Trump is hindered by the mail At the same time, the real outcome of the US elections is seriously at odds with the predictions of sociologists
The preliminary results of the US elections were another surprise. Republican results are higher than polls predicted – Donald Trump was able to impose a stubborn struggle on Joe Biden, the outcome of which has not yet been determined
Republican versus Democrat
November 3 was the decisive voting day for the United States in elections for the president, a third of the upper house of Congress, the entire lower house and 11 governors.
On the eve of the election, polls showed a comfortable advantage of Democratic candidate Joseph Biden over Republican President Donald Trump. Americans and experts take polls with caution – four years ago, all studies promised a landslide victory for Hillary Clinton, but in the end Trump won – he gained the majority of the electoral votes, although Clinton had more votes across the country. This time, sociological services have changed the survey system. However, as it turned out, they failed to achieve accuracy.
Uncertainties in the situation were added by voting by mail. More than 90 million voters, that is, less than a third of their total number (233 million people), voted ahead of schedule in one form or another (by mail or in person at the polling station). In some states, such votes will be counted within three days – a week.
The President of the United States is elected by an indirect vote. State voters make their choice, this result serves as a guideline for the state electors – they will elect the president on December 14.
The number of electors is different from each state, it depends on the size of its population. Most of all from California – 55, from Texas – 38, etc. Generally, there is a winner-take-all policy, with the exception of Maine and Nebraska.
To win, a candidate needs 270 electoral votes out of 538.
The peculiarity of determining the winners in the elections in the United States is that, although the official election results are established by the state election commissions, the winner is usually named by the media. All major publications employ special services, conduct polls and are the first to announce who won elections at any level without waiting for official results.