By Nikhila Natarajan
New York, Nov 5 (IANS) Donald Trump suffered two back to back blows losing must-win Michigan and Wisconsin to rival Joe Biden who has pulled ahead to the 253 mark in the electoral vote count.
The US 2020 election winner needs 270 and Trump is trailing at 214 at 4:30 p.m. EST (3 a.m. IST).
Both Wisconsin and Michigan went to Trump four years ago with razor thin margins. Both were flips for Trump that year, stunning even the Republicans.
The latest results mean that Biden has a road to victory without Pennsylvania, long considered a decisive state in a closely fought election.
The Democrats have been singularly focused on a path to the White House through the upper midwest states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Biden has been advising calm and patience since election night, repeatedly saying “we feel good about where we are”.
Inside the White House West Wing, frustration is growing and so is the fatigue with the all in legal strategy.
Amid the dominos falling so quickly, the Donald Trump campaign is going 360 degree legal in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Nevada — all over how mail-in ballots are being processed.