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Joe Biden wins total of 306 electoral votes, with 232 for Donald Trump - US media

Biden’s win in Arizona represents a ‘flip’ of the state to Democrat for the first time since 1996.

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Updated Nov 13th 2020, 8:11 PM

THE FINAL ELECTORAL college tally of the US election is in: with 306 electoral college votes projected for Democrat Joe Biden, and 232 for Republican Donald Trump.

This is an exact flip of the final vote in 2016 – when Trump won 306 electoral votes, and the Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton won 232. 

Popular vote-wise, Biden won 77.5 million votes (50.8%) compared to the 72.3 million (47.4%) who voted for Trump, a 5 million vote advantage

US President-elect Biden won the states of Arizona and Georgia today, the New York Times, CNN, ABC and other networks said, while Trump won North Carolina.

Biden’s win in Arizona represents a ‘flipping’ of the state to Democrat for the first time since 1996, when Bill Clinton won the state’s support for his White House bid.

The tight race in Arizona ended with a lead of more than 11,000 ballots for Biden, giving him the state’s 11 electoral votes.

Fox News and The Associated Press called the race in the southwestern state in Biden’s favor on Election Night, triggering the wrath of president Donald Trump, but the other outlets held off on declaring a winner until after nine days of ballot counting.

Despite Biden being declared winner of the election on Saturday, when he edged over that 270 mark, Trump has refused to concede and continues to make baseless claims of election fraud.

With reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha

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