Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States
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How are the elections going?
The winner of the election is determined by a system called an electoral college. Each of the 50 states, plus Washington, received a number of votes for electoral colleges, for a total of 538 votes. The more populated states receive more votes in the electoral colleges than the smaller ones.
The candidate must win 270 votes in an electoral college (50% plus one) to win the election.
In every state except two ̵
Due to these rules, a candidate can win the election without receiving the most votes at the national level. This happened in the last election, in which Donald Trump won a majority of the votes of the electoral colleges, although more people voted for Hillary Clinton in the United States.
How are the results reported?
The election results on this page are announced by the Associated Press (AP). The AP “calls” the winner in a state when they determine that the lagging candidate has no path to victory. This can happen before 100% of the votes in a state are counted.
Estimates of the total number of votes in each country are also provided by the AP. The numbers are updated throughout election night as more voter turnout data becomes available.
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