After clinching the key states of Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, Joe Biden looked poised to win the presidential election. But the results remain extremely tight, and even if Biden does come out on top, the press is expecting a difficult tomorrow in an increasingly divided country.
After their decisive gains on Wednesday, Democrats now have their eyes on the southwestern United States, "and more specifically Nevada and Arizona," USA Today notes. With these two states, Joe Biden would win the election, securing the 270 electorate voters needed for victory.
But if Arizona could be awarded as early as Thursday - like Georgia, where Biden and Trump are also neck and neck - it will probably take several days to see the results in Nevada and Pennsylvania. .
Trump's campaign team, which can feel the wind turning in Biden's direction, has launched a legal offensive in most key states, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. According to the AP agency, this is "a strategy the president has been preparing for weeks, namely to attack the integrity of the election in states that could bring about his defeat."
While the majority of the media - Fox News included - presented Joe Biden as the candidate best placed to win the election on Wednesday evening, many also noted that the vitality of “Trumpism”, reflected in results much closer than expected, was undeniable.
“Even if he unites the majority of the voters to become the nation's 46th president, (Joe Biden) will lead a bitterly divided country, failing to secure the resounding Trump rejection that many political strategists deem necessary to put out political fires started by the president, ”observes the Washington Post.
The New York Times also believes that "the road to victory is turning out to be much narrower, slower and difficult" than many Democrats anticipated, illustrating "how divided the country is and how much it has was difficult for the party to secure the votes of the different groups of voters it courted ”.
“We do not yet know the outcome of the election, but its meaning is already very clear,” said The Atlantic. We are two countries, and neither is going to disappear or be conquered overnight. ”
“The outcome of the 2016 election was not the result of historic luck or foreign manipulation, but a fairly accurate reflection of the American electorate,” the magazine adds.
And the Los Angeles Times concluded that by mass voting for Donald Trump on Tuesday, half the country “sent the world the following message: this bizarre man, who cannot be trusted, did not get the biggest job in the world (in 2016) fooling the great American people. It was - and remains - a deliberate choice. This does not bode well for the months and years to come. "