Biden close to US election victory as Trump presses on with legal bids; Georgia recount likely
. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Pennsylvania with its 20 electoral votes may be the state that pushes Mr Biden past the threshold. The former vice-president, who had overtaken President Donald Trump there on Friday morning, expanded his lead to 13,000 votes by Friday afternoon. His margin is expected to grow as mail-in ballots come in.
In Georgia, Mr Biden had a slim but growing lead - 4,263 votes as of Friday afternoon. The margin is nonetheless narrow enough that state officials said a recount would happen, and the race may be close enough not to be called until after the recount.
Mr Biden is now at 253 electoral votes, or 264 including Arizona's 11 votes, with multiple pathways to victory and can afford to lose a combination of certain states.Mr Trump has 214 electoral votes and Pennsylvania and Georgia are crucial to his re-election. headtopics.com
The Trump campaign on Friday pressed forward with legal challenges in states where he was behind. I had such a big lead in all of these states late into election night, only to see the leads miraculously disappear as the days went by. Perhaps these leads will return as our legal proceedings move forward!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2020 Pennsylvania Republicans asked the Supreme Court to stop the counting of mail-in ballots - most believed favouring Mr Biden - received after Election Day and to have those ballots segregated, in case they are invalidated later.
The party is seeking to overturn the court's ruling that mail-in ballots can be received three days after Election Day as long as they were postmarked on Nov 3.The ballots are already segregated as part of the counting process, and Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said she did not think the ballots would affect the result unless the race was close.
In Arizona, Mr Biden's lead diminished to about 40,000 votes, but analysts said Mr Trump did not appear to be garnering enough of the votes being counted to overtake his opponent there.In Nevada, Mr Biden nearly doubled his lead from roughly 11,000 votes to 20,000. headtopics.com
The race in North Carolina where Mr Trump is leading has yet to be called, but Mr Biden does not need the state to win the election.Media reports said Mr Biden was planning a prime-time address to the nation on Friday night.More on this topic Here is the state of play in the key battlegrounds as of Friday evening. Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes)
- Mr Biden leads Mr Trump by 15,000 votes, or 0.2 point, as of Friday 6pm- About 98 per cent of the vote is in- About 102,500 mail ballots remain to be counted, according to the Secretary of State's websiteGeorgia (16 electoral votes)- Mr Biden leads Mr Trump by 4,200 votes, or 0.1 point, as of Friday 6pm
- About 99 per cent of the vote is in- Up to 9,000 military and overseas ballots were sent out and could still be accepted if they arrive arrive by Friday, as long as they were postmarked by Election DayArizona (11 electoral votes)- Mr Biden leads Mr Trump by 39,400 votes, or 1.2 point, as of Friday 6pm
- About 90 per cent of the vote is in- About 250,000 to 270,000 ballots have yet to be counted, CNN reportedNevada (6 electoral votes)- Mr Biden leads Mr Trump by 20,137 votes, or 1.6 point, as of Friday 6pm- About 87 per cent of the vote is in- About 150,000 mail ballots are left, reported the Washington Post. The state's biggest county, Clark County, has 63,000 to count. Clark County, the state's largest, expects most remaining ballots to be counted by Sunday headtopics.comRead more: The Straits Times »
2 influencers face deportation from Bali over painted-on face mask prank
Biden beats Trump to be next US President after winning Pennsylvania: AP, US networksBiden was declared the winner of the battleground state, bringing his total to 273 electoral votes, more than the 270 needed to win the White House.. Read more at straitstimes.com. He hasn't. There has been no official statement on this by the Election Authorities. Counts are still going. Recounts are due to start. The media doesn’t call the election. It says projected.
US Presidential Election 2020 LIVE: Biden takes the lead in GeorgiaYahoo News Southeast Asia will be working with our colleagues in the UK and Australia to bring you round-the-clock coverage of the polls. Convenient Most disgusting election in human history.
US Presidential Election 2020 LIVE: Biden on the cusp of presidency, all eyes on GeorgiaYahoo News Southeast Asia will be working with our colleagues in the UK and Australia to bring you round-the-clock coverage of the polls. Biden is this guys right?
Georgia recount expected to affirm Biden win, Trump team cries fraudGeorgia was expected Thursday to release results of a hand recount of votes reaffirming President-elect Joe Biden as the state's winner, as Donald ... That’s because this was never about a recount, this was about a sore loser who daddy sent to military boarding school and never bothered teaching him how to be a decent person. He’s been grifting ever since.
Biden overtakes Trump in Georgia vote count2020 Latest: Biden overtakes Trump in Georgia vote count Takes someone nearly one day to count the last 1% of votes and finally managed to overtake Trump. Wonderful news. Dethrone the dictator Trump.