On the morning after, Biden pulls ahead

Joe Biden has pulled ahead in Michigan and Wisconsin, two crucial states where victories would put on the cusp of the presidency.

Late-reporting Wisconsin vote counts out of Milwaukee more than erased a 100,000-vote lead that President Trump had as of early Wednesday morning. Biden’s lead grew larger with subsequent updates out of Green Bay and Kenosha, leaving him more than 20,000 votes ahead of Trump with little vote left to be counted in the state.

Biden also pulled ahead in Michigan for the first time at around 9 a.m. EST, jumping to a slim 3,700-vote lead and erasing a once-massive Trump lead with late-counting absentee votes. There’s still a lot of votes to be counted in Michigan, but the remaining vote looks heavily Democratic.

If those leads both hold up, and the rest of Biden’s state leads do too, he will have won enough Electoral College votes to become president. And Georgia and Pennsylvania all still have significant numbers of Democratic-heavy mail ballots left to be counted that could put Biden over the top in either one of them as well.

Democracy in action.

Michael L. Douglas @doctorpundit

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