Joe Biden leads President Trump in Georgia overnight as vote counting continues there and in other key conflicting states like Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada and North Carolina.
According to election data from Georgia’s Clayton County, which was part of the parliamentary district of late civil rights icon John Lewis, Mr. Biden had an additional 1,602 votes and Mr. Trump had 223, making Biden a pretty top statewide lead. thin with 917 votes.
However, the race for the presidency was still too close to call.
CBS News projects to date have won 253 electoral votes – 17 out of the 270 required to elect the president. Mr. Trump has won 213.
Mr. Trump spoke on Thursday night and deceitfully declared victory. He also unfoundedly accused his political enemies of stealing the election from him.
“If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” the president deceitfully declared. “If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us. If you count the votes that are late, we are looking at them very strongly.”
CBS News still maintains that Georgia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina will turn upside down, while Nevada and Arizona are considered likely to go to Biden.
Mr. Trump has looked beyond the ballot box to the nation’s courts in his attempt to hold the presidency, with his campaign filing a series of lawsuits in several battlefield states.
Find results for all races in CBS news election centerand update from key statuses here: