In the latest series of results from Keystone State, Biden extended his lead over Trump, now to 27,130, meaning the President’s already fragile hopes of catching up are quickly running out. . Trump could not have won a second term without Pennsylvania, and if Biden won its 20 electoral votes, he would not be able to be stopped.
As the tally ran until Wednesday night, Biden was ready for a possible rush hour speech even as Trump warned him not to declare the White House early. Trump is sending signals that he will refuse to give in even as his aides begin to accept the fact that the tough math of the race shows that his hopes for a second term have flattened. .
The former vice president is also expanding his leadership in Nevada and Georgia, though each state is still too close to call on. He leads Trump with more than 22,000 votes in Nevada and more than 4,000 votes in Georgia. Counting will be complicated in Pennsylvania because tens of thousands of provisional ballots and many others require extra care for reasons including damage, legibility, signature problems or other defects. .
The president cannot get 270 electoral votes without winning both Pennsylvania and Georgia, and at least one of the other prominent states. Biden could take the lead by beating Pennsylvania on his own or by defeating both Nevada and Arizona. The challenger currently leads the President between 253 and 213 electoral votes, according to the CNN project.
Trump is slashing Democrats’ lead in Arizona, which falls below 30,000 votes with 94% reported, but it’s unclear if his returns are wide enough to outpace rivals with 235,000 votes. .
Biden was scheduled to speak in front of the American people on Friday night because of what he hopes will be a winning speech, but it’s not clear whether the event in Wilmington, Delaware will take place if the election hasn’t yet. called. . Vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris of California is also expected to speak.
Trump did not appear in public after his grievous and lies press conference at the White House on Thursday, and when a battle of will began to emerge between the President and Biden’s side after the end of the meeting. vote. Trump said in a tweet that Biden should not “misrepresent” the presidential office and promised legal proceedings would try to continue his work. However, so far Trump’s campaign has produced conspiracy theories and accusations but little concrete evidence to support their claims of election corruption.
Biden takes the lead in Georgia in the tradition of the Republican Party
The surprising strength of the former vice president in Georgia stems from the massive black voter turnout in Fulton County and other suburbs around Atlanta, the fatigue with Trump in the thriving suburbs. Georgia’s rapid growth – which has become increasingly youthful and diverse in recent years – and more than a decade’s diligent work to promote Democrat registration in the state.
“For now, Georgia is still too close to call. Out of about 5 million votes, we will have a few thousand,” Georgia Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger said at a press conference on Friday, adding, “Small, there will be a recount in Georgia.”
There is no automatic tallying of votes in Georgia, but a candidate can request recounting after the vote is certified if the result is within 0.5%.
Trump’s election campaign general adviser Matt Morgan said in an earlier statement on Friday, “Georgia is preparing for the recount, where we are confident we will find the ballots. Collect improperly and in the end President Trump will prevail. “
No Democratic presidential candidate has won the state since Bill Clinton in 1992. Clinton almost defeated former President George HW Bush in that state in part because he and Bush were in a three-way race. includes Ross Perot, an independent candidate for the presidency.
Trump refused to step back
As the film unfolded across the country, the President’s allies presented legal challenges and conspiracy theories while Trump tweeted “Stop the Count!”
On Thursday night, Trump sent an effective signal that he had no intention of leaving power without a war if he ended the election. Speech from the White House conference room – in which Trump incorrectly states that votes cast before and during the election, but counted after Election Day, are illegal – could become one of the declared the most dangerous president in America. history.
The President also made ridiculous statements that his leading position on election night was narrowed as Democratic officials continued to look for votes, when in fact the number of votes was shrinking because of officials. elections in many states have checked the votes in favor of Democrats, which, after Vote Election Day, tend to favor Republicans.
Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney tweeted on Friday that Trump’s comments on a fraudulent election “harm the cause of freedom here and around the world,” go beyond the rest. of the Senate GOP conference, where some of the top Republicans continued to defend Trump’s unfounded claims of voter fraud.
When the President spoke on Thursday night, the U.S. total daily new coronavirus infections totaled 114,876, the worst-ever daily number, encapsulating how Trump’s political obsession has been. leaving him to ignore a crisis that has killed more than 235,000 Americans.
Road to 270
It has long been known that Biden will benefit from a late rise in the mailing vote favored by Democrats amid the pandemic. The president spent months on the campaign trail, blasting up fraud-prone mail ballots – a reason why GOP voters have proven less likely to use them.
Trump cannot find a path to reaching 270 electoral votes without Georgia and Pennsylvania, so his chances to secure re-election will depend on developments in those two states in the coming days.
In Arizona, a number of votes from Maricopa County, including Phoenix, narrowed Biden’s lead to just under 40,000, with the Trump team insisting the President would eventually win and keep hopes for The road leads to 270 people.
If Biden took the lead in Arizona and Nevada, he would get 270 electoral votes and become the next President, no matter what happens in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
CNN predicts Biden will win at least three of Maine’s four electoral votes, plus Wisconsin, Michigan, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Virginia, California, Oregon, Washington state, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Mexico , Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Delaware, Washington, DC, Maryland, Massachusetts and one of Nebraska’s five electoral votes. Nebraska and Maine award two electoral votes to their statewide winners and divide their other electoral votes among congressional districts.
CNN project Trump will win Montana, Texas, Iowa, Idaho, Ohio, Mississippi, Wyoming, Missouri, Kansas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia , Florida and Tennessee and four of Nebraska’s five electoral votes.
This is an infringement story and will be updated.