When will we know the outcome of the US election – and why the delay? | American News

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Donald Trump’s bogus claim to have won the US presidential election in an inflammatory White House speech amid a large number of votes yet to be counted has once again focused the spotlight on one of the great uncertainties of the 2020 race: when will we know the result?It can take days, weeks, or even months, depending on what’s going on.


What usually happens?

US presidential elections are not won by national popular vote. The winner in each state collects their votes in the Electoral College – and needs a total of 270 to win the White House.

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