Tue. May 11th, 2021

Former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden took an early lead against Republican and US President Donald Trump, in what is perceived to be as a close race to the White House.

Reports said that the former vice president took Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia. All of those are known Democratic states.

Trump meanwhile cornered Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Biden added a total of 85 Electoral College votes as compared to Trump’s 55.

It’s a race to at least 270 electoral votes to be able to land the White House seat.

This year’s elections comes at the heels of the US’s coronavirus pandemic situation.

It also marked a record-setting number of voters who went out and cast their choices early either by mail or in-person at polling stations.

The move was said to be a bid to avoid the crowded indoor spaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In some states — Texas, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Colorado, had a lot of people voting early – more than the than the 2016 turnout.

A total of 101 million people laid their voted before Election Day. Anadolu

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