4 Nov 2020

The five states that will decide America’s next president, as election rests on knife edge

Washington Correspondent

Just a handful of states could decide the next four years. With the election still too close to call, Donald Trump says he has already won it, threatening legal action if he doesn’t. Joe Biden says he is on track for victory, urging his supporters to hold their nerve.

An election held in the midst of a global pandemic has brought voters to the polls, but crucially also posting their ballots in historic numbers. But so far those postal votes in particular have not delivered a clear winner.