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Four days after the Americans voted last in the 2020 White House race, the votes are still being counted but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has maintained the lead in the number of electoral votes. tri.
“We’re going to win this race with a clear majority,” Biden said late Friday, speaking to his partner, Kamala Harris, in his hometown state of Delaware.
“What has become clear every hour is the record number of Americans, of all races, creeds, religions, choosing to change from similar things,” he said.
The path to victory for current President Trump has narrowed as Biden has overtaken the Republican candidates in Georgia and Pennsylvania – key battlefield states the president has wanted to win.
In Georgia, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Trump ally, predicted the state would conduct a recount due to too thin margins. In Pennsylvania, a federal judge on Thursday filed a potential lawsuit that seeks to prevent counting of votes at the Democratic stronghold in Philadelphia.
The Associated Press has yet to declare a winner in both states as the results are still too close. Georgia voters have until Friday night to return abroad and active military ballots, as well as correct any errors on absentee ballots. The state on Friday is still counting provisional and mail ballots from a number of Republican-leaning counties.
Pennsylvania is still counting thousands of Friday mailed ballots from Democratic counties.
As of early Saturday morning, the AP news agency had named races in most states, allocating Biden 264 electoral votes and for Trump, 214. A total of 270 electoral votes are needed to secure the presidency.
As his ability to maintain the presidency diminished, Trump intensified his unprecedented and unfounded attacks on election integrity and accused Democrats and the media cheating results.
“Joe Biden shouldn’t have asked for the wrong office of President. I can ask for that too. The legal proceedings are just beginning!” Trump tweeted on Friday night. Before that, he falsely claimed he was the winner of the race, even as Biden has consistently maintained the lead in terms of electoral votes since the start of Wednesday.
But when the absentee ballots were tested and Biden extended his lead in the race, Trump expanded the range of his misinformation about the electoral process. The president this week said he hopes there are “more lawsuits” to dispute the election results. However, election experts, both conservative and liberal, say that so far they have not seen evidence of fraud.
For his part, Biden continued to uphold the importance of counting votes on all votes before either side could declare victory and has repeatedly expressed confidence that he and his executive partner. Kamala Harris will win.
Amidst his unfounded election attacks, Trump has found himself increasingly isolated from the rest of his party, as some Republicans have either ignored or blatantly denounced the information campaign. deviation of the president.
The president’s aides warned him that he had few legal options to dispute the election results, but Trump still wanted to try, according to a former campaign adviser, who remains in touch with key players. Sincerely told Franco Ordoñez of NPR.
“That is making him light up,” the former adviser said, on condition of anonymity to comment on private chats. “He never thought he could lose … and for those of us in Trump World, we never really believed he could lose,” said the former adviser.
Trump’s ability to cope with the post-crisis crisis gave his team a “false sense of reality because he survived so many times. You assumed he would survive again,” said the former late problem said.