As the Trump campaign continues to mount legal challenges, the vote counting continues in a number of states and the latest numbers, as Trump predicted, are trending in Joe Biden’s favor.
Overnight, Democratic nominee Joe Biden edged ahead of President Donald Trump in the key swing states of Pennsylvania and Georgia. Capturing the two states would be enough for Biden to clinch the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Votes, however, are still being counted in both states, so a winner has not been declared. As of Friday morning, Biden is ahead by roughly 7,000 votes in the Keystone State.
Back in 2016, Trump won the state of Pennsylvania by just 44,300 votes.
Trump had cast doubts about the security of mail-in voting for months leading up to the election and it is now the mail-in vote that has eaten away at his sizable lead in the state.
In Georgia, only about 1,200 votes separate the two nominees, with Biden surpassing the president for the first time as Georgia officials claimed there are still around 50,000 votes to be counted. The secretary of state in Georgia also just announced there would be a recount in the state.
In Nevada, Biden is maintaining a cushion of around 11,000 votes as the counting seems to be moving at a snail’s pace with only 84% of votes in the state counted.
North Carolina appears to be staying in Trump’s win column for now as the president has maintained a roughly 80,000 vote cushion.
As for Arizona, the vote counting continues as Biden’s lead in the state has shrunk to around 40,000 votes, with around 300,000 ballots still remaining to count.