US Elections: Tight competition in race to the White House
Even after two days of counting of votes, it’s a close call on who will be next the President of the United States. According to CNN, Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden is leading the race with 253 seats while incumbent President Donald Trump stands at 213 seats. In the 538-member electoral college, the winner needs 270 seats to be declared as a winner.
Meanwhile, Trump has Tweeted to stop the vote count. His campaign has already filed legal action in several states to stop counting of votes on grounds of lack of transparency.
12 Indian-Americans, including five women, have won in the state-level elections. This is in addition to the four Indian-Americans elected to the US House of Representatives – Dr Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna and Raja Krishnamoorthi.