The U.S. presidential election is "not over", President Donald Trump's campaign team lawyer Matt Morgan said on Friday, after Democratic candidate Joe Biden gained the lead in ongoing vote counts in Pennsylvania and Georgia. Biden is campaigning with former President Obama on Saturday in MI, a battleground state that President Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016.
Biden has just taken a slim lead of 5,587 votes in Pennsylvania, as officials continue counting votes. So, it figures that votes getting counted on Friday are skewing blue and adding more to Biden's total rather than Trump's tally. The Associated Press, the New York Times and the major TV networks are all likely to make official calls this morning.
There are 163,500 mail-in ballots yet to be counted in Pennsylvania, according to data from its state department website.
The outstanding votes are mail-in ballots and those cast by voters who registered to vote at polling places on Election Day, she said.
The Irish-American Democrat is now on course to claim the key swing state's 20 electoral votes in a development that would see him named the 46th President of the United States.
Joe Biden moved ahead of Donald Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia on Friday, but the incumbent president isn't backing down in a race for the White House that remains too close to call. Biden now holds a almost 6,000-vote advantage.
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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.
Victory there would leave the former US Vice President within touching distance of the White House, regardless of whether he wins in Pennsylvania. Early Friday morning, Biden led Trump with 3,295,304 to 3,289,717 with around 130,000 left to be counted.
Biden had been favoured to win Nevada, and its six electoral votes could put him precisely at the number needed to win if he keeps Arizona.
Biden had a lead of about 47,000 votes with about 90 percent of the ballots counted.
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"This is a case where they're trying to steal an election, they're trying to rig an election, and we can't let that happen", Trump said Thursday of the change in events.