Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Clinton leads Trump 68-67 in electoral vote

People in the crowd at Donald Trump's 2016 US presidential Election Night event watch results begin to come in at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, New York, USA, 08 November 2016. Americans vote on Election Day to choose the 45th President of the United States of America to serve from 2017 through 2020. EFE

People in the crowd at Donald Trump’s 2016 US presidential Election Night event watch results begin to come in at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, New York, USA, 08 November 2016. Americans vote on Election Day to choose the 45th President of the United States of America to serve from 2017 through 2020. EFE

Washington, Nov 8 (EFE).- Projections by media outlets after polls closed in much of the eastern U.S. on Tuesday gave Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a 68-67 lead over Republican rival Donald Trump in the electoral vote.

Clinton was set to win the District of Columbia, with 3 electoral votes, as well as the states of

Delaware (3),

Maryland (10),

Massachusetts (11),

Illinois (20),

Rhode Island (4) and

New Jersey (14).

People take photos in front of the main stage at Hillary Clinton's 2016 US presidential Election Night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, New York, USA, 08 November 2016. Americans vote on Election Day to choose the 45th President of the United States of America to serve from 2017 through 2020. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

People take photos in front of the main stage at Hillary Clinton’s 2016 US presidential Election Night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, New York, USA, 08 November 2016. Americans vote on Election Day to choose the 45th President of the United States of America to serve from 2017 through 2020. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

The former first lady earlier picked up Vermont’s 3 electoral votes, while Trump took those of Indiana (11),

Kentucky (8) and

West Virginia (5).

The real estate magnate added the electoral votes of

Mississippi (6),

Missouri (10),

Tennessee (11),

Oklahoma (7) and South Carolina (9), to bring his total to 67.

A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win.

The two contenders remained separated by less than a percentage point in Florida, which has 29 electoral votes.