Joe Biden declared “we will win this race” in oneon Friday one day the roller coaster begins with him taking the lead in two important states. But when the number of votes continued to drip, the race was not over.
Much of the focus is on Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes – enough at this stage for Biden to win the presidential election. As of the end of Friday, the former vice president is leading with more than 28,000 votes with 96% of the votes counted.
CBS News still considers Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina to turn the tide, while Nevada is likely to be Democrat and Arizona leans in on Biden. President Trump has held his position in Arizona, while Biden has extended his leadership role in Nevada.
Biden urged confidence in Friday̵7;s vote count process, as President Trump continued to claim unfounded that the election was stolen from him.
“Democracy works – your votes count,” Biden said. “I don’t care how people try to stop it. I won’t let it happen. Everyone will be heard. Our journey is towards a more perfect combination.”
Mr. Trump spent the whole day not getting the attention of the public but vowed not to give in. His team selected David Bossie, a longtime political advisor, to lead efforts to challenge results in several states.
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