While there are clear issues with the electoral college system, which is only employed in the United States, Joe Biden is leading the popular vote and, officially, he has received the most individual votes in history. However, Biden pulled ahead 49.6% to Trump's 48.9% with 96% of the vote counted.
US Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden during a campaign event on July 28, 2020.
The excruciatingly close USA presidential election hung in the balance on Wednesday, with a handful of closely contested states set to decide the outcome in the coming hours or days, even as President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory and made unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud. Biden would need to win about 77% of the remainder to take the state. More than a dozen state and territorial governorships, among many other state and local posts, are up for grabs.
The secretary's office tried to encourage patience as votes continued to be counted, and said the ballot counting process was "proceeding at the expected pace" and they would not be releasing any more ballot results until Thursday morning.
'Non-scalable' fence to go up around White House before election
The White House did not immediately respond to The Post's request for comment on the new fencing. Already there have been flare-ups between Republicans and Democrats across the country.
"The president is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so", said Stepien. He said: "We will win this and as far as I'm concerned we already have won it". "Let's count every single vote", he said.
The only results reported in Alaska are from early in-person voting through October 29 and from Election Day.
Besides the presidency, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will also be decided in this year's election.
While fighting to stop the count in states where he feared losing, Trump blasted news organizations that projected losses in Arizona and Nevada, states he thought he should be winning.
O'Malley Dillon said that Biden would address the American people later on Wednesday (local time).