Trump wins Texas to add another 38 electoral votes


The United States incumbent president, Donald Trump, of the Republican Party has won Texas, a state with the second-highest electoral college (votes), 38. California has the highest electoral college (votes), 55 and was won by Democrats Joe Biden.

Texas went to Donald Trump despite previous hints of Biden’s growing support, according to the AP.

So far at the time of this publication, Trump has gathered 213 electoral votes while Biden has gathered 224.

Donald Trump also won the battleground state of Florida, scoring a crucial victory over challenger Joe Biden. The loss of the southern state would have meant an almost certain loss for the incumbent.

However, the Democratic candidate is still in the race, with his aides hoping for wins in other key states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Trump scored victories in Iowa and Montana, with the two states giving him a total of nine electoral votes.

He also bagged Ohio, another key battleground state which carries 18 electoral votes.

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The northern US state of Minnesota has gone to Biden, according to the AP news agency.

Biden also won the US state of Hawaii, adding another four votes in the electoral college to his camp.

Final results for Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are unlikely to be ready for several days, according to Reuters. The Secretary of State for the key battleground state of Michigan was doubtful that final unofficial results would be available before Wednesday night.

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