Joe Biden overtook President Trump in the count in Pennsylvania just before 9 a.m. as the state’s Democratic-leaning counties reported additional tallies. The count is ongoing. Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes would put Biden over the 270 threshold needed, even with a handful of other states still too close to call.
Biden also took a small lead in Georgia early Friday, though vote counting there is also not yet complete. Georgia’s secretary of state said Friday that there will be a recount given the tight margin.
In Arizona, former astronaut Mark Kelly, a Democrat, is projected to win the Senate seat currently held by Republican Martha McSally, who was appointed to the post after losing the 2018 election for Arizona’s other Senate seat.
The latest on vote counting in the states still in play is given below
- Georgia: Biden had overtaken Trump by about 1,100 votes as of 6 a.m. Eastern time As of 8:15 a.m., just over 8,000 ballots were left to count, as well as about 8,900 overseas and military ballots that had not yet been returned.
- Pennsylvania: Biden led by about 9,000 votes in the count in Pennsylvania as of 11:18 a.m., with about 160,000 ballots left to count, according to the secretary of state’s website.
- Arizona: Biden’s lead in the vote count stands at about 44,000 votes as of about 11 a.m. Eastern time Friday. More than 200,000 early ballots remained to be counted statewide. Maricopa County, the state’s largest, plans to update its count again at 9 p.m. Eastern time.
- Nevada: Biden leads in the count by about 22,000 votes. As of early Friday, the secretary of state said about 190,000 ballots remained to be counted.
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