Joe Biden pulled ahead of President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia by Friday morning as vote counting continues in both states, bringing an Electoral College victory closer to reality.
From Buzzfeed News:
Biden leads by only 1,096 votes out of 4.9 million total votes tallied, with at least 8,000 votes left to count. The margin is so narrow that many news organizations, including BuzzFeed News, are not projecting a winner. A recount could potentially flip the state back to Trump.
Still, the fact that Biden pulled ahead in a Republican stronghold in the deep South is a major achievement. And a win in Georgia would bring Biden’s Electoral College tally to 269 — just one vote shy of the 270 needed to win the presidency. In that case, any one of the three swing states still in play — Arizona, Nevada, and Pennsylvania — would catapult Biden into the White House.
From Fox 10 Phoenix:
Joe Biden has overtaken President Donald Trump’s lead as votes continue to be counted in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.
Biden encroached on Trump’s lead through the night Thursday and into the early morning hours of Friday morning as election officials continued counting ballots across the Keystone State.
Pennsylvania became the second state to turn in Biden’s favor Friday morning after the former vice president took a narrow lead in Georgia.
Fox noted that “It could take several more days for the vote count to conclude in some states, allowing a clear winner to emerge.”