Pres. Trump wins Alaska, bringing electoral votes to 217

2020 Election

U.S. President Donald Trump turns after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider as he attends a Veterans Day observance in the rain at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 11, 2020. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — President Donald Trump won Alaska over Democrat Joe Biden on Wednesday, gaining an additional three Electoral College votes.

The Associated Press called Alaska’s presidential race for Trump Wednesday afternoon, bringing his electoral votes to 217. As of Wednesday afternoon, Trump secured nearly 57% of the vote in the state compared to Biden’s 37%.

On Nov. 7, the AP declared Biden the winner of the presidential election after he flipped Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Trump won those states in 2016.

Trump has not conceded the race, and his campaign is pursuing legal action in several states to fight the vote count.

Georgia and North Carolina are the only two states that have not been called by the Associated Press because the race is too close to call.

The delay in Alaska’s vote count, which started a week after Election Day, was due to the time needed to check precinct registers and guard against any potential duplicate votes, officials said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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