Joe Biden takes lead over Trump in battleground state of Georgia

Friday - 06/11/2020 08:06
Election workers count Fulton County ballots at State Farm Arena on November 4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. ©  Getty Images / Jessica McGowan
Election workers count Fulton County ballots at State Farm Arena on November 4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. © Getty Images / Jessica McGowan
The Democrat pulled ahead in Georgia; Nevada, Pennsylvania and North Carolina also not yet called

he Democrat secured a 917-vote lead in the early hours of Friday after Clayton County, which is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area, posted new results. That figure later grew to 1,097 after another batch of results was announced.

Ninety-nine percent of the ballots in the state have been counted. It’s believed that there are also military absentee ballots that still need to be tabulated. Georgia has not voted blue since 1992, when Bill Clinton took the state.
 

 

According to AP’s current projection, the Democrat would pass the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency if he takes Georgia. The news service has already declared Arizona for the former vice president, although the state is still counting votes.

The Trump campaign has raised accusations of voter fraud involving improperly marked or late mail-in ballots, and has also complained that their observers have not been allowed to supervise counting in key areas.

If Biden wins Georgia, it’s unlikely that Trump has a path to victory. The Trump campaign has argued that it was ahead by comfortable margins in many battleground states, before mail-in votes turned things in Biden’s favor. 

Yesterday, a judge in Georgia dismissed a lawsuit brought by the president’s team, which alleged that late-arriving ballots had not been properly stored and may have been mixed in with ballots that had been received on time.


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