A familiar unease has spread across the US after early voting suggests the pollsters could have been way out in predicting a Joe Biden landslide in this year’s election.
“Too close to call” was the message from several key states, which could take days to return a definitive result in what seems like a neck-and-neck contest.
Wisconsin says there’s no way they are announcing a winner tonight, Michigan needs until Friday and Pennsylvania isn’t coming out anytime soon, either, Bloomberg’s Saleha Mohsin is reporting.
Florida, seen as a potentially pivotal state, looks to have plumped for Trump with the Democrats flopping in Miami-Dade.
Hilary Clinton won it with 64 per cent of the vote in 2016, Biden is currently running significantly behind that.
With a long way to go and all outcomes – including a tie – still on the cards, here’s some of the early reaction from the US:
Hello darkness my old friend— Owen Jones ? (@OwenJones84) November 4, 2020
Here's one you wouldn't expect: President Trump is doing better this year than he did in 2016 in counties with high COVID-19 death rates. pic.twitter.com/IYjbgjM3lu— Brad Heath (@bradheath) November 4, 2020
An ominous sign for Biden in Pennsylvania: Trump running ahead of his 2016 performance in Trumbull County (Warren, near Youngstown and on the west PA border) with nearly all of the vote counted— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) November 4, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: TOO CLOSE TO CALL— Alyssa Limperis (@alyssalimp) November 4, 2020
We coulda had Bernie.— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) November 4, 2020
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