Maryland's Republican governor Larry Hogan, a potential 2024 presidential hopeful who has often criticised Trump, said unequivocally: "There is no defense for the President's comments tonight undermining our Democratic process".
Mulvaney said: "Don't lose sight of the fact that he will technically be younger than Joe Biden is now, four years from now".
There are outstanding ballots left to be counted and a razor-thin margin. And that's how it should be. "Denocracy is sometimes messy".
"In Georgia, he led by a mere 4,289 votes with the count 99% complete, while in Pennsylvania he led by 27,130 votes with 96% of the vote complete".
Trump once held close to a 400,000 vote lead in Georgia when election officials began transitioning from counting Election Day ballots to mail-in votes. So far those have significantly favored Biden.
In Pennsylvania, which has 20 electoral votes, Biden cut Trump's lead to just over 18,000 by the early hours of Friday.
He has mounted a number of legal challenges.
Trump showed no sign he was ready to concede, as his campaign pursued a series of lawsuits that legal experts said were unlikely to alter the election outcome.
Pennsylvania is counting votes all night. As a politician, he has maintained close political ties to both states.
Biden, meanwhile, saw his lead in Arizona shrink to around 47,000 by early on Friday; he was still ahead in Nevada by only 12,000 votes.
As of Friday morning, however, the Count the Votes energy on the scene in Philadelphia has boiled over online, where news desks are beginning to declare Joe Biden's lead sizable enough for the win.
While dozens of workers in Philadelphia remained busy counting votes, Clayton County, Georgia, also became the center of election attention late Thursday and into Friday.
The same threshold would trigger an automatic recount in Pennsylvania, where Republicans are asking the US Supreme Court to order the segregation of mail ballots that arrived after Election Day. "The pandemic, as you also know, is getting more worrisome all across the country".
Biden's campaign urged voting by mail, and the result is that his vote count has swelled in numerous states as those ballots are tallied. It is not a question of who wins, Republican or Democrat. Trump needs to win the remaining vote at a steady clip of 59 per cent to win the state. They contended that there were irregularities at some voting stations. "Finally, the President is on course to win Arizona outright", he continued.
US Withdraws from Paris Agreement Aiming to Limit Climate Change
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