Joe Biden seemed to be creeping along a narrow path to the White House after he took a small lead in the key swing states of Wisconsin and Michigan on Wednesday morning, shoving him closer to an overall victory after a stressful night of election results.
In Wisconsin, officials say all of the votes appear to have been counted but they are "triple checking". Biden, at the moment, is leading by 20,000, the state's election administrator said on Wednesday at noon.
Meanwhile, the President claimed it was a fraud and claimed his overnight majority had "magically disappeared" thanks to "surprise ballot dumps" in Democrat states.
Neither The President and Joe Biden have yet reached the 270 electoral college votes they need to claim the White House and ballot counting will continue throughout the day and even the week.
But if Biden wins Michigan and Wisconsin – with results due by early afternoon – and then takes Nevada tomorrow - he will win the election with the key 270 electoral votes.
Equally, he could take Michigan, Wisconsin and North Carolina today which would settle him with a victory, as would winning Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia, though those situations seem less likely because votes in both of the southern states are still being counted.
Then it will not express what happens in the Pennsylvania vote which was likely to be the subject of rumpled Trump legal challenges if he failed to win it when it finally ceases counting votes on Friday.
The only way for Trump to win is if he takes back Michigan and Wisconsin today, then wins another 28 points in any mixture of Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Nevada.
But even as they challenged the dream of Biden finally entering the White House after decades of trying, and an end to the Trump regime, it was dawning on many Democrats that this was not the new time they had wished for.
Despite almost every opinion poll predicting an easy Biden victory, the election turned into an all-night nail-biter before a route home eventually opened up for Joe Biden.
It most certainly was not the national rejection of Trump they needed. Trump still achieved 48 percent of the popular vote and took up even MORE ballots than he did in 2016, giving a much higher turnover.
He also appeared to have made inroads into the black male and Latino demographics and not divided as many white women as the polls suggested.
Meanwhile, there was further distress in the Senate which remains tied at 47-47 so far - with little hope of Democrats eventually taking control.