Democrat Joe Biden based on the edge of winning the United States presidency on Friday, as he expanded his narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Georgia three days after polls closed.
Biden has a 253 to 214 lead in the state-by-state Electoral College vote that determines the winner, according to Edison Research study. Winning Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes would put the previous vice president over the 270 he needs to protect the presidency.
Biden would also win the election if he takes 2 of the 3 other essential states where he held narrow leads on Friday: Georgia, Arizona and Nevada. Like Pennsylvania, all 3 were still processing ballots on Friday.
As Biden inched closer to triumph, he was anticipated to address the nation on Friday night, according to 2 people familiar with his plans. That may be a victory speech, considered that his assistants state Biden appears on the cusp of winning.
On the other hand, Trump revealed little sign he was ready to concede, explaining in a statement on Friday he would continue to press his dubious claims of election fraud.
” From the beginning we have said that all legal tallies need to be counted and all prohibited ballots ought to not be counted, yet we have satisfied resistance to this fundamental concept by Democrats at every turn,” he said in a declaration launched by his project.
” We will pursue this process through every element of the law to ensure that the American people have confidence in our federal government,” Trump stated.
The statement came a day after Trump