Trump, Biden meet expectations in early states

In this combination photo, president Donald Trump, left, speaks at a news conference on Aug. 11, 2020, in Washington and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. on Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo)

RALEIGH — President Donald Trump has won the early states of Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Challenger Joe Biden has claimed the states of Virginia, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware and Massachusetts. Biden has also claimed three of the four electoral votes in Maine.