Amid protests, Biden closes in on the White House and Trump clings to power

Supporters carry out protests in different states of the nation demanding transparency of the ballot count. photo VD: Milagro Orellana.

Biden comes closer, little by little, to the White House, and to win the state of Pennsylvania, would achieve the 14 electoral votes that still need to lower the tension of waiting that despairs many.

By Maria T. Morales

The vote counting of the elections in the United States continues to drop, meanwhile fans and supporters of candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden take to the streets to protest in demand for the immediate results.

And is that both Donald Trump, Republican party, and Joe Biden, Democrat, have provoked strong emotions in their followers. The first to demand that the count stop in the places where he lost, and the second, for demanding that all votes be counted.

Long line to vote from the car. photo VD: Milagro Orellana

Trump, who is not very favored with the latest results, continues with threats to appeal to the Supreme Court, considering that there was fraud, without so far, present evidence.

In the midst of the uncertainty of waiting, Nevada as well as Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina, continue to count votes sent by voters through the national mail.

The massive voting of Latinos has been historic in these presidential elections.
photo VD: Milagro Orellana.

This year, the elections were also impacted by Covid-19, what caused 2.6 millions of voters will send their ballots, In advance, Unlike 2016 when some 200 thousand used this system.

in order to avoid queuing, practice social distancing and avoid contagion.

The vote counting process is different in each state, since each one has autonomy in electoral matters. For example, en Texas, this year it was used for the first time, voting from the car in order to minimize social contact due to the pandemic.

The United States will go to sleep with the same uncertainty that began last Tuesday 3 of November: not know yet, who will be your next president.

And if that was not enough, these elections, held in the midst of a pandemic, some have already been charged 235 thousand 909 deaths and infected 9 millions 581 thousand 770 people.