Victor Ugochukwu · Dec 14, 2020 . 5min read
Joe Biden defeats Trump to be the 46th U.S. President, AP projects on its Blockchain
Following a jittery week of vote tallying Associated Press (AP) projects Joe Biden as 46th President of the U.S. on its blockchain.
By Komal Joshi · Nov 8, 2020 . 6min read
The Associated Press (AP) projects Joe Biden has been elected as the 46th president of the United States, dismissing President Trump on its EOS and Ethereum blockchain. The Associated Press (AP) news agency has been issuing the United States presidential election on the Ethereum and EOS blockchains using the blockchain-based Everipedia. According to AP, Biden’s projected win in Pennsylvania gives him more than the required 270 electoral votes. The AP makes its predictions based on exit polls, actual returns, and extrapolation of significant trends concerning outstanding votes.
Following three days of uncertainty in a nearly fought race, former Vice President Joe Biden has surpassed President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the U.S. California Sen.Kamala Harris also created history as she is the first woman of colour to chair as the Vice-President.
Associated Press projects Joe Biden’s win post its Pennsylvania’s voting results.
Associated Press has announced Biden’s win over President Trump after having called Pennsylvania and its 20 constituent votes for Biden. Thus, taking the total votes to 284. Generally, 270 electoral votes are required to win the presidency. Biden had also been heading in Georgia and Nevada, securing over 270 electoral votes.
Additionally, AP’s projection involves the state of Arizona that provides Biden with a supplementary 11 electoral votes. President Trump has 214 electoral votes as of Saturday night. Various states are still tallying votes and will only formally announce results in the days to come. The maximum of these votes are in-mail votes. However, the bulk of them predict to be in favour of Biden.
The President-elect’s campaign team may encounter a slew of constitutional challenges by Trump. Moreover, according to the reports, a recount of votes may also be done in some states with Georgia’s secretary of state Brad Raffensperger proving there will be one. It demanded a recount in Wisconsin and registered lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia – that legal experts and many Republicans say lacks substance. Furthermore, the Trump administration is unlikely to acknowledge the election. It intends to convince the courts without any actual claim that there was electoral fraud.
For the uninformed, the 2020 election has been Biden’s third attempt at winning the presidency. He first joined the Democratic nomination in 1987 and 2008. It concluded with President Barack Obama selecting him as his two-term running-mate. Biden has also been a six-term senator from Delaware that elected him first in 1972.
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