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US Election 2020: Biden close to beating incumbent Trump

US Election 2020: Democrat Joe Biden on brink of victory to the White House and to beat the incumbent President Donald Trump as he takes lead in Pennsylvania and Georgia.

US Election 2020 Biden close to beating Trump
Gwinnett County voters including Menar Hague (C) wave Biden-Harris campaign signs at the entrance to Lucky Shoals Park polling station on November 3, 2020, in Norcross, Georgia.

(The African Stand) — Democrat Joe Biden took the lead in key battleground state Pennsylvania and Georgia, where a victory for the former vice president would push him past the threshold of electoral votes needed to win the White House, official data showed.

More ballots are yet to be counted, but shortly before 1400 GMT, Biden had moved ahead of incumbent President Donald Trump by more than 5,500 votes, according to official provisional results from the state government.

Biden currently has at least 253 electoral votes. The magic number is 270. If he wins Pennsylvania — a state won by Trump in 2016 — and its 20 electoral votes, he would pass that threshold.

US Election 2020 Biden close to beating Trump
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden removes his face mask to speak at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware. AP Photo

US networks have said so far the race is still too close to call.

Biden is also currently in the lead in key states Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada. Fox News and the Associated Press have already called Arizona in Biden’s favor, but other US media have said the race is still too close to call.

Trump has amassed 214 electoral votes so far, with his path to victory narrowing. The Republican incumbent has made unsubstantiated claims of massive voter fraud.

Hassan Juma

Written by Hassan Juma

Hassan Juma is an international reporter who graduated with a degree from The United States International University where he majored in Journalism and International Relations and he is currently working for African Stand as a senior reporter covering the Middle East, US, Asia, and Europe.

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