Despite Trump's lead, Biden could still pull off an upset win in Georgia.
Recounts rarely yield big changes in voting results in the United States. Voters there haven't swung for a Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1992. It was a great showing, but Trump's challenge is he needs more than 57% of the outstanding votes to win.
"An unlawfully counted vote suppresses a lawful voter as thoroughly as if that voter was physically barred from voting at the polling place", Shafer said in a statement. The initial margins in those races were 137 votes, 215 votes and 261 votes. Biden is up by more than 20,000 votes. Either candidate can make the request.
Millions of voters braved their worries about the virus - and some long lines - to turn out in person, joining 102 million fellow Americans who voted days or weeks earlier, a record number that represented 73 per cent of the total vote in the 2016 presidential election.
Current results show Mr. Biden holding a razor-thin lead of 7,647 votes over Mr. Trump, a margin of less than 1% of the vote. But the current margin is well outside that automatic trigger range, and Trump will have to significantly over-perform current expectations to narrow it sufficiently.
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Trump activists waved flags and carried signs saying "Vote stops on Election Day" and "Sorry, polls are closed" as Biden supporters danced to music behind a barricade across the street earlier in the day. I think there's about 550,000 some odd - you know, plus or minus - ballots that are still in the process of being counted today.
There is a potential that the race could go to a recount. Only a court order can provide a hand recount.
Electoral research conducted by the AP found there have been at least 31 statewide recounts since 2000.
Between 40,000 to 60,000 ballots there will now not be counted on Election night. The petition must be filed within 48 hours of the count's completion.
"We still have confidence in Pennsylvania". If Biden takes Georgia, it's a wrap and the president and first lady can head home and start packing. Mr Trump's lead has dropped to around 90,000 votes - a State where he must win if he is to get a second term in office.
The US election - usually touted as an example to newer democracies around the world - brought statements of worldwide concern, with German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer warning of a "very explosive situation".