Presidential Candidates Donald Trump and his rival Joe Biden gear up for legal action amid ballot controversy, Nov. 5, 2020. [Photo: ABC]

WASHINGTON, United States – Presidential Candidates Donald Trump and his rival Joe Biden gear up for legal action, as each claims to be ahead in the US presidential election amid ballot controversy.

The Trump campaign is challenging vote counts in the key states of Wisconsin, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan, according to reports.

The BBC projects Biden won Michigan, local media forecast he took Wisconsin as well. No result has yet emerged in Pennsylvania, while critique suggests winning all three of these Rust Belt states would hand Biden victory.

The Democratic candidate Joe Biden escaped declaring he had won, but said he was confident he was on course to defeat his Republican rival President Donald Trump.

Overall turnout in Tuesday’s election was projected to be the highest in 120 years at 66.9%, according to the US Election Project.

Biden had the support of 70.5 million voters, the most won by any presidential candidate ever, as BBC reported. Trump has pulled in 67.2 million votes, four million more than he gained in 2016.

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  • Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int'l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Khaama Press.