US elections 2020-Joe Biden taken early lead but still long way to go

 Biden has won 131 electoral votes while Trump has 95 electoral votes

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls gradually closing across the United States Tuesday and a long night of waiting for results ahead.
The first results are trickling in, with US media projecting wins for the Republican incumbent so far in 13 states including Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee and West Virginia -- all states he won in 2016.

So far, that gives Biden 131 electoral votes and Trump 95. 

The magic number is 270. Observers expect the hotly contested race for the White House to come down to a handful of key battleground states that have yet to be called.

The following is a list of the states won by each candidate and the corresponding number of electoral votes, based on the projections of US media including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC/NBC News, ABC and  CBS.

States won by Joe Biden so far-13

BIDEN (131) electoral votes so far

Colorado (9)
Connecticut (7)
Delaware (3)
District of Columbia (3)
Illinois (20)
Maryland (10)
Massachusetts (11)
New Jersey (14)
New Mexico (5)
New York (29)
Rhode Island (4)
Vermont (3)
Virginia (13)

States won by Trump so far-14

TRUMP (95) electoral college votes

Alabama (9)
Arkansas (6)
Indiana (11)
Kansas (6)
Kentucky (8)
Louisiana (8)
Mississippi (6)
North Dakota (3)
Oklahoma (7)
South Carolina (9)
South Dakota (3)
Tennessee (11)
West Virginia (5)
Wyoming (3)

                                               Khalid Bhatti 

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