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  • So here is a closer look at the states that have not yet been called.

  • The latest figures show Joe Biden with 264 electoral votes.

  • President Trump has 214.

  • Let's go through the states now.

  • We'll start in Arizona.

  • Votes there are still being counted.

  • But The Associated Press, which is our main source of election data, has called that state for Joe Biden.

  • Other major news outlets have not called it yet.

  • 11 Electoral College votes are up for grabs in that state.

  • Joe Biden currently has a slim lead in Nevada.

  • The state carries six votes that he needs to win there, but this is also the state with the largest number of uncounted votes.

  • Now, if we go to the east coast of the US, in Georgia, 16 electoral votes or on the table there, Trump has a lead.

  • But that lead has narrowed, and the Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit alleging that ineligible late absentee balance may have been added to the Count Pennsylvania.

  • That's the big battleground state.

  • It's the biggest prize still up for grabs with 20 electoral votes.

  • Donald Trump currently holds a narrow lead But the remaining melon ballots are expected to favor the Democrats.

  • So with votes still being counted Donald Trump's path to victory it has definitely narrowed.

  • States in red or blue had been called by The Associated Press for Trump or Biden.

  • States in lighter blue or pink are leaning towards Biden or Trump, respectively.

  • All right, let's get an update from Washington now with my colleague.

  • Sue me some misconduct.

  • She is following the vote counting forest.

  • Good evening to you.

  • Sue me.

  • So let's go through these states.

  • Um, starting with Nevada, we, um could we understand there could be an overall result?

  • There may be tomorrow evening.

  • What's the situation?

  • What are you hearing, Brent?

  • What we're hearing is that Nevada is very close right now, and it could really be a decisive factor in this election.

  • There are six Electoral College votes up for grabs in the state, which could be really important.

  • As I said in decisive here.

  • Now a county election official has been speaking to the media and he said that they will update results tomorrow.

  • There early afternoon, there was some disappointment, Brent, because some people had hoped that we might find out more definitive results from Nevada today.

  • But the reason for that is their processing loss of mail in ballots.

  • And to add to that you can, actually, or the state of Nevada can actually receive these ballots all the way until next week.

  • And legally, according to state rules, they would have to be counted as well.

  • It could be a very small number of ballots were talking about.

  • It might not be decisive, but still so much as hanging in the balance.

  • Now, as they stands right now.

  • Joe Biden's leaders at around 11,000 votes and election officials in the state say that all of those ballots that were cast in person on Election Day they've been tallied.

  • So what we're waiting for is those mail in ballots, and they have been leading as we heard in the report to the Democrats.

  • So Joe Biden's team is very hopeful that Nevada could go their way.

  • But it's too soon to say, Brent, And if we go now from the West to the East Coast, down south, the state of Georgia, the margin of victory is going to be razor thin there.

  • We understand how surprising is this It's really surprising, Brent.

  • I mean, you know, the last time Georgia voted for a Democrat was for Bill Clinton in 1992.

  • That's a long time ago.

  • This is a Republican stronghold and has been so for many years, and right now President Trump is ahead by just around 14,000 votes.

  • But that margin has been shrinking.

  • You know there are less than 60,000 votes left account there, and a good number of those are coming from Fulton County, where Atlanta is located, heavily favored for the Democrats in Atlanta.

  • Really, Brandt is an example of what's been driving change in Georgia.

  • You have these big urban areas with the surrounding suburbs that are home to growing immigrant populations.

  • Young Latinos.

  • People have been moving in from other states, perhaps up north.

  • And that's been turning patches of Georgia's map blue in a state that was otherwise.

  • You know, a sea of red, and now it is a battleground state.

  • And at least this year it is.

  • And that's a new political reality for both parties.

  • Yeah, and of course, you know, people in the U.

  • S.

  • And around the world still wondering, when will we have a final result that still remains up in the air tonight in Washington.

  • Sumi, as always, Thank you.

  • Well, states have until December 8th to deliver their results, which is supposed to guarantee that all votes are counted.

  • That day is called safe Harbor Day, because any state result delivered after that can be challenged.

  • Now, The last time this happened was 20 years ago in an election that was ultimately decided by the U.

  • S.

  • Supreme Court.

  • Alright, from where?

  • Now we want to bring in Mary Ziegler.

  • She's a professor of law at Florida State University.

  • Professor Ziegler's.

  • Good to see you again.

  • We meet on yeah, on terms that we didn't expect just a couple of weeks ago.

  • We've got the U.

  • S.

  • President now threatening a number of legal challenges if the vote does not go his way, Does he have a legal basis to stand on when he's making these these claims?

  • No.

  • I mean, he has no legal basis to stand on.

  • Uh, not even remotely thes cases.

  • Air getting kind of laughed out of the courts.

  • Um, they have been all day.

  • I don't even know if this is intended really to be a serious legal move or if these lawsuits are instead just intended toe delegitimized the election in the eyes of his supporters.

  • Um, there have already been reports that Trump is considering running again in 2024 these lawsuits might be more, uh, an appeal to the GOP base.

  • They certainly aren't an appeal to the Supreme Court.

  • We know that the U.

  • S president has said that he would like to see this go to the Supreme Court.

  • But if we talk about the situation in the year 2000, we were talking about one state, the state of Florida.

  • What what the president is talking about now involves many states.

  • Does that make it mawr or less likely to go to the Supreme Court?

  • Far less likely.

  • So, really, the only scenario in which the Supreme Court could hand Donald Trump the election would be if the election came down to one state, and if that state was very close and most likely in this case, it would be in a state that was very close.

  • That was allowing votes to come in after Election Day, essentially where there had been accommodations for Cove in 19, Donald Trump's problemas you could gather from his response has been that he needs votes to continue being counted in some states to stop being counted in other states.

  • And he's simply behind in too many states.

  • And in potentially, what will be the deciding state of Pennsylvania?

  • He's losing pretty badly.

  • Look, he's not losing yet, but looks poised to lose badly.

  • Um, just counting votes that were received on Election Day.

  • So if the votes are that he needs to make up or spread out across states, there's no kind of single vehicle for the Supreme Court to intervene as there waas in Bush court.

  • Professor Siegel, I've got about 30 seconds.

  • Let me ask you for our international viewers.

  • Donald Trump.

  • He could Askew mentioned legally run again for president in the year 2024 right?

  • He could.

  • Yeah, And that seems to be something he's already mulling over.

  • Okay, well, we will see what happens.

  • There is an eternity in politics between now and 2024.

  • Professor Mary Ziegler is always Professor.

  • We appreciate your insights tonight.

  • Thank you.

  • Thanks for having me.

  • You're watching DW news live from Berlin.

  • Here is a reminder of our top story final votes still being counted in the race for the White House, Joe Biden appears to be closing in on victory.

  • With just a handful of states still to declare, President Trump has mounted a series of legal challenges against the vote counting process.

  • I'll be back at the top of the hour with more world news followed by the day.

  • I hope to see you then.

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