The Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has overtaken President Donald Trump in the state of Georgia, USA, with the most votes.
For much of Thursday, November 5, the candidates were locked in a virtual dead heat, with each controlling about 49.4 percent of the vote, but with Trump maintaining a slight lead. Biden pulled ahead with 917 more votes as absentee ballots were counted early Friday.
Flipping Georgia, the state last won by a Democrat in 1992, and where Trump won four years ago by more than 200,000 votes, would be a major political shift. But the state has shown signs of a blue trend: when Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016, he did so by only five percentage points, a much smaller margin than previous presidential elections had enjoyed by Republicans.
If Biden sustains the win, President Trump who needs Georgia to win will no longer have a pathway to claim victory in the presidential election.
The latest result is computed as follows;
GA Presidential Election Results – Biden takes the Lead
Biden (D): 49.39.% ( 2,449,371 votes)
Trump (R): 49.37% ( 2,448,454 votes)
Biden Margin: (+917) Estimated: > 99% votes in