Biden is Getting Closer to Victory
The US president’s election has been on a knife’s edge for days – but a tendency is increasingly emerging: to the advantage of challenger Biden. Because he can overtake incumbent Trump in two important states in terms of votes. But nothing has been decided yet.
In the race for the White House, an election victory for challenger Joe Biden is becoming more and more likely: In the critical state of Pennsylvania, the Democrat is ahead of incumbent Donald Trump with more than 10,000 votes in the counting of the ballot papers, as reported by the news channels CNN and Fox News. Previously, Biden had already taken the lead in the embattled state of Georgia. Trump spoke again about election fraud.
After election day on Tuesday, Trump was initially far ahead of Biden in Pennsylvania. In the days that followed, however, Biden caught up more and more because the postal votes of democratic voters were increasingly being counted. Should Biden actually wins the state with its 20 voters, and he would also be the overall winner of the presidential election. The election control in Pennsylvania had promised that all votes in the state could be counted this Friday. If Biden is still ahead, he would have won the election.
In Georgia, Biden pushed past the US president by a thousand votes, as reported by the US broadcaster CNN and Fox News. In 2016, Trump had won the state. Most recently, the lead in Georgia continued to grow and remained extremely thin.
Biden’s victory is not yet certain.
In both cases, Biden’s leadership does not automatically mean that the 77-year-old will ultimately win the states. The counting of votes continues. As things stand, Biden has at least 253 of the 270 voters he needs to win. Trump currently has 213 or 214 voters, depending on the medium.
The result is still pending in Arizona and Nevada’s key states, but Biden is ahead there too. Trump’s campaign team warned against declaring the Democrats the election winner now – something no major US broadcaster has done so far. “This election is not over,” said campaign lawyer Matt Morgan.
Trump again raised the charge that the Democrats wanted to “steal” his election victory. “If you count the legal votes, I win with ease. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal our election,” said the president. He referred to the counting of postal votes, which is still ongoing in many places, but there is no doubt about its legality. When he appeared in the White House press room, Trump did not provide any evidence of his fraud allegations. Several television stations interrupted the live broadcast after a short time.
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