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Here’s what you need to know about the state of the US presidential election race between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden right now:  

1. The battleground states

While Biden has managed to take the lead in ballot counting in Michigan and Wisconsin, he is still nearly 700 000 votes behind Trump in Pennsylvania. 

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