US election 2020: Biden ahead of Trump

US election 2020: Biden ahead of Trump

The fierce election race, which took place amid massive protests across the country and the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives, is drawing to a close.

According to preliminary estimates from the Associated Press, former Vice President Joe Biden is ahead of incumbent leader Donald Trump with 223 electoral votes — and 59,538,485 American votes.

However, Trump cannot yet be written off: he won the race for 29 electoral votes in Florida, which could turn the tide of the race, and also received the support of Iowa, which guaranteed him the presidency in 2016.

Opponents are still fighting a fierce battle for 9 votes in Colorado, 11 votes in Arizona, 16 votes in Georgia, 16 votes in Michigan and 10 in Minnesota. Currently, sites are closed in all states except Alaska.

The Democrats are projected to retain control of the House of Representatives. In the Senate elections, Republicans lead with 45 seats (51 are needed for the majority).

This material is being updated.