2020 Elections: No winner yet

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

With millions of ballots cast and counted, the winner of the presidential election remains unclear as of early morning, Nov. 4. 

As Americans waited for the results in key swing states such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to flip red or blue, Biden held his ground in the all-but-guaranteed state of California.

With 64% reporting, Biden is in the lead in California with 65.2% of the vote. The Associated Press called the state of California in the late evening on Nov. 3.

The presidential race has yet to be called in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, and Nevada as of 6 a.m. on Nov. 4.

As of early morning on Nov. 4, Biden has a narrow lead in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Nevada, according to reporting from the AP.

However, this uncertainty did not stop President Trump from taking to Twitter to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!” wrote Trump on Twitter.

In response, Twitter issued a warning on the tweet that reads “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”

While the presidential race is yet to be complete, many local election results are in. 

Congressman and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy won 58.94% of the vote with all precincts reporting. 

In the 21st congressional district, congressman TJ Cox is leading the race with 61.74% of the vote as of 2:18 a.m., according to the Kern County Elections Division website.

For more updates and in-depth election coverage, visit The Runner’s website.