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Biden overtakes Trump in Georgia vote count

Biden overtakes Trump in Georgia vote count

An election supervisor answer questions from an election worker as vote counting in the general election continues at State Farm Arena on Thursday, Nov 5, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

ATLANTA, Georgia: Democrat Joe Biden is now leading President Donald Trump in the battleground state of Georgia.

By Friday (Nov 6) morning, Biden overtook Trump in the number of ballots counted in the battleground, a must-win state for Trump that has long been a Republican stronghold. Biden now has a 917-vote advantage.

READ: Live updates: Biden urges calm, Trump vows new lawsuits as counting continues in remaining key states

The contest is still too early for The Associated Press to call. Thousands of ballots are still left to be counted - many in counties where the former vice president was in the lead.


An AP analysis showed that Biden’s vote margins grew as counties processed mail ballots cast in his favour.

There is a potential that the race could go to a recount. Under Georgia law, if the margin between Biden and Trump is under half a percentage point of difference, a recount can be requested.

Source: AP/kv

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