Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden Is gaining more dominance over the President Donald Trump On the battlefields of Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia on Friday, the states kept him one step closer to the White House as the ballot count continued.
Biden campaigned that he would make the speech in prime time on Friday. He did not announce where or what he planned to say.
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The Associated Press predicts Biden will win Arizona, which means victory in Georgia, Pennsylvania or Nevada will push Biden to 270 votes.
The path Trump prefers seems narrow – he should hang on to both Pennsylvania and Georgia and overtake Biden in Nevada or Arizona.
Georgia, led by more than 1,500 Biden, over Pennsylvania, where Trump led with more than 9,000 votes, came under the guise of Americans entering the third full day after the election without knowing who would lead them for the next four years.
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Growing lead in Nevada
Biden’s leadership is growing in Nevada. As of Friday afternoon, 91 percent of the estimated votes in the state were 22,352 votes higher than Trump for Biden.
A Clark County, Nevada official said Friday that another 63,000 mail ballots are being counted. Most of them are expected to be completed by Sunday.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is scheduled to cast 4,169 ballots Friday morning in some counties across the state. Because margins are so close in Georgia, most will have a recount, officials said.
Although the state has not called for Biden or Trump, Democrats have been able to close the gap over the past few days and are now ahead by a margin of 1,097 votes in Georgia, where the count continued early Friday.
The change came in the wake of Trump’s misrepresentation that Thursday’s election at the White House was “being stolen” from him.
Trump has seen his dominance in the southern state of Georgia, which has not voted for a Democratic presidential nominee since 1992, gradually dwindle, with officials working through tens of thousands of votes, many from Democratic strongholds such as Atlanta.
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The state will have to sift through the votes of military personnel and foreign residents and through the temporary ballots cast by voters who have problems with their registration or identity on election day.
Pennsylvania is approaching
In Pennsylvania, which is leading by 12,500 votes, Biden is steadily rising in the Trump lead. Most of the remaining ballots to be counted were cast in Democratic areas such as Philadelphia.
With about 40,000 ballots left to count in Philadelphia, it could take several days to complete, Philadelphia City Commissioners President Lisa Deale said at a news conference Friday.
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Biden continued to have slim advantages in Arizona.
The Trump campaign said it believes the president will eventually win in Arizona, where votes are also being counted, including in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous area.
The EP, which declared Biden the winner in Arizona, said Thursday it was monitoring the vote count as it continued.
In Arizona, Biden’s lead rose slightly to 43,779 votes on Friday.
Trump has complained about fraud
On Wednesday, Trump’s campaign threatened to request a recount in Wisconsin and sued in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia. Some lawsuits seek better access to places where ballots are processed and counted by campaign observers.
Georgia and Michigan judges quickly dismissed Trump campaign cases there on Thursday.
Without giving any evidence, Trump said Thursday’s election was “tough.”
“They’re trying to rig the election, we can not make it happen,” Trump said in a 15 – minute briefing at the White House briefing.
Trump deleted several tweets reiterating the complaints he aired early in the morning. “I can easily win the United States presidency with a legitimate vote cast,” he said on Twitter, without giving any evidence of an illegal vote.
Twitter quickly flagged and removed the tweet as “misleading”.
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The General Council for Campaigning, Matt Morgan, said in a statement on Friday that the election in Georgia, Nevada And Pennsylvania is all about irregularities and eventually Trump will win in Arizona.
“This election is not over,” he said. “Biden is relying on these states for his fraudulent argument against the White House, but once the election is over, President Trump will be re-elected.”
The campaign says it intends to continue the recount in Georgia, saying it will do so in Wisconsin, where Biden won by a margin of more than 20,000 votes.
Election officials across the country said they were unaware of any significant irregularities. Georgia officials expect a recount on Friday, and the candidate may ask if the final margin is currently less than 0.5 percent.
– With files from the Associated Press and Reuters
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