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Biden has slight edge over Trump in Wisconsin, Michigan

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Biden has slight edge over Trump in Wisconsin, Michigan



President Trump and Joe Biden are neck-and-neck in Michigan and Wisconsin — key swing states that President Trump narrowly won in 2016, early results on Wednesday morning show.

Early vote counts in the morning after Election Day show Biden leading by the slimmest margin in the two battleground states.

In Michigan, 49.4 percent (2,518,923 votes) were going for the Democratic presidential candidate, compared to 49.1 percent, or 2,500,843 votes, for Trump, with 94 percent of precincts reporting, according to data from the Associated Press as of 9:30 a.m.

A similar situation was playing out in one state over in Wisconsin, with Biden netting 49.6 percent — 1,630,334 votes — of the electorate, versus 48.9 percent for Trump, or 1,609,586 votes. Ninety-five percent of precincts were reporting there.

Michigan carries 16 electoral votes and Wisconsin carries 10.

In 2016, Trump beat out Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin by less than 30,000 votes — becoming the first Republican to take the state in more than three decades. He also won Michigan by a tiny margin — 10,704 votes — that year.



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