Something is happening: In the state of Georgia, Joe Biden’s lead in the race for the White House has increased even further. And even if all votes are still not counted – it’s going well for Biden. But both candidates – and the world – still have to wait and see.
In the US presidential election count, a winner has still not been determined. In the important state of Georgia, Joe Biden’s lead in the race for the White House has grown a bit. As of 9 a.m.CET, the Democrat is 7248 votes ahead of incumbent Donald Trump, as the TV broadcaster CNN reported, citing figures from the election authorities. It was a significant increase compared to the 4,430 votes lead a few hours earlier.
There are a few thousand absentee votes left in Georgia
Given the tight race, a recount is very likely in Georgia. The growing gap is a good sign for Biden that he can still be ahead after that. In Georgia, Biden had caught up with Trump’s lead of around 300,000 votes at times. If the Democrat wins in the state, Trump will no longer be able to reach the 270 electoral marks needed to win.
There are a few thousand absentee votes left in Georgia and the same number of votes pending review here. With 8,400 election papers sent overseas to military personnel, it is unclear how many of them are still on their way back to the election officers. A recount of all votes was announced on Friday because the overall results of the state Biden and Trump are expected to be less than half a percentage point apart.
The lead-in Arizona is melting
Overall, Biden is on track to win the presidential election. If he wins in Arizona or Georgia, all he needs is one more state. Pennsylvania, with its 20 voters, could even bring Biden straight to victory. Observers continue to assume that the situation will continue to improve – mathematically, however, it is still possible that the tide could turn. In Pennsylvania, Biden is now ahead with 28,833 votes.
In addition, the authorities continued the evaluation of up to 30,000 votes cast, for which data had to be checked. These include, for example, those of voters who did not vote in one election office in which they were registered, but in another. In order for these votes to be counted, electoral officers consult with the original polling office.
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