US elections: Vital Michigan battleground results still up in the air

At the time of writing, 96% of the state's votes have been tallied, but the numbers are so close that it's still theoretically anyone's win.

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures next to Vice President Mike Pence, as he holds a campaign rally at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S., November 2, 2020 (photo credit: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures next to Vice President Mike Pence, as he holds a campaign rally at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S., November 2, 2020
(photo credit: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS)
The election race remains close in the key battleground state of Michigan, with both President Donald Trump and Joe Biden looking to claim the state's 16 electoral votes.
At the time of writing, 96% of the state's votes have been tallied according to the Associated Press, but the numbers are so close that it's still theoretically anyone's win.
At the time of writing, Biden has just pulled ahead by 1.3 points, putting himself at 49.6% compared to Trump's 48.5%, according to AP.
The Michigan vote is especially important, with Biden pinning his hopes on it along with other "blue wall" states like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, which had enabled Trump to win in 2016.
However, mail-in ballots have yet to be fully counted, with most experts projecting a majority of mail-in ballots being in favor of Biden, as studies have shown Trump voters have a tendency to vote in person.
Michigan's Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said they were still going through tens of thousands of ballots, but that an unofficial total will be announced by the end of the day.


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