On U.S. Election Day 2, some big concerns loom: Is a tie possible? Which prospect has more courses to victory? And where will the legal fights happen?
Hey there and welcome to day two of the United States presidential election.
Day two of … we don’t know how many. Primarily: How are things shaking out in the final battleground states that will determine the victor?
For all the uncertainty that will hang over the coming days– particularly as incumbent president Donald Trump claims triumph and screams fraud with millions of votes still to be counted– there are a couple of questions we can answer.
Is a tie still possible?
The brief answer is no, and you can thank Omaha.
It is uncertain how lots of heart palpitations the founders of the electoral college have triggered over the years for coming up with an even number of electors.
With most states now called– although main results will take more time– we can be confident that a tie is no longer possible.
That’s since Joe Biden handled out a partial triumph in one of just two states whose electors do not run on a winner-take-all basis.
Which candidate has more paths to triumph?
The outcomes up until now recommend a closer race than numerous would have forecasted. With no early landslide for Biden, Trump’s wins in expected battlefields Florida, Ohio and Texas choked off many of Biden’s paths to the White House.
Still, statistically, more mixes of the staying states might result in a Biden victory than would point to a Trump re-election.
If Biden holds on to Arizona and ekes out a success in Georgia, where he lags but where numerous city votes are yet to be counted, he can manage to lose Pennsylvania and either Michigan or Wisconsin. If h