There’s still no answer to the question of who will become the next US president. Some possibilities are that:
We might not know for days. This looks like the most likely scenario, as this battle is going to shift to the postal votes that are yet to be counted in places like Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Lawyers could get involved. Donald Trump has threatened to mount challenges in the Supreme Court. This means it could potentially take weeks.
Uncertainty could bring unrest. There is definitely going to be uncertainty, but although many Americans have talked about their concerns, it is too early to say if there will be any significant unrest.
Dangerous And Authoritarian’: Democrats React To Trump
President Trump’s unfounded declaration that “frankly, we did win this election” has prompted a strong reaction from Democratic politicians.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is projected to win re-election in New York, condemned Trump’s claim as “illegitimate, dangerous, and authoritarian”.
“Count the votes. Respect the results,” she tweeted.
House Representative for Minnesota Ilhan Omar called Trump a “dangerous man”, tweeting “you can’t stop ballots from being counted”.
“This isn’t a dictatorship,” she added.
Amy Klobuchar, the senator for Minnesota, struck a more measured tone.
“All votes must be counted. We live in a democracy,” she wrote minutes after Trump’s statement.