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Biden Edges Closer to Taking White House, Flips Two Key Midwest States

By Kyodo News 5 November 2020

WASHINGTON—Joe Biden has gained an edge over President Donald Trump in the extremely tight race for the White House, with US media projecting Wednesday that the Democratic challenger had picked up two crucial Midwest states won in 2016 by the Republican incumbent.

Biden’s narrow wins in Wisconsin and Michigan became clear as more results from mail-in ballots, which have surged amid the coronavirus pandemic, have come in. The Trump campaign has requested a recount of the Wisconsin result and mounted legal challenges to halt counting in other battleground states, including Michigan.

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