U.S. election results show Democrat Joe Biden closing in on victory

U.S. election results show Democrat Joe Biden closing in on victory

Biden is campaigning with former President Obama on Saturday in MI, a battleground state that President Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016.

But Biden eclipsed Trump in Wisconsin and MI, two crucial Midwestern battleground states, and holds a lead in Georgia and Pennsylvania early Friday, as per AP tally.

A win in Pennsylvania would give Biden enough Electoral College votes to win the presidential election and become president-elect.

Arizona has 11 electoral votes.

Biden is just six electoral votes shy of the necessary 270, according to the Associated Press.

With Arizona, Biden would now have 264 electoral votes.

It represents a remarkable turnaround for Biden, who had been trailing Trump by almost 1m votes before a major surge in mail-in ballots were counted in support of the challenger. We're up 690,000 votes in Pennsylvania.

The Democrat held a lead over Trump of more than 19,500 votes at 7:30 p.m. EST Friday, out of more than 6.5 million ballots cast - a edge of about 0.29%. Patient. And let the process work out as we count all the votes. Overnight, Georgia shifted from Trump to Biden and the majority of the remaining votes are in the Atlanta area and expected to go to Biden.

Mr Biden has been steadily chipping away at the Republican incumbent's lead in Pennsylvania as well. Some 98 percent of the ballots have been counted.

Biden is also now in the lead in key states Arizona, Georgia and Nevada.

Georgia's vote is now close and under the 0.5 per cent threshold gap between the candidates, meaning the losing candidate could request a recount of the vote.

There is no evidence of any widespread voter fraud by mail, yet the method has been under siege by Trump's campaign for months, but particularly now as the race tightens, with many saying the current standings favor Democratic nominee Joe Biden. He had around 50 per cent of the total compared to Mr Biden's 48.6 per cent.

Apart from its role in determining the presidency, Georgia's final vote tally could also send both of the state's Senate elections to runoffs in January - races that might dictate which party ultimately wins control of the chamber.

Mr Trump's lead had dwindled to about 18,000 votes with 95 per cent of the ballots counted.

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