Joe Biden remains ahead as final votes are tallied


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Former Vice President Joe Biden’s kickoff rally for his 2020 Presidential campaign on May 18, 2019.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has pulled out key victories in the states of Wisconsin and Michigan, which were crucial flips for his election.

With both Wisconsin and Michigan won by Donald Trump in 2016, they were exactly what Biden needed in order to give himself the best opportunity to win the presidency. Much misinformation has come out that the state of Wisconsin had more total votes cast than there are registered voters in the state, but this has been proven false by many accountable sources.

The two states are just two of three key areas Joe Biden has flipped in his favor. The third being the very crucial one electoral vote in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District. With these three flips, Joe Biden only needs a loose combination of states in order to win the presidential election.

Some of the possible combinations are a likely flip of the state of Arizona along with the recently historic blue state of Nevada, which Biden leads in both. Another possible victory scenario for Joe Biden is a win of his home state of Pennsylvania and their 20 electoral votes. Biden is currently down roughly 1.5 percent with 12 percent of the estimated vote left to be counted. The 12 percent remaining are mostly votes cast in the mail, which must be counted by hand and are overwhelmingly Democratic.

The state of Georgia could also prove to be a pickup in the realm of possibility, with Biden down 0.2 percent with 1 percent of the remaining vote left. Much like Pennsylvania, Georgia’s remaining votes are in large, urban cities like Atlanta that are heavily Democratic.

If Joe Biden were to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes, he would only need to win one more state to push him over the 270 mark.