Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden are confident of winning the US presidential election, as the outcome hangs in the balance as both sides engage in a legal battle over votes.
Vote counting is still ongoing in the critical battlefield states that will decide elections.
Expected victories in the Rust Belt in Michigan and Wisconsin brought Biden closer to victory.
As the results progressed, Trump has challenged the counting of votes in key states.
The president announced baseless assurances about his victory and allegations of voter fraud, accusing Democrats of trying to « steal » the elections.
Biden did not reach the point of declaring victory, but said he was confident that he was on his way to victory over his Republican rival.
The Democratic candidate is currently leading in Nevada and Arizona, while the gap between him and Trump is narrowing as the count continues in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
The overall turnout in Tuesday’s election is expected to be the highest in 120 years at 66.9%, according to the US Election Project.