternoon.
Wolfe told NBC News: ‘All of our unofficial results have come in from our local election offices. So how it works in Wisconsin is that individual results are reported by individual recording units, and now we’re in the important process of triple-checking the results.’
Wolfe said she would not be drawn on predictions putting Biden more than 20,000 votes ahead of Donald Trump.
Wisconsin plays a major role I’m the election and if Biden wins it, he gets closer to the 270 votes needed to win the electoral college.
Donald Trump’s campaign has announced plans to demand a recount of the votes should Biden win the final poll.
If Biden maintains his current lead, he will win Wisconsin’s 10 electoral college votes, bringing him to a total of 248 votes. He would also take the state back from Donald
Trump, who won it for his Republican party in 2016.
Trump is currently in the lead in two southern states yet to report – Georgia and North Carolina. Nevada will declare its results on Thursday afternoon, while Pennsylvania – believed to be key to this year’s final result – plans to announce the winner of its 20 electoral college votes by Friday.