Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Friday (November 6) secured a lead against President Donald Trump in the state of Georgia — a stronghold of Republicans since 1992 — and is inching closer towards the victory mark of 270 electoral votes that will send him to the White House.
Biden, 77, is ahead by 917 votes in Georgia and a win in the 16 electoral seats in the state would bring him closer to a victory.
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The democrat needs to win either Pennsylvania or two states out of Georgia, Nevada and Arizona to win, while Trump would have to win both Pennsylvania, Georgia and either Nevada or Arizona to be re-elected as President.
Biden is leading in Nevada, too, with 11,438 votes.
He had trailed in Georgia since election night, but went past Trump’s after mail-in ballots were counted.
The state still has to count votes of military personnel, overseas residents and provisional ballots cast on Election Day by voters who had problems with their registration or identification.
Biden is also closing in on Trump in key state Pennsylvania where the president is leading. The deficit has shrunk by 18,042 on Friday and is expected to fall as many votes are yet to be tabulated in Democratic areas, said Reuters.
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Biden’s lead in Arizona has narrowed to 47,000 by Friday morning.
Trump, 74, has accused Biden of ‘stealing’ the election and alleged that he has already won the elections with “legal votes cast.”
While the counting of votes takes time in the US, candidates usually, based on their internal assessments, concede their defeat. However, neither Trump nor Biden have done that as yet.