Joe Biden has won the crucial battleground state of Michigan and Wisconsin, reclaiming a key part of the “blue wall” that slipped away from Democrats four years ago and dramatically narrowing President Donald Trump’s pathway to reelection. So far, according to reports Biden has 264 electoral votes and Trump 214. The magic number of electoral votes is 270. If Biden were to win in Nevada, he would in theory have the necessary 270. Results in four states awaited The results in Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Nevada was yet to be declared as officials counted millions of votes, some that were cast on Tuesday and many more during weeks of early voting amidst the surging pandemic. Neither candidate had garned the 270 Electroal College votes needed to win the White House. But Biden’s chances are better No winner yet; vote counting continues Republican US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden have both claimed to be ahead in the closely fought presidential election, even as the final outcome hinged on a handful of states on Thursday where a flood of mail-in ballots triggered by the raging coronavirus pandemic remained to be counted. Trump and Biden both won key American states they were expected to win in their bid for a majority in the 538-member Electoral College that determines who wins the race for the White House in Tuesday’s election. Harris’s ancestral village in India gets festive as Biden leads count Villagers in the Indian ancestral home of Kamala Harris painted slogans on roads wishing her victory, as Joe Biden, her Democrat running mate in the U.S. presidential election, moved closer to the White House. Thulasendrapuram is where Harris’s maternal grandfather was born more than a century ago. “From yesterday, we are excited about the final result,” said Abirami, a resident of the village. “Now, we are hearing positive news. We are waiting to celebrate her victory.” In the US election, voters decide state-level contests rather than a single, national one. Each US state gets a certain number of Electoral College votes partly based on the size of the population, with a total of 538 up for grabs. To reach the magic figure of 270 to claim victory, Trump, 74, must win all four remaining battleground states: Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Nevada. There are approximately 90,735 ballots still outstanding in Georgia, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office revealed. The state has 16 Electoral College votes.