Biden takes lead in Pennsylvania, on cusp of presidency
November 06, 2020, 08:16 PM
by UNB NEWS
Publish- November 06, 2020, 08:16 PM
Update- November 07, 2020, 01:17 AM
Democrat Joe Biden is now leading President Donald Trump in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, bringing him to the cusp of the presidency.
By Friday morning, Biden overtook Trump in the number of ballots counted in the state, which Trump must win to have a shot at reelection. Biden now holds a nearly 6,000-vote advantage.
The contest is still too early for The Associated Press to call. Votes in the state are still being counted. If there is less than a half percentage point difference between Biden’s and Trump’s vote totals, state law dictates that a recount must be held.
Trump’s lead dwindled after Election Day when state officials began processing mail-in ballots, a form of voting that has skewed heavily in Biden’s favor after Trump spent months claiming — without proof — that voting by mail would lead to widespread voter fraud.
Decision Desk HQ, one of the organizations collecting, organizing, and reporting election results and providing election related data to media outlets and political organizations,projects that
Biden has also won Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral college votes, for a total of 273.
They are projecting that Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States of America.
We however are waiting for confirmation from our international news partners the Associated Press, which is relied upon by a number of news organizations worldwide for US election results.
Biden is also leading President Donald Trump in the battleground state of Georgia.
By Friday morning, Biden overtook Trump in the number of ballots counted in the battleground, a must-win state for Trump that has long been a Republican stronghold. Biden now has a 917-vote advantage.
Georgia too is still too early for The Associated Press to call. Thousands of ballots are still left to be counted — many in counties where the former vice president was in the lead.
An AP analysis showed that Biden’s vote margins grew as counties processed mail ballots cast in his favor.
There is a potential that the race could go to a recount. Under Georgia law, if the margin between Biden and Trump is under half a percentage point of difference, a recount can be requested.