Young activists gather and dance on Black Lives Matter Plaza just outside of the White House on Wednesday. AFP
Democrat Joe Biden edged closer to winning the White House on Friday even as Republicans sought to raise $60 million to fund lawsuits challenging the results.
Biden is expanding his narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Georgia.
Securing Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes would put Biden over the 270 he needs to win the presidency after a political career stretching back nearly five decades.
The US president also said that he moved the Supreme Court to dispute the election count.Biden: 264 — Trump: 214
The knife-edge election has polarised the country.
Early counting showed Presidential Democrat Candidate Joe Biden making major gains in some Republican grounds, but Trump's victory in Florida, a state widely considered a must win to retain the presidency, makes it a close call.
As it stands, there are seven states still left uncalled, including major prizes such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- meaning both Trump and Biden still have a path to victory.
Trump wins Maine district, adds electoral vote
Trump won Florida and its 29 electoral votes.
Biden insisted that he doesn’t need to win Florida, as Democrats were making gains in Trump areas.
Biden has also won Arizona and its 11 electoral votes, flipping a critical battleground state that Trump won four years ago and that could help determine which candidate wins the presidency.
Biden’s victory was a huge blow to Trump’s chances for reelection.
Trump has been criticised for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, that claimed over 232,000 lives.
Survey suggested that Trump captured the Latino vote.
On the other hand, thousands of Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered blocks away from the White House.
Local media said large banners, including one reading "Trump lies all the time,” were unfurled.
Anti-Trump supporters called the election a referendum on the leader after four tumultuous years, that saw racial tension, healthcare crises due to the COVID-19, immigration policies and police brutality.
The Democratic candidate aims to win the presidency on his third attempt after a five-decade political career including eight years as Vice President under Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.
Democrats won’t pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race.
Democratic presidential hopefuls took rival Joe Biden’s absence at a California state party gathering on Saturday as a chance to take subtle digs at the former vice president and craft themselves as better positioned to bring Democrats into the future.
In a tweet accompanied by a three-and-a-half minute video, Biden said giving Trump four more years in power would be extremely dangerous and "fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are."
Along rivers prone to overflowing, people sometimes talk of preparing for a 100-year flood — a dangerous surge of muddy, debris-filled water so overwhelming it comes only once a century. In our political world, we are now seeing a 100-year flood of toxic speech and attitudes. The sludge washing ashore
Syrian toddler Raghad Ismail was rushed to safety from the rubble of her home after it collapsed in a huge earthquake that has wreaked devastation in Syria and Turkey. But most of her family, including her mother, did not make it out alive.
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Tens of thousands of nurses and ambulance service staff walked off the job on Monday in a pay dispute, putting further strain on Britain's state-run National Health Service (NHS) with their largest ever strike.