Donald Trump, Joe Biden Split Traditional Strongholds in US Election, Close Competition in Florida, Texas
As the Presidential Election in the United States comes to a close, candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden have started to split the traditional strongholds in some of the regions as per the early results. However, sone of the states that are crucial to claim the White House are still up for grabs.
Trump has claimed majority in states like Alaska, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wyoming, West Virginia, Indiana and South Carolina.
Democratic candidate Biden, on the other hand, has taken clear majority in states like Colorado, Delaware, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Rhode Island Vermont and Virginia.
The key states of the US like Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Texas still await the result of a close contest.
In Republicans leaning Idaho, Trump expectedly won the four electoral votes, which have been in the favour of the Republicans since 1968. Republican incumbent Jim Risch defeated Democratic candidate Jordan in the contest for the US senate seat in Idaho.
In North Carolina, Democrat Roy Cooper won the election for the governor for a second time.
Indian-origin congress leader Raja Krishnamoorthi registered an easy win over Preston Nelson of the Libertarian Party in Illinois.
Earlier, Trump won Utah to claim six electoral votes. The region was claimed by Trump in 2016 as well, though with a lower percentage of 45.5 voting.
Trump claimed Missouri just like he did in the 2016 presidential election. The state will add 10 electoral votes to his tally.
Biden won New Hampshire with a healthy percentage of 53.7 voting.
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