In Georgia Election, Biden Overtakes Trump for First Time During Knife-Edge Count

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Joe Biden has passed President Donald Trump in the state of Georgia amid a razor-thin election race in the state.

The Democratic candidate overtook the incumbent president’s lead, with 49.39 percent of the vote, according to Decision Desk HQ. He now leads with more than 2,449,371 votes to Trump’s 2,448,454 votes, or 49.37 percent.

It comes as more than 98 percent of the count has been completed in the state. Trump had maintained a strong lead in the state but the Democratic candidate closed the gap as absentee ballots were counted.

The battleground state, which has not turned blue since 1992 for Bill Clinton, will be a major victory for the Biden campaign.

Biden is edging ever closer to victory and if he ultimately wins in Georgia he will have a total of 269 Electoral College votes, just shy of the 270 needed to take him to The White House.

Biden is also closing on Trump’s lead in Pennsylvania, but the president’s team has filed lawsuits in several states and has repeatedly claimed without supplying evidence that the election has been riddled with voter fraud.

Joe Biden has passed President Donald Trump in the state of Georgia amid a razor-thin election race in the state.

The Democratic candidate overtook the incumbent president’s lead, with 49.39 percent of the vote, according to Decision Desk HQ. He now leads with more than 2,449,371 votes to Trump’s 2,448,454 votes, or 49.37 percent.

It comes as more than 98 percent of the count has been completed in the state. Trump had maintained a strong lead in the state but the Democratic candidate closed the gap as absentee ballots were counted.

The battleground state, which has not turned blue since 1992 for Bill Clinton, will be a major victory for the Biden campaign.

Biden is edging ever closer to victory and if he ultimately wins in Georgia he will have a total of 269 Electoral College votes, just shy of the 270 needed to take him to The White House.

Biden is also closing on Trump’s lead in Pennsylvania, but the president’s team has filed lawsuits in several states and has repeatedly claimed without supplying evidence that the election has been riddled with voter fraud.

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