Everyone wants to know who is the winner of the 2020 presidential election, but it is still an unsolved problem for the world. The polling stations have been closed for a long time in America, but the winner of the competition for the White House between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is still not declared.
There was always a probability that people didn’t get the outcome of the election on the same night. Millions of American people have been casting their votes by post amid COVID-19, which means that there will be a delay in counting all the votes.
A surge in postal ballots, possible legal disputes and stubborn candidates could delay the result of the 2020 US election
So when will we know if Joe Biden or Donald Trump has won?
— BBC North America (@BBCNorthAmerica) November 3, 2020
Different U.S. states stopped their voting at different times, and the very first polling station was East Coast that closed voting at 19:00 local time. Moreover, it is a normal thing that the total count is never finalized on the election night, but enough votes are normally in to declare a winner.
A state is ‘expected’ by primary United States media firms when they think one of the contenders has an unbeatable lead. Although it is not considered as the final outcome, but it closely always shows to be authentic when all the votes are calculated.
270 electoral votes required to get victory in the presidential race
American presidents aren’t selected by the country’s vote but getting a victory in more states. The conqueror in every state takes a particular number of electoral votes based randomly on account of its population. To get victory or to create a place in the White House, 270 electoral votes are required to contenders.
The Coronavirus epidemic means a greater number of Americans than ever are casting votes early, either in person or by post. It usually happens that postal ballots require more time to count because they have to pass through more steps to be validated, including address check and signature.
Some of the American states, including Florida, permitted this procedure to begin weeks before election day, so the casted votes were arranged to be calculated.
Also, Arizona state is supposed to be another key state that calculates early, so it is probably they will have outcome there shortly too. On the other side, states such as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania do not permit early voting to be processed until the election day. These states are considered important, and election administrators have described that their calculations could take days.