According to the preliminary tally, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has beaten the incumbent GOP president Donald Trump, but the results are subject to change at any time due to key states.
Source: Voice of America
Details: Republicans led by Trump have support in the states:
South Dakota (3),
South Carolina (9),
West Virginia (5),
North Dakota (3),
Democratic spokesman wins in states:
New York (29),
New Jersey (14),
New Mexico (5),
New Hampshire (4),
Hawaii (4). (Last Added State)
Note: In the United States, you can get a majority of votes, but not become president, because votes are counted not directly, but using the electoral mechanism. And the most interesting thing is that even after the votes are counted, some of the electors have the opportunity to vote for another candidate.
Each state has its own electoral quota equal to the number of members of both houses of Congress from that state. The state with the most population, California, has the most votes on the college – 55 out of 538. The seven little ones have three electors, but in terms of population, they have the most votes.
It is the members of the college – not ordinary citizens – who ultimately choose the new president of the United States.