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Wisconsin counts ballots through the night and is set to declare a winner within hours

Wisconsin counts ballots through the night and is set to declare a winner within hours – with Biden leading Trump by just 0.24% of the vote

  • 95 per cent of ballots tallied and only 8,000 votes separating the candidates 
  • If it flips blue Biden will be within touching distance of the White House 
  • Trump is showing well in the rural areas while Biden has mopped up in cities 

Counting is Wisconsin has gone right down to the wire with Biden hanging on to a wafer-thin lead over President Trump.

With 95 per cent of ballots tallied and only 8,000 votes – 0.24 per cent – separating the candidates, the world is watching which way the state will finally break.  

If it flips blue Biden will be within touching distance of the White House and realistically only have to clinch one other battleground state to triumph. 

Counting is Wisconsin has gone right down to the wire with Biden commanding only a wafer-thin lead over President Trump

A victory in Wisconsin would pitch him at 248, meaning he only needed 22 more electoral college votes to hit 270. 

Election staff are grappling with a crush of mail-in ballots, which have been strongly skewed in Biden’s favour. 

Trump is showing well in the rural areas while Biden has mopped up votes in cities such as Madison.

Only 51 per cent of votes have been counted in Brown County, where Trump is ahead by 15 points, which if extrapolated could see him edge the state. 

Trump had been leading the state up until around 4.30am EST when Milwaukee county broke for Biden.

The other states still in play are Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgina, North Carolina and Nevada. 

Election officials count absentee ballots on November 04, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Election officials count absentee ballots on November 04, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

With 95 per cent of ballots tallied and only 8,000 votes separating the candidates, the world is watching which way the state will finally break

With 95 per cent of ballots tallied and only 8,000 votes separating the candidates, the world is watching which way the state will finally break

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