Biden made a speech just after midnight Tuesday asking Americans to be patient and claiming he would eventually be the victor despite failing to land knockout blows in Florida, Ohio and Texas.
Donald Trump immediately tweeted and accused him of ‘trying to steal the election’.
Trump’s accusation that Biden was trying to ‘steal the election’ was flagged almost immediately by Twitter as ‘misleading’.
Trump snatched the biggest electoral prize of the night before midnight Tuesday, as Fox News declared him the winner in Florida, Texas and Ohio.
Biden is now focused on rebuilding the ‘blue wall’ – a line of states in the Midwest that Democrats have traditionally won but Trump, in a shocking victory, won in 2016.
Biden scored the first takeaway of the evening as he was expected to prevail in Arizona – making the western battleground the first state to change hands from 2016.
Most battleground states are too close to call and results may not be known until Wednesday or even beyond.
Trump won eight electoral votes from Kentucky, five from West Virginia and 11 from Indiana, while Biden took three for Vermont and 13 for Virginia.
Nearly 100million Americans nationwide have voted early, and it falls to election day voters to finish the job.
Both Biden and Donald Trump are eyeing Pennsylvania as one of the key swing states in the White House race.
Pennsylvania accounts for a significant 20 electoral votes meaning both Republicans and Democrats – as well as pollsters – believe the outcome of the state could dictate the entire race.
Credit: Daily Mail